Conference Planners

Foundations, Inc. provides the Beyond School Hours Conference as a major professional development experience for all participants. BSH advances innovative and creative programs and activities that demonstrate a positive impact on student achievement and success.

Conference Principals

Rhonda H. Lauer
Conference Co-Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
Foundations, Inc.

W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Conference Co-Chair
President
AMACHI, Inc.

Patti Altobello
Director
Event Planning and Executive Services
Foundations, Inc.

Anthony Cost
Senior Advisor
Foundations, Inc.

Kate DeValerio
Program Assistant
Foundations, Inc.

Barbara Hare
Director
Communications
Foundations, Inc.

John B. Henderson, Jr.
Executive Director
Communications
Foundations, Inc.

Emilio R. Matticoli
Chief of Staff
Foundations, Inc.

Rhe McLaughlin
Chief Operations Officer (Retired)
Foundations, Inc.

Reneira Nieves
Program Assistant
Foundations, Inc.

Foundations’ National Advisory Committee

Carol Auerbach Berger
Trustee
Auerbach Family Foundation

Albert J. Berger
Chairman (Retired)
Allied-Barton Security Services

Jerry Blanchard
Director (Retired), 21st CCLC 
Shawnee State University

K.C. Burton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Keveske and Associates Consulting

Yvonne Chan
Principal
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

Shannon Darling
President and Founder
National Center for Families Learning

Charles R. English
President & Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Anthony Fears
Chief Executive Officer
SRAEF Educational Consultants, Inc.

Michael Funk
Director, After School Division
California Department of Education

Stacy Gill-Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
West Philadelphia Achievement
Charter Elementary School

Lori Godorov
Executive Director
The Work Group

W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
President
AMACHI, Inc.

MaryEllen Gorodetzer
Superintendent
Colonial School District

Lois Harrison-Jones
Professor
Howard University

Paul Heckman
Associate Dean
School of Education
UC Davis

Jon Heymann
Executive Director
Jacksonville Children’s Commission

David Irving
Chief Executive Officer
Higher School Publishing Company

Abdur Rahim Islam
President and Chief Executive Officer
Universal Companies

Stephen Jones
Associate Dean of Students and Strategic Planning
Villanova University

Arline Kitchen
Consultant
Trainers and Consultants Group, LLC

Charlie Mae Knight
President
Beyond School Foundation

David Korth
Neighborhood Services Manager
City of Hayward, California

Joseph Kretovics
Senior Research Professor
Western Michigan University

Rhonda H. Lauer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Foundations, Inc.

Sharmain Matlock-Turner
President & CEO
Urban Affairs Coalition

Kent McGuire
President
Southern Education Foundation

Reuben Mills
School Administrator

Charlotte Moore
Director, 21st CCLC
Shawnee State University

Holly Morehouse
Executive Director
Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

Heather Norton
Vice President of Education
Orlando Science Center

Terry Peterson
Director
Afterschool and Community Learning Network
College of Charleston

Judith J. Pickens
Senior Vice President (Retired)
Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Robert Pickens
Founder/President, Orbit Educational Partners, Inc.
Chicago Park District

Della Pitts
Principal Consultant
Pitts-Fowler Enterprises

Kimo Richardson
Director of Child and Youth Development Program Accreditation
Council on Accreditation

Andee Press-Dawson
Executive Director
California Afterschool Network

Melvin Rogers
Associate Dean
University of Central Florida

Linda Romano
Educational Consultant
Advantacore School Improvement Solutions

Robert S. Schwartz
Chairman of the Board
Foundations, Inc.
President
Food Sciences Corporation

William F. Snell
President
Pretty Shield Foundation

Robert Stonehill
Managing Director
American Institutes for Research

Derrick Swinton
Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Claflin University

Gregory E. Thornton
Resident Faculty for National Institute for School Leadership
National Center on Education and the Economy

KiKi Walton
Consultant
KCW Consulting

Fran Welch
Dean
School of Education
Health and Human Performance
College of Charleston

Julie Wild-Curry
Director, 21st Century Community Learning Center
Community After School Programs

Tyra Witsell
Witsell Associates