Our Research Advisory Council

BoardSource’s Research Advisory Council is designed to assist and support research projects throughout the year, including Leading with Intent. The council comprises some of the top minds in nonprofit governance research and leaders in their fields.

Alan Abramson

Professor and Director, Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy
George Mason University/Aspen Institute

Marla J. Bobowick

Bobowick Consulting, LLC

Will Brown

Professor and Director, Nonprofit Management Program; Mary Julia and George Jordan Professorship
Bush School of Government & Public Service
Texas A&M University

Anne Cohn Donnelly

Clinical Professor
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Donald Haider

Professor of Social Enterprise and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Judith L. Millesen, Ph.D.

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Ohio University

Rick Moyers *

Independent Consultant

Una Okonkwo Osili, Ph.D.

Director of Research
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Indiana University

David O. Renz, Ph.D.

Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership and Director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Henry W. Bloch School of Management
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Bill Ryan

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard Kennedy School

Cathy Trower, Ph.D. *

President, Trower & Trower, Inc.

Sylvia Mei-ling Yee *

Senior Advisor
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund


BoardSource Staff:

Anne Wallestad (ex officio)
President and CEO

Vernetta Walker (convenor)
Vice President of Programs and Chief Governance Officer

* BoardSource Board of Directors liaison