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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
Executive Director, Media Fellowship House; 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, Secretary
Nonprofit Executive

Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys
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, Treasurer
Director of Product, Humana

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

Benjamin Resch, C.P.A.
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP (retired)

Hands Advisors

Shermaine Bardouille Learning Support Advisor, Ministry of Education, Dominica
Kathy Oberle Founder, Boaters for Books


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