Generating ideas, connections, and action

Our Board

Leadership is provided to our organization by an engaged and active Advisory Board. Learn more about Board Roles & Responsibilities

Ashley B. Stewart Senior Associate, Talent and Leadership Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation


Kelly Hannum Manager of Research, EMEA Region Center for Creative Leadership


Don Lauro former Senior Program Manager David and Lucile Packard Foundation


Ashok Regmi Program Manager YouthActionNet



Cecilia Roddy VP of Development and External Affairs Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps





About the Board Members

Kelly Hannum • Manager of Research, EMEA Region, Center for Creative Leadership

Kelly is an Enterprise Associate in the Global Leadership and Diversity and Design and Evaluation groups at the Center for Creative Leadership. She conducts research and evaluation on leadership development concepts and initiatives. In addition to her work at CCL, Kelly has been involved in research and evaluation projects with organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. She has presented her work at a number of conferences such as those sponsored by the American Evaluation Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Psychometric Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in history and German area studies from Guilford College and a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement and evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Don Lauro • former Senior Program Manager, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Don Lauro has been with the Packard Foundation Population Program since 1998. Within the Population Program, Don serves as the team leader for India and co–team leader for Domestic Reproductive Rights. He developed and provided program officer support for grantmaking in Nigeria from 1998 to 2004. For Future Leaders, he identified and supported population and family planning leaders in each of the program's focus countries. Don also oversaw the development and phaseout of the Population-Environment grantmaking initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Don lived and worked in Liberia, Thailand, Australia, Hawaii, Cote d'Ivoire, and Morocco, as well as on the East Coast. Throughout the 1980s, Don was on the faculty of Columbia University at the Center for Population and Family Health, and in the 1990s he worked for John Snow, Inc. Don has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in demography from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in demography/anthropology from the Australian National University. Don sits on the executive steering committee of the African Grantmakers Affinity Group and speaks French and Thai. Don has authored several articles including most recently, Future Leaders for Reproductive Health: Approaches and Experiences within Developing Countries (coauthored with grantees for leadership programs) Building Leadership Bridges; International Leadership Association, 2004 and Quality of Care in Family Planning Services in Morocco (coauthored with Lisanne Brown, Mustafa Tyane, Jane Bertrand, et al). Article in Studies in Family Planning, vol. 26, No. 3, May/June 1995.


Ashok Regmi • Global Director, International Youth Foundation

A Nepali native, Mr. Regmi joined the International Youth Foundation as Program Manager for Youth Action Net in 2002. Prior to working at IYF, he was the Research Assistant at the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins University. In Nepal, Regmi worked with members of the Nepalese Parliament in addressing youth issues in his country, and pioneered Kathmandu FM, where he conducted radio programs on social issues. A leader in youth leadership and engagement, Regmi has spoken and led sessions at such venues as the Pan European World Summit on Information System meeting in Romania, USAID/EGAT conference in Washington DC, the United Nations, and the CIVICUS World Assembly. Regmi, who is fluent in English, Nepali, Hindi and Urdu, earned his Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Cooperative Learning Exchange Group. 


Cecila Roddy • Vice President of Development and External Affairs, Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps

Cecilia Roddy joined the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps in January 2009.  Previously, she worked as a Senior Consultant for Development Guild/DDI, a consulting firm working with not-for-profit leaders to build organizational capacity and strengthen philanthropic support.  Cecilia also worked for Palladia, Inc., a New York City based multi-service agency serving families in need, and offering temporary and permanent, substance abuse services, and domestic violence shelter.  She holds an M.S.W. from the Columbia University School of Social Work.


Ashley B. Stewart  • Senior Associate, Talent and Leadership Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ashley B. Stewart is a Senior Associate in the Talent and Leadership Development Unit with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is responsible for the management and oversight of an array results based leadership development and capacity building programs. In this role, Mr. Stewart develops new leadership initiatives in support of and in concert with the Foundation’s efforts to impact and influence systems and large scale community change on behalf of vulnerable children and families. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Stewart was the Senior Director of Community Initiatives with the National Summer Learning Association where he advised and supported philanthropy and schools systems in their efforts to leverage private investments and build partnerships to increase public funding in high quality summer programs for low income children in Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Newark and New York City.  He also served as a Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and was a Speechwriter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in psychology from Morehouse College and a master’s in public policy degree with concentration in human resources, education policy and leadership from Harvard University.