President & CEO
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Education: Williams College, bachelor’s degree; University of Chicago, master’s degree; Kent State University, master’s degree; Washington University National Law Center, doctorate in law
Best Advice: We have become a learning organization, building on past experiences, mistakes included, and growing all of the time. It is in that space, out of our comfort zone, where amazing stuff tends to happen.
Proudest Moment: Receiving the Northeast Ohio EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 in the Educational Services & Nonprofit category.
Important Lesson Learned: The strength of foundations’ grantmaking can be greatly enhanced by generating the kinds of conversations that gather the voices of many and facilitate real dialogue.
Hobby/Passion: Hiking and exploring, especially in England, Ireland and New England
Fun Fact: I lived and worked in Australia for three years from 1995 to 1998.