DR. STEPHANIE COVINGTON, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. Recognized for her pioneering work in women's issues, addiction and recovery, Dr. Covington specializes in the development and implementation of gender-responsive services in both the public and private sectors. Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. She has published extensively, including six manualized treatment programs. Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, Calilfornia, where she is co-director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice. She also serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Services for the federal agency SAMHSA.
LUBA H. LYNCH brings more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy to the FrameWorks Institute, having lead a small family foundation to national prominence and worked to create supportive philanthropic organizations and innovations in the field. She has served as executive director of the A. L. Mailman Foundation where she was recognized as a leader in the field of early childhood education. She served as a program officer at the Field Foundation, which funded in the areas of social welfare and social justice, civil rights and civil liberties. She was a founding member and Chair of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families which awarded her its first Fred Rogers Leadership Award in 2004. She was a founding member of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and the Institute for Community Peace. She has served as a board member of Philanthropy New York. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and received her Ms.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.
RONALD MANDERSCHEID is the Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A sociologist with a specialization in social psychology and statistics, Dr. Manderscheid previously served as Branch Chief, Survey and Analysis Branch, for the federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SAMSA.
Dr. Manderscheid currently serves on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and is past Chair of the APHA Mental Health Section. He has also served as Chairperson of the Sociological Practice Section of the American Sociological Association, and as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences. He has served as principal editor for eight editions of Mental Health, United States.
During the Clinton National Health Care Reform debate, Dr. Manderscheid served as Senior Policy Advisor on National Health Care Reform in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At that time, Dr. Manderscheid was also a member of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Work Group of the President’s Task Force on Health Care Reform.
JOHN SCOTT graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in art education and an M.A. in audio visual education. For 12 years, he taught art in the Los Angeles city schools and spent five years as consultant in the Art Curriculum Division of the L.A. Board of Education. For many years he operated a design studio with his wife, offering graphic arts and promotional photography. He has conducted independent explorations of Papua New Guinea on five individual visits, photographically documenting the land and culture. He is currently active in digital photography and writing. He serves on the Board of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in California.
PAGE HUIDEKOPER WILSON is a writer and human rights activist, and an internationalist, concerned about the world’s children, women and the environment. Most recently she was honored as recipient of the Falkowski Award for her support of the United Nations, given by the National Capitol Area Division of the United Nations Association, on whose board she currently serves. After working as attaché on the staff of Ambassador Joseph Kennedy in London from 1938 to 1940, she became a reporter for the Washington Times-Herald from 1940 to 1943. Her journalism in the 1940s and early 1950s included articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. The mother of four children (then acquiring three more through her second marriage), she returned to work in 1958 as the director of information for Americans for Democratic Action, which entailed serving in press relations for the 1963 March on Washington, and marching with Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. In the 1970s she worked for the Population Committee. Her activities and those of her husband, Thomas W. Wilson Jr., who died in 1997, merited a place on Nixon’s enemy list. In addition to serving on the board of the FrameWorks Institute, she is also on the boards of the D.C. School of Law Foundation and Horizons International.