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

President and CEO

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Glenn Baldwin
Glenn Baldwin

Chief Financial Officer

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Mustapha Beydoun
Mustapha Beydoun

Chief Operating Officer

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Greg MacPherson
Greg MacPherson

Chief Big Thought Institute Officer

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Erin Offord
Erin Offord

Chief of Staff

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Dhriti Stocks
Dhriti Stocks

Chief Development Officer

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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.

Vana Hammond Parham
Board Chair

Vana Hammond Parham

Theresa Flores
Immediate Past Board Chair, Advocacy & Racial Equity Co-Chair

Theresa Flores

Dennis Palmer
Board Chair-Elect, Board Governance & Strategic Plan Co-Chair

Dennis Palmer

Andres Correa
Board Secretary

Andres Correa

Patrick Duffy
Treasurer/Finance Chair

Patrick Duffy

Cheryl Harris
Board Governance & Strategic Plan Co-Chair

Cheryl Harris

Anthony Bégon
Legal/Risk Management Chair, Development Co-Chair

Anthony Bégon

Ryan Kline
Development Co-Chair

Ryan Kline

Jennifer Gormer
Advocacy & Racial Equity Co-Chair

Jennifer Gormer

Rina Parikh
Audit Chair

Rina Parikh

Hollie Neal Morgan
Imagineer

Hollie Neal Morgan

Anurima Bhargava 
Sydney Blocher
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
Beth Ganslen
Aaron Jackson

Andrew LeGrand
Rene Martinez
Peter Muriungi
Kimberly Riddick
D’Andre Weaver 

Catherine Corrigan
Shaun Dowling
Tucker Enthoven
Irene Hosford
Jeanette Johnson
Melora Leiser
Danica Mathes
Eli Mercado

Melissa McNeil
Pam Meyercord
Alfreda Norman
Randee Paur Hefflefinger
Pat Porter

Ginger Sager
Bill Siegel
Pam Watkins
Larry Whitt