Dr. Darlyne Bailey (KNFP-13)

Dean & Professor, Graduate School of Social Work Special Asst. to the Pres. for Community Partnerships
Bryn Mawr College

Darlyne Bailey is the Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, where she also serves as Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships. A XIII W.K. Kellogg National Leadership Fellow, she has been a professor and academic administrator (Dean, Vice President, Acting President) for the past two decades. Dr. Bailey currently serves on local and national boards including the Maternity Care Coalition and Stoneleigh Foundation in Philadelphia, and the National Human Services Assembly and the Pieper Family Foundation, in addition to several editorial boards. She has published three books on topics about which she is passionate, including Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow. Dr. Bailey continues to publish articles and book chapters in the areas of leadership, organizational and community transformation, and the formation and sustainability of strategic alliances.



Dr. Elizabeth R. Brown (KNFP-09)

Retired, Director of Neonatology
Boston University

Brown attained her BS degree in Chemistry at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in NYC and then her MD degree at the University of Maryland in 1972. After her residency training in Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal (Montreal Children's Hospital), she completed her Fellowship Training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine at Harvard Medical School's Joint Program in Neonatology (Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital). Following fellowship training in 1978, she remained on staff in the Joint Program in Neonatology as a clinical physician in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and continued to pursue her long term research interest in fetal and newborn lung development. While at Children's Hospital she helped develop the Neonatal Follow Up Program, for which she was the Director, to study the long term results of the increasing survival of very low birth weight infants due to advances in the understanding of lung disorders in preterm infants.

In 1985, she became the Director of Neonatology at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center) and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Boston City Hospital was the hospital of last resort for the poor of Boston. No one was ever refused treatment regardless of ability to pay. There she confronted the realities of unequal care and became involved in many public health programs. Through her epidemiological research on her arrival at Boston City Hospital she realized that 20% of the babies born at BCH in the late 80's were born with illicit drugs in their system. Most blamed their mothers, but Dr. Brown demonstrated that there were only 77 inpatient drug treatment beds in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that accepted pregnant women so it was very hard to access treatment for them. She then applied to NIH for funds to study this problem and was awarded a grant to demonstrate the usefulness of a day treatment program for drug addiction in pregnancy. In 1988, Dr. Brown was awarded a Kellogg National Fellowship Program award. That work focused on Public Health around the world. The mantra of the fellowship program was to think globally and act locally. This led to involvement with the City of Boston Department of Public Health of which Dr. Brown was Medical Director from 1991-96. She spent the next decade advocating for treatment for women who have difficulties with addiction. She served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Health and Recovery, an advocacy group working with the state and city health department to increase access for care for pregnant women with problems of addiction.

From 1985 to 2008 she continued to direct the Neonatology division of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She has been responsible for teaching medical students, interns, residents and fellows at Boston University School of Medicine. She served on many faculty committees including the Boston University IRB (Institutional Review Board) which was tasked with the review of all clinical research at the Medical School and affiliated Hospitals. She retired in 2008. She is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for her alma mater, the College of Mount Saint Vincent in NYC. She had renewed her involvement with fellows who participated in the Kellogg National Fellow Program. Together the Fellows formed the non-profit Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance. This group provides professional expertise to NGO's in underdeveloped countries to help support their work. Dr. Brown was asked to be a member of the Board of Directors and will take on that responsibility in January of 2014.


John Burkhardt

Dr. John Burkhardt (KNFP-10)

Clinical Professor; Founding Director, National Forum on Higher Education; Former Director, National Center for Institutional Diversity
University of Michigan

Dr. John C. Burkhardt a Professor of Clinical Practice in Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. From 2013-2016 he served as the director for the National Center for Institutional Diversity and he was the former Director of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, which he led from 2000 to 2013. Previous to establishing the National Forum, Dr. Burkhardt was program director for leadership and higher education at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he led several major initiatives focused on transformation and change in higher education and participated in a comprehensive effort to encourage leadership development among college students. Dr. Burkhardt's research focuses on leadership and transformation, organizational culture and the role of philanthropy in U.S. society. He has authored several books and articles on leadership and on higher education. His most recent edited volume is “Transforming Understandings of Diversity: Demography, Democracy and Discourse” (2016).


