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 Executive Services
Foundations, Inc.

Elizabeth Ceri
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Foundations, Inc.

Tony Cost
Senior Advisor
Foundations, Inc.

Kate DeValerio
Director of Human Resources
Foundations, Inc.

Paula Houghton
Director of Special Projects
Foundations, Inc.

Emilio R. Matticoli
Senior Advisor
Foundations, Inc.

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

Reneira Nieves
Exhibiting Coordinator
Foundations, Inc.

Foundations’ National Advisory Committee

Carol Auerbach Berger
Trustee, Auerbach Family Foundation

Albert J. Berger
Chairman (Retired)
Allied-Universal 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

Lissette Gomez
Director of Special Projects
Children’s Aid Society

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

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

Steven Guttentag
Chief Executive Officer
Reading Plus

Lois Harrison-Jones Fears
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

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
President
Roger Williams University

Reuben Mills
Director, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Heather Norton
Vice President of Learning Experiences
Discovery Place

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 Instructor, 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

Frances Welch
Interim Provost
Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
College of Charleston

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