2015 NDPN Board of Directors

Ms. Kirsten Baesler

State Superintendent
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND

Dr. John D. Barge

Superintendent
McIntosh County School System
Darien, Georgia

Ms. Martha Barrett

Senior VP, Jacksonville Market Manager
Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs
Bank of America
Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Edward Bates

Director, Education Services
Daisy’s Resource & 
Developmental Center
Chicago, IL

Mrs. Elayne Bennett

President and Founder
Best Friends Foundation
Washington, DC

Mr. Bobby Carrell

Bobby Carrell & Associates
Monroe, GA

Mr. Bob Collins

President, CareerTechEducation Associates
Chief Instructional Officer, LAUSD (Retired)
Superintendent, Grossmont Union High School District (Retired)
Peoria, AZ
NDPN Vice Chair

Dr. Debra Duardo

Executive Director
Student Health & Human Services
Los Angeles USD
Los Angeles, CA
NDPN Recording Secretary

Dr. Steven W. Edwards

President & CEO
Edwards Educational Services
Alexandria, VA

Ms. Denise Juneau

State Superintendent
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Helena, MT

Mr. Raymond J. McNulty

Dean, School of Education
Southern New Hampshire University
Chair, Penn Foster High School Board
Manchester, NH
NDPN Chair

Mr. John Murray

Chairman & CEO
AdvancePath Academics, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

Dr. George J. Petersen

Dean, Eugene T. Moore School of Education
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Ex Officio

Mrs. Carol Raines-Brown

Executive Director
Making A 
Difference Foundation
Board Member, Inglewood USD
Inglewood, CA

Mr. Ted Riley

Attorney & Partner
Riley, Pope & Laney, LLC
Columbia, SC

Ms. Denine Torr

Senior
 Manager
Community Initiatives
Dollar General Corporation
Goodlettesville, TN

Dr. Valerie Truesdale

Chief Officer, Technology & Community Engagement
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Charlotte, NC

Mr. Stuart J. Udell

President & CEO
Catapult Learning
Camden, NJ
Former NDPN Chair

Mr. Shawn Wilson

Multicultural Community Engagement Manager
Ford Motor Company Fund
Dearborn, MI