PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Former Members of the Board of Directors & Staff

(Professional Affiliations Shown at the Time of Service on the Board)

Former Chairs of the PPIA Board of Directors (In Sequence)

Susan C. Schwab (chair, 2000 – 2005)   online bio
Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Rebecca M. Blank (chair, 2006 – 2007)   online bio
Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Mark Wessell (chair, 2008 – 2009)   online bio
Dean, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

James Goldgeier (co-chair 2012-2015) online bio
Dean, School of International Service, American University

Eric Schwartz (chair, 2015-2016) online bio
Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Former Voting Members of the Board (Alphabetical by Last Name)

Lisa Anderson   online bio
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Carolyn Ban   online bio
Dean, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Maggie DeCarlo**
The Harris School, University of Chicago

David Ellwood   online bio
Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Robert Gallucci   online bio
Dean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Louis Goodman   online bio
Dean, School of International Service, American University

Melissa A. Lee
Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Princeton University

Judith Morrison**
Senior Representative for Eastern South America, Inter-America Foundation

Michael Nacht   online bio
Dean, Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Barbara Nelson   online bio
Dean, School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles

Joseph Nye, Jr.   online bio
Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Jose Ochoa   online bio
Director of MPP Admissions and Programs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Barbara Romzek online bio
Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University

Michael Rothschild   online bio
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Anne-Marie Slaughter   online bio
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Ruby Takanishi   online bio
President, Foundation for Child Development

Mitchell Wallerstein   online bio
Dean, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

**alumni of the PPIA Program

Former PPIA Staff (Alphabetical by Last Name)

Patricia Budka, Program Coordinator, 2002 – 2003

Tevonne Ellis, Program Coordinator, 2004

Christopher Matias, Executive Director, 2002 – 2009

Rose Previte, Program Coordinator, 2003 – 2005

Lath Addie Rasavong, Program Manager, 2004 – 2006

Marvin Ward, Jr., Administrator, 2010 – 2011

Erin Mann, National Director, 2012 – 2016

To view information about current members of the board and current staff, please click here.