Advisory Board

Program Director: Bonnie Stabile, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs, Schar School of Policy and Government
Co-Director: Toni-Michelle Travis, Professor Emerita, Schar School of Policy and Government

GAP Advisory Board Members:

  • Betsy Anderson, Anderson & Associates, LLC
  • Rebecca Dooley, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
  • Kate Hanley, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board Member; Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia (2006-2010); Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (1995-2003)
  • Ellen Harpel, PhD, Founder, Smart Incentives and President of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA)
  • Ximena Hartsock, PhD, Founder, Phone2Action
  • Del. Charniele Herring, Virginia House Majority Leader
  • Shea Holman, Executive Director of the Purple Campaign
  • Bonita Pennino, Founding Advisory Board Member; American Cancer Society Government Relations Director
  • Cynthia Reilly, MS, SVP, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Kelly Skoloda, Chief People Officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Jackie Stennett, Academy Women
  • Stacie Whisonant, PYT FUNDS

Former Board Members

  • Ally Coll, Esquire, President and Co-Founder, The Purple Campaign
  • Julie Herwig, Senior Vice President, Head of Governmental Affairs at New York Life Insurance Company
  • Maryam Ovissi, Founder and Director, Beloved Yoga

In Memoriam

  • Martin Tolchin, Senior Scholar, The Wilson Center; Former Congressional Correspondent, New York Times; Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, The Hill Newspaper

Faculty Affiliates
Jo-Marie Burt, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government; Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) a leading human rights research and advocacy organization; and member of “Women Also Know Stuff.” Current research on gender-based violence as a weapon of war and efforts to pursue justice for violence against women and indigenous communities in post-conflict societies. @jomaburt

Connie McNeely, sociologist and Professor of Public Policy in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she is also Co-Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.

Laurie Schintler, Associate Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she also serves as Director of the Transportation, Policy, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) Master’s degree program and Director of Data and Technology Research Initiatives in the Center for Regional Analysis.

Jessica Terman, Assistant Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, and active member of “Academic Women in Public Administration,” network of academic women in public administration seeking to address gender issues in the field.  #AWPA, @awparocks, https://awparocks.weebly.com/

Jennifer Victor, Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, and active member of “Women Also Know Stuff,” which promotes and publicizes the work and expertise of scholars in political science who identify as women. #WomenAlsoKnow, @womenalsoknow, womenalsoknowstuff.com

Student

  • Aubrey Grant, PhD Candidate, Recipient of the Gender and Policy Leadership Award 2019

Alumni

  • Rebecca Dooley, BA, Government and International Politics, Co-Recipient of Inaugural Gender and Policy Leadership Award 2018
  • Danielle Melton, BA, Government and International Politics, Co-Recipient of Inaugural Gender and Policy Leadership Award 2018
  • Kimble Burke Snyder, Master of Science in Health and Medical Policy (MS HMP)
  • Catherine Kuerbitz, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Atima Omara, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Lilliana Nava Ramirez, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Katarlah Taylor, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Jatia Wrighten, Doctorate of Political Science, Recipient of the Gender and Policy Leadership Award 2020.

George Mason University Cross Campus Collaborators:

  • Angela Hattery, Professor, Department of Women & Gender Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware
  • Heidi Lawrence, Assistant Professor, English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
  • Hemant Purohit, Assistant Professor, Volgenau School of Engineering