Eric J. Peterson, Chief Executive Officer
Founder, partner, and former CTO of TSD Inc., North Andover, MA. From a software program Eric wrote in his garage in 1983, he built a multi-million dollar industry leader in car rental and fleet management. After selling his majority share of TSD in 2006, Eric continued his entrepreneurial endeavors in other software developments and in real estate. He plays an active part in his community as a member of the Kensington NH Zoning Board and as a volunteer coach with several youth sports teams. He has a BS from Franklin Pierce College.
Al Brandano, President
Founder and president of The Voice Library. Founder of da Vinci Group Inc., a marketing and consulting group in Southern NH. Al is a graduate from Northeastern University, a BS in Industrial Technology, and has flown as captain for a major airline for over 35 years.
Al is a recent graduate of the ” Life is Good Foundation” intensive practice on playmaking, as well as 27 years coaching an mentoring young men & women in youth and high school hockey. Al’s passion is helping young adults find the ” fire in their belly” to become good citizens and successful in both life and business.
Dr Daniel Potts
Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN is a neurologist, author, speaker, caregiver and champion of those with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.
Potts advocates for the use of the arts, creativity and storytelling to improve quality of life through validating personhood and building relationships, and was inspired to do so by the life and art of his father, Lester, who became an acclaimed watercolor artist after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Potts formed Cognitive Dynamics, a 501c3 foundation dedicated to the above goals. Designated Architects of Change by Maria Shriver, Potts and his wife, Ellen W. Potts, MBA wrote A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver, which is recommended by Shriver, the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). His advocacy for people with dementia and their caregivers resulted his being named 2008 Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year by the AAN. A faculty member at the University of Alabama and University of South Alabama, Potts is attending neurologist at the VA Medical Center, and lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with his wife and two daughters.
Lavanda Wagenheim, Curriculum Development
Lavanda Wagenheim, a public school educator for 18 years, is the International Baccalaureate Coordinator for the Middle Years Programme at Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools – Middle in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mrs. Wagenheim holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature and is a curriculum specialist with a concentration in project-based and service learning.
Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools – Middle
Debra Schuler, Training Consultant
Debra brings over 20 years of workplace learning and development experience primarily focused on leadership development training. Soon after becoming a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, a national non-profit whose mission is to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, Debra realized that the optimal time to inspire and develop our future positive role models and leaders is before they enter the workplace. She has since redirected her career to focus on training, coaching and mentoring our youth. Debra holds a B.S. in Management from Rivier College, is pursuing a M.S. in Organizational Psychology from Walden University and has completed a year-long intensive Certificate Program in Positive Psychology. Debra is a recent graduate of the ” Life is Good Foundation” intensive practice on playmaking