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Institute for Child Success Welcomes new Directors

ICR logoThe Board of Directors of the Institute for Child Success, a research and policy organization working to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children, has elected four new members of its Board of Directors. The new directors are:

  • Annette Ricchiazzi of Pasadena, California
  • Gary Glickman of Washington, D.C.
  • Chris Story of Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Hassan Brown of Oakland, California

Annette Ricchiazzi is the Director of Institutional Advancement for The Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, and the second oldest professional regional theater in the country.  She is also currently a project consultant on the Pomona Unified School District Pay for Success Project working on behalf of the district and partners to secure funding and investments for a high-quality preschool build-out in Pomona.  She has close to 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector focused on development, communications, strategic planning, special events and corporate, government, community and alumni relations.  Most recently she was the Director of Advancement and Strategic Partnerships at LAUP, a large early education nonprofit service provider, policy and advocacy organization in Los Angeles. Annette spent several years at the University of Southern California (USC) managing alumni relations, major gifts, annual fund, special projects, publication production and editorial, speech writing, and university protocols. She followed up her time at USC with over a decade of private consulting in the nonprofit arena specifically with higher-ed clients such as USC, UCLA, Cal Tech and Stanford University. She received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California and spent the beginning of her career as an actress on the New York and regional stages.

Gary Glickman is a Managing Director at Accenture based in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Accenture in 2014, Gary was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Domestic Finance, U.S. Department of Treasury and Coordinator of the Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation in the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Gary has over 30 years of experience in helping government and private sector organizations meet their objectives. He is a recognized leader in the fields of human services, electronic banking and the application of technology to government. He has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of social impact bonds, integration of human services, electronic benefits transfer, biometrics, smart cards and identity management. He is a successful entrepreneur and business leader as well as government innovator.

Chris Story is the Assistant City Manager of the City of Spartanburg, South Carolina. In that role, Chris is responsible for Planning, Economic Development, and Finance within the city and has supported the revitalization of Spartanburg’s historic downtown and a variety of neighborhoods around Spartanburg. He has also taken the lead in making investing in young children a city priority both through the development of a Pay for Success project to fund an early childhood continuum serving all young children within the city limits and through his leadership with Spartanburg’s Way to Wellville and the Spartanburg Academic Movement. A native of Spartanburg, Chris is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A. Economics).

Hassan Brown is the Community School Manager in the Oakland Unified School District and the Managing Director of the East Bay Asian Youth Center. He previously served in roles at the Oakland Public Education Fund and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A former teacher with the New York City Department of Education, Hassan was a New York City Teaching Fellow and a Child Protective Specialist in the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City’s government. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Morehouse College and a Master of Science in Education from Hunter College, City University of New York. He also completed coursework in the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Linda Brees, Chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors said: “These incredible leaders bring a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm for improving the lives of our youngest children. They know the importance of affording all children the strongest possible start in life to ensure that they are prepared for school and for life. We are thrilled that they have decided to join our board and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

About ICS

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children. For more information, visit www.instituteforchildsuccess.org.

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