THE TEAM

Meet Our People

Every day, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers wake up with the singular purpose of supporting  our global network of local Leadership Foundations. Leadership includes our Staff, Board of Directors, CCIC Trustees, Innovation Fellows, and Leadership Council

STAFF

ALMA VARGAS

Youth Development Specialist at Proyecto MoLE

ART ERICKSON

Highway of Hope Director

BIANCA SINGLETON

Mentoring Network Regional Coach

CORNELIUS WILLIAMS

Propel Project Lead

DAVE HILLIS

President

DE LA HARPE LE ROUX

Lead Organizer, LF Africa

DEBBI COMMODORE

Senior Strategist & Special Projects Director

ERIC GEARY

Director of Global Youth Initiative

JACK FORTIN

Board Training Initiative Consultant

JACKI MICHAELS

Chief Financial Officer

JONATHAN HAYDEN

Director of Operations, Colangelo Carpenter Innovation Center

KERRI FEIDER

Director of Communications and Technical Resourcing

LARRY LLOYD

Vice President of Network Impact

LISA LAMPMAN

Mentoring Youth for Leadership Director

MAGGIE MIDDLETON

Mentoring Network Regional Coach

MELISSA MONROE

Special Assistant to the President & Administrative Manager

MELODY RODRIGUEZ

Director of Proyecto MoLE

NOAH BASKETT

Director of Global Advancement

RACHEL HILL

Mentoring Network Regional Coach

SARA MELCHIOR

Network Relations Development Associate

SARAH VOGT

Director of Major Gifts

SHERMAN BROWN

Major Gifts Officer

TORREY BATES

Sports Coordinator

WIL MCCALL

Board Training Initiative Consultant

BOARD

ABHISHEK GIER

Founder & Executive Director at Catalyst India

BARB BEARD

Former Senior VP of Advancement, Greater Twin Cities United Way

BARB MARSHALL

Educator-at-Large

BILL MILLIKEN

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Communities In Schools

CHRIS MARTIN

President, Knoxville Leadership Foundation

DAVID WARD

COO, (qp) global family offices

DOUG DAVIDIAN (EMERITUS)

President & CEO, DRD Associates

JACK FORTIN

Senior Fellow, Christian Center for Vocation Augsburg College

JOHN OKAMOTO

President, Okamoto Strategies

JOHN RICHARDSON

Independent Director & Former CEO

LISA SLAYTON

Founding Partner & CEO, Tamim Partners LLC

MARIO MATOS

Executive Director, Sinergia Leadership Foundation

NATE SKOW

Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

NEIL SHORTHOUSE

Co-Founder, Communities In Schools

OSYRIS UQOEZWA

President, B&C International

RANDAL DREW (CHAIR)

Chairman & CEO, PARC Entertainment, LLC

SCOTT LEWIS

President, 5th Element Group PBC

SHERI PATTILLO

Co-Owner, French Connection Wines

STEVEN CARROLL

CFO, Benchmark Plus Management

SUSAN PATSCHAK

CEO, Fawkes Financial Services, Inc.

THERESA PEEK

Global Community Advocate & Strategist

W. WILSON GOODE SR. (EMERITUS)

President, Philadelphia Leadership Foundation & Amachi, Inc.

WIL MCCALL

President, Dallas Leadership Foundation

WILNA DE BEER

Acting CEO, Tshwane Leadership Foundation

CCIC LEADERSHIP

INNOVATION CENTER TRUSTEE COUNCIL

Anne Snyder Brooks
Editor-in-Chief, Comment Magazine

Ann Holladay
Educational Consultant

Carlos Austin
President, Pan-African Ventures

Colin Brooks
Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Cynthia Marshall
Founder & Former Executive Director, CIS of Charlotte

Dale Jones
CEO, Diversified Search

Jack Fortin
Senior Fellow, Christian Center for Vocation at Augsburg College

Jeff Smith
Managing Director, Generosity NY

Jim Shelton
Chief Investment & Impact Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

Kyle Coolbroth
Co-Founder & CEO, Fueled Collective

Linda LeSourd Lader
President, Renaissance Institute

Patrick Grace
President & CEO, Grace Institute Foundation

Dr. Paul Pribbenow
President, Augsburg University

Scott Carpenter
Managing Director, Jigsaw

SENIOR INNOVATION FELLOWS

Bill Milliken 
Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Communities In Schools 

Cornelius Williams
President, Resurgence Leadership Foundation

Rev. Dr. Dale Irvin 
Former President, New York Theological Seminary

 Grady Powell
Founder & CEO, OpenFields

James “Jimmy” McGee III
President & CEO, Impact Movement 

Jeff Bailey 
Director of Strategy & Senior Consultant, OpenFields 

Lisa Slayton
Founding Partner & CEO, Tamim Partners LLC

Lou Packett
Hands & Feet United, Baltimore, MD

Neil Shorthouse 
Co-Founder, Communities In Schools; Partners In Change 

Noah Baskett
Director of Global Advancement, Leadership Foundations

Noel Castellanos 
Former President, Christian Community Development Association

Roy Craft
Partners In Change  

Sheila Drummond Camm 
Former National Trainer & Staff Member, Communities In Schools

Stephan Leeds
Executive Director, Springboard Communities

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Angie Winn
President, Winn Executive Development

Betsy McCormack
Professional Tennis Star; Women’s Tennis Head Coach, State College of Florida

Dale Irvin
President Emeritus, New York Theological Seminary

David Turpin 
Educator, Heritage School & Momentum Camp

Erik Strom
Director Government & Community Relations, Russell Investments

H. Spees
Director Strategic Initiatives, Office of Mayor- City of Fresno

Jacques Delli Paoli
Consultant, Whitebridge International, LLC

Jean Milliken 
LFLC Co-Chair; Episcopalian Priest & Pastoral Psychotherapist  

Jerry Colangelo
Chairman, USA Basketball; Board of Governors, Basketball Hall of Fame

Kn Moy
Senior Vice President of Innovation Strategy, Masterworks

Nadja Fidelia
Founding Member, Eland Capital: Division of The Williams Capital Group, L.P.

Nate Skow 
LFLC Co-chair & LF Board Member; Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Nicholas Sensley
CEO, Cross Sector Solutions, LLC

Ralph Veerman
President & CEO, Veerman & Associates

Reid Carpenter
Founder, Leadership Foundations

Scott Zuffelato 
Vice President of Marketing Partners & Development, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame