Counsel. Connections. Community.

To accelerate our institution in the direction of positive impact and professional prosperity, we need industry leaders and dedicated alumni at the helm. Each of our boards emboldens the Batten vision in a different way, and elevates our overall visibility in the process.


Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli comes to the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with extensive leadership experience in private law practice, industry, the nonprofit sector and in government service at the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services, Justice and State.

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Carlos Enrique

President, CEO Alquería Dairy

Carlos Enrique Cavelier has a BA from the University of Vermont and a MPA from Harvard´s Kennedy School. He taught for 7 years at the Universidad de Los Andes.

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Co-founder and Managing Director of NRV

Theodore L. Chandler, Jr. is Co-founder and Managing Director of NRV, a firm dedicated to funding early stage growth companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ted offers more than 30 years of C-suite experience, strategic leadership and board service. In addition to NRV, Ted serves on the Board of Directors of the following NRV portfolio companies: Territory, Inc., Moonlighting LLC., Health Warrior, Inc., and WealthForge Holdings, Inc.

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President of NavHealth

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.

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Molly Claire

Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gerald E. Connolly from Virginia’s 11th District

Molly Claire Cole (M.P.P. 2011) is the Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gerald E. Connolly from Virginia’s 11th District. Her career has taken her from the State Department, to the World Bank, to an international NGO called mothers2mothers, to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, to USAID, and now to the legislative branch in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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XQ Institute

Morgan Courtney leads engagement with community leaders and education changemakers across the country for the Bay Area-based XQ Institute, an initiative of the Emerson Collective that is dedicated to rethinking the American public high school for the 21st century. Prior to XQ, she built public-private partnerships in Indonesia for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A trained facilitator in design thinking, she is also an evangelist for using human-centered design tools for social impact.

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