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Our Board is as diverse as the participants we seek to engage in our digital and in-person programs.  Each Board member brings the diversity of their ethnicity, experience and passion.  Given their prowess, members of our Board sometimes do double-duty by acting as faculty and facilitators as part of our in-person events, in our webinars and as thought leadership content contributors on our website, Facebook and LinkedIn posts.

Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher
Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher
President/CEO, Options Unlimited, LLC & President Emeritus, Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, GA
Dr. Jacquelyn M. “Jacquee” Belcher’s is the Leader of the Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute, which is a part of Options Unlimited, LLC. Her career in higher education spans more than 35 years and includes administration, management, and instruction. She was the fifth president of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), the third largest higher education institution in the University System of Georgia. As president of GPC, she was the first woman appointed to the position and first ethnic minority to lead a higher education institution that is not historically black. The multi-campus college, offers associate degrees, certificates, and continuing and corporate education and serves over 23,000 students in Metropolitan Atlanta. Jacquee has also served on such national boards as the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Council on Education (ACE), the National Council on Black American Affairs, the National Institute for Leadership Development, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the American Red Cross. Her commitment to education and the community has been recognized by many civic and professional organizations: awards and distinctions include elevation to President Emerita of Georgia Perimeter College, ACE’s Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, the American Association for Women in Community Colleges’ President of the Year Award, recognition as one of Georgia’s 50 most influential women, and the American Red Cross’s Clara Barton Award. Jacquee earned a B.S. in nursing from Marymount College, Kansas, a master’s degree in psychosocial nursing and psychology from the University of Washington, and a juris doctorate from Seattle University’s law school. In 2005, after 35 years in higher education, she became the Founding President and CEO of Options Unlimited, LLC, providing executive coaching on personal, professional, and organizational development. Jacquee has two daughters, lives in the Atlanta, GA metro area, enjoys theatre, reading, crossword puzzles, and is partial to the color yellow.  
Dr. M. Valeriana Moeller
Dr. M. Valeriana Moeller
President Emeritus, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
Dr. Valeriana Moeller served as President for fourteen years at Columbus State Community College, a two-year urban college with an enrollment of more than 28,000 students. Before retiring in June 2010, she was committed to the mission of the comprehensive community college and promoted that mission through her leadership and vision at the college and was instrumental in developing new programs to help address the  community's need for a trained workforce. Among her initiatives were the new Community Education/Workforce Development Division, an innovative welfare-to-work program, and the creation of the Internet-based Global Campus distance learning program, the Leadership Institute and the development of a new campus in Delaware County. Prior to her service at Columbus State, Moeller was Executive Vice President and Provost of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. She has three decades of leadership experience at colleges in Michigan, Minneapolis and Ohio. She is the immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation; she served on the Board of Directors of COSI, Capitol South, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Fifth Third Bank Central Ohio. She served as a member of the board of the American Council on Education. She currently serves on the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation Board and on the YWCA-Minneapolis Board of Directors. She currently mentors and coaches in the ACE Fellows Program. She consults on leadership issues in higher education, including board roles and responsibilities, policy development and coaching senior staff. Born in India, she was raised in Portugal, where she began her career as a high school chemistry teacher. She holds bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and master's and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Lynda Villanueva
Dr. Lynda Villanueva
Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs, Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX
Dr. Lynda Villanueva serves as the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Brazosport College and is a Data Coach for Achieving the Dream. As Vice President, she serves as the College’s Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer.As an Achieving the Dream Data Coach, Dr. Villanueva consults with two Michigan and three Washington colleges with a particular interest in student success courses, college readiness, and developmental education. She is also the Achieving the Dream Core Team Leader and College Readiness Special Advisor for Brazosport College, a Round 3 ATD Leader College. Her research interests include counterproductive work behavior, occupational health psychology, and the development and evaluation of standards in education. Prior to Brazosport College and her role with Achieving the Dream, she was an organizational consultant for various organizations, specializing in the areas of personnel selection and organizational development. Dr. Villanueva holds a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University, a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston.
Ms. Patrice Masterson
Ms. Patrice Masterson
Assistant Director for Benefits, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ms. Patrice Masterson is Assistant Director for Benefits at the University of Georgia, Athens.  She is an expert in organization and human resources development, with over 30 years of experience in designing and conducting leadership and employee development programs. She has taught college courses; at the request of the college president, she developed and organized a leadership program at Georgia Perimeter College. Patrice has also held human resources management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Patrice’s management style combines a deep knowledge of her field, thorough preparation, and a calming presence. “I most enjoy working with people on developing leadership skills. I’ve been fortunate to have had good opportunities to grow through hard work, balanced with fun, in great jobs with lots of good people.” Patrice has a Master of Management degree with majors in Organization Behavior and Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior from Brown University.  
