Board of Directors

Great Kids helps you make the world a better place for kids.

We are dedicated to developing exceptional early childhood and home based programs for families with children 0-5 years. 

Board of Directors

The Great Kids Board of Directors’ mission is to create and deliver quality products and services that shape a world where all parents and caregivers become competent in their ability to nurture children in their early childhoods today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

  • Board President
    Kelly Stone, BA
    Ottawa Ontario
  • Board Treasurer
    Tessa K. H. Marks
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Laura Robinson, Ph.D
    Santa Monica, CA 
  • David Schnapf, J.D. 
    Greenbrae, CA 

  • Lloyd Malone, BA, MPA 
    Colorado Springs, CO 

  • Board Vice President
    Michelle R. Williams, J.D.
    Mt. Sterling, KY
  • Secretary
    Peter Dudding, MM, MSW
    Picton, Ontario Canada 
  • Corrine Williams, ScD
    Lexington, KY
  • Juan Muñoz, BA 
    Oak Park, IL 

  • Lilian M. Bazell, MS
    Granada Hills, CA

Become a Great Kids Board Member

Are you looking for a way to give back and support early child development by engaging with an international nonprofit? Are you ready to build your professional competencies while contributing to our mission to create quality products and services that shape a parent/caregiver’s ability to nurture children? If your answer is yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are seeking board members who will provide leadership, oversight, planning, representation, and support for our mission to help make the world a better place for kids.
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  • Marketing and Sales (Entrepreneurial or Start-Up experience beneficial)
  • Intellectual Property Law or International Business Law (Canadian experience beneficial)
  • Digital or E-Publishing
  • Software Application Development
  • Research
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Health, Mental Health, Public Health

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to

For more information, contact: Shawna Donaldson at 715-679-8387.


Gain insight into an organization that will enhance your leadership.

Build your professional competencies through new experiences with those from diverse backgrounds.

Strengthen your connection and ability to serve and help others.

Help our non-profit embrace new opportunities and markets that meaningfully impact connections and belonging.


Members meet six times per year via five teleconference meetings.
One annual in-person meeting (travel expenses are compensated).
The time commitment is approximately two hours per month.

Great Kids International

The future of our world community depends on all of us. Children must have the opportunity to reach their optimal growth and development in all childhood domains. Families must be supported to develop the Protective Factors, giving their family resiliency while receiving supportive guidance on child development and nurturing care. Research has established the relationship between parenting/caregiving practices, early learning experiences, and positive outcomes for children.

It is only with responsive care and support for their healthy development that children will grow into resourceful, compassionate individuals who will contribute positively to our global community as adults. 


Great Kids (GK) is an international non-profit training, curricula, and consulting organization specializing in improving the quality of care and developmental stimulation infants and young children receive from their parents and other caregivers.

During the past 20 years, GK has developed training programs and curricula focused on growing nurturing relationships between parents/caregivers and young children that support their early development. 

Our curricula and training programs have been successfully contextualized for use in developing countries. By mentoring a team of trainers and project officers in the use of our Growing Great Kids curricula and staff development programs, our goal is to build in-country capacity and reliance on local professionals by giving them the tools to implement and replicate the Growing Great Kids programs.

For more information on how to partner with GK, contact us today!

Learn your options for free.

New To Great Kids?

Start by scheduling, at your convenience, a free 30-minute one-on-one conversation to learn if our affordable curriculum with no recurring costs is the best fit for your organization.

Schedule Your Consultation

Learn about the components of our curriculum and hear what staff and parents are saying about what makes Great Kids stand out among the rest.

Cost Estimates

Leverage the free one-on-one consultation to understand precise costs and certification requirements.

Fit and Values

Learn if our values of making children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable align with your organization.


What home visitors and parents are saying about Great Kids.

Candice Ware Testimony

"We have really loved the whole curriculum! We do home visits, and we see these families in their homes, or in our offices interacting with their kids and planning activities that they can do to build their self-esteem and work together and strengthen their family as a whole."

Candice Ware

Early Childhood/Parent Educator , Catholic Charities of Central Colorado

Image of video still from testimonial video by Jennifer Gutierrez of Stanislaus County Office of Education.

"We came across Great Kids, Growing Great Kids and it didn’t take us very long at all to read and understand that Great Kids had a curriculum that aligns perfectly with everything that we need here for our early home-based programs."

Jennifer Gutierrez

Child Development Specialist, Stanislaus County Office of Education

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