Alternatives Unlimited has formed an advisory council to assist with developing long-range strategic plans and advise on funding issues.
According to CEO John Sullivan, ”The collective experience of the council will be invaluable in helping Alternatives Unlimited map the future as well as improve instructional and business practices.”
The first meeting was held November 12 in Baltimore, Md., with another session on January 28. During these sessions, the council members dealt with organizational issues, discussed how to streamline operations to make AU more efficient and cost effective, and examined protocols for various compliance issues. Subsequent council meetings will be held quarterly.
Members of the council include Doug Riley, a Maryland attorney who is serving as council president; Bart Anderson, an educator in Columbus, Ohio; Tracey Berger, an attorney in San Francisco; and Don Mohler, the chief of staff to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
John Sullivan, AU’s CEO, also sits on the council, while Melissa Replogle serves as council secretary. Brief bios of each of the council members follow:
Bart Anderson —Mr. Anderson serves as the superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and the executive director of the Regional Shared Service Center Council of Governments. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania where, in the world of interesting coincidences, Stuart Berger, AU’s founder, served on his dissertation committee.
Tracey Berger — Ms. Berger is a graduate of New York University and Northwestern University School of Law. Since 2006, she has been an associate with the Bingham McCutchen law firm in their San Francisco offices.
Don Mohler — Mr. Mohler served in numerous capacities during his 30 years with the Baltimore County Public Schools. In 2005, he became senior advisor and director of communications for Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith. In 2010, he was appointed chief of staff to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
Doug Riley — Mr. Riley is an attorney with the Maryland law firm of Treanor Pope & Hughes, P.A. He has been involved with AU since its very beginning, helping Dr. Berger organize the company in 1998 and serving as AU’s general counsel until joining the advisory committee. Mr. Riley was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1990 and served for eight years, during which time Dr. Berger was Baltimore County superintendent of schools.This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.