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Mr. David Castro (KNFP-13)


David is a graduate of Haverford College (1983) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1986). In 1993, following a successful career both in private practice and as a Philadelphia prosecutor, he was awarded a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program Fellowship. He studied community leadership and its relation to improving quality of life. Based upon this work, in 1995 he founded I-LEAD, Inc., a school for community leadership development that has served several thousand emerging leaders across Pennsylvania through its affiliation with Pennsylvania Weed and Seed, and its development of an accredited Associate Degree program in Leadership.

In 2002, in recognition of his work on behalf of Pennsylvania communities, he was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship, which he used to study leadership and its impact on economic and community development in Turkey. In 2009, in recognition of his work in community leadership and education, he was named an Ashoka Fellow by the Ashoka Global Funds for Social Change. Ashoka is an international community of the world's leading social entrepreneurs. He is a teacher at heart, frequently consulted as a speaker, serving on panel discussions and contributing regularly via blogs and articles posted through the Ashoka network, the Kellogg Leadership Alliance and the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal.

He is the author of Genership: Beyond Leadership Toward Liberating the Creative Soul, now available in print and e-book formats.

He is also the host of Innovate Podcast, a biweekly podcast featuring dialogue with social entrepreneurs, writers, visionaries and researchers engaged in transformative thinking, action and creative collaboration.

Innovate is produced by Ashoka, Innovators for the Public, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal and I-LEAD. Innovate is sponsored by Arch Street Press.



Dr. Robert "Bob" Flores (KNFP-13)

Professor and Deptartment Head, Agricultural Education and Communication
California Polytechnic State University
W. K. Kellogg Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability

Dr. Flores joined the Agricultural Education & Communication Department in 1983. He is serving as the Department Head. He teaches undergraduate courses and supervises graduate students in the credential program. He also serves as a core faculty member for the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Dr. Flores comes from a family of eight children who were born and raised in Bakersfield, California. His family’s move to a rural area of Bakersfield opened “the doors” of agriculture for him. He was a member of the Casa Loma 4-H and the South High School FFA Chapter.

Dr. Flores attended Bakersfield College for one year before transferring to Cal Poly, where he received a degree in Animal Science. He completed student teaching at Hanford High School, followed by five years of teaching at San Benito High School in Hollister. He earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Flores worked in Costa Rica in the development of EARTH University (Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda). EARTH is now in its 25th year of operation.

Dr. Flores serves as a co-advisor to Latinos in Agriculture, and he served as a national officer of the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS).

Dr. Flores and Sheryl have been married for 35 years, and they have 3 sons – two are Cal Poly graduates, and the youngest will soon be a Cal Poly graduate.




Michigan State University
W. K. Kellogg Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability

Dr. Rick Foster is a tenured professor who joined the faculty of Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in January, 2010 after 15 years as Vice President for Programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. He also holds at MSU an Endowed Chair in Food, Society and Sustainability. Dr. Foster provides leadership and direction for three inter-related initiatives: 1) Metro food initiative in Detroit called FoodPLUS|Detroit; 2) Detroit Coalition Co-Leader for the Global Innoversity Project; and 3) Co-Leader of the evolving bi-national, economic development initiative linking resources in Canada, Ohio and Michigan to promote 21st Century sustainable economic development.


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Dr. Rose Hayden-Smith (FSPF-06)

UC Food Observer

Rose Hayden-Smith is a U.S. historian, food systems expert, writer and social technologist. She focuses on policy and practice. You can learn more about her work by following her on Twitter: @victorygrower or @ucfoodobserver.

