National Board of Directors

The National Board of Directors helps chart the Make-A-Wish® mission and vision.

It selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish. The board also protects the organization's assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.
John Crowley

John F. Crowley

Board and Executive Committee Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer, Amicus Therapeutics Inc.
Home State: New Jersey

Ned Allen

Edward R. "Ned" Allen

Philanthropist, Retired Hospitality Industry Executive & Entrepreneur
Home State: South Carolina

George Barrios

George Barrios

Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, WWE, Inc.
Home State: Connecticut

Brenda Yester

Brenda (Yester) Baty

Strategic Initiatives, Lennar Corporation
Home State: Florida

Chris Beard

Chris Beard

CEO and member of the board, Mozilla Corporation
Home State: California

Peter J. Blatman

Peter J. Blatman

Former Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Home State: California

Carlos Cata

Carlos F. Cata

Managing Partner, CTPartners (Chicago Office)
Home State: Illinois

David Clark

David M. Clark

Development Committee Chair
Senior Vice President Human Resources, American Express Company
Home State: New Jersey

Jay Emmons

Jay Emmons

Governance Committee Chair
VP Customer Success at [24]7-inc.
Home State: California

G.J. Hart

G.J. Hart

Executive Chairman, CEO and President – California Pizza Kitchen
Home State: California

Sharlyn C. Heslam

Sharlyn C. Heslam

Managing Director and General Counsel - Berkshire Partners LLC
Home State: Massachusetts

Jeff Lamb

Arthur J. "Jeff" Lamb III

Executive Vice President and Chief People and Administrative Officer, Southwest Airlines
Home State: Texas

Drew Lawton

Drew E. Lawton

Chapter Performance Committee Chair
CEO, New York Life Investment Management, LLC
Home State: New York

Phil Lussier

Philip J. Lussier

Immediate Past Board Chair
Principal, Crow Point Partners
Home State: Massachusetts

Susan Moon

Susan Moon

VP, Member & Market Facing Digital Services, Kaiser Permanente
Home State: California

Spencer Neumann

Spencer A. Neumann

Executive Vice President and CFO – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Home State: California

Tommy Parrett

Thomas M. "Tommy" Parrett

Managing Director, Project & Development Services for Jones Lang LaSalle (Texas)
Home State: Texas

Susan Parkes

Susan M. Parkes-Cirignano

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Strategy – Time Inc.
Home State: New Jersey

Martine Reardon

Martine M. Reardon

Chief Marketing Officer, Macy’s Inc.
Home State: New York

Matt Schuyler

Matthew W. Schuyler

Compensation & Management Development Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide
Home State: Virginia

Dene Stratton

Dene B. Stratton, Jr.

Audit & Finance Committee Chair
Chief Financial Officer, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc.
Home State: California

Carla Vernon

Carla B. Vernón

Brand Advancement Committee Chair
Business Unit Director (Yoplait Division), General Mills Inc.
Home State: Minnesota

Don Yaeger, Jr.

Don Yaeger, Jr.

Owner, President Greatness Inc./One Eighty Consulting/180 Communications
Home State: Florida