Our Boards

Board of Directors

Kay Du Fernandez, Chair
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Konica Minolta
Joined Board 2013
Amanda Baldwin, Vice Chair
President, Supergoop!
Joined Board 2013
Christopher Berger, Treasurer
Vice President, Financial Markets Advisory, Blackrock
Joined Board 2018
Suraj Sani, Secretary
Vice President, First Pioneer Properties, Inc.
Joined Board 2019
Selma Bueno
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Joined Board 2017
Steven Fuchs
Partner, The Minot Group LLC
Joined Board 2019
Amanda Hirsh
Former Executive Director, Books for Kids
Joined Board 2018
Ronit Kalman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Certified Health Coach, Culinary Nutritionist
Joined Board 2018
Jill Nickels
Founder, CEO, Nickels Group
Welcome, Jill! Jill will officially be joining the BFK board on July 1, 2021
Evangeline Shih
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Joined Board 2015
Rebecca Strongin
Partner, Koru Distribution
Joined Board 2018
Graham Stephens
Principal, Innovo Property Group
Joined Board 2014
Ron Sussman
President of Sales Division, Sussman Education
Joined Board 2014

Advisory Boards

Childhood Literacy Board

Laura Geringer Bass

Steven Braunstein

Joanna Cotler

Samantha Murray Doktor

Muriel Feldshuh

Judy Gitenstein

Anika Paaren-Sdano, PhD

Denise Lewis Patrick

John Graham Tucker

President's Early Childhood
Education Board

Christopher Cerf

Patricia A. Edwards

Eugene E. Garcia

Sheila Smith, PhD

Dr. Tamara G. Spencer

Executive Advisory Board

Carol Anderson

Anne DesBarres

Heather Hay

Irene Math

Tamar Ogburn

John M. Toriello, Esq.

Scott H. Tornek

Osei A. Van Horne

Rick Viton

Associate Board

Rob Bachmann
Maya Kalman
Kelly O'Brien
Natalia Wojcik