Hayden-Smith advocates for school, home and community gardens…and for public policies that support a healthy, affordable, sustainable and accessible food system. You can find her work under her personal brand “VictoryGrower” and her UC brand, which is "UC Food Observer." Hayden-Smith holds Masters degrees in Education and U.S. history, and a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She is currently assigned to the University of California's Office of the President (UCOP). At UCOP, Hayden-Smith serves as an academic and editor of a new effort called "The UC Food Observer." The UC Food Observer was conceptualized as part of UC's Global Food Initiative. UC Food Observer is a blog and multi-platform social media effort providing information and perspectives on food systems and agriculture. Hayden-Smith serves as editor, writer and social technologist for the brand. Prior to serving in this role, Hayden-Smith led the University of California’s strategic initiative in sustainable food systems for more than four years. This initiative operates under UC’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She has also served as a UC Cooperative Extension advisor in youth, family and community development in Ventura County, where she worked on community food systems projects, including school, home and community gardening efforts. Her work in Ventura County included serving as director of the local 4-H and Master Garden programs for many years and working as a garden educator.

Hayden-Smith received UC Davis’ Bradford-Rominger award for her work in agricultural sustainability in 2013. In 2011, she was named one of the thirty most influential women in sustainable food systems by the White House Project. She is also a former W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow (2008-2009). Her book, "Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I," was published in 2014.

Hayden-Smith is married to Bill Smith, an attorney and civic volunteer, and lives in Ventura, California. They are parents to Natalie, a college student. Hayden-Smith is a member of the Willamette University Parents Council, and is active in a range of church and community activities that focus on food, health and social justice.


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Ms. Martha Lee (KNFP-15)

Executive Director
Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance

Martha Lee (KNFP-15) has been intrinsically involved in leadership development throughout her 35-year career supporting emerging and seasoned leaders in finding and following their passions.

For the past 12 years, Martha has been the founding executive director of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA), a diverse network of 1600 leaders from 53 countries selected by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation over the span of 30 years because they all had a passion to make a difference. This network of Kellogg Fellows are committed to positive change and giving back to their communities.

KFLA works to provide opportunities to the Fellows to join resources with others to take action on issues of growing importance that make a lasting differences in communities. It also serves as a gathering place for incubation and innovation of ideas, providing a space to renew Fellows’ capacity to be present, strengthen their ability to be fearless, gain greater clarity, and bring them together to discover their combined capacity for service, a service that ripples outward through collaborative partnerships.

Since 2002, KFLA has held numerous forums and conferences, produced leadership publications, and seeded leadership efforts across the globe resulting in an internationally recognized network known for its keen ability of connecting Fellows’ leadership and technical expertise with others in an effort to expand their capacity to serve those in need.

During her Kellogg fellowship, Martha founded and held the position of president/CEO of the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APAWLI). She founded APAWLI because of the belief that Asian American and Pacific Islander women should be at leadership tables; enhancing and enriching their skills and their understanding of leading in a culturally centered way, owning their power as AAPI women. During her 10-year tenure with the organization, she worked with the Gallup Organization to publish a study with data collected by Gallup on the strengths and talents of AAPI women leaders.

Opportunities to serve as program officer and manager for the Denver Community Foundation, program director for the National Hispana Leadership Institute, project manager for the Mile High United Way, and executive director of the Asian American Foundation of Colorado prepared her path to serve as a change agent.


Eva Moya

Dr. Eva Moya (KNFP-13)

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
College of Health Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso

Eva M. Moya is a native of the U.S.-Mexico border. Eva has a Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. With more than 30 years of professional experience in the U.S.-Mexico border region, she is considered a specialist in border health. Dr. Moya was named by Latino Leaders National Magazine in 1994 as one of the top 10 Latinas in health care. Dr. Moya has published a number of papers on health disparities and infectious disease in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border Region and coauthored several books.

Her expertise includes border health; advocacy, communication, and social mobilization in TB and HIV/AIDS, and Community Health Workers. Eva served as director for the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, the Border Vision Fronteriza Outreach Project with the University of Arizona, Centro San Vicente Social Services, and women's health and youth sexuality education endeavors in Mexico. She directed the Border TB Photovoice Project and the TB Division of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association. She was the Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization. Coordinator for SOLUCION TB Expansion with Project Concern International. She directed the PIMSA Transborder TB and Stigma Project. She is the director for the Intimate Partner Violence and the Voices and Images of Domestic Violence research projects. She is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work at UTEP. Eva conducted studies throughout the world during her tenure as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. She is active in Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance board. In 2009, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reappointed her to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Healthy People 2020 Advisory Committee. Her research interests include: tuberculosis and stigma, women and migration, U.S.-Mexico border health, HIV/AIDS, and community-based participatory research approaches like the Photovoice method.



