NAA's mission is to be the voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. NAA board members are deeply committed to this mission. They bring expertise in key areas and represent diverse perspectives. The NAA board sets policies, establishes benchmarks to measure progress, and allocates resources. The board exercises strategic leadership through its focus on policy, direction, and strategy.
Chair of the Board
Chief Reimagination Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Past Chair of the Board
National Director Youth and Family
YMCA of the USA
East Lansing, MI
Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board
Champions Director of Quality and Accreditation
Apple Valley, MN
Secretary of the Board
Extend-a-Care for Kids
Kirk A. Astroth, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean and Director
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Cooperative Extension, The University of Arizona
Dale Blyth, Ph.D.
Retired Extension Professor and Howland Endowed Chair for Youth Development Leadership
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Vice President, Youth Development
YMCA of Central Maryland
Director, Programs abd Practice
Director, School Age Programs & Development Services
Carol Tang, Ph.D.
Children's Creativity Museum
San Francisco, CA
President and CEO
National AfterSchool Association