Beverly Bond’s leadership background includes vice presidencies at Vanderbilt University, George Washington University, and Rhodes College, where she worked with diverse staff, colleagues, volunteers, board members, and leaders from other sectors to achieve objectives in fundraising, constituent relations, enrollment management, communications, and marketing. Through her consulting practice, Strategic Resource Development, Ms. Bond specializes in identifying and capitalizing on strategic opportunities and facilitating organizational effectiveness. She has served clients working with education, medical research, venture capital, the arts, engineering, conservation, homelessness, communications, autism, senior citizens, at-risk children, adults with developmental disabilities, and mental health. She holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Michelle Campbell has a diverse educational background including a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Science in psychology and counseling. Ms. Campbell was selected as a “centurion leader” by the Kansas City Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by her colleagues as an industry leader in strategic and organizational development. The Center for Management Assistance, in Kansas City, has recognized her as a “national industry business leader” and awarded her the Philanthropic and Fund Development Award. Ms. Campbell published A Guide to Organizational Effectiveness, has written numerous articles, and is frequently invited to keynote national and international conferences on the topic of organizational and strategic development.
Dwight Hollier is a former National Football League (NFL) player and currently the director of transition and clinical services for the NFL. He works in the Player Engagement department helping past, present, and future players to achieve total wellness. Mr. Hollier received his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Hollier has extensive experience working with adolescents, families, and adults. His prior positions include working as a counselor, psychotherapist, sports psychology consultant, foster care program manager and case management supervisor, and as a coach and school social worker.
Dr. Rhonda M. Bryant has a diverse professional background that includes counseling and teaching in higher education, K–12, corrections, and community settings. Her leadership experience is seen in her administrative roles in higher education and service to the counseling profession, including participation in strategic planning for the profession, holding office in counseling associations at the state and national levels, and research. Dr. Bryant earned her PhD in counselor education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and has been recognized for her expertise in trauma counseling and substance abuse/co-occurring disorders counseling. She also has expertise and experience in conflict resolution and conflict coaching in community and higher education settings.
Dr. Matthew Morton is a research fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and an expert in youth policy, program evaluation, and evidence-based practice. He is principal investigator of Voices of Youth Count (VoYC), a national research initiative focused on building evidence to support action on ending youth homelessness. Dr. Morton has worked as an advisor in the Administration for Children and Families and was a key contributor to the development of the U.S. government’s national strategy to end youth homelessness. He has also worked on youth and gender policy as an economist for the World Bank, focused on Afghanistan and India; a researcher at the University of Oxford; a consultant to the European Commission; and a fellow at the Eckerd Family Foundation. Dr. Morton has led multiple community-based youth programs since he was himself a teen. He is passionate about empowerment of vulnerable youth and building stronger evidence to inform decision-making. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Stetson University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in evidence-based intervention and policy evaluation from the University of Oxford. He is based in Washington D.C.
Dr. Amy DeGroot-Hammer has devoted her career to advocating for others as a strong voice for public education. She has worked with educational stakeholders over the course of nearly three decades as a K–12 school counselor and classroom teacher. Elected to serve as an NEA Director representing Iowa, Dr. Degroot-Hammer lobbied in Washington D.C. and worked with members of Congress to support the needs of public education students. As President of the Iowa School Counselor Association, she successfully worked with a bipartisan group of elected legislators to bring positive changes to Iowa Code to protect students. She currently serves as a nationally certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and an adjunct professor of school counseling at Buena Vista University, and she recently served on the Iowa Department of Education’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. Dr. DeGroot-Hammer holds a doctorate in PK–12 school administration and educational leadership and a master’s degree in K–12 school counseling from the University of South Dakota. Her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and political science was awarded by Cornell College in Iowa.
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