Board of Advisors

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Board of Advisors and its subcommittees focus on the following:

  • Ensuring that the curriculum for both the undergraduate and graduate program is dynamic and meets the needs of employers and society;
  • Assisting to attract the nation’s very best students;
  • Enhancing the school’s profile with the media and public;
  • Developing relationships with potential employers;
  • Developing relationships to assist students with internships and research; and
  • Providing input into the overall research agenda of the school.

Members

Alex Arriaga is a partner at Strategy for Humanity. She has successfully advanced international human rights issues, created grassroots public education campaigns and achieved legislative victories. Since 2009 Alex has served as a consultant, working with non-profit organizations to create and implement a customized path to success. Alex held senior positions at Amnesty International USA from 2001 to 2008, including as director of government relations and as deputy executive director for policy and advocacy. In 1999, Alex was appointed to the White House as Senior Advisor and later as Chief of Staff to the President’s Special Envoy for the Americas Buddy MacKay and as Special Assistant to President William Clinton. In 1995, Alex was appointed as Senior Advisor in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State, working with Assistant Secretaries John Shattuck and Harold Hongju Koh. She served as Executive Director of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and on the Department of State’s Bosnia Task Force. 


Saphira Baker, Principal, of Communitas Consulting, has extensive experience in policy and systems change work in government, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector.  Saphira has expertise in human services management, compiling and analyzing community input and data from diverse stakeholders, facilitating and training groups, and advancing strategic plans to improve organizations and community conditions. Saphira has a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a B. A. from Brown University.  She is a Faculty Lecturer who teaches Strategic Planning at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.


Leslie Beauregard’s interest in local government was seeded in graduate school in 1995 when she was studying to receive her Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Tech. Leslie spent six years with the City of Hampton’s Budget Office learning the operations of a city in all areas financial, budgetary, legislative and managerial. In 2003, Leslie began working for the City of Charlottesville, VA as Budget Manager. In this capacity, Leslie has been an innovative leader in the development of budget and fiscal policies, strategic planning and performance measurement initiatives. In 2007, Leslie was promoted to Director of Budget and Performance Management and has since spent a much more significant amount of time on performance management through P3: Plan, Perform, Perfect, and played a key role in leading the team that developed the City’s first strategic plan in 2013-2014. In 2015, Leslie was promoted to Assistant City Manager for internal operations which include finance, budget, public works, fire operations, human resources and information technology, and continues to champion implementation of the City’s strategic plan.


Richard (Rick) Campanelli is Director for Health and Health Information Technology at Lockheed Martin. He has held senior positions in the public and private sector, engaging on issues spanning national healthcare and welfare reform policy, science and technology innovation and regulation, and protection of human rights, privacy and religious freedom. His career in public service includes serving as Counselor to the Secretary for Science & Public Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and as Director of the HHS Office of Civil Rights; as Special Assistant to the Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; as Special Counsel for South & Southern Africa, U.S. Department of State; and as Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated unconstitutional conditions in prisons and mental health facilities. In private law practice he was a director of the firm and co-chaired its not-for-profit practice, serving as counsel to national and international charitable organizations. Rick is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, teaching the core course, Integrating Ethics in Public Policy.


Aneesh Chopra is the President of NavHealth, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets. From 2009-2012, he served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer with a focus on better public/private collaboration as described in his 2014 book, “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.” In 2011, he was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue. He is a Member of the Council on Virginia’s Future, earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1994.


Morgan Courtney is an Alliance Builder at USAID/Indonesia, where she co-creates sustainable development programs with the private sector. Prior to USAID, she was the Myanmar Engagement Lead at the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. Department of State, managing a team of conflict specialists in the field and in Washington focused on peace, conflict and reconciliation. She also served as the Special Assistant to the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, she served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she helped to provide guidance on a range of issues, including Syria, the Asia-Pacific rebalance, and women in combat.  Ms. Courtney has also worked on Darfur policy for the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, at a Congolese refugee camp for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and was the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps. Ms. Courtney has also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti and the Clinton Foundation in Burundi. Ms. Courtney received her B.A. with honors in International Relations and French from Wellesley College and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.


Anna Draganova is a Senior Consultant at Deloitte. She graduated with a Master of Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in 2011. Prior to joining Deloitte Anna was an Analyst Inter with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and served as a Research Assistant for the UVA’s Economics Department and an Intern in the City of Charlottesville’s Office of Economic Development. In addition to her MPP, she has a BA in Economics from UVA.


