National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) Directors
Verdis LeVar Robinson (he/him or they) comes to NIFI with a specialization in community college civic learning and democratic engagement.
David Mathews served as president of the Kettering Foundation from 1981 to 2022. He is now president emeritus.
William Muse is president emeritus of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), a non-profit nonpartisan network that, in
Carol Farquhar Nugent, long-time executive director of Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), retired December 31, 2011 following
Patty Dineen has been convening and moderating National Issues Forums (NIF) in Pennsylvania and other states since 1994
Hollie Cost serves as the Assistant Vice President of Auburn University Outreach and Public Service
Kara N. Dillard is an Assistant Professor in Digital Democratic Practice in the School of Communication Studies
Leslie Garvin is the Executive Director of North Carolina Campus Engagement, a collaborative network of 39 colleges and universities
The Rev. Derrick M. Hammond, pastor of Oak Valley Baptist Church, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama
Windy Lawrence serves as both professor and as the founding director at the University of Houston – Downtown Center for Public Deliberation
Lisa-Marie Napoli, PhD, received her MPA in public policy and management from The Ohio State University
Marie Pyko is the director of public services at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka Kansas