Leadership & Board of Visitors

The Sanford School of Public Policy is administered by a Dean, who receives advice and support from senior faculty, staff and a Board of Visitors.

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Judith Kelley

Dean, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Judith Kelley
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Corinne M. Krupp

Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

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Phil Napoli

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Academic Program Directors

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Sarah Bermeo

Director of Graduate Studies in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP); Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

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Christina Gibson-Davis

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Subhrendu Pattanayak

Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program; Oak Foundation Environmental and Energy Policy Professor; Professor of Public Policy, Economics, Environment and Global Health

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Kenneth Rogerson

Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Staff Leadership

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David Arrington

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

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Joshua Bond

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

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J. Spenser Darden

Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

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Donna Dyer

Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development

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Kirsten Khire

Associate Dean of Communications and Marketing

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Shana Lassiter

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs

Board of Visitors

The board provides advice and support regarding curriculum, programs, development, external relations and other matters. Board members also serve as mentors to students, sponsor interns, host events for students, assist in development and support programs to provide fellowships for graduate interns.

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Sean Reilly P '20, P '22 (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since 2016

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Lori Wood Cashman PPS '94 (Vice Chair)

Co-Founder, Victress Capital, Boston, MA
Member Since 2017

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Geralyn Smitherman Ritter AB '90, P '22 (Chair, Nominations & Membership Committee)

Head of External Affairs and Corporate Governance, Organon & Co., Inc. (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), Jersey City, NJ
Member Since 2020

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J. Adam Abram P '07, P '13 (Chair Emeritus)

Chairman & CEO, James River Group, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Member Since 2000

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John W. Baker PPS '85

President and COO, Freedom Financial Network, San Mateo, CA
Member Since 2016

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Alan J. Bernstein PPS '86

President, Harper Management, West Hollywood, CA
Member Since 2016

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George C. Biddle P '24

Chairman, World Connect, New York, NY
Member Since 2020

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Catherine Crutcher Bohigian PPS ’94

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs  Washington DC

Member Since 2021

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Ajenai Clemmons (Ex-Officio)

Ph.D. Candidate
Member Since 2019

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Kevin M. Corcoran MBA '10, P '16

Principal, Deloitte Consulting, Arlington, VA
Member Since 2017

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Allyson Tucker Cowin PPS '84

Greenwich, CT
Member Since 2018

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Eric R. Dinallo MPP ’87, P ‘24

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Michele C. Farquhar PPS '79, P '13, P '16

Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, DC
Member Since 2012

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Marcelo N. Fava MPP '99

Partner, Ernst & Young, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2017

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Tami Goven PPS ‘97

London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021

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Hanna Heycke MPP '20 (Ex-Officio)

Member Since 2019

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Melissa M. Johns PPS '95

Adviser, World Bank, Washington, DC
Member Since 2018

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James L. Johnson, Jr. (J.J.) PPS ‘88

Chief Communications Officer/EVP, Public Affairs & Policy, Fidelity Investments, Washington DC

Member Since 2021

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Sekou H. Kaalund MPP ’99

Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Head of Northeast Division, Consumer Bank, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Anjali R. Kataria PPS '93

Chief Executive Officer, Mytonomy, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Member Since 2016

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David G. Leitch PPS '82

Global General Counsel, Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2016

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Kathryn C. Lieb AB ’69 P '03

Valley Forge, PA
Member Since 2004

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Alec X. Lintz, PPS '19 (Ex-Officio)

Enterprise Payments Analyst, KeyBank, Cleveland, OH
Member Since 2020

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Terri L. Mascherin PPS ’81, P’16

Partner, Jenner & Block L.L.P., Chicago, IL

Member Since 2021

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David Randolph Peeler PPS'87, P'21

Managing Director, Berkshire Partners, Boston, MA
Member Since 2018

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Robert J. Pelosky Jr. AB '81

Co-Founder and CIO, TPW Investment Management, New York, NY
Member Since 2020

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Derek Rhodes PPS '15

Founder and Executive Director, Durham Success Summit, Durham, NC

Member Since 2021

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Andrew S. Rosen PPS '82, P '15, P '24

Chairman & CEO, Kaplan Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL Member Since 2012

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Dr. Marcelle Abell Rosen BS '85, P '15, P '24

Private practice, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Member Since 2012

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Charles A. Sanders, MD (Chair Emeritus)

Chair & CEO (retired), Glaxo Inc., Durham, NC
Member Since 1997

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Mara Burros Sandler P ’21, P ’23, P ‘25

Founder, Be Forward Productions, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Chad Sarchio A.B. '92, P ’25

Associate Chief Counsel for International & Intelligence Law, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, DC

Member Since 2021

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Michael J. Schoenfeld PPS '84

(Ex-Officio) Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University, Durham, NC
Member Since 2008

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Douglas G. Scrivner AB ’73 (Emeritus)

General Counsel & Secretary (Retired), Accenture, Los Altos, CA
Member Since 1991

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Michael R. Steed P '06, P '14

Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group, Washington, DC
Member Since 2003

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Brian C.Thompson PPS '96

CEO and Co-Founder, CRE Simple, Oakland, CA
Member Since 2020

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Elizabeth Star Winer

Trustee, Winer Family Foundation, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2018

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James R. Woldenberg PPS '86

President, Heathrow Scientific, Vernon Hills, IL
Member Since 2020

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Ira L. Wolfson AB '94

Senior Managing Director, Evercore, New York, NY
Member Since 2018

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David John Zezza PPS ‘83

Managing Partner, Pacific Advantage Capital, London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021