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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


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

Alan D. Pesky

The A.D. Pesky Co.
Ketchum, ID

Jody Bellows

Greenwich, CT

Jarrod Kahn

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

Kenneth Plevan

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

Margi Booth

M Booth & Associates, Inc.
New York, NY

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean

THK Consulting
Far Hills, NJ

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Vice President, Executive Editor
Scholastic Trade
New York, NY

Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D.

Center for Research on Learning
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Michael C. Lasky

Davis and Gilbert, LLP
New York, NY

Cassia Schifter

New York, NY

Drake D. Duane, M.D.

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

Mark A. Michael

Managing Director
Bank of America Securities LLC
New York, NY

Gurdon (Stan) Wattles

GSW Enterprises, LLC
Stuart, FL

John G. Gantz, Jr.

White Plains, NY

Mary Q. Pedersen

Greenwich, CT

Sally Quinn

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

Chairman Emerita

Anne Ford


Carrie Rozelle