Educating the Educators through Professional Guidance and Informed Solutions
CDL is directed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of business, education, and civic leaders from around the city and country who share in our passion for ensuring that every child, no matter their background or level of learning, has an equal opportunity for a quality education.
We have spent more than two decades developing an international network of education professionals and collaborating with the world’s best minds to draft CDL’s programs. With their help, we’ve crafted initiatives using research-based best practices that deliver increased student achievement. Our Board of Trustees, Professional Advisory Board, Community Advisory Board and professional staff provide CDL with sound leadership and valuable resources.
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees is comprised of a governing board of 15 elected or appointed to direct the policies of CDL.
CEO, Lusher Charter Schools
Founder and President,
The Slone Group
Kelvin Adams, Ph.D.
Superintendent, St. Louis Public Schools
Glenny Lee Buquet
Former Member, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Founder and President, Quality Support Coordination, Inc.
Rev. Lawrence Houston
Principal, St. Peter Claver Catholic School
President, New Orleans – Regions Bank
Elizabeth “Beth” Laine
Meg Marino, M.D.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist
Cynthia Hedge Morrell
The Honorable Robin D. Pittman
Judge, Orleans Parish
Holly Sharp, CPA, CFE, CFF
Shareholder and Director, LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand
Deputy Superintendent, New Orleans Police Department
Director of the Public Integrity Bureau
Professional Advisory Board
Our Professional Advisory Board is comprised of a group of 12 professional individuals who have volunteered to offer advice and guidance to CDL.
Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor,
Harvard Medical School
Louisa C. Moats, Ph.D.
Moats Associates Consulting, Inc.
G. Emerson Dickman, III, J.D.
Attorney at Law
Immediate Past President
International Dyslexia Association
Joanne Quinn, MBA
Quinn Consultants, Inc.
Michael Fullan, Ph.D.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
University of Toronto
Craig T. Ramey, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scholar and Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor Department of Psychiatry,
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
Carol Rolheiser, Ph.D.
Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation
University of Toronto
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Child & Adult Psychiatrist;
Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School;
Director, Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health
Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Chicago
G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D.
Synergistic Education Solutions
Robert Sternberg, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President
Oklahoma State University
Community Advisory Board
A group of 9 individuals from the community who have volunteered to offer advice and guidance to CDL.
Gerard Ballanco, M.D., FAAP
Stephen Hales, M.D.
Hales Pediatrics, New Orleans
Gordon Blundell, Jr., M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Ruby Bridges Hall
President, Ruby Bridges Foundation
Louisiana State Senator
President, Donahue Favret Contractors
Mary Lou Ochsner
Robert D. Reily
Chairman, The Standard Companies
The Honorable John W. Greene
Judge, 22nd Judicial District (Ret.)