Tom Duke is the Former Principal at Sander O’Neil & Partners and is currently a Visiting Executive Lecturer at Darden. Tom Duke’s career has taken him full circle. A 1971 Darden graduate, he returned as a visiting executive lecturer in 2011, teaching both the Reading Seminar in Management and the Lawn Seminar, “Character Traits and Success.” Duke’s 40-year business career included positions as chief financial officer of a bank and insurance company. He worked for 20 years on Wall Street, the last 15 as a principal at the investment banking firm, Sandler O’Neill & Partners. Duke was honored to receive the Frederick S. Morton Faculty Leadership Award in 2013. He said, “It has been 43 years since I graduated from Darden, and I can honestly say that the last three years have been the best and most fulfilling of my career. I believe I take away more from the students I have met in class than any wisdom I could hope to impart. To be challenged and inspired by bright young minds is a joy and a reward.” Duke earned a B.S. degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1969. He and his wonderful wife, Susan, have seven children and two grandchildren. If Duke could impart one message to Darden students, it would be Winston Churchill’s famous quotation: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”


Langdon Greenhalgh is the Managing Director for the Global Emergency Group. Langdon has significant project management and humanitarian consulting experience with a diverse group of governmental, international and non-governmental clients on humanitarian projects related to operations design/implementation, evaluations and reviews, strategic planning, disaster risk management systems development, national policy development, and training design/delivery. He is a professional international emergency response manager who has recently served as team leader for the Red Cross and other organizations in a wide range of emergency response operations in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Previous to his work as a humanitarian consultant, Langdon served within the International Disaster Response Unit of the American Red Cross and was responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-impact emergency services globally. He first joined the Red Cross in 1999 and prior to joining the American Red Cross, Langdon was Executive Director of Horizon Institute for Policy Solutions, a Virginia based think-tank. Langdon completed his undergraduate work in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and received his Masters Degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

 


Rilla Hamilton is the Senior Vice President for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. She earned her Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in 2009. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Energy, Rilla was a Foreign Affairs Specialist for the National Nuclear Security Administration and a Political Media Coordinator for Capitol WebWorks. She also holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from UVA.


Rod Hunter is Senior Vice President, International Affairs, at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a trade association that represents the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Previously, Rod served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the White House’s National Security Council, and as Special Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.  Prior to his government service, Rod was a Brussels-based partner with the Hunton & Williams law firm.


Nicole Hurd is the founder and CEO of College Advising Corps. A passionate advocate of post-secondary education, Nicole has led College Advising Corps from a pilot project in Virginia to the largest college access program in the country, placing hundreds of advisers in high-need schools from coast-to-coast. Under her leadership, College Advising Corps received a $10 million investment at the White House College Opportunity Summit and the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the “positive and lasting impact they are making through national service.”  Nicole was named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Influence List. Prior to launching College Advising Corps, Nicole served as an Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Virginia. While there, she founded the College Guide Program that was the precursor to College Advising Corps. The College Guide Program received a $10 million grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to expand into additional states. Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.


Julian Jackson graduated with his Baccalaureate degree from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in May 2015. He works at Barclays Investment Bank as an Operations Analyst in the Human Resource function. At the University of Virginia, Julian excelled not only in the classroom but also as a proven leader amongst his peers. A leader in his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Julian served as the Iota Beta Chapter’s Treasurer and Vice-President. He also served on the regional level as the Eastern Region Assistant Director of Conventions and most notably, as the 56th Eastern Regional Assistant Vice President and a member on the National Board of Directors. During his tenure at the University of Virginia, Julian served as the National Pan-Hellenic Council President and on the Inaugural Student Advisory Board to the Office of the Dean of Students.


Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting solutions to global poverty problems, and working to scale-up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors. In 2015, he founded ImpactMatters, a nonprofit dedicated to producing impact audits, which assess whether an organization uses and produces appropriate evidence of impact. His research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, typically employing experimental methodologies and behavioral economics insights to examine what works, what does not, and why in interventions in sustainable income generation for those in poverty, household and entrepreneurial finance, health behavior, and charitable giving. He works on issues for low-income households in both developing countries and the United States. Karlan is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the M.I.T. Jameel Poverty Action Lab. As a social entrepreneur, he is co-founder of stickK.com, a website that uses lessons from behavioral economics to help people reach personal goals, such as weight loss and smoking cessation, through commitment contracts on corporate wellness platforms. Karlan received a Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., an M.B.A. and an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Virginia.


Tim Kilbourn retired two years ago from the Central Intelligence Agency, where he spent 30 years as an analyst and a manager of the production of finished intelligence. In his post-Agency life he has been a consultant to a major European bank, the Department of Homeland Security, and a European cybersecurity firm. His final assignment at the Agency was as the Dean of the Sherman Kent School, the CIA’s Training Academy for intelligence analysts. Prior to that he directed the effort of a substantial number of analytical colleagues as the Deputy Director of the Office of Iraq Analysis during the height of the war, and before that was the Deputy Director of the Office of Asian, Latin American and Pacific Analysis.  From 2005-2008 he was the PDB briefer to the President of the United States.  Previously he served in a variety of managerial positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, at the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, at the Defense Intelligence Agency and at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has a BA in History from Yale, an MA in International Relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College.  


