Mom Congress Advisory Board Members
The education leaders and advocates on our advisory board are dedicated to improving our schools -- just like you. Check out their credentials and read more about Mom Congress.
In just 20 years, Eskelsen went from being a lunchroom worker in a school cafeteria to the VP of the National Education Association. She is now one of the highest-ranking labor leaders in the country, a highly-sought public speaker, and one of our most influential Hispanic educators.
Melinda G. George is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF). In this role, Ms. George is committed to helping NCTAF, a not-for-profit organization, achieve its mission of empowering teachers and helping to create schools organized for success.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is a co-founder and the Executive Director of MomsRising.org, a grassroots, online project dedicated to building a more family-friendly America. Also an author, The Motherhood Manifesto won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007. She currently serves on the board of the Economic Opportunity Institute, and lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
Kim Davenport is Senior Vice President of Education and Program at Jumpstart - a leading national early education non-profit organization. Most recently, Davenport led a team to research, create, test and roll out a new curriculum that has been proven to increase preschool children's school readiness. She holds an M.A. in Child Development from Tufts University and lives in Worcester, MA with her husband and daughter.
Rachel Gutter is the director of the Center for Green Schools and is an experienced teacher and green building consultant.
Carol Evans, mom to a son and a daughter, is also the President of Working Mother Media (a division of Bonnier Corporation), which includes Working Mother magazine, Diversity Best Practices, The National Association for Female Executives, the Work Life Congress, and the Multicultural Women's initiative.
Robert L. Manuel, PhD, has spent 15 years in higher education. He is currently dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University and sits on the editorial advisory board for Continuing Higher Education Review and is a former University Continuing Education Association commissioner.