Brad has devoted himself to improving the lives of persons with disabilities. He served for 10 years on the Board of the Kingsbury Center and for four years as its Chair. He was instrumental in leading the institution through a change of leadership and a strategic planning process. Brad has also served on the Boards of the American Association of Persons with Disabilities and Global Rights.
Carolyn is passionate about working to find solutions to the challenges that individuals with disabilities face. She has devoted over ten years serving on the Boards that serve individuals with disabilities including The Kingsbury Center, an educational institution serving individuals with learning disabilities and The River School, where children with hearing loss are educated in an inclusive setting. Carolyn has chaired two strategic planning efforts, a CEO transition and permanent search, and helped draft numerous Board Governance documents. Carolyn has additionally served as Secretary and member of the Executive, Nominating, Finance, and Development Committees of the Boards on which she has sat.
Diana has been actively engaged with non-profit organizations serving children with learning disabilities and mental health challenges. She has served as an officer on the Board of the Reginald Lourie Center for Infants and Children in Rockville, MD. She also served on the Board of The Kingbsury Center for many years, shepherding the Institution through two changes of leadership.
John Sheffield is a technology entrepreneur focused on early-stage and growth startups. John co-founded and served as president of Seven Bridges Genomics (SBG), which develops and operates an informatics platform for biotechnology and healthcare research with high-throughput DNA sequencing data. He is now a partner at Linnaean Company, which operates a portfolio of web businesses and provides operational and strategic consulting services for entrepreneurial companies.
Kathy Tenhula is a committed and passionate educator within the field of learning disabilities and special education. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Education at American University. She was a classroom assistant at The Lab School of Washington for four years and an elementary school teacher and reading specialist in Montgomery County Public Schools for seven years.
James E. Link is the proud parent of a BroadFutures Alumnae and passionately committed to helping to empower youth with learning disabilities. Jim is a Partner with The Cormac Group, LLP, bringing two decades of lobbying experience as well as eight years of Capitol Hill experience to the firm. He joined The Cormac Group from the American Capitol Group, LLC and prior to that from Fleischman and Walsh, LLP where he served as a partner and government affairs counsel. While at the American Capitol Group and Fleischman and Walsh, Jim built an impressive lobbying practice comprised primarily of health care, non-profit and corporate clients. Jim also led the government relations team at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores where he served as the association’s chief lobbyist as Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to NACDS, Jim was co-manager of the Washington, DC office for The MWW Group and was the chief lobbyist for the American Iron and Steel Institute.
Lisa Grove is a strong supporter of the BroadFutures mission and understands the importance of transitioning talented and diverse thinkers into the workforce. Lisa is committed to promoting the abilities of students who learn differently. She is the proud parent of a BroadFutures Alumni and has participated on our Fall Gala Committee. Lisa has been active in the Montgomery County Public School System, serving as Co-Chair of the Special Needs Committee where she helped to ease the integration of the Learning and Academic Disability Program into the community when it reopened after a large renovation. She was also an integral contributor in helping to create a list serve for parents of students with disabilities. She served as PTA Vice President, advising and helping to dramatically restructure the PTA, resulting in more effective coordination across the PTA and more support for leadership.