Last updated on: 6/20/2019 | Author: Advisory Board (Ambassadors Program)

The Ambassadors program is an invitation-only group of VIP advisors who are empowered to represent at select events and provide needed consulting on our growth, strategy, and operations. We are thrilled to include among our Ambassadors, these accomplished and passionate advocates for critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship (in alphabetical order):
Kamy Akhavan
Former CEO of; Executive Director of USC’s Center for the Political Future; Professional speaker on overcoming the red-blue divide in government, workplace, and home
Howard Baldwin
Former NHL executive; producer of the Academy Award-winning film Ray
Karen Baldwin
Actress; producer of the Academy Award-winning film Ray
Victoria Fine
Founder & CEO, Finally; former Director of Strategy and Audience Development at Slate; former Managing Editor at Upworthy; former Adjunct Professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
John Gable
Founder and CEO of; former executive at Netscape, Mozilla, and Microsoft
Jack Gorman, MD
Co-Founder of Critica LLC; former Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University
Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH
Co-Founder of Critica LLC; Project Manager for Global Public Health and Johnson & Johnson; Researcher in Epidemiology at Harvard University
Celeste Headlee
Public radio host and speaker; author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter
Kathy Wagner Hill, PhD
Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University
Cynthia Hirschhorn, MA
Architect; Founder of Unycyn Civics Arts
Sheila Suess Kennedy, JD
Professor of Law and Policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI); former Executive Director of Indiana Civil Liberties Union
Anthony Pennay
Chief Learning Officer at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute; Chair of the Education Committee for the American Alliance of Museums
Shermichael Singleton
Contributing Host, Vox Media’s “Consider It” on Facebook Watch; former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Mark Anthony Thomas
Senior Vice President of Partnerships at New York City Economic Development Corporation; former Director of the Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team for City of Los Angeles