National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) Directors

David Mathews

Chairman

David Mathews is president of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. He served as Secretary of the Department of Health,

William Muse

William Muse

President

William Muse is president of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), a non-profit nonpartisan network that, in

Carol Farquhar Nugent

Carol Farquhar Nugent

Vice President

Carol Farquhar Nugent, long-time executive director of Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), retired December 31, 2011 following

Estus Smith

Vice President

Estus Smith retired from the Kettering Foundation after serving 18 years as program officer, director of operations, vice

Jean Johnson

Vice President

Jean Johnson is a Senior Fellow and Special Adviser for Public Agenda.

Betty Knighton

Betty Knighton

Vice President

Betty Knighton is a senior associate of the Kettering Foundation.

William Winter

Chairman Emeritus

William F. Winter served as Governor of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984. He has been a long-time advocate for public education

Patty Dineen

Patty Dineen

Secretary / Treasurer

Patty Dineen has been convening and moderating National Issues Forums (NIF) in Pennsylvania and other states since 1994.

Cristin Brawner

Cristin Brawner

Director

Cristin Foster Brawner is the Executive Director of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo, Alabama.

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Director

Matthew Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University.

Nancy Kranich

Nancy Kranich

Director

Nancy Kranich teaches at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information and conducts special projects for

Kara Lindaman

Kara Lindaman

Director

Kara Lindaman is a professor of political science/public administration at Winona State University. Earning her Ph.D.

Charles T. Moses

Charles T. Moses

Director

Charles T. Moses is the Interim Dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Business.

Michael Neblo

Director

Michael Neblo is an associate professor of political science at The Ohio State University and director of the Institute fo

Kim Pearce

Kimberly Pearce

Director

Kimberly Pearce is a retired Professor of Communication at De Anza College where she taught for more than 25 years.

Lisa Strahley

Lisa Strahley

Director

Professor Lisa Strahley, Coordinator of the Civic Engagement Center and Chair of Early Childhoo

Jule Zimet

Jule Zimet

Director

Jule Zimet owns Daniel’s Moving & Storage in El Paso, Texas.