Ms. Christine Nguyen
Ms. Christine Nguyen
Vice President of Administrative Services, Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, CA
Christine has been with the Coast District for 19 years of which ten of those have been with Coastline. She started her career at the District managing the disbursement of Federal and State Financial Aid for all three campuses, Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline Community College. She then went on to manage the District Budgets and Accounts Payable for one year prior to coming to Coastline. In her position as the Director of Fiscal Services at Coastline, she is responsible for monitoring and tracking all expenditures for both the General Fund and the college’s ancillary/auxiliary operations. Currently Christine serves as interim Vice President of Administrative Services for Coastline College. Christine received her B.S. in accounting from CSU, Long Beach, California in 1991, and her M.B.A. from UOP in 2007. In her spare time, Christine enjoys spending time with her devoted husband and two daughters, Megan and Ashley. She continues her involvement with a few charities established in Vietnam to help fund the under-privileged children in getting a college education.
Ms. Mariam Khosravani
Ms. Mariam Khosravani
Director, College Foundation, Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, CA
Mariam Khosravani is the Executive Director of the Coastline Community College Foundation in Orange County, California. She is in charge of the College Foundation, its assets and raising funds to assist and support over 18,000 students.  Mariam has been active in the field of philanthropy as a consultant, speaker, and trainer for the last ten years. She is passionate about humanitarian aid and has assisted in the expansion of several non-profit organizations in Southern California. She has raised millions of dollars in funds for various local, national and international organizations. One of the many charities which Mariam is passionate about is The Africa Project. As the President of the organization’s Board, Mariam helps raise awareness about the plight of AIDS orphans and children in Africa and provides them with food, clothing, school fees, medical care and other basic necessities. Through The Africa Project, she also helps fund initiatives that create an enduring improvement in the community. Additionally, she is a prominent leader of the Persian community in California and has served as an ambassador for the community-at-large in developing and enhancing the Persian image and presence with key business and political figures in the area. Some of her most recent community involvements include: Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine - 2002-present Board of Advisory, KOCE-TV, Orange County’s PBS station - 2009-present President, The Africa Project - 2006-present Chair, Investment Council, United Way Orange County - 2004-2006  Board of Trustee, Iranian American Scholarship Fund - 2004-2006 Board of Director, Association of Fundraising Professionals - 2003-2005
Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins, Ed.D.
Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins, Ed.D.
Independent Consultant and former President, Thomas Nelson College and Suffolk County Community College
A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Dr. Shirley Pippins, recently completed a six month leave of absence from the board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Education (CAEL) to serve as a consultant, assisting the organization in bringing its resources to colleges and universities around the country.  CAEL is a non-profit that links learning and work through a commitment to helping adult learners succeed as a result of prior learning assessment, education and training. Before joining CAEL, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Victory University, an accredited Christian liberal arts institution in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Programs and Services for the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C.  In this role she led a division that included the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity; the Office of Women in Higher Education; The Spectrum Initiative; Center for Lifelong Learning; Corporate Programs; Military Programs; and the GED® Testing Service. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pippins served as the President of Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) for five years.  Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.  Dr. Pippins was the first woman, and the first African-American, to lead the college in its history.  Prior to her association with SCCC, she was the President of Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia for eight years. Dr. Pippins was also a Vice President and Dean of Adult and Continuing Education at Westchester Community College.  She previously served as director of Westchester Community College's corporate education program.   Dr. Pippins earned her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed studies at Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management.  She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, where she graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.  She holds master's degrees from the University of Illinois and from Manhattanville College in New York.  Dr. Pippins has more than 25 years of leadership, management, consulting, teaching and faculty development experience.  She has worked in both the public and private sectors.   During 1991, she served the U.S. Information Agency in South Africa as an Academic Specialist, assisting educators in exploring alternative models of higher education, including community colleges.  Dr. Pippins has participated in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) and also served on the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Commission on International/Intercultural Services and the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council of the national organization, the College Board.   Dr. Pippins has three grown children.
Toni Belcher
Toni Belcher
Executive Director
Ms. Toni Belcher is the Executive Director of Kaleidoscope. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mills College and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management with an MBA in Marketing and Strategy. Toni has held leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies and honed her skills in brand, marketing and project management working regionally, nationally and globally. She is a creative and resourceful leader who uses a hybrid of innovation, project management, change management and 6 Sigma to deliver complex projects on time, task and budget.  She has won several awards over her career saluting her ability to deliver and inspire diverse teams.  Her views on leadership are informed by her over 15+ years of experience. Toni now uses her skills working with the Kaleidoscope faculty to grow and manage the Kaleidoscope organization and its curricula helping participants and graduates in their leadership journeys. She states, “I am passionate about Kaleidoscope because I believe it empowers participants to pivot their thinking and take action using insights and tools of self-awareness and contextual understanding. Wow!”.   Toni is a dedicated enthusiast of adventure. She has trekked in Nepal, backpacked in Alaska, traversed Europe, beached in Greece, walked 60-miles for breast cancer and run marathons.  She makes her home in the greater Tuscon, Arizona area with her husband LaFrank and their puppy dog Smokie.

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