Meet the Team

Schools of Character

We are here to help you
become a School of Character.

Everyone on’s Leadership Council, our State Coordinators, and Evaluators have witnessed
first hand how the staff at a School of Character embrace their responsibility to positively shape the social, emotional and character development of every student in their school.

Lori Soifer

Director, Schools of Character

Nanette Nathan

Administrator, Schools of Character & Promising Practices

Schools of Character Leadership Council

Arthur Schwartz – President,
Lori Soifer – Director, Schools of Character
Nanette Nathan – Administrator, Schools of Character & Promising Practices
David Waangard – President & Director, The School of Ethical Education
Philip Brown– Fellow, Center for Applied Psychology Rutgers University
William Trusheim – President New Jersey Alliance for Social-Emotional & Character Development,
Regional Director
Joe Carvin – Founder One World
Valerie Gallina – President Florida, Regional Director
Kent Fahrenbruck – Regional Director
Madison Tomlinson – Regional Director


State Coordinators

Kara Chism – Alabama
Kent Fahrenbruck – Colorado
Val Gallina – Florida
Pam Green – Georgia
Madonna Murphy – Illinois
Allie Gardner – Iowa
Noalee McDonald Augustine – Kansas
Vickie Muir – Michigan
Barb Bergseth – Minnesota
Nicole Diehl – Missouri
Mary Reinhold – New Jersey
Laurie Coletti – New Jersey
Philip Fusco – New York
Justyn Knox – North Carolina
Jacqueline Schmucki – Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana
Madison Tomlinson – Oklahoma
Brendan Peterson – Pennsylvannia
Diana Dodson – Texas
Elaine Gehring – Wisconsin