Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community and national leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, fund development, and business development. The Board meets in person every quarter and is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. Board terms are one year for executive directors, and three years for other members. Officers are elected annually. Read the biographies of our current board members. If you think you'd like to join us, learn more about the commitment of board service.

Eddy Ameen, PhD
Board Chair
Assoc. Executive Director
Early Career & Grad Student Affairs
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC

Carlos Aponte
Member at Large
Vice President of Finance
Marchon Eyewear
New York City, NY

Jim Dooley
Member at Large
Sr. VP of Sales
The Americas Beyond Trust
Phoenix, AZ

Susan Dudas
Member at Large
Edge on Performance LLC
Alpharetta, GA

Elizabeth Franklin
Member at Large
Former Senior Director
EPAM Systems, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Justine Palmore
Board Treasurer
Executive Director
StandUp For Kids - Orange County
Irvine, CA

Robert Peters
Member at Large
Managing Director
Duff & Phelps
Chicago, IL

K. Nikki Waters
Board Secretary
Branding/Marketing Executive
San Diego, CA


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