Board of Directors

Frances P. Allegra, JD

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., Partner
After leading several child welfare and human services organizations over the past two decades, Frances P. Allegra joined the law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. as a partner. An accomplished attorney, nonprofit executive, and foster care expert, Ms. Allegra led foster care case management organizations an...

Leon Andrews Jr. (Chair)

President and CEO, Equal Measure
Leon T. Andrews Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Equal Measure, which works to advance social change by partnering with foundations and nonprofits to apply new ways of thinking. Previously, Mr. Andrews served as the inaugural director for Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) at the National League...

Chris Baird, MA (Board Member Emeritus)

Chris Baird retired from Evident Change as director of research in the organization’s Madison, Wisconsin, office at the end of 2012. Prior to serving in that role, Mr. Baird was executive vice president from 1985 to 2011. He has designed risk assessment, classification, and case management systems for child welfar...

Theron Bowman, PhD (Treasurer)

Deputy City Manager, Arlington, TX
Theron Bowman began his law enforcement career in 1983 as an officer with the Arlington [Texas] Police Department, serving in numerous positions before his 1999 appointment to police chief. Most recently, he served as deputy city manager over Arlington’s Neighborhood Services before retiring in 2017, and serves as...

Paul Castro, JD (Board Member Emeritus)

Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
Paul S. Castro serves as senior consultant with Applied Strategy Associates, specializing in executive coaching, organizational development, and interim executive services. In 2018, Castro retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), a multi-faceted, multi‑service...

Monica Chiarini Tremblay, PhD (Secretary)

Professor of Business Analytics, Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary
Dr. Monica Chiarini Tremblay is the Dorman Family Distinguished Professor of Business at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary. She is an accomplished college professor, researcher, and industry professional with a global perspective. As an expat during her formative years, she devel...

Honorable Jeri B. Cohen, JD

Circuit Judge, Dependency and Criminal Drug Court Divisions, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Jeri Beth Cohen recently retired from her role as a circuit judge in the Dependency and Criminal Drug Court Divisions in Miami-Dade County, Florida. She received her bachelor of arts degree at Boston University, her master of arts degree at Harvard University, and her juris doctorate at Georgetown University Law C...

Richard J. Cohen, PhD, FACHE (Board Member Emeritus)

President and CEO, Public Health Management Corporation
Recognized nationally as an authority in the public health management arena, Richard J. Cohen, PhD, FACHE, is the president and CEO of the Public Health Fund, subsidiary of the Public Health Management Corporation. Prior to holding this role, Cohen served as president and CEO of Public Health Management Corporatio...

Gayle Dakof, PhD

Dr. Gayle Dakof is the executive director of MDFT International, a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of families by providing training and consultation in the implementation of three evidence-based behavioral interventions: Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Multidimensional Family Recovery (MDFR), and...

Aurie Hall, JD

Acting Director, Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program (Ret.)
Aurie Hall was acting director of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program from January through June of 2018. Previously, Hall was the founding director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, creating, funding, and implementing strategies to advocate for reduc...

Dawn Holden Woods, MPA

Independent Consultant
Dawn Holden Woods is president of Generative Consulting Partners (GCP), a consulting firm established to help social sector partners design authentic, people-centered solutions to ensure individuals and organizations reach their full potential. Before forming GCP, she served as chief executive officer of Turning P...

Ramin Kouzehkanani, MBA

Ramin Kouzehkanani is a member of the executive team and the Chief Information and Innovation Administrator at Hillsborough County government in Tampa, Florida. He previously served as the Chief Deputy of Strategic Planning and Technology at the Clerk and Comptroller of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit. Kouzehkanan...

Kathy Park

Chief Executive Officer, Evident Change
As CEO, Kathy Park serves as an Ex Officio member of the Board of Directors and provides strategic vision to Evident Change while overseeing programmatic and organizational operations. Kathy has led key initiatives including Data for Equity, ethics in predictive analytics, and Pay for Success and Social Innovation...

Mark Soler, JD

Retired as Executive Director, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
Mark Soler recently retired from his role as executive director of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP), a public interest law and policy organization in Washington, DC. He spent more than 35 years working on juvenile justice reform throughout the country, first at the Youth Law Center and beginning in...

Tarek Tomes (Vice Chair)

Commissioner of Minnesota IT Services and the State of Minnesota’s Chief Information Officer
Tarek Tomes serves as the commissioner of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the State of Minnesota’s chief information officer (CIO), leading state efforts to provide the best possible IT solutions and customer service to the people of Minnesota and its business partners. As a recognized industry leader, Tomes brin...