Leadership Council

Board Members

Nicole Anderson

AT&T Foundation

Gerald Britt


Regen Horchow

Early Matters Dallas

Robert Kaplan

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Libby McCabe

The Commit Partnership

Dale Petroskey

Dallas Regional Chamber

Matthew Randazzo

The Dallas Foundation

Mark Rohr

Celanese Corporation

Jennifer Sampson

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Jeremy Smith

Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Dolores Sosa Green

Strong Schools Strong Dallas

George Tang

Educate Texas

Florencia Velasco-Fortner

The Concilio

Kelvin Walker

Dallas Citizens Council

Todd Williams

The Commit Partnership

Ellen Wood

Teaching Trust


Patricia Arvanitis

Leadership ISD

Peter Balyta

Texas Instruments

Armando Banchs

Peter Beck

The Beck Group

Yasmin Bhatia

Uplift Education

Michele Bobadilla

University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Brumbach

Dallas County Community College District

Angela Burke

Senior Policy Fellow at Teach Plus

Daisy Cano-Esparza

Executive Director at AVANCE North Texas

Juan Carlos Cerda

DFW Business Outreach Manager at Texas Business Immigration Coalition

John Chapman

Attorney at Heygood, Orr & Pearson

Brent Christopher

Children's Medical Center Foundation

Alan Cohen

President & CEO at Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL)

Kelly Compton

The Hoglund Foundation

Nugget Cunningham, Ph.D.

Deputy Superintendent of Academics at Grand Prairie ISD

Alex Enriquez

Vice President & Executive Director at City Year Dallas

John Gasko

UNT Dallas

Charles Glover

Meadows Foundation

Rosa Guzman Snyder

Director of Community Development at National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

Christina Hanger

Dallas Afterschool

Jerry Hawkins

Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

Magda Hernandez

Superintendent at Irving ISD

Michael Hinojosa

Dallas ISD

Susan Hoff

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Lee Jackson

University of North Texas System

Sarah Jackson

Vice President of Strategy and Public Affairs for Dallas Citizens Council

Mary Jalonick


Larry James


Whitcomb Johnstone

Irving ISD

Aaron Joseph

Former Assistant Principal at Edward Titche Elementary School at Dallas ISD

Jon-Bertrell Killen

Solution Architect (Data & Analytics) for Slalom Consulting

Stephanie Knight

SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Vanessa Larez

Student at Southern Methodist University, Peer Counselor for Rotunda Scholars at SMU’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Intern at The Commit Partnership

Ben Leal

Jubilee Park and Community Center

Emily Ledet

Dallas-Fort Worth Market Executive at Bank of America Corp

Barbara Lerner, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships at Texas Woman’s University

Kit Lively

Education Director at KERA

Gloria Lopez

CEO of Trinity River Mission

Tori Mannes


Bob Mong

UNT Dallas

Anne Motsenbocker

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Regina Nippert

The Budd Center - SMU

Alfreda Norman

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Scott Orr

Fidelity Investments

Drex Owusu

Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce at Dallas Regional Chamber

Guadalupe Perez Posada

J. Puckett

The Boston Consulting Group

Eric Reeves


Raul Reyes, Jr

Community Service Coordinator for the City of Dallas

Joli Robinson

Manager for The Office of Community Affairs and Youth Outreach Unit at the Dallas Police Department

Byron Sanders

Big Thought

David Scullin

Communities Foundation of Texas

Amber Sims

Director of Regional Impact for Leadership for Educational Equity at The Aspen Institute

Ken Smith

Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Marc Smith

Duncanville ISD

Marvin Smith

Chief External Officer at Teaching Trust

Michael Sorrell

Paul Quinn College

Aleta Stampley

Capital One

Jeannie Stone

Richardson ISD

Martha Stowe

Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation

Azhar Subedar

Founder and President of OPeople Foundation

Gordon Taylor

Region 10 Education Service Center

Taylor Toynes

Founder and Director of For Oak Cliff

Tom Trigg

Highland Park ISD

Jessica Trudeau

Executive Director at Momentous Institute

Paula Turicchi

Parkland Health & Hospital System

Stacey Vanhoy

Dallas Executive Director at Stand For Children

David Vroonland

Mesquite ISD

Rebecca Walls

Director at UNITE

Abigail Williams

United to Learn

Cary Wright

Teach for America DFW