Our Board
To see information about our staff, please visit the Our Staff page.

Rosalind Wiseman, MCSR Board Chair
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership.

Rosalind is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the groundbreaking, fully-revised edition of her bestselling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Her follow-up book, Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, addresses the social hierarchies and conflicts among parents and is now being made into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema. In 2010, Rosalind published the young adult novel Boys, Girls, & Other Hazardous Materials, which was recognized by the American Library Association as one of 2012’s Most Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. She is now writing a set of companion books for boys and their parents, scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2013. Rosalind holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Occidental College. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two sons.

Donna J. Purchase, MCSR Board Secretary
Portsmith Creations, LLC

Donna Purchase is President of Portsmith Creations, LLC, an event and meeting planning company in Washington, DC. Prior to forming Portsmith Creations, Ms. Purchase was Director of Homelessness Initiatives and Volunteer Programs for the Fannie Mae Foundation. In this position, she worked to raise awareness of and funds for Washington metropolitan area organizations that strive to prevent and end homelessness, with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living.

Ms. Purchase is active in the community serving Men Can Stop Rape, YMCA DC Youth and Government; Women Work! and Organization for Training Others in Need (OFT/ON).

Donna and her husband, Henry, live in the District of Columbia. She is the mother of four and has nine grandchildren.

David Sloane Rider, MCSR Board Treasurer
Accenture

From 2002-2005, Mr. Rider worked as a staff member for Men Can Stop Rape, first as the Coordinator of National Programs, and later as the first Director of Consulting and Training. In these two capacities, he traveled across the country to train youth-educators on how to build and sustain young men's investment in ending men's violence against women. He also presented to youth groups on a wide range of topics, including violence-prevention, gender equity, and dominant stories of masculinity. Mr. Rider is currently a Consultant with Accenture.

Susan Burton
General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church

Susan G. Burton is Program Director for Seminar Design, Education and Leadership Formation and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS).

Susan grew up in the United Methodist church in North Carolina. Throughout her work as a facilitator and instructor, Susan has sought to integrate her faith and commitment to justice. She has continued to engage seminar participants to deepen their faith, vocational discernment and our understanding of the biblical mandate to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God” since she joined GBCS in June 2001. 

Prior to joining GBCS, Susan worked with the Center for Values and Service at Loyola College in Maryland and Jubilee Ministries, a network of social service agencies in Washington, D.C. 

Susan has an Master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Services and a Bachelor’s in Biology.

Jim Spiro
President, Platinum Lifetsyle Management

Jim is a 1986 graduate of the University of Maryland where he was a three-year letter winner with the men’s basketball team. As the team manager, Jim was responsible for practice planning and setup, travel arrangements for the coaching staff, and coordinating on-campus recruiting visits. The last ten years have found Jim in sales and management positions within the legal services industry. His work experience with the top law firms in the country includes Baach, Robinson & Lewis; Boise, Schiller & Flexner; Jones Day; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Skadden Arps. While working with these law firms, he was responsible for handling sensitive documents, following detailed instructions, and hitting strict deadlines for multi-million dollar litigations.

 

 

Jim is a 1986 graduate of the University of Maryland where he was a three-year letter winner with the men’s basketball team. As the team manager, Jim was responsible for practice planning and setup, travel arrangements for the coaching staff, and coordinating on-campus recruiting visits. The last ten years have found Jim in sales and management positions within the legal services industry. His work experience with the top law firms in the country includes Baach, Robinson & Lewis; Boise, Schiller & Flexner; Jones Day; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Skadden Arps. While working with these law firms, he was responsible for handling sensitive documents, following detailed instructions, and hitting strict deadlines for multi-million dollar litigations. - See more at: http://www.platinumlm.com/overview/jim-spiro#sthash.V9Dg3L2h.dpuf
Jim is a 1986 graduate of the University of Maryland where he was a three-year letter winner with the men’s basketball team. As the team manager, Jim was responsible for practice planning and setup, travel arrangements for the coaching staff, and coordinating on-campus recruiting visits. The last ten years have found Jim in sales and management positions within the legal services industry. His work experience with the top law firms in the country includes Baach, Robinson & Lewis; Boise, Schiller & Flexner; Jones Day; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Skadden Arps. While working with these law firms, he was responsible for handling sensitive documents, following detailed instructions, and hitting strict deadlines for multi-million dollar litigations. - See more at: http://www.platinumlm.com/overview/jim-spiro#sthash.V9Dg3L2h.dpuf
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MBA Candidate, The Wharton School, Class of 2012
MSW Candidate, School of Social Policy and Practice, Class of 2012
University of Pennsylvania