Board of Directors

Welcome from the NSHSS Foundation Board Chair

Welcome to the NSHSS Foundation website! Our goals are clear and defined—to support, encourage, and enable young people to pursue higher education by helping to eliminate financial barriers to entry.

Further, we are committed to establishing a deep bench of readymade leaders across the globe that will carry forward their passion for a more equitable, earth conscious, and sustainable future.

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Todd Corley
NSHSS Foundation Chair

NSHSS Foundation Board of Directors

Members of the board come from broad disciplines. They are all passionate about diversity, inclusion, and engaging young people to become global citizens and leaders. The members of the board are held accountable by their commitment to create a “today” that is guided by the youthful optimism of this current generation – a generation that relishes the opportunity to break-through traditional thinking and generate a response to causes and concerns.



Board Members

Todd Corley

Todd Corley, NSHSS Foundation Chairman

Todd Corley is the creator and catalyst of The TAPO Institute, a think tank and strategic advisor advocating inclusive leadership. He is a former corporate officer in charge of global diversity and inclusion at an iconic retailer, where he elevated them as the “#1 Specialty Retail Brand” among the African American segment and positioned them – [Read the full bio]

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Kristen Blum

Kristen Blum is SVP & CIO of Commercial Solutions, Enterprise Data and Advanced Analytics at PepsiCo.  In her role, she and her team are responsible for expanding the data platform driving a single version of the truth, standing up PepsiCo’s big data processing and analytical capabilities, defining the capabilities needed to create cutting-edge analytics, driving – [Read the full bio]

Elisabeth Kelan

Dr. Elisabeth Kelan

Professor, Cranfield School of Management Cranford University Elisabeth Kelan, PhD.   Elisabeth Kelan (PhD) is an expert on gender and generational relations in organizations. Professor Kelan is on the faculty of Cranfield School of Management. Prior to this appointment she was a Reader in the Department of Management at King’s College London and a Senior – [Read the full bio]

Robert Marchman

Robert A. Marchman

Executive Vice President, Legal Section FINRA Market Regulation Department In June 2010, Mr. Marchman joined the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as Executive Vice President and Head of the Market Regulation Department’s Legal Group (the Group prosecutes violations of market rules and federal securities laws such as the recent significant disciplinary actions involving manipulative high-frequency – [Read the full bio]

Alan Nevel

Alan K. Nevel

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Thermo Fisher Scientific Alan K. Nevel is a Human Resources Executive who enables business leaders to leverage the power of diverse talent, backgrounds and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation and growth. Currently serving as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Alan’s primary focus is – [Read the full bio]

Tanya Odom

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M

Education and Global Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and Executive Coach The FutureWork Institute Tanya M. Odom, is an Executive Coach and Director of Innovation for the The FutureWork Institute and works with corporations in the United States and Europe in their efforts to address diversity issues and create sustainable change in organizations. Her areas of – [Read the full bio]

Mary A. Armbruster

Mary B. Leveridge, CPA, NSHSS Foundation Treasurer

Mary Leveridge is the founder and managing member of Payroll Strategies, LLC.  She is also a partner in AGH, LLC a Georgia Based regional CPA firm.  Mary has been with AGH since 1993 and remains an essential part of the AGH business advisory practice. Her expertise guides clients during the start up, growth, and transition – [Read the full bio]