Board of Directors


Morgan Rose, M.S.

Founder/Executive Director
National Children’s Advocate


Professor, Division Chair of Child Development, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Edward William Gutgsell and Jane Marr Gutgsell Endowed Professorship
Co-chair, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Task Force: Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges and Universities
Chair & Lead Author of The American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Classroom Violence Against Teachers
Author/Editor: Bullying in North American Schools, 2nd Edition; Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools
National Expert on the Prevention of Teen Bullying, Dating Violence, and Student/Teacher/Classroom Safety
Media Appearances: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper, The Today Show, CNN, CBS Evening News
National Print Media: TIME Magazine, USA Today, People Magazine


Co-Principal Investigator, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Internist, Department of Preventive Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Director & Founder, Institutes of Preventive Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California
Fellow, The American College of Physicians

Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Senior Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs
Editor, Journal of Moral Education
Blogger, Psychology Today
Latest book: Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development From Research to Practice and Policy

James Sporleder, M.S. Curriculum Instruction

School Discipline Progressive — Huffington Post: Lincoln High School’s “Out of School Suspensions” reduced by 85%
Former Principal of Lincoln High School, Walla Walla, Washington
Current Chairman of Community Implementation Task Force on Gang Prevention/Intervention
Committee Member, Children’s Resilisnce Initiative, Bringing the ACE Study to Our Community
Co-Chairman of the Providence St. Mary’s Hospital Community Board


Kaer Soutthard, M.S.

Non-Profit Management
Secretary Treasurer

Elberta J. Eriksson, MFT

American Family Therapy Academy
Past Director, Mutil-Cultural Outreach Program, Marin County
Marin County Women’s Hall of Fame
Founding Member, Marin Action Coalition, People of Color
Former Dominican College Faculty Member


Fari Amini, M.D

Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Co-Author, A General Theory of Love
America’s Angel Campaign Advisor

Roger Grossman

Publisher & CEO, Marin Independent Journal
Chairman, Special Olympics - Northern California and Nevada
Board Member, California Film Institute, Bay Area United Way
America’s Angel Advisor

“I can’t think of an investment in time or resources that will make more of a difference to you and me, personally, and most of all to America’s children, than The America’s Angel Campaign.”

Dorothy Hughes, M.S.

Children’s Champion
Martin Luther King’s Humanitarian Award
Director, Marin Association for Mental Health
Marin Women’s Hall of Fame
Community Action Marin
Marin Suicide Prevention Center
Buckelew Houses
Marin Family Action
Marin Peace and Justice Coalition
Campaign for a Healthier Community for Children
America’s Angel Director
Lived her vision to create a world that works for all of us.

“Because of The America’s Angel Campaign, there will one day be a progressive national policy on children and families.”


“The human family is the most powerful, the most humane, and by far the most economical system known for making and keeping human beings human.

Yet, the children, youth and families of America are worse off today than they were in 1970-over thirty years ago. We as a nation must be reeducated about the necessary and sufficient conditions for making human beings human. We must be reeducated not only as parents—but as workers, neighbors, and friends; and as members of the organizations, committees, boards—and, especially, the informal networks that control our social institutions and thereby determine the conditions of life for our families and their children”

Urie Bronfenbrenner, Commencement Address 2000
Professor Emeritus, Human Development, Family Studies and Psychology, Cornell University
Co-founder of Head Start