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Board of Directors

Leah Garratt, Hands Board Chair
Asst. Superintendent, Mono, California, County Office of Education (retired)

Shanter Alexander, PhD
School Psychologist/Autism Specialist; Asst. Professor, Andrews University

Allegra Asplundh
Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer; Investor and Philanthropy Advisor

Heather Bickley
Founder, Basic Kindness

Elizabeth Burns
Independent Consultant; Financial Executive

Rhonel Citterbart, MD

Joanie Cohen, Ed.D.
Policy and Technical Leadership Lead, USAID Center for Education

Kym Hoffman
Nonprofit Executive

Yah-Hanna Jenkins-Ley
Director of Community Impact, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area; Co-founder, Women of Color Give

Anne Joseph, PhD
PDC Senior Manager, Biogen; Neuropsychologist

Harriet Linskey
Co-founder and Past Executive Director, Hands Across the Sea

Scott Spring
Director of Product, Humana

Amy Paul, MD
Attending Physician and Asst. Professor, VCU Health

Benjamin Resch, C.P.A.
Title Audit & Advisory Partner, Deloitte (retired)

Jim Thomsen
Circumnavigator, Adventurer; International Executive (retired)

Hands Advisors

Shermaine Bardouille Learning Support Advisor, Ministry of Education, Dominica
Jeremiah Hyacinth Founder and CEO, World Scholar and Uni-Recruitment, Inc.
Harry Klein Marketing Consultant
Kathy Oberle Founder, Boaters for Books


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