Kelly Stone, BA
Kelly recently retired as CEO of Families Canada. As CEO, she undertook a complete organizational rebuild and rebrand aimed at sustaining a 50-year legacy of supporting half a million+ families living in challenging circumstances across Canada.
Juan Muñoz, BA
Juan Munoz is currently Vice President of Business Development at Kribi Coffee. He has over a decade of strategic international and national business experience across diverse industries. As well as a strong track record in non-profit service, having previously served on the board of Centro Campesino (Owatonna, MN), Donaldson Corporation DEI council, and as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters. As a Great Kids, Inc. board member, Juan has served on the Finance and Audit Committee and led as Chair of the Strategy Committee.
Tessa K. H. Marks
Tessa has a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia and was a CPA and CPA/CA (Canada). She is a retired tax partner of KPMG in Milwaukee, WI, and Vancouver, Canada.
Peter Dudding’s career in child welfare began 35 years ago when he started as a Child and Youth Worker at the Toronto Children’s Aid Society in 1969. With the exception of two diversions-as a project director in Sri Lanka and as Director of Finance and Administration for a public health unit-Peter’s social work career has been devoted to child welfare. After lengthy involvements with Children’s Aid Societies in Ottawa, Lanark and Toronto, he has served as the Executive Director of the Child Welfare League of Canada since 1998. Peter is also a professor at Loyalist College in Canada in the Justice and Human Studies Department.
Michael A. Reina is a highly accomplished marcom leader and content creator, recognized for his ability to drive impactful results and transform brands. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded successful marketing campaigns and brand expansions for renowned institutions such as Texas Children’s Hospital, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas System, IDEA Public Schools, and The Houston Zoo. Michael is now an independent marketing and communications consultant with a primary focus in the education and healthcare sectors.
Russ Crawford is a retired Partner of KPMG with 30 years of experience with KPMG US and 10 years with KPMG Canada, specializing in Corporate International taxation. He is previously the Partner in Charge of KPMG’s US Corporate Tax Practices in Canada and the Netherlands, as well as the former Managing Partner of the Seattle office of KPMG US. Russ has 40 years of volunteer and board service with Junior Achievement in both the US and Canada. Russ is also a past board member of the Seattle Alliance for Education.
Gian-Pierre Quinones is a Certified Management Accountant professional, who has spent 8 years in the Education industry at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) in Orlando, FL specializing in Financial Planning and Analysis. This experience includes long-term strategic planning, M&A integrations, and implementations of financial reporting and consolidation systems. Gian received his MBA from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Rodel, a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, is an experienced Technical Program Manager at Salesforce with over 13 years in the field, focusing on technical process design and architecture. He excels in M&A enablement, IT process redesign, and product roadmap development, skillfully utilizing Scrum and Kanban methodologies. His leadership impacts cross-functional teams positively, bolstered by his solid expertise in business and requirements analysis, and process improvement. Currently, Rodel’s contributions to Salesforce include ITSM M&A integration, employee success initiatives, and product roadmap development.
David is the Vice President, Brand Engagement & Partnerships at New England Federal Credit Union, a $3B financial services organization based in Vermont. With over 15 years of experience in business development, marketing, client experience, and strategy, David uses his experience to drive business growth, improve customer experience, and establish strategic partnerships. He enjoys leading and coaching teams to reach their maximum potential.
Dr. Corrine Williams
Dr. Corrine Williams is the Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society. Dr. Williams is also the current Associate Vice President of Student Well-being at the University of Kentucky. Her research has focused on the field of intimate partner violence and reproductive health consequences experienced by adult women. As an EIS officer at the National Center for Health Statistics, she developed extensive experience with the management and analysis of large databases with complicated study designs, and continues conducting secondary data analysis of large, national datasets.
Dr. Laura Robinson
Dr. Robinson applies financial, economic, valuation, and statistical analyses to complex commercial litigation and corporate strategic decision-making. Dr. Robinson’s experience spans many industries, including airline, automotive, commercial banking, consumer credit, computer hardware and software, consumer health and beauty products, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, Internet, investment banking, legal services, media, mortgage, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, real estate, telecommunications, and transportation.
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.
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"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."
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