Board and Staff

 

Alliance for Childhood Board of Trustees, 2012

 

President: Rosario Villasana, M.A.San FranciscoCalifornia. Director, Child Development Lab School at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus; Faculty in the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College of San Francisco; Program Director for LifeWays en Español; Community Programs Coordinator for the Caldwell Early Life Center at Rudolf Steiner College.

Secretary: Scott Nash, Founder and CEO of MOM's Organic Market

Treasurer: Katrina Klaphake, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Development and Grants Coordinator for the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor; former Foundation and Government Relations Manager and Education Director for COSI Toledo, a hands-on science museum; Long-time advocate for informal science learning; Former board member of an inner-city charter school.

Joan Almon (ex officio), College Park, Maryland. Founding director of the U.S. Alliance for Childhood; international consultant on early childhood education. Former co-chair of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.

Sara Wilford, M.S.Ed., M.Ed., Director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program, member of the Psychology Faculty, and a faculty advisor to the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Author of What You Need to Know When Your Child is Learning to Read  and Nurturing Young Children’s Disposition to Learn.

We will be announcing new board members soon, and would like to thank our outgoing members for their long years of service:

William Crain, Ph.D.New York City. Professor of psychology at the City College of New York; author of Reclaiming Childhood and of Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications; editor of the journal Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.

Elizabeth Goodenough, Ph.D.Ann ArborMichigan. Lecturer at the Residential College, University of Michigan; editor of Secret Spaces of Childhood, Where Do the Children Play?, and A Place for Play; originator and project adviser of the PBS documentary “Where Do the Children Play?”

Lowell Monke, Ph.D.SpringfieldOhio. Associate professor of education at Wittenberg University; former award-winning computer-science teacher in the Des MoinesIowa public schools; co-author of Breaking Down the Digital Walls.

 

Alliance Staff

 

Linda Rhoads, executive director, linda@allianceforchildhood.org

Joan Almon, director of programs, joan.almon@verizon.net
Co-founder of the Alliance for Childhood; international consultant on early childhood education. Former co-chair of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America. 

Niki Matsoukas, communications manager, niki@allianceforchildhood.org