Wagon Wheel Alignment At America’s Promise: America’s Promise Advisory Board

Bill Alexander
November 1, 1999

Walt Guarino


Scelba, Scelba, Detitta & Wolson (advertising company)

Montville, NJ

Philip Coltoff

Executive Director

Children s Aid Society

New York, NY

Tom McKenna

(former national executive director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America)

University of Pennsylvania

Center for Study of Youth Policy

Philadelphia, PA

Charlie Rubin

(aide to America’s Promise board member and paymaster Ray Chambers)

The Amelior Foundation

Morristown, NJ

Sheila Murray Bethel

(motivational speaker)

The Bethel Institute

Burlingame, CA

Jim Granger

President and CEO

Wirthlin Worldwide

(research and marketing firm)

McLean, VA

Jay Winsten

(promoter of “Squash It” a youth anti-violence campaign)

Associate Dean

Harvard School of Public Health

Center for Health Communications

Boston, MA

Harris Wofford

(former Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania)

Chief Executive Officer

Corporation for National Service

Washington, DC

Alan Khazei


City Year (large Americorp-funded youth development program)

Boston, MA

Peter Benson


Search Institute (research center and major promoter of the “Assets” approach to youth development)

Minneapolis, MN

Tony Calandra


McGuggan, LLC (investment group)

Morristown, NJ

Allen Kay


Korey Kay & Partners

(advertising company)

New York, NY

Jim Hayes

(former publisher of Fortune)

President and CEO

Junior Achievement

Colorado Springs, CO

Roxanne Spillett

(up through the ranks youth worker)


Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Atlanta, GA

Ruth Wooden


National Parenting Association

New York, NY

Geoffrey Boisi

(chair of the board, National Mentoring Partnership, co-founded with Ray Chambers)

Chairman and CEO

The Beacon Group, LLC (investment banking)

New York, NY

Karen Pittman

(chair of the board of the American Youth Work Center, publisher of Youth Today)

Senior Vice President

International Youth Foundation

Takoma Park, MD

Robert Rogers


Corporation for National Service

Chairman Emeritus

Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation

Falmouth, MA

Michelle Kydd

Creative Artists Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

Judy Vredenburgh

President and CEO

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

Philadelphia, PA

Steve Cullbertson

Chief Executive Officer

Youth Service America

(major promoter of national service)

Washington, DC

Peter A. Kirsch

Executive Vice President and CEO

American Society of Landscape Architects

Washington, DC

Liza McFadden

(on the staff of Republican Gov. Jeb Bush)

Executive Director

Governor’s Mentoring Initiative

Tallahassee, FL

Stuart Shapiro

(lead organizer of the 1997 Philadelphia Summit launching America’s Promise)

Bala Cynwyd, PA

Alexander, Bill. "Wagon Wheel Alignment At America’s Promise: America’s Promise Advisory Board." Youth Today, November 1999, p. 22.

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