FrameWorks Board of Directors meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico - 8/2012
John Scott, Chairman
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, Co-Secretary
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 1955. 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.
Susan Nall Bales, Co-Secretary
Susan Nall Bales is founder and President of the FrameWorks Institute and a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has lectured at Pitzer College and served as a visiting scholar at Brandeis University’s Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management. She is a contributing member of the National Scientific Council at Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. She is also a Visiting Scholar in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A veteran communications strategist and issues campaigner, she has more than 30 years of experience researching, designing and implementing campaigns on social issues. She is the author of numerous articles on public opinion and media published by Sage Publications, the Zero to Three Bulletin, Society for Research on Child Development and the Center for Research on Children. Most recently, she is co-author of the monograph Communications for Social Good, published by the Foundation Center. Her work has been presented at colloquia and lectures at Brandeis, Yale, Rice and Harvard Universities and at the White House.
Before founding FrameWorks in 1999, Ms. Bales served for six years as director of strategic communications and children’s issues at the Benton Foundation, where she founded www.connectforkids.org (now sparkaction.org), an award-winning Web gateway for news and research on children’s issues. Ms. Bales served for four years as Vice President for Communications at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals, where she helped create the popular “Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding?” public advocacy campaign and founded the Coalition for America’s Children, with more than 350 organizational members. For eight years she served as President of Public Affairs Research & Communications, where she designed and managed communications campaigns nationwide. A graduate of UCLA, she received her M.A. from Middlebury College. She has served on the Adolescence in the 21st Century Study Group of the Society for Research on Adolescence.
Sean Flynn, Treasurer
Sean Flynn is Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University School of Law, where he teaches courses on the intersection of intellectual property, trade law and human rights at American University Washington College of Law. At PIJIP, Professor Flynn designs and manages a wide variety of research and advocacy projects that promote public interests in intellectual property and information law and coordinates PIJIP’s academic program, including events, student advising and curriculum development. Professor Flynn’s research examines legal frameworks promoting access to essential goods and services. He serves as counsel for advocacy organizations and state legislatures seeking to promote and defend regulations that promote access to essential medicines.
Prior to joining WCL, Professor Flynn completed clerkships with Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson on the South African Constitutional Court and Judge Raymond Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also represented consumers and local governments as a senior associate with Spiegel & McDiarmid and as senior attorney for the Consumer Project on Technology, served on the policy team advising then Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Deval Patrick, and taught Constitutional Law at the University of Witwaterstrand, South Africa.
Margaret Weir, Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1986. Her research and teaching fields include political sociology, American political development, urban politics and policy, and comparative studies of the welfare state. She has written widely on the politics of social policy and inequality in the United States and Europe. Most recently, she has edited The Social Divide: Political Parties and the Future of Activist Government, (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution and Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1998), a study of the politics of social policy in the Clinton administration. Other books include Politics and Jobs: The Boundaries of Employment Policy in the United States (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992); The Politics of Social Policy in the United States (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1988) (co-edited with Ann Shola Orloff and Theda Skocpol); and Schooling for All: Class, Race and the Decline of the Democratic Ideal (New York: Basic Books, 1985) (with Ira Katznelson). Weir is also the co-author of a textbook on American government, We the People (New York: W.W. Norton:1997) (with Benjamin Ginsberg and Theodore Lowi). Dr. Weir is currently at work on a study of metropolitan inequalities and city-suburban politics in the United States. She is Director of the MacArthur Foundation Network in Building Resilient Regions and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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.
FRANKLIN D. GILLIAM JR. is a senior fellow with the Institute and dean of the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. He has served since 2002 as UCLA’s first-ever associate vice chancellor of community partnerships. In that role, he built a strong program of academic civic engagement through the Center for Community Partnerships. He is the founding director of the Center for Communications and Community at UCLA. At FrameWorks, Gilliam has served as project director for the Framing Race in America Project and has contributed to projects on health care, early child development, youth, and rural issues.
Gilliam is the author of Farther to Go: Reading and Cases in African-American Politics (Harcourt Brace), and has published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Social Policy Report, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Politics, Nieman Reports, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Public Opinion, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Government and Policy, Sociological Inquiry, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, Ethiopian Review and The Source. In 2004 Gilliam was awarded the Mark O. Hatfield National Scholar Award, Portland State University, and in 2006 he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni, University of Iowa, 2006. Gilliam received his B.A. from Drake University and his Ph.D. from University of Iowa.
LINDA BOWEN is a fellow with the Institute and has been executive director of the Institute for Community Peace in Washington, D. C., since its inception in 1995. She has over twenty-five years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research and community building. Prior to joining ICP, she served as special assistant to the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration; assistant dean at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago; and program director at the Center for Successful Child Development in Chicago, Ill. (a precursor of community-based, comprehensive parent engagement and child development programs). Bowen had authored or co-authored papers and reports on child development, adolescent pregnancy, and parenting and violence prevention.
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.
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.
Past Members, FrameWorks Board of Directors
Robert L. Munroe, Chairman Emeritus