Meet The Team

Who we are

Our team is a passionate group of people who come to work each day inspired to empower youth and close the opportunity gap. We are leaders, artists, teachers, mentors, project managers, researchers, communicators, program designers and storytellers.

Leadership

Byron Sanders
Byron Sanders
Byron Sanders

President and CEO

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Glenn Baldwin
Glenn Baldwin
Glenn Baldwin

Chief Financial Officer

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Greg MacPherson
Greg MacPherson
Greg MacPherson

Chief Big Thought Institute Officer

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Erin Offord
Erin Offord
Erin Offord

Chief Programs & Systems Officer

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Akilah Wallace
Akilah Wallace
Akilah Wallace

Vice-President, Development

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Program Directors

Private: Armando Banchs
Private: Armando Banchs
Armando Banchs

Director of College and Careers Programs

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LeAnn Binford
LeAnn Binford
LeAnn Binford

Director of Consulting Services, Big Thought Institute

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Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia

Senior Manager, Learning Systems

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Lela Bell Wesley
Lela Bell Wesley
Lela Bell Wesley

Director of Professional Learning

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Diversity & Inclusion

 

Vision

To maintain a culture of inclusion focused on optimizing the rich diversity present in our workforce and workplace.

 

Mission

To be intentional in creating space for diverse perspectives and styles in the implementation and execution of the strategy of Big Thought.

Our Board

Our Board is passionate about education, creativity and our community. We are grateful for the contribution of their time, talent and leadership.

Theresa Flores
Board Chair

Theresa Flores

Hollie Neal Morgan
Immediate Past Board Chair

Hollie Neal Morgan

Vana Parham
Board Chair-Elect, Advocacy & Racial Equity Chair

Vana Parham

Dennis Palmer
Board Secretary

Dennis Palmer

Andrew LeGrand
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Andrew LeGrand

Irene Hosford
Legal/Risk Management Chair

Irene Hosford

Lisa Giuroiu
Development Co-Chair

Lisa Giuroiu

Anthony Bégon
Development Co-Chair

Anthony Bégon

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
Board Governance Chair

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson

Rina Parikh
Audit Chair

Rina Parikh

Beth Ganslen
Creator Council Liaison

Beth Ganslen

Sydney Blocher
Rick Darlow
Valerie Gillespie
Jared Ginter
Jennifer Gormer
Cheryl Harris
Ryan Kline
Myles Melville

Eli Mercado
Hollie Neal Morgan
Rene Martinez
Peter Muriungi
Emily Robben
Trevor Rees-Jones
Don Templin

Catherine Corrigan
Shaun Dowling
Tucker Enthoven
Jeanette Johnson
Melora Leiser
Danica Mathes
Pam Meyercord

Alfreda Norman
Randee Paur
Pat Porter

Ginger Sager
Bill Siegel
Pam Watkins
Larry Whitt