Meet The Team

We are a very lean foundation, guided by our Board of Directors, a great team of experts, and by two terrific Advisory Committees.

Board of Directors

Malcolm Kirschenbaum
Malcolm Kirschenbaum
Chairman
Will deHoo
Will deHoo
Founder & Executive Director
Drew Guthrie
Drew Guthrie
Chief Operating Officer
Renier Dijkhuis
Renier Dijkhuis
VP & Design/Creative Director
Niels Postma
Niels Postma
VP & Tech-Team Director
Mike Sheffer
Mike Sheffer
Director of Education
Remar Sutton
Remar Sutton
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Roberta Baskin
Roberta Baskin
Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner

Key Team Members

Matt Moss
Matt Moss
National Projects Coordinator
Tyler Thournir
Tyler Thournir
Videographer
Tonya Rapley
Tonya Rapley
Columnist
Martin Krusbæk
Martin Krusbæk
Business Manager
Karim Aoussar
Karim Aoussar
Social Media Intern
Kris Kent
Kris Kent
Executive Assistant
Frederik Bligaard
Frederik Bligaard
Walter Cronkite Intern

The Walter Cronkite Committee

FoolProof exists because of Walter Cronkite. The Walter Cronkite Committee works to advance FoolProof's mission of providing unique, ethical and free financial literacy resources to consumers of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Walter Cronkite IV
Walter Cronkite IV

CBS News, Washington, D.C.

Cristina Cuomo
Cristina Cuomo

Co-Chair, the Walter Cronkite Committee

Doug White
Doug White

Co-Chair, the Walter Cronkite Committee, author, The Non-Profit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of the Nation's Nonprofits

Dr. Lennette A. Coleman
Dr. Lennette A. Coleman

Co-founder and Principal, Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Peter Cunningham
Peter Cunningham

United States Assistant Secretary of Education, 2009-2013

Joan Claybrook
Joan Claybrook

President Emeritus, Public Citizen

Steve Brobeck
Steve Brobeck

Executive Director, Consumer Federation of America

Ira Rheingold
Ira Rheingold

Executive Director, The National Association of Consumer Advocates

David Fanning
David Fanning

Executive Producer at Large, PBS FrontLine

Rodney Brooks
Rodney Brooks

Personal Finance Columnist, Retired, The Washington Post

Michael Coleman
Michael Coleman

Newspaper Management Consultant, Trustee with the Freedom Forum, Newseum and Newseum Institute

Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney
Anne Hearst McInerney & Jay McInerney

Directors, Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation, New York

Rita Green
Rita Green

Assistant Extension Professor, Mississippi State University and Director, Consumer Federation of America

Lauren Willis
Professor Lauren Willis

Professor of Law, Loyola University, Los Angeles

Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.d

Co-Founder, the Speyer Legacy School

Stephen Byrd
Stephen Byrd

Producer, Front Row Productions, Inc.

Jennifer Tejada
Jennifer Tejada

Information Technology and Services, California

Joe Lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale

Founding Partner, Formation 8

Ivan Oransky
Ivan Oransky, MD

Co-Founder, Retraction Watch

Sharon Bush
Sharon Bush

Board Member, UN Women for Peace Association, New York

Tonya Rapley
Tonya Rapley

FoolProof columnist and team member, founder and CEO of My Fab Finance

Janet Varnell
Janet Varnell

Partners' Council of the National Consumer Law Center, board member of Public Justice

Roberta Baskin
Roberta Baskin

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

Wendy Abrams
Wendy Abrams

Founder, Cool Globes, Illinois

Malcolm Kirschenbaum
Malcolm Kirschenbaum

Trustee, The Newseum, Washington, D.C.

Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner

Founder, Blue Zones, author and Emmy Award-winning creator of Classroom Connect

K-8 Study Group

There are no scalable financial literacy resources for children in kindergarten through the 4th grade. Very limited resources are available for kids in the 5th through 8th grades. That's why FoolProof formed the K-8 Study Group. This study group brings together internationally recognized experts in childhood education who advise FoolProof and our partner, The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, during the development of our K-8 resources.

Susan Linn
Susan Linn, Ed.d

• Research Associate at Boston Children's Hospital; Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. • Founding Director, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood • Author, Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood

Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary

• The Washington Post syndicated personal finance columnist • Author, The 21 Day Financial Fast

Ron Lieber
Ron Lieber

• The New York Times' "Your Money" columnist • Author, The Opposite of Spoiled

Tim Kasser
Tim Kasser, Ph.d

• Researcher on materialism and consumer culture • Author, The High Price of Materialism • Professor and Chair of Psychology, Knox College

Lennette Coleman
Dr. Lennette Coleman

• Co-founder and Principal, Ariel Community Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Mara Einstein
Mara Einstein, Ph.d

• Author, Black Ops Advertising • Authority on consumer culture

Lauren Willis
Professor Lauren Willis

• Research authority on the impact of financial literacy education • Author Against Financial Literacy Education, The Financial Education Fallacy

Nathan Dungan
Nathan Dungan

• Founder and President, Share Save Spend • Board Member, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood • Creator, Money Sanity U, a virtual learning library

Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber
Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.d

• Co-founder and Director, Speyer Legacy School, Manhattan • Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Chris Hoofnagle
Chris Hoofnagle

• Authority on the FTC and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act • Author, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy • Professor, UC Berkley School of Information

Josh Golan
Josh Golin

• Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood