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 of Event Planning & Executive Services
Foundations, Inc.

Elizabeth Ceri
Director of Teaching and Learning
Foundations, Inc.

Tony Cost
Senior Advisor
Foundations, Inc.

Kate DeValerio
Human Resources Coordinator
Foundations, Inc.

Paula Houghton
Project Manager
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, 21st CCLC (Retired)
Shawnee State University

K.C. Burton
President and CEO
Keveske and Associates Consulting

Sharon Darling
President and Founder
National Center for Families Learning

Charles R. English
President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Anthony Fears
Chief Executive Officer
SRAEF Educational Consultants, Inc.

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.

Lissette Gomez
Director of Special Projects
Children’s Aid Society

MaryEllen Gorodetzer
Chair of the Board
Foundations, Inc.
Superintendent (Retired)
Colonial School District

Steven Guttentag
President, Pearson Online & Blended Learning

Lois Harrison-Jones
Professor (Emeritus)
Howard University

David Irving
CEO, HigherSchool Publishing Company

Stephen Jones
Associate Dean of Students and Strategic Planning
College of Engineering
Villanova University

Arline Kitchen
Consultant, Trainers and Consultants Group, LLC

Charlie Mae Knight
President
Beyond School Foundation

Joseph Kretovics
Senior Research Professor
Western Michigan University

Rhonda H. Lauer
President and CEO
Foundations, Inc.

Dayna Long
Division Chief, Department for Community Health and Engagement
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Sharmain Matlock-Turner
President & CEO
Urban Affairs Coalition

Kent McGuire
Education Program Director, Hewlett Foundation

Ioannis Miaoulis
Education Program Director, Museum of Science, Boston

Reuben Mills
Former CEO
Greenwoods Charter School

Charlotte Moore
Director, 21st CCLC
Shawnee State University

Heather Norton
Vice President of Education
Orlando Science Center

Terry Peterson
Director, Afterschool and Community Learning Network, College of Charleston
Education Advisor, C.S. Mott Foundation

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

Della Pitts
Principal Consultant
Pitts-Fowler Enterprises

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

Melvin Rogers
Associate Dean, University of Central Florida

Linda Romano
Educational Consultant
Advantacore School Improvement Solutions

Janet Samuels
Superintendent (Retired)
Norristown School District

Robert S. Schwartz
Chair of the Board (Emeritus)
Foundations, Inc.

President, Food Sciences Corporation

William F. Snell
President
Pretty Shield Foundation
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

Robert Stonehill
Managing Director
American Institutes for Research

Derrick J. Swinton
Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Claflin University

Gregory E. Thornton
Resident Faculty
National Institute for School Leadership

National Center on Education and the Economy

Frances Welch
Dean
College of Charleston
School of Education, Health and Human Performance

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

Tyra Witsell
Business Consultant
Witsell Associates

Martha Young
Parent Involvement Administrator (retired)
School District of Philadelphia