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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

CEO
ASCEND Performance Materials
Houston, TX

Chairman Emerita

Anne Ford

AF-LD
New York, NY

Officers

Vice Chair
Mary Kalikow

New York, NY

Treasurer
John R. Langeler

Managing Director
Optima Fund Management LLC

New York, NY

Secretary
William Haney

General Manager and General Counsel, Americas Division

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
New York, NY

Members

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

Partner
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

President
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

Partner
Davis and Gilbert, LLP
New York, NY

Richard C. Strauss

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Republic Property Group
Dallas, TX

Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D.

Director
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

Manager
GSW Enterprises, LLC
Stuart, FL

Drake D. Duane, M.D.

Director
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

Principal
The A.D. Pesky Co.
Ketchum, ID