Board of Directors


The Hon. William A. Thorne
Former Judge, Utah Court of Appeals


Lauren Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Former Interim Commissioner and
Former Medical Director
Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Gregory R. Niblett
Vice President, Economic & Social Development
Management & Training Corporation


Fred Bollerer
Director Emeritus, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design
Former Partner, Real Change Strategies
Former Partner, Venture Philanthropy Partners
Former President & CEO, Riggs National Bank


Leonard Burton
Chief Operating Officer
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

Dan Cardinali
Communities In Schools

Carol Emig
Child Trends

Cornelia R. Graves, M.D.
Medical Director, Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director of Perinatal Services, St. Thomas Health Systems
Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University
Adjunct Professor, Meharry Medical College

Lisa Karlisch
Engagement Director
Sparkfire Strategy

Robert J. Kenney, Jr.
Of Counsel
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Judy Nee
Executive Vice President/General Manager
AlphaBEST Education, Inc.

Brenda Lilienthal Welburn
Former Executive Director
National Association of State Boards of Education

Don Winstead
Don Winstead Consulting, LLC
Former Deputy Secretary
Florida Department Children & Families
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy
U. S. Department of Health & Human Services