Meet Our Board of Directors

NCFL is proud to be governed by a passionate group of business leaders and key industry experts focused on helping us realize our mission and vision.

Richard E. Barr
Retired Vice President

Airline Operations UPS

Nicole M. Chestang
Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development

EGF Accelerator

Sharon Darling
Founder, Retired

National Center for Families Learning

Deenie Espinoza
Manager, Student Services Adult Basic Education for College & Career and former Family Literacy Student

Pima Community College

E. Susan Gourley, Ph.D.
Retired Superintendent

Lincoln Public Schools

Vikki Katz, Ph.D.

Chapman University School of Communication

Christopher Lehman
Founding Director

The Educator Collaborative

Candy MagaƱa, MPA
Director, Health Equity Innovation, Solutions and Transformation

Humana, Inc.

Captain Houston Mills
President, Flight Operations & Safety


Meredith M. Parente
Financial Consultant

Retired Vice President/Treasurer, Brown-Forman Corporation

Holly Walters
Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Toyota Motor North America

Jay W. Warren
Director of Compliance and Ethics

PPL Corporation

Mary Gwen Wheeler

Education Policy Strategist