We should be concerned about the future… we will have to spend the rest of our lives there

Business, education and community leaders with a passion for excellence guide MSI in the fulfillment of its mission. They work to ensure the organization’s health and viability, provide financial oversight and legal accountability, and serve as advocates for the empowerment of children

Student Governance In Action

Board of Directors

James W. Benkard: Esq., Senior Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY
Jack D. Dale: Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA
Carolynn King Richmond: Ed.M., Esq., President/CEO, MSI, Philadelphia, PA
Kristin N. Lund: Midtown Commercial Real Estate, New York, NY
Stephen K. Mack: President, Gnomist, New York, NY
David McCarthy: Former Director, Spencer Stuart, Claremont, CA
Richard B. Wickersham: Jr., Esq., Partner, Post & Schell, PC, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Advisors


Roland S. Barth: Ed.M., Ed.D., Author, Founder, Principals’ Center at Harvard University, Key West, FL
Jannie L. Blackwell: City Councilwoman, Philadelphia, PA
Gerald Dawkins: retired Superintendent of Schools, Shreveport, LA
J. Robbie Fabian: President, ABS CBN Foundation International, Los Angeles, CA
John J. Mack: retired Chairman of the Board, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Lew Gantwerk: Ph.D., Director, Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Harris Lewin: former Area Superintendent, Philadelphia Public Schools, Philadelphia, PA
Steve Mariotti: The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, New York, NY
Ronald Noble: former Undersecretary of Treasury, Washington, D.C., Secretary General, Interpol, Lyon, FR
Judith Stein: Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Education, NOVA Southeastern University, Miami, FL