Dr. RASHID NJAI (Health Fellows & Scholars)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCDR Rashid Njai, (PhD, MPH) , is an Officer in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and Epidemiologist in the Division of Community Health, Research Surveillance and Evaluation branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He hails from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, where he completed his MPH and PhD training in Health Behavior and Health Education with a focus on psychosocial health/epidemiology; he also has a BS in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University. His work broadly focuses on the epidemiology of mental/physical health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities as well as other vulnerable populations, as they relate specifically to the Social Determinants of Health, resiliency and wellness. As a public health first responder he hopes to continue rapid and effective response to public health needs through leading national/international chronic and infectious disease investigations/outbreaks.


Betty Overton

Dr. Betty Overton (KNFP-09)

Clinical Professor; Director, National Forum on Higher Education University of Michigan

Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins is a Professor of Clinical Practice in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) and the Director of the National Forum. Betty received her Ph.D. in educational leadership from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees in English are from Tennessee State University and she has done further study at Harvard University. In the CSHPE, Betty teaches courses in the history of higher education, race and ethnicity, access and equity, and other areas.

Betty is active in higher education, serving on the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities (NCA), the board of the American Association of Higher Education & Accreditation (AAHEA), and the editorial board of Liberal Education, published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She has been a member of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), and the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. Betty served as Provost at Spring Arbor University for a decade, where she was responsible for all aspects of the academic program.

She is the mother of two sons and the proud grandmother of four grandchildren.


Dave Suss


Director of Operations
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

Dave Suss is the Director of Operations at the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (Leadership Foundation). He has held this position since April, 2012. The Leadership Foundation is one of the preeminent issues based leadership development organizations in the state.

In his role, Suss serves as a key intermediary between the Leadership Foundation and the Chamber affiliates. His duties include oversight of the operational aspects of the Leadership Foundation including financial management and budgeting; database management; program systems support; information technology needs and utilization; and endowment and scholarship oversight. He also serves and the primary liaison FirstBank Colorado Scholars Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the Leadership Foundation in April 2012, Suss served as the director of programs and technology at the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, an alumni offshoot of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Before dedicating his career to nonprofit and leadership development, Suss spent eight years working in corporate acquisitions, transitions, centralization and project management with an emphasis on database migrations, workflow management, business processes and stored valued cards.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and German studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree from the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law).

Dave has been active in the community as a volunteer. From 2008-2012, Suss volunteered as a legislative aid two State Representatives, working on policy analysis creating websites and crafting communications. He currently serves on the board of directors for Metro Volunteers.


Michael Trevino

Mr. J. Michael Treviño (KNFP-06)

Managing Partner Treviño & Company

J. Michael Treviño has more than thirty years of experience in legislative and regulatory advocacy, communications, outreach strategies, image development, reputation management and coalition building.

He is the Managing Partner of the two consulting services known as Reputation Management Associates and Trevino & Company.

Past work experience includes:

Marathon Oil Company as General Manager, Corporate Public Affairs, on November 1, 2001. For nearly six years Michael directed Marathon's public and media relations; internal and external communications; and community and philanthropic programs. Michael has a wide range of domestic and international public and government affairs experience.

Prior to joining Marathon, Michael was General Manager of Texaco Inc.'s Global Communications and Government Affairs Division, where he was the senior advisor to executive management on corporate positioning before foreign governments. Michael had primary responsibility for the administration, strategic planning, fiscal management and human resources needs for the Division's more than 104 employees plus contractors. Michael directed campaigns targeted to U.S. federal, state and local government authorities, joint venture partners, media and key constituents including shareholders. In addition, he had oversight responsibility for public and government affairs in the U.S., the Americas and Asia/Pacific regions.

Prior to joining Texaco, Michael held various public and government affairs positions in Washington, D.C., and served as a Vice President with Fleishman-Hillard, an international public relations consulting firm based in St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Michael practiced law in the District of Columbia and served as the National Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC, the nation's oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization.

