Board Members

Torian Richardson,  Board President

 

Torian is a firm believer in lifelong learning through experience and immersion, and his own experiential path led to him living and working on four continents and journeying to over 35 countries. Having compiled more than 15 years of diverse international business experience as a thought leader, strategist, and change agent, Torian believes in planting positive seeds of Attitude | Accountability | Action and takes great delight in witnessing the growth and success of other people. He is especially proud of his achievements in Africa as Pearson’s Business Solutions Director, where he was responsible for successfully building educational technology and service based businesses throughout the continent. He embraced the challenges of being an African-American business builder in China, learned Mandarin, and quickly acclimated to the Chinese culture within TORIANITE Inc., his international strategic consulting firm.

 

He completed his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance at Benedictine University. He earned a certificate of completion from Harvard Business School’s High Potentials Leadership Program, and a Masters in International Development from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, examining Massively Open Online Course [MOOC] efficacy in China.

 

 

Carol J. Carter, President & CEO

 

Carol Carter is a national and international student success author and speaker. For the last 16 years, Carol has been president of LifeBound, a student success and transition company, which publishes books and conducts training in academic coaching skills for college faculty, K-12 administrators, counselors, and teachers, as well as parents.

Carol is the author of ten books for students in grades 5-12, as well as curricula, and she is the co-author of a book for parents: Stop Parenting and Start Coaching. Her most recent books, Critical and Creative Thinking for Teenagers and Leadership for Teenagers, were  co-authored with Maureen Breeze and published by Lifebound.

 

Carol has shared her professional insights with students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Sydney, Australia; ChristChurch, New Zealand; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Nairobi, Kenya; Beijing, China; and throughout the United States.  Where ever she is, she encourages students to think globally as they chart their careers. An intrepid traveler, Carol has been a guest in over fifty countries around the world.

Bena Kallick, Vice President of Talent

 

Bena is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom. She served on the board of Jobs for the Future, is the co-founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and the Program Director for Eduplanet21.com. She is co-founder of Performance Pathways, a company dedicated to providing easy-to-use software for curriculum mapping and assessment tracking and reporting, an integrated suite.

 

Dr Kallick has taught at Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School.

Remington Green, Vice President of Strategy

 

Remington is the CEO and co-founder of Organic People.  He formed the company in 2000 to bring together his extensive knowledge of Information Technology with his success in growing businesses.  As a general manager and partner at Executrain of Colorado, Remington’s organization was responsible for training more than 100,000 people annually for Fortune 500 companies including US West, TCI and AT&T Broadband.  He currently is the president of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses, whose 500 company membership represents more than $15 billion in combined annual revenue.  Remington’s expertise in balancing the demands of growing businesses recently earned him a slot in the MIT Birthing Of Giants program, which brings 60 select entrepreneurs from around the world together to learn from elite business leaders about successful business practices and theories.  In his spare time, he volunteers as an advisor to the Denver Housing Authority to manage low-income housing initiatives and is a board member of Lifeskills, which helps low income students prepare for life beyond high school.  He holds an MBA from Denver University with an emphasis in Finance.

Kris Winkler, Treasurer

 

Kris is a consulting professional and a believer in lifelong learning through education, training, and work experience. She has consulted in various cybersecurity domains for over 15 years, and has provided training to others in basic security concepts, security process improvement and cyber security awareness. Her passion for trying new things has led her to work for small, medium and large organizations serving both public and private clients. Through volunteer efforts, she has taught club accounting concepts and finding stocks to study to Investment Clubs, and has also tutored young children in reading through the TutorMate program.She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Arizona, a Masters of International Telecommunications from George Mason University, and a certificate in Corporate Executive Leadership from Georgetown University.

Mackenzie Fallt, Secretary

 

Mackenzie Fallt is a Minnesota native and moved to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Denver. She graduated with honors in 2014 with a Bachelor's in International Studies, Psychology, and English. Upon graduation, she began working with the University of Denver's Office of Undergraduate Admission and enjoys working with students seeking to gain an education that values global perspectives, collaboration, and diversity in the classroom.

 

Through her studies and work at the University level, Mackenzie recognized the importance of education in the lives of individuals around the world, and the efforts that still need to be done to address the gaps, and was drawn to working with GlobalmindED in their drive to improve education everywhere. Mackenzie is currently completing a Masters in International Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies in order to continue working toward the improvement of education and other human development issues throughout her career.

Chantal Unfug, Member-at-Large

 

Chantal Unfug became DOLA's director of the Division of Local Government in 2013 where she leads over 55 employees to provide research, technical assistance, problem solving and expertise on local government issues. She also oversees 15 unique state and federal grant programs, with 4 advisory committees distributing over $200M annually to strategically invest annually in over 1000 local community development projects.Chantal has over 20 years of public sector experience having served under two governors, two Denver mayors, and as a county administrator. Her expertise ranges from organizational and managerial effectiveness, to community and economic development. She is a skilled negotiator and excels at strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.A native of Colorado, Chantal is an advocate for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, and has worked tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of communities statewide. She is a graduate of Boston University and lives in Denver with her husband and two sons