Board Members

Elizabeth Leach, Chair
Owner Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Julie Allport, Secretary
Former Chief of Staff/Executive Vice President WE Communications

Charlie Dobson, Treasurer
CFP/Senior VP at Avalon Trust

Golnaz Armin
NIKE Senior Design Director and strategist

Leslie Copland
Founder & CEO of Leslie Copland Leadership

Juliet Ashby Hillman
Philanthropist

Debbie Hutchins
Senior Director, Business Development at Skanska

Aidan Krainock
Founder & Principal, Aidan Krainock Appraisals

Bruce Morrison
Experienced Board Leader, Past Senior Advisor U.S. State Department

Mark Palmen
Artist, Former Director of Public Relations at Westwood Brand

Rex Ritter
Senior VP, Private client advisor of US Trust

Staff

MaryAnn Deffenbaugh, Executive Director
maryann@converge45.org
Madalyn Barelle, Program Director
madalyn@converge45.org
M Prull, Program Assistant
mprull@converge45.org