Executive Leadership Board

The Executive Leadership Board is a team of expert advisers who help to define our mission and the focus of our work. The individual board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization, and we are grateful for their service.

W. Steven Barnett
Board of Governors Professor
Director, National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Rutgers University

Senator Tamara Barringer
North Carolina General Assembly

Barbara T. Bowman
Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development
Erikson Institute

Elizabeth Pungello Bruno
President
Brady Education Foundation

Peggy Carter
Chair, Board of Directors
Winston-Salem State University Foundation

Ken Dodge
Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies
Duke University

Eugene Garcia
Professor Emeritus and Research Professor
Arizona State University

Ron Haskins
The Cabot Family Chair
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families
The Brookings Institution

Olson Huff
Medical Director Emeritus
Mission Children's Hospital

Hal Kaplan
Executive Chairman and CEO
Kaplan Early Learning Company

David Lawrence Jr.
President
Early Childhood Initiative Foundation

Howard Lee
President
Howard N. Lee Institute
Formerly, North Carolina State Board of Education

Michael L. Lopez
Principal Associate, Social and Economic Policy Division
Abt Associates

Marvin H. McKinney
Academic Specialist, Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Michigan State University
Formerly, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Evelyn K. Moore
President Emeritus
National Black Child Development Institute

Duncan Munn
Munn & Munn, LLC
Formerly, Division of Early Intervention and Education,
NC Department of Health and Human Services

James M. Perrin
John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Founder, Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Karen Ponder
Distinguished Fellow
The BUILD Initiative
Formerly, North Carolina Partnership for Children