• Matt Bishop, Ph.D.

    Matthew L. Bishop, Ph.D.

    Director
    Matt Bishop serves as the director of the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, an interdisciplinary unit of UGA's Office of Public Service and Outreach. He is...
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  • Emily Boness, J.D.

    Emily Boness, J.D.

    Public Service Assistant
    Emily Boness directs Athens Peer Court, an award winning diversion program in which high school students serve as the lawyers, judge, and jurors in sentencing hearings for youth who have been charged...
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  • Carolina Darbisi, Ph.D.

    Carolina Darbisi, Ph.D.

    Public Service Associate
    For the past six years, Carolina Darbisi has led youth leadership development at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. She also develops and supports multicultural programs in both...
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  • Lauren Healey

    Lauren Healey, M.S.

    Public Service Associate
    Lauren Healey focuses on youth leadership development.  She specializes in program design, delivery and evaluation of youth programs and trainings for diverse audiences.  She is also able...
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  • Louise Hill

    Senior Public Service Associate
    For the past decade, Louise Hill has guided the Fanning Institute’s community leadership development programs, which includes program design, curriculum development and teaching adult leadership...
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  • Terence Johnson

    Terence Johnson

    Public Service Assistant
    Terence Johnson works in both community and nonprofit leadership development.
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  • Jenny Jordan

    Jenny W. Jordan

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Jenny Jordan works with communities throughout Georgia in the development, design, and implementation of leadership development programs. Her focus is to assist Georgia communities and community...
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  • Maritza Soto Keen, Ph.D.

    Maritza Soto Keen, Ph.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Maritza Soto Keen works in the area of nonprofit leadership with a focus on board development, strategic planning, and program evaluation. With almost 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership...
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  • Brendan Leahy, Ed.D.

    Brendan S. Leahy, Ed.D.

    Public Service Associate
    Brendan Leahy works on a variety of Fanning Institute programs and initiatives, including those focused on leadership development, youth leadership development, general facilitation as well as...
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  • Richard McCline, Ph.D.

    Richard McCline, Ph.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Richard McCline works in the area of community leadership with a focus on promoting entrepreneurial and servant leadership. With more than three decades of academic and business experience, he is an...
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  • Sayge Medlin

    Sayge Medlin, M.S.W.

    Public Service Assistant
    Sayge Medlin works to build capacity within nonprofit and community organizations in the areas of strategic planning and implementation, board development, partner engagement, and community-based...
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  • Julie Meehan

    Julie Meehan, M.S.W.

    Public Service Assistant
    Julie Meehan works to build leadership capacity in nonprofit and community organizations through strategic planning processes, board development, system mapping, and evaluation.
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  • David Meyers, M.S.W.

    Public Service Associate
    David Meyers works in the area of youth leadership with a focus on supporting youth in foster care and the families and institutions that serve them. For the last three years, Meyers has led youth...
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  • Raye Rawls, J.D.

    Raye Rawls, J.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Raye Rawls' practice area is in conflict transformation and dialogue. She is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources.
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  • Janet Rechtman, Ph.D.

    Janet Rechtman, Ph.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Janet Rechtman co-leads Fanning’s nonprofit leadership development and capacity building practice. With more than 30 years  experience as a volunteer leader and consultant to nonprofit...
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  • Lori Tiller

    Public Service Assistant
    Lori Tiller focuses on projects involving nonprofit organizations, college access for underrepresented youth, leadership for both adults and youth, and has particular interest in volunteer management...
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  • Brandy Walker, Ph.D.

    Brandy Brown Walker, Ph.D.

    Public Service Assistant
    Brandy Walker designs, develops and helps facilitate training for youth and adult leadership programs. She specializes in instructional design, technology, and community-engaged research. She also...
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