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Allan Henderson

TDC Board Chair; Co-founder of GHJ Consulting

Allan Henderson is principal and co-founder of GHJ Consulting, a small, international management consultancy.  He has been consulting organizations—large and small, public and private, charitable and profit-making—on four continents for 26 years.  He works especially in extended engagements helping leadership and management to focus on long-term concerns and to implement transformational change in their organizations. Read more about Allan Henderson...

Tamara Copeland

TDC Board Member; President of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

As Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) President, Tamara Copeland is the organization’s major thought leader, helping to envision and implement work that meets the needs of the sector and of the region.  She came to WRAG with extensive experience in nonprofit management, policy and children’s issues having led Voices for America’s Children, the National Health & Education Consortium, and the Infant Mortality Initiative of Southern Governors’ Association and Southern Legislative Conference as well as having been Congressman Bobby Scott’s (D-VA) Legislative Director.

Dayna L. Cunningham

TDC Board Member; Access Strategies Fund Board Member; Executive Director of the Community Innovators Lab at MIT

Dayna L. Cunningham is an Access Strategies Fund board member and Executive Director of the Community Innovators Lab at MIT.

CoLab is a center of research and practice within the MIT Department of Urban Planning.  Combining on-the-ground planning and development expertise of DUSP faculty and students with local community knowledge, CoLab helps community residents and leaders create innovative experiments and living examples that address urban sustainability challenges. Read more about Dayna L. Cunningham...

Mary Emeny

TDC Board Member; Chair of the Tecovas Foundation

Mary Emeny grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, but with strong roots and many visits to the Amarillo area where her grandfather first arrived in 1880. The Frying Pan Ranch, which he bought on behalf of his father-in-law, is still in the family with Mary overseeing her family's half of the original ranch. It took her 35 years to actually move there.

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Charles McNeill

TDC Board Member; Senior Adviser of Forests and Climate for the Sustainable Development Group 
of the United Nations Development Programme

Charles McNeill is the Senior Adviser of Forests and Climate for the Sustainable Development Group of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dr. McNeill holds a PhD in Genetics, with a focus on conservation biology, University of California, Davis. He has held several academic posts addressing a range of environmental and development issues, and has worked with the non-governmental sector on hunger eradication and sustainable development programs in South Asia and Africa. Read more about Charles McNeill...

Walter Wright

TDC Board Member; Program Manager for Economic Inclusion, Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs

Walter Wright is the program manager for economic inclusion at Cleveland State University Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he is working to increase opportunities for residents through the Greater University Circle initiative.  He has worked for 23 years in community development, most recently as a project director at the Cleveland Foundation.  Prior to joining the foundation, he worked as a senior program officer at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and as the director of economic development at the Tremont West Development Corporation.  Read more about Walter Wright...