Who We Are

Our Boards

Governing Board

Jim Balfanz

President, City Year | Member Since 2014

Rhett Bennett

Managing Director, Minot Capital, LP | Member Since 2019

Joanna Burleson

Managing Director at Monitor Institute by Deloitte | Member Since 2018

Ben Chesler

Co-Founder, Imperfect Foods | Member Since 2020

Amory Donohue

Founder, Language in Action, LLC | Member Since 2019

David Flink

Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye & Author of "Thinking Differently"

Inger Dewey Golob

Co-Owner, PhotoBall, & Learning Disability Advocate | Member Since 2018

Kevin Greer

Partner, Learn to Earn Fund, New Profit | Member Since 2018, Board Treasurer

Alan Harlam

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs, Brown University | Member Since 2015, Board Chair

Tim Hebert

CEO, Trilix | Member since 2020

Alisha Howell

Vice President, Lillian Lincoln Foundation and former Chapter Leader | Member since 2021

Carol J. Hampf, JD

Education & Learning Disability Advocate | Member Since 2019, Board Secretary

Hillary Mow

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ares Strategy and Relationship Management Group | Member since 2022

Bea O. Awoniyi, Ph.D

Assistant VP, Student Affairs, Santa Fe College | Member since 2022

Jesse Sanchez

Culture Amp and former Eye to Eye Chapter Leader | Member since 2020

Leadership Council

Shawn Jacqueline Bohen

Chief Transformative Impact Officer, Year Up

Ross Buffington

Chief of Staff, Arc Touch and former Eye to Eye Board Member

Steve Carnevale

Executive Chairman, Sawgrass Technologies

Beth Cogan

Partner, Goldman Sachs

Shari Crotty

Advisory Council, University of Notre Dame DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Advisory Council, Cure Alzheimer's Fund & Learning Disability Advocate, and former Eye to Eye Board Member

Susan Donahue

Board Member, Boston Medical Center, Museum of Fine Arts, and Health Leads

Elizabeth Alda O’Heaney, EdD

Special Educator & Learning Disability Advocate

Roch Hillenbrand

Founder and Managing Director, Stony Brook Investments

Vanessa Kirsch

Founder and CEO, New Profit, Inc.

Adam Koplewicz

Director, EJS Development, backed by LS Power Group

Jenny Krause

Continuous Improvement Supervisor, Professional Development and State Initiatives Wyoming Department of Education Division of Individual Learning

Laura Giadorou-Koch, JD, LLM

CEO, Dolium Wines

Rick Lavoie

Special Educator and LD Advocate

Tammy Mobley

LD Advocate and Co-Founder, Every Kind of Mind

Stephen Neidich

Artist and Eye to Eye's 2015 Artist-in-Residence

Stacy Parker-Fisher

Education Consultant

Anne Schneider

Founder and President, LD Access Foundation

Susan Segal

Parent Advocate

Susan Kurz Snyder

Founder, Principal, & Senior Legal Recruiter, Greene-Levin-Snyder Legal Search Group

Lester Strong

President, Courtney Strong, Inc. and Former Eye to Eye Board Member

Young Adult Guiding Coalition

At Eye to Eye we believe deeply in the power, voice, and perspective of our young people. All that we do is oriented around their needs, wants, and opportunities and we leverage their voices and leadership to inform our collective direction.

1 YAGC

The Young Adult Guiding Coalition (YAGC) is a 10-month long volunteer opportunity for young people aged 16-25 who identify as neurodivergent. YAGC members are primarily responsible for providing insight and input into Eye to Eye programs and services; co-creating opportunities for our Eye to Eye community; and serving as ambassadors for the movement to combat stigma and engage in anti-ableist practices as we work towards a world that celebrates learning differences and neurodiversity.

Our YAGC works together virtually as a singular advisory group in addition to 4 committees that work directly with specific internal teams here at Eye to Eye.

2 The YAGC has the following committees:

  • Philanthropic Development Committee: supports our growth by leveraging their neurodiverse voices by helping to shape and participate in fundraising, events, community giving, funding opportunities, and more.
  • Organizing and Action Committee: supports our movement building work by partnering with our Organizing and Action team to drive forward our base building and organizing campaign work. 
  • Professional Learning Committee: supports our work directly with our Professional Learning team to help inform and augment our educator programming by sharing their authentic personal and professional experiences as young people who learn differently. 
  • Near Peer Mentoring Committee: supports our work to inform our programmatic direction for our near peer mentoring and provide their experience, insight, and collaborate with the Near Peer Mentoring team on events and programs for our Mentoring Chapters.


Each Committee has a YAGC co-chair that works directly with an Eye to Eye staff member as committee co-chairs throughout the year.

3 High Level YAGC Participation

  • A 10-month commitment with at least 20 hours of time, August 2022 through May 2023.
  • Upon completion of a successful YAGC year, YAGC members receive an honorarium of $500. 


We are thrilled to activate our founding YAGC for 2022-2023!

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