Michael specializes in developing business-to-business outreach strategies, establishing third-party networks and building public-private coalitions of corporate, community and minority organizations to educate and advocate.

Michael is active and has been supportive of numerous civic organizations including: Children's Defense Fund, Chairman, Southwest Region Advisory Board; Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Foundation Board; The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston; member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Holocaust Museum Houston; Vice Chair, Southwest Region UNICEF Board; member Houston Public Library Board; member Memorial Hermann Hospital Continuing Care Corporation Board*; member Board, Pan American Development Foundation; member Board, World Affairs Council Houston; Chairman, Houston International Festival; founding member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Office of Latino Initiatives; founding member, National Hispanic Council of State Legislators; the Houston Arts Alliance and is a member Washington, D.C., Bar Association.

He is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and is married to Ileana V. Trevino, a Washington, DC native who is CEO of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation. Michael and Ileana have three children: Margot, a graduate of Boston College and practicing attorney; Maria Alexa, a graduate of University of Texas, Austin and Development Manager for the Fund for Teachers; and Miguel, a graduate of St. Edwards University, Austin and commercial analyst with Enterprise Products Company. The Trevino's have resided in Houston since 1997.


Patricia Turner


Ms. Patricia Turner

Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Points of Light Institute

Patricia M. Turner serves as a consultant and executive coach to foundations, corporations, municipalities, universities and non-profit organizations interested in organizational alignment, strategic planning and change management. Pat’s expertise in board and program development, evaluation, and resource management has been particularly helpful to new institutions and those in the midst of change.

Colleagues and clients appreciate Pat’s unique contribution to organizational challenges. Because she has been a trustee and staff member of institutions in the fields of higher education, arts and culture, and social service, she understands both perspectives.

Pat has served as a consultant to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for more than sixteen years, assisting with strategic alignment, managing organizational change and strengthening volunteer leadership and governance practices. She recently worked with The World Health Organization and STTI on the development of global standards for nursing and midwifery education. In addition to work with STTI, she has consulted with The Foundation Board of The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, The Association of Hospital Internal Auditors, and The Foundation Board of the National League of Nurses. Pat served as the Chair of The External Advisory Board of The Indiana University School of Nursing, and as a board member of the External Advisory Board of The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.

Her contributions to the field of leadership development are wide and varied. She has been a Master Educator, Principal writer, and Consultant with the Trustee Leadership Development organization--a national leadership education program serving nonprofit organizations and their boards of trustees. As an advisor and consultant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Fellowship Program, Pat shared leadership expertise, designed and facilitated national and international learning experiences, and fostered the personal and professional growth of Kellogg fellows. She served as coach and trainer for the Pew Charitable Trust’s Civic Entrepreneurship Program and is now the lead consultant to the Hull Leadership Program sponsored by the Southeastern Council of Foundations. Her work with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and MDC focuses on grassroots leadership in southern communities. As a member of the advisory board of The Emory University Center for Ethics, she works closely with their Greenleaf Servant Leadership program and serves as a guest lecturer.

She has authored articles on the subject of leadership, voluntarism, and organizational change. An accomplished speaker, Pat served as keynoter at several national conferences and meetings and appeared on local and national television. Her previous positions include the following: Founding Director, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Founding Director of the Indiana Youth Institute, Executive Vice President of the Tenth Pan American Games, and Founding Director of Girls Incorporated’s National Resource Center.

Pat is a graduate of Adelphi University in New York where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and English. She earned a Master’s Degree from The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities, conferred by Franklin College for outstanding achievement in the field of social work and community advocacy.

Her community service record is long and varied. It includes work at the local and national level in amateur sports, the arts, education, health, human services, voluntarism and youth work. She has been recognized numerous times for her outstanding voluntary contributions, including The Jefferson Award for outstanding Community Volunteer Achievement, presented by the National Institute for Public Service.



Kellogg Fellows answer WDYDWYD?

Nation Building

I was born in an adobe home in a village less than a square mile. We played carefree in the open spaces, and felt safe in our close-knit indigenous community. Once we went beyond our boundaries, everything changed; we were marginalized.