Board of Directors
Dr. Andrew Schneider-Muñoz, Ed.D., CYC-P
Dr. Andrew Schneider-Muñoz is the Deputy Chief and Senior Fellow at the National CASA , based in Seattle, Washington. He is a Harvard-trained child psychologist and anthropologist who helped found a new national certification for direct care professionals now available to youth workers in afterschool, juvenile justice, child welfare, and other practice settings for children, youth, and families. He is editor of the Journal of Child & Youth Care Work, which reaches the leaders in more than 100 countries and an editor for Afterschool Around the Globe: Policy, Practices and for Youth Voice: New Directions for Youth Development. Andrew is a consultant for the Young Fellow and Youth Engagement Team at the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, is a consultant and scientific adviser to Youth Thrive at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and is a consultant to Skillman Foundation Youth Development Alliance youth development hubs in six Detroit neighborhoods. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Child Trends.
Norman Brannon is a musician, writer, and educator whose work spans the last 25 years and whose creative output has been cited as “essential" by everyone from Rolling Stone to Publishers Weekly. Best known as the guitarist for Texas is the Reason, Brannon is also the author of The Anti-Matter Anthology: A 1990s Post-Punk & Hardcore Reader, the former music editor for the award-winning gay news site Towleroad, and one-time host of The Deal — a pop culture TV show for the gay cable network Here!TV. Brannon is also a regular lecturer at Brooklyn College, where he specializes in composition and rhetoric, media and communications, and intersectional identities in literature. He is currently working on his second book, which argues for the categorical and cultural reassessment of Polari, the lost language devised and spoken predominantly by gay men in twentieth-century England. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner of over ten years and their dog, Bosie.
Jenna LoMonaco is head of Digital Marketing at Island Records in New York City where she leads the digital marketing campaigns for artists such as Shawn Mendes, Fall Out Boy, Elton John, Tove Lo and more. Jenna Grew up in Brooklyn, New York and studied Audio Engineering at the Institute of Audio Research. She started her career at Girlie Action PR doing Digital Publicity (back then called, New Media). From therem she left to go to a small, then unknown, indie label called Glassnote Records to build their digital marketing department. It was there where she helped break artists such at Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, and Childish Gambino. Following Glassnote, she spent two years at the newly launched Kobalt Label Services division. It was there where she worked on several self-released albums from artists such as Prince, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Lenny Kravitz, and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s. Jenna’s passion is rooted in helping young artists realize their dream by coaching them through the complicated social media landscape.