Leadership

Meet the SEL Providers Association 2021 Board of Directors

Jessica Adamson (Treasurer)

CEO, Aperture Education

Nova Biro
(ex-officio)

Director, SEL Providers Association

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester (President)

Director, Open Circle

Nikki Elberston

Director of Content and Communications, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

John Fay
(ex-officio)

Founder, Resilience, Inc.

Koua Franz

Chief of Staff, Committee for Children

H. Jerome Freiberg

John and Rebecca Moores Professor, College of Education, University of Houston

Mira-Lisa Katz
(Vice President)

Associate Director - Literary Services, Reading Apprenticeship at WestEd

Clark McKown (Clerk)

President, xSEL Labs

Melissa Schlinger

Vice President of Programs and Practice, CASEL

Margot Toppen
(ex-offocio)

VP of Programs, CATCH Global Foundation

Advocacy Committee

Tonia Bonner, Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Responsive Schools

Victoria Bradford, Chief of Staff, Move This World
Ruth Cross, Senior SEL Consultant, CASEL
Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, Director, Open Circle
Nicole Elbertson, Director of Content and Communications, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
John Fay (CO-CHAIR), Executive Director, Resilience, Inc
Stephanie Fox, Director of Education and Partnerships, The Spark Initiative
Jan Helson, Board Chair, Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative
Evelyn Johnson, VP of Research & Development, Aperture Education 
Matthew Kiefer, Manager of Lions Quest Programs, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lupita Knittel, President, 7 Mindsets
Kathy Krupa, VP of Partnerships, Move This World
David Levine, Director, Teaching Empathy Institute
Clark McKown, Assessment Specialist or Developer, xSEL Labs
Pam McNall, Founder and CEO, Respectful Ways Social Emotional Learning Program
Jordan Posamentier (CO-CHAIR), Director of Policy & Advocacy, Committee for Children
Ami Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, Peekapak
Nick Yoder, Director of Research, Policy and Practice, Sanford Programs

Events Committee

Jessica Adamson, CEO, Aperture Education
Jessica Altounian, Marketing Manager, Move This World
Laura Bakosh, Inner Explorer
Ross Brodie, CEO, Emotional ABCs
Erin Bruno, Director, Rutgers Social Decision Making Program
Tamara Fyke (CO-CHAIR), Founder, Love In A Big World
Tre’ Gammage, Adult SEL Specialist, SEL Educators
Kaitlyn Hall, Chief of Staff, Peekapak
Allison Henry, Head of Schools, Moshi
Mira-Lisa Katz, Associate Director, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd
Peter Keplin, Director, K-12 Marketing, EVERFI
Ann McKay Bryson, Manager of SEL Professional Learning, CASEL
Carla Philibert, Founder, Mindful Practices
Karen Poplawski, Program Developer, Center for Responsive Schools
Monica Tinyo, VP of Growth and Operations, Children’s Arts Guild
Margot Toppen (CO-CHAIR), VP of Programs, CATCH Global Foundation
Christina Whalen, Director of Research, RethinkEd
Marc Zimmerman, CEO, The Social Express