Board of Directors

Laila Brock
SVP, Atlanta Dream

Laila Brock is serving as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Community Impact at the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.  With more than 20 ye…More

Teresa Gould
Commissioner, Pac-12

Teresa Gould joined the Pac-12 in August 2018, bringing more than three decades of leadership experience across a variety of successful roles in Divis…More

Dan Guerrero
President, USIUSF

Dan Guerrero has been president of The United States International University Sports Federation (USIUSF) effective July 1, for the period 2020-2024. G…More

Jon Harris
CEO, AthLife

Jon Harris serves as Chief Executive Officer of AthLife®. Serving on the board of the Institute of Sport and Social Justice brings him full circle, a…More

C. Keith Harrison
Professor of Business, HipHop, & Sport at UCF

Keith Harrison is Professor of Business, HipHop, and Sport at UCF and has served as Associate Unit Head/Chief Academic Officer of the DeVos Sport Bus…More

Tanya Hughes
Founding Member, U.S. Faster Payments Council 

Tanya Hughes is an executive in the financial sector and a retired elite U.S. high jumper. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Hughes is a three-time America…More

Paul Kaplan

Paul Kaplan is an attorney in the Lexington, Kentucky area. He has been involved with the Institute for many years. Kaplan currently represents severa….More

Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social issues, scholar and author. H…More

Nicolet Lewis
Chief People Officer, Detroit Pistons

Nicolet Lewis is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for the Detroit Pistons.  Lewis is a senior management team member, designing …More

Chris Monasch
Interim Director of Athletics, CUNY York College

Chris Monasch most recently served as Interim Director of Athletics at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He was previously Director of Athl…More

Allyce Najimy

Allyce Najimy

Allyce Najimy is the CEO and Executive Director of the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL), which has donated over $10.5 Million in grants to more th…More

Eric Nyquist
Chief Impact & Communications Officer, NASCAR

Chief Impact & Communications Officer, National Association for Stock Car Racing Eric Nyquist is the Chief Impact & Communications Offi…More

Dr. Jeffrey O’Brien is the CEO of the Institute for Sport & Social Justice.  For over two-decades, Dr. Jeff O’Brien has been committed to…More

Peter Roby
Former Athletic Director, Dartmouth & Northeastern 

Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon has named Peter Roby ’79 interim athletics director beginning Feb. 16, 2021. Roby will serve in the po…More

Ashley Turner
Director, UCF 

Ashley Turner is currently the Director of External Affairs and Partnerships for the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program at the Universit…More

Joseph Walsh
SVP of People and Culture, Arizona Diamondbacks

Joe Walsh – Senior Vice President, People and Culture Joe Walsh is in his sixth season as the Senior Vice President of People & Culture for the…More

Katelyn Ohashi, Civic Leader Award

I am honored to be a Giant Steps Honoree as a civic leader. Sharing my stories of body shaming, and educating others about the damage it can do to young women in sports is detrimental. I hope I can help young people understand the importance of self-worth and to find their own voices within.