Diane Lim is the Vice President of Economic Research at the Committee for Economic Development, a non-partisan, non-profit business-led public policy organization, where she plays a central role in CED’s Sustainable Capitalism Project, an initiative to strengthen America’s economic system through a more active, engaged business community. Diane was previously chief economist at the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Concord Coalition, and on the Democratic staffs of the House Budget Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. Prior to those positions, she was a principal economist on the Democratic staff of the Joint Economic Committee and senior economist for tax and budget policy on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Diane has also worked at the Brookings Institution, Urban Institute and Congressional Budget Office, and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Penn State University. She currently teaches courses on tax policy and behavioral economics as an adjunct professor at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Brown University, and a doctorate from the University of Virginia.  


Mary Bland Love, (College 1974, Law 1978), practices law as Of Counsel with Marks Gray, P.A. in Jacksonville Florida. She most often represents the defense in cases focused on hospital and physician liability. She has served in leadership positions in her local bar community and on community boards. She has served as the first woman President of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid; the first woman President of the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel; and the first woman President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She was selected as the Jacksonville ABOTA Chapter’s Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011. In February 2016, she was the first woman to be presented the Justice Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Award by the Jacksonville Bar Association. She holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Mary Bland’s community service has focused on serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled.


Kyle Nevins is a team member at Harbinger Strategies in Washington, DC. He is a seasoned former top aide to House Leadership with extensive experience in the process and politics of the U.S. Congress. He has specialized in a wide variety of business community and advocacy issues from financial services to energy, transportation, and telecommunications; advancing winning strategies on behalf of his clients. Mr. Nevins was recognized for his strategic counsel by Politico Magazine as one of “50 Politicos to Watch” during the 113th Congress. Prior to his time in the business community, Mr. Nevins spent over a decade on Capitol Hill working with the House Republican Leadership. Most recently, he served as then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, overseeing the legislative agenda and floor schedule for the U.S. House of Representatives.


Irma Palmer is the Director of Constituent Services in the Office of the Governor of The Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a double UVA Alumna, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College and a Master of Public Policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Prior to coming to the Batten School, Palmer had worked as Senator Mary Landrieu’s Press Secretary on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC). She has also worked for then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and as the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee’s Press Assistant. Palmer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Virginia and is from Fairfax, Virginia.  
 


Scott Pattison serves as executive director and CEO of the National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Prior to joining NGA, Pattison served for over 14 years as director of the National Association of State Budget Officers, supporting governors’ chief financial officers and budget directors by providing expert analysis to guide state budget practices and decisions. He started his career in the federal government at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the late 1980s. At the FTC, Pattison held roles as attorney-advisor, special assistant and staff attorney. Following his tenure at the FTC, Pattison served as the executive director for the National Consumer Coalition, where he honed skills in nonprofit management and developed partnerships with members of Congress. Pattison also served as state budget director and head of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, as well as counsel in the office of the Virginia Attorney General. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University, Pattison went on to receive his law degree from the University of Virginia.


Kenneth Redd is Director of Research and Policy Analysis at the National Association  of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). At NACUBO, Ken directs the annual survey of college and university endowments and other studies on higher education finance issues. He came to NACUBO in 2008 from the Council of Graduate  Schools. Ken has a master’s degree in public affairs, specializing in policy analysis and  social policy, from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of  Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Tufts University, Medford, MA.
 


Robert Reischauer is a Distinguished Institute Fellow and President Emeritus of the Urban Institute, which he led from 2000 to 2012. His research interests and expertise focus on the federal budget, health policy, Medicare, Social Security, and income distribution. Before joining Urban, Reischauer served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 1989 to 1995. He helped Alice Rivlin set up CBO between 1974 and 1981 serving in a number of capacities including Deputy Director. He was a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution from 1986 to 1989 and from 1995 to 2000. Reischauer was one of two public trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds from 2010 to 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Public Administration. He was a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, serving as vice-chair from 2001 to 2009. Reischauer holds an AB from Harvard as well as an MA in international affairs and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia.
 


Thomas Scully was the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2001 to 2003 under President George W. Bush. He is now a senior counsel at Alston & Birl, LLP. He focuses his practice on health care regulatory and legislative matters. He is also a general partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm in New York. At CMS, Mr. Scully had an instrumental role in designing and passing Medicare reform and Medicare Part D legislation and in making the vast agency more open and accountable to the public. He initiated the first public reporting and disclosure for comparative quality among hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and dialysis centers. Before joining CMS, Tom served as president and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals from 1995 to 2001. The FAH represents 1700 privately owned hospitals. Mr. Scully was a partner in Washington, D.C., with Patton Boggs, LLP, 1993-1995; deputy assistant to the president and counselor to the director OMB, 1992-1993; and an associate director of OMB, 1989-1992.


