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 ready-made 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 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 –

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Kristen Blum

Kristen Blum was most recently SVP & CIO Latin America, PepsiCo, Inc. Over the past 30 years, Kristen has had extensive experience in senior technology and business positions at leading retail and consumer-focused companies. In her various leadership roles at PepsiCo, she was responsible for innovating, advancing, and evolving the technology solutions –

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Robert A. Marchman

At the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Mr. Marchman is the Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion/SEC Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). Highlighting the development of strategies intended to expand diversity and inclusivity within the SEC and its external partner, Mr. Marchman works to advocate for financial literacy and inclusion in overlooked sectors of the investor community. --

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Alan K. Nevel

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer for The MetroHealth System. In this integrated leadership role, Alan is responsible for driving the human resources strategy to attract, retain, and motivate a highly engaged diverse workforce to implement MetroHealth’s mission while leading inclusion, cultural competency and work-life strategies to empower employees. –

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Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. is director of the Equity & Inclusion Program at the Walton Family Foundation. She is a global consultant, writer, coach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and civil rights thought leader. She has worked globally for over 20 years, in over 40 countries, as a consultant, coach, storyteller and facilitator focusing on areas including: Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, Race/Racism, Challenging Conversations, Mindfulness, Coaching, Wellbeing, Innovation and Creativity, and Educational Equity.

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Dr. Yawei Liu

Yawei Liu (刘亚伟)is the director of the China Program at The Carter Center. He became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2014. He is the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Emory University.

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Joe Coleman, CPA

Joe Coleman, CPA, is a Tax Director with Tower Leadership. In this role, Joe’s primary focus is to provide tax compliance and planning services.

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