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NCLD's Board of Directors, led by Fred Poses, is an active, committed, and supportive group of parents, educators, researchers, and leaders in the business world.

Chairman of the Board

Frederic M. Poses

ASCEND Performance Materials
Houston, TX

Chairman Emerita

Anne Ford

New York, NY


Vice Chair
Mary Kalikow

New York, NY

John R. Langeler

Managing Director
Optima Fund Management LLC

New York, NY

William Haney

General Manager and General Counsel, Americas Division

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
New York, NY


Kristine Baxter

Former Head
The Churchill School and Center
New York, NY

Mark J. Griffin, Ph.D.

Former Headmaster
Eagle Hill School
Greenwich, CT

Kenneth Plevan

Intellectual Property Litigation & Advice
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
New York, NY

Jody Bellows

Greenwich, CT

Jarrod Kahn

Co-President, Cipriani Accessories,
Division of LF USA
New York, NY

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Vice President, Executive Editor
Scholastic Trade
New York, NY

Margi Booth

M Booth & Associates, Inc.
New York, NY

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean

THK Consulting
Far Hills, NJ

Cassia Schifter

New York, NY

Philip Kent Cooke

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Michael C. Lasky

Davis and Gilbert, LLP
New York, NY

Richard C. Strauss

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Republic Property Group
Dallas, TX

Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D.

Center for Research on Learning
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Mark A. Michael

Managing Director
Bank of America Securities LLC
New York, NY

Gurdon (Stan) Wattles

GSW Enterprises, LLC
Stuart, FL

Drake D. Duane, M.D.

Institute for Developmental Behavioral Neurology
Arizona Dystonia Institute
Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University
Scottsdale, AZ

Mary Q. Pedersen

Greenwich, CT

Sally Quinn

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “On Faith”
The Washington Post
Washington, DC

John G. Gantz, Jr.

White Plains, NY

Alan D. Pesky

The A.D. Pesky Co.
Ketchum, ID