Betty Shotton is a nationally recognized leadership and motivational speaker. She is dedicated to elevating leadership and professional perspectives above the routine towards innovation and possibility. She encourages her audiences to move beyond limitations and get to work on increasing their capacity to work with purpose and passion. With 35 years as a CEO and entrepreneur she has been and continues to be passionately committed to elevating human potential in the pursuit of common purpose. Betty is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she was in the first class of women to be admitted, breaking a 140 year old tradition of an all-male university. She went on to receive her MBA, and headed to the corporate world, joining Philip Morris USA as an Organizational Consultant. After a few years she left to follow her calling as an entrepreneur. From high end resort real estate to aviation, she has started and led six companies, one of which went public in 1998 and is known today as ResortQuest International, a part of Wyndham Worldwide. Betty has been a pioneer for women in business, an avid aviator, a proponent for conscious capitalism and a mentor and coach to hundreds of aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs.


Brian Siegel is a Principal in the Deloitte Consulting Federal Practice in Washington, DC. Brian has over twenty years of professional experience in consulting for the Federal Government on various strategy and management issues, including financial management, procurement and shared services. Clients have included the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, and General Services Administration, among others.  Brian has a BA in Government from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.


Linda Stuntz is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis and Staffier, P.C. She served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, counsel to the House  Energy and Commerce Committee, a member of the National Commission on Energy  Policy, chair of the DOE’s Electric Advisory Committee, and has participated in energy  reports prepared by MIT (“The Future of Coal”) and the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Stuntz currently serves as a non-executive director of Royal Dutch Shell and Edison International. Ms. Stuntz received a B.A. with honors in 1976 from Wittenberg  University and her law degree, also with honors, in 1979 from Harvard. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.


Lindsay Torrico is Director of Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide, the nation’s largest privately funded charity. She joined United Way Worldwide in 2010 and leads the policy strategy on international issues – including human trafficking, youth employment and international education. Prior to working at United Way, she worked on social policy for Senator John Kerry (MA) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02). While pursuing her graduate degree, she was an Education Pioneers Fellow at City Year-Los Angeles, where she developed their three to five year government relations strategy and coordinated a county-wide literacy campaign, spearheaded by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Lindsay serves on the Executive Board of Young Education Professionals-DC (YEP-DC) and is a Co-Chair of the Women in Government Relations (WGR) Education Taskforce. Lindsay holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Public Policy, with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy, from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).


Wayne Turnage currently serves as the Director and Manager of the District of Columbia’s health care agency which has a 2.7 billion dollar budget. Mr. Turnage works as the chief advocate for the agency’s annual legislative and budget priorities. Previously, Mr. Turnage served as: Chief of Staff, Virginia Commonwealth University; Chief of Staff, Governor Timothy Kaine (2006-2010); Advisor to the Governor for Special Health Care Projects, Governor Mark R. Warner (2004-2006); Director of Policy and Research, Department of Medical Assistant Services; and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Mr. Turnage received his undergraduate and master’s degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Ohio State University.


Walter Valdivia is a fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. He studies innovation policy and inequality, and focuses on technology transfer and the governance of emerging technologies. Valdivia’s published work includes studies of: public values of the Bayh-Dole Act, wage disparities resulting from the emergence of nanotechnologies, and the tensions between academic freedom and national security with respect to export controls. He has also co-authored a policy report assessing R&D investments in Arizona. His current research examines the distributional outcomes of various modes of university technology transfer, the institutional path-dependence of innovation, and the role of academic freedom in the governance of emerging technologies.Valdivia holds a B.S. in economics from Universidad Católica Boliviana, and an M.S. in economics and a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University.


Warner Young is an experienced trial lawyer. He represents business and corporations in complex business disputes, often offering success fee based services. He represents the seriously injured in professional negligence, products liability and other personal injury cases. Mr. Young has particular expertise in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. He has obtained for his clients million dollar verdicts and settlements in Virginia and nationally. As a result of obtaining large recoveries for his clients, Mr. Young has developed expertise in wealth preservation, including estate planning, drafting of wills and trusts and administration of estates and trusts. He also has extensive experience in trust and estate litigation. Mr. Young represents diverse clients such as national clinical laboratories and small technology and service businesses in commercial litigation matters ranging from business torts to contract disputes. Since graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984, Mr. Young has been a frequent lecturer on evidence, medical/legal issues and trial techniques.