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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Program Directors

James Adams
James Adams
James Adams

Director of Out of School Programs

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Armando Banchs
Armando Banchs
Armando Banchs

Director of Creative Voices

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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.

Hollie Neal Morgan
Hollie Neal Morgan
Board Chair

Hollie Neal Morgan
Board Chair

Danica Mathes
Danica Mathes
Immediate Past Board Chair

Danica Mathes
Immediate Past Board Chair

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Don Templin
Board Secretary

Don Templin
Board Secretary

Emily Robben
Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Emily Robben
Board Treasurer

Irene Hosford
Governance Chair

Irene Hosford
Governance Chair

Lisa Giuroiu
Lisa Giuroiu
Development Co-Chair

Lisa Giuroiu
Chair, Development Committee

Anthony Bégon
Development Co-Chair

Anthony Bégon
Development Co-Chair

Anthony Bégon
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson
Rick Darlow
Theresa Flores
Beth Ganslen
Jared Ginter
Lisa Giuroiu
Jennifer Gormer
Irene Hosford
Andrew LeGrand
Rene Martinez

Danica Mathes
Eli Mercado
Myles Melville
Peter Muriungi
Hollie Neal Morgan
Vana Hammond Parham
Rina Parikh
Trevor Rees-Jones
Emily Robben
Don Templin
Todd Westerburg

Catherine Corrigan
Shaun Dowling
Tucker Enthoven
Randee Paur Hefflefinger
Jeanette Johnson
Melora Leiser
Pam Meyercord

Alfreda Norman
Pat Porter
Ginger Sager
William Siegel
Pam Watkins
Larry Whitt