• Matthew L. Bishop, Ph.D.

    Director
    Matt Bishop serves as the director of the University of Georgia's J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, an interdisciplinary unit of public service and outreach.
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  • Emily Boness, J.D.

    Public Service Assistant
    Emily Boness directs Athens Peer Court, a diversion program in which high school students serve as the lawyers, judge, and jurors in sentencing hearings for youth who have been charged with first-...
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  • Jared Ruiz Bybee, J.D.

    Public Service Assistant
    Jared Ruiz Bybee has a joint appointment to Fanning and the University of Georgia School of Law.
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  • Carolina Darbisi, Ph.D.

    Public Service Assistant
    For the past six years, Carolina Darbisi has led youth leadership development at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. She also develops and supports multicultural programs in both...
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  • Louise Hill

    Public Service Associate
    For the past decade, Louise Hill has guided the Fanning Institute’s community leadership development programs, which includes program design, curriculum development and teaching adult leadership...
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  • David Anderson Hooker, J. D.

    Public Service Associate
    David Hooker provides leadership development, capacity building, mediation and conflict transformation support for individuals, community-serving organizations, government agencies, and congregations...
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  • Maritza Soto Keen, Ph.D.

    Public Service Associate
    Maritza Soto Keen works in the area of nonprofit leadership with a focus on board development, strategic planning, and program evaluation. With almost 30 years of experience in nonprofit...
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  • Brendan S. Leahy, Ed.D.

    Public Service Associate
    Brendan Leahy works on a variety of Fanning Institute programs and initiatives, including those focused on leadership development, youth leadership development, general facilitation as well as...
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  • Richard McCline, Ph.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Dr. Richard McCline works in the area of community leadership with a focus on promoting entrepreneurial and servant leadership. With more than three decades of academic and business experience, he...
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  • David Meyers, M.S.W.

    Public Service Assistant
    David Meyers works in the area of youth leadership with a focus on supporting youth in foster care and the families and institutions that serve them. For the last three years, Mr. Meyers has led...
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  • Delene Porter, M.S.W.

    Public Service Assistant
    Delene Porter serves as the President and CEO of the Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) which stewards $1.9 million in philanthropic resources on behalf of businesses, families, and local...
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  • Raye Rawls, J.D.

    Public Service Associate
    Raye Rawls works in community leadership development with a specialty in conflict resolution. She is an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator and holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources.
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  • Janet Rechtman, Ph.D.

    Senior Public Service Associate
    Janet Rechtman works in the area of nonprofit leadership. With more than 25 years of consultation experience, Dr. Rechtman is an expert in community leadership development and nonprofit capacity...
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  • Emmett Shaffer, Ed.D., L.P.C.

    Public Service Assistant
    Emmett G. Shaffer joined the Fanning Institute in 2011 and currently works with non-profit organizations, designing, evaluating, and facilitating systemic leadership development and organizational...
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  • Lori Tiller

    Public Service Assistant
    Lori Tiller focuses on projects involving nonprofit organizations, college access for underrepresented youth, leadership for both adults and youth, and has particular interest in volunteer...
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