Corporate Advisory Board

CAB was established to help further the goals and mission of NAA and to educate and encourage corporate investment in afterschool programming.

Corporate Advisory Board

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The National Afterschool Association established a Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) to help further the goals and mission of the organization and to educate and encourage corporate investment in afterschool programming.

WHO | Corporate leadership who invest in the afterschool landscape and understand the return on investment when actively participating in the development of our future workforce.

WHAT | Working with key leadership in the departments of Education, Community Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility and/or Human resources, Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) members serve as critical corporate champions for the National Afterschool Association (“NAA”) and the broader field of afterschool. Members of the Corporate Advisory Board assist NAA by providing professional expertise; connections to local, national and International corporate resources, colleagues or peers; philanthropic support, and other forms of needed assistance as identified.

The CAB focuses on six key areas of afterschool programs, they include:

  • Communication & Media
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Hospitality & Restaurant
  • Literacy
  • Play & Creativity
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

WHY | Children spend less than 20% of their day in a classroom. Afterschool provides significant hours of opportunity to expand the academic, social and physical development of children. Over ten million young people are in afterschool programs. By participating on the CAB, members will have the opportunity to network with peers across a variety of industry sectors and companies while investing in our youth and—more importantly—our future workforce. Through this distinguished board of advisors, members will have the unique access to key opportunities to reach youth, change lives, and impact futures outside of classroom time.

2021 GOALS 

  • To attract corporate leadership who share an interest in corporate investment in youth outside of the classroom.
  • To host briefings with our corporate partners on topics critical to workforce preparedness and providing family friendly environments.
  • To increase corporate dollars creating and expanding opportunities for young people in afterschool and to increase the quality of afterschool programs and providers.


Allison Knox Director, Education Policy & Programs

Laura Kreuzer Corporate Director, Youth Sales
Cedar Fair Entertainment

Yvette Lattof Director, FACE/LI Marketing Education
Scholastic Inc.

Syndy Lynch Chair, Director of Sales Operations
Texas Instruments

Amy Namamoto Sr. Vice President for Corporate Partnerships
Discovery Education

Jennifer Nash Head of Education Impact
LEGO Education US

Kate Sheerin Public Policy & Government Relations

Stacey Ullrich Head of Global Philanthropy
Under Armour


Steven Balkam Founder & CEO
Family Online Safety Institute

Ed Desmond Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Toy Association

Stephen Jordan Chairman and CEO
The Institute for Sustainable Development

Stephan Turpinseed
Pitsco Education

Anna Yudina Director, Marketing Initiatives
Toy Association


Kim Fortunato Director, Healthy Communities
Campbell’s Soup

Corporate Members

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Partner Members and Honorary Advisors

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