Dr. Mollie Marti, PhD, JD, President, Cedar Rapids, IA

Mollie Marti, PhD, JD, founder of the Institute and host of the Resiliency Matters TV show, lectures and consults to apply human resilience research to meet global challenges of modern day life. Her broad experience as a lawyer, psychology professor, research institute director, and longstanding entrepreneur fuel unique perspectives that equip people to grow their human capacity for healing, strength, and wholeness.

Liv Lane, Chair, Minneapolis, MN

Liv is an advisor, author, and artist from who delights in helping others deepen the impact of their work and the joy in their lives. Shaped by her beloved dad, positive youth development pioneer Dr. Peter Benson of the Search Institute, youth advocacy has been an underlying theme for the past two decades in her communications and personal development career.

Stephanie Frank, Vice-Chair, Phoenix, Arizona

A best-selling author, co-founder of Success IQ University, and president of the Holisec Group, Stephanie brings 30 years of consulting, program development, and field experience to her work as a behaviorist, network engineer, process specialist, and certified cybercrime investigator.  Her clients include the IRS, Hilton Hotels, Microsoft, Novell, and hundreds of police departments and professional services firms.

April Smith, JD, Treasurer, San Antonio, TX

As the Managing Attorney for a State of Texas child support office, April supervises a team of attorneys committed to enhancing the lives of families by ensuring that children receive financial assistance from their parents. A longstanding entrepreneur dedicated to community service, she has a special interest in educational programming that makes learning fun.

Lois Buntz, MSW, LISW, ACSW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Lois brings more than 35 years of experience in the nonprofit and education sectors, including serving for 11 years as President/CEO of United Way of East Central Iowa. President of Lois Buntz Consulting LLC, she holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Stanford and has received numerous leadership and service awards for her work with nonprofits organizations.

Liz Coenen, Minneapolis, MN

An educator, chaplain, and philanthropic leader who believes that mutual relationships inspire positive transformation, Liz works as an independent consultant building capacity to face uncertainty and complexities.  She served for 15 years as the executive director of a private operating foundation that used a strengths-based approach to support children and families within disadvantaged communities.

Chuck Peters, JD, Seattle, WA and London, UK

A generative community builder, Chuck spent 19 years as CEO of The Gazette Company, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa media company that operated The Gazette newspaper and KCRG–TV9, an ABC affiliate. He serves as chair of the Board of Folience, a holding company with a diverse set of wholly owned businesses that actively invests in developing cultures which allow people to grow as they grow value.

Cheri Sigmon, York, SC

A retired US Air Force Officer, Cheri worked for 21 years as a Chief Information Security Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she secured sensitive military networks, communications, and technology. Her affiliations include The Joint Staff; USSTRATCOM Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations; Headquarters Air Combat Command; and US Joint Forces Command.

Don Stanley, Madison, WI

Owner of a digital consulting firm and an award-winning instructor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Don teaches design, social media, and digital marketing courses for the Department of Life Sciences Communication. He has a keen interest in applied digital marketing strategies and how emerging technologies impact how people seek out and consume information.

Avi Szenberg, JD, New York City, NY

Co-founder of Szenberg & Okun PLLC, and formerly of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Avi handles domestic and international corporate matters including commercial real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. In recognition of his significant dedication to pro bono and community projects, the New York State Bar Association has honored Avi as an Empire State Counsel.

Zoe Tratuman, Burke, VA

As a military spouse, Zoe has been actively involved with community and family support groups throughout her husband’s U.S. Marine Corps career. She has served on various committees of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), including the Finance Committee. A certified elementary teacher, she has taught in classrooms while living in California, Arizona, Virginia, and Okinawa, Japan.