Board and Sponsors

Board of Directors and Officers

Christopher Phillips, PhD, Founder/Executive Director ( )

Paul Martin, Chief Investment Officer, Martin Capital Advisors, LLP

Charlynn Duecy, Public Relations Strategist, Microsoft Corp

Cecilia Chapa Phillips, MEd, Secretary/Treasurer

Dennis Dienst, Board Chair, MSSCM, CPSM, CPIM Senior Category Manager, Printed Circuit Board Assemblies, TSI Incorporated

Danielle Olson, MFA, Visual Strategist, DROdesign, Communications and Content Manager, Hatch Innovation

Paul Stahl, Director of Government Sales, DynaTouch Corporation; Chair, San Antonio Public Library Board of Trustees

Jorge Lopez Campos, Entrepreneur, Mexico City

Suhail Arastu, Board of Trustees, Mind Science Foundation; Director of Development, Musical Bridges Around the World

Rob Horn, Analyst, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MA, Public Policy and Citizen Participation, Tufts

Omar Akhil, Founder of Brainiac, Owner of Vaulkshire Investment Advisors

T.J. Mayes, Attorney, San Antonio

Sam Fairchild, CEO, Estrella Group

Odin Hartshorn Halvorson — writer, filmmaker, philosopher, geek

Linda Pierce, MBA, Performance Management Group, Virginia Commonwealth University

James M. Burke, PhD, Director, Performance Management Group, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kathy Cadwell, co-founder, Project Harmony; teacher and head of history department, Harwood Union School, VT

Peter Schoonmaker, PhD, Founding Chair, MFA Program in Collaborative Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art; Founder and ED, Illahee

Advisory Board

Anthoula Katsimatidesactor, board member of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum

Shirley Strum Kenny, PhD, Retired President, Stony Brook University

Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, Mechanics’ Institute, Past President and CEO, Cal Humanities

Thaddeus Russell, PhD, historian, scholar, essayist, author of ‘A Renegade History of the United States’

Brian Austin, Detective, SWAT cop, Founder of Cops for Labor, Madison, WI

Stewart Harris, Professor of Law, Host, ‘Your Weekly Constitutional’

David Blacker, PhD, Professor of Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies, University of Delaware

Stephen Duncombe, PhD, Professor, Gallatin School and Dept. of Media, Culture and Communications, NYU