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Advisory Board

We know we don’t have all the answers so we have built a world-class advisory board that can give us guidance, tell us the hard truths, and provide input as we develop our programming and technology platform.

Executive Director, Mass School Counseling Association

Bob Bardwell

  • Former member - Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

  • Board Director, Secondary Level VP and Assembly Delegate of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). 

  • Past-President of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)

Executive Director, Emeritus

Anne L. Bryant

  • Executive Director, National School Boards Association

  • Executive Director,
    American Association of University Women

  • Trustee and Board Chair, Simmons College

  • Trustee, National Teachers Hall of Fame

Former Chief Officer, Center of Equity in Learning, ACT

Jim Larimore

  • Dean of Students,
    Amherst College

  • Deputy Director, Post-Secondary Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Dean of Students, Swarthmore College

  • B.S. Texas A&M University, MA Education, Stanford University

Chancellor, Louisiana State University Eunice

Nancee Sorenson

  • Former President Brandon Campus, Hillsborough Community College and 

  • Hillsborough Community College District

  • Former Acting President, East Campus, Pima Community College and 

  • Pima County Community College District

  • Colvert Scholar and Gleazer Scholar at University of Texas at Austin

  • Completed Community College Leadership Program

Chief Product Officer, 1upHealth

Doug Williams

  • VP of Engineering for Zipcar (Series A thru IPO)

  • VP of Engineering for FamilyEducation Network (Series C thru exit)

  • VP of Engineering RunKeeper (Series A thru exit)

Hardin Coleman

Professor, Boston University School of Education

  • Dean, BU/Wheelock School of Education and Human Development

  • Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development

  • Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin School of Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Stanford University

Chuck Hughes

Owner, Road to College

  • President and Founder,
    Road to College

  • Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard University

  • Author, What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges, McGraw Hill

Marten Roorda

Senior Advisor at New Markets Venture Partners

  • CEO of ACT

  • CEO of Cito

  • Publishing Director, Reed Business Information

  • Editor-in-Chief, Scripta Media B.V.

Jonell Sanchez

Strategic Advisor

  • Jonell emigrated from Cuba as a child and was an English as a Second Language (ESL) student who grew up in an underserved community in Northern New Jersey. His personal learning journey fuels his professional commitment and lifelong passion for educational opportunity, access and impact at scale. 

  • Jonell is an internationally recognized leader in education and business, who was formerly a senior executive with ACT, the National Student Clearinghouse. Pearson Global, and the College Board   

Stephen Smith

Founder, Naviance

  • Founder and CEO of Intellispark

  • Founder of Naviance

  • VP Digital Product Development, Peterson’s