Frances P. Allegra, JD (Chair)

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 organizatio...

Leon Andrews Jr. (Vice 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

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

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

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
Monica Chiarini Tremblay is a professor of business analytics at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary. Dr. Tremblay received her PhD in business administration with a concentration in information systems and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of South Flori...

Honorable Jeri B. Cohen, JD

Circuit Judge, Dependency and Criminal Drug Court Divisions, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Judge 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...

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, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Health Management Corporation, has led the organization since 1980. Dr. Cohen leads more than 3,000 employees, more than 350 public health programs, and a famil...

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

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...

Michael K. Pearson (Treasurer)

Principal, Michael K. Pearson Consulting
Michael K. Pearson (“Mike”) is the principal of Michael K. Pearson Consulting. He specializes in business strategy and operations consulting for for-profit and nonprofit C-Suite decision makers. Mike is an experienced CEO who founded and led prominent Philadelphia-based Union Packaging, LLC. (UP). The triple botto...

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...

Guy Swanger

Chief of Police (Ret.), Concord Police Department, Concord, CA
Prior to retiring in April 2020, Chief Guy Swanger took the helm of the Concord Police Department on January 3, 2011. He previously served more than 26 years with the San Diego Police Department, obtaining the rank of captain. His experience includes leading several investigative units involving more than 165 dete...

Tarek Tomes

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...