The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world

National Office Staff, Contractors & Advisory Boards

The Society is guided by a committed team of National Office team members, Chapter Advisors and Student Presidents from across the country. Learn more about each by clicking the tabs above.

Leadership Team

Gary Tuerack

Founder and Chief Visionary

Charles Knippen

National President

Tierney Wade

National Vice President

Sean Anderson

National VP of Technology

Devin Lasker

Director of Communications

Amy Westby

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Education

Shahla Akbari

Director of Chapter Support

Erica Zinberg

Director of Chapter Support

Chapter Support

Malissa Myers

Assistant Director of Chapter Support

Tim Duffy

Assistant Director of Chapter Support

Catherine Garcia

Training & Development Manager

Pierre-Antoine Chatelain

Anna D'Alfonso

Danielle Clark

Derald Dryman

Yaritza Corrales

Cory Galano

Jennifer Harris

Darnell KingPledger

Elaine Mesa

Shane McCarthy

Rob McGrath

Katie McMullen

Alecia Page

Amanda Pagan

Jordan Perry

Erin Rogers

Sierra Swigert

New Chapter Development

Marissa Curry

Stephen Robertson

Clayton Davis

Cassie Doheny

Allison Ricci


Brian Chamberlin

Steve Eames

Director of Content and Curriculum

Mallory Galbreath

George Menold

Nada Kittaneh

Tanner Knorr

Mike Phelps

Rachel Porter

Olivia Rigor

Student Support

Shahana Ali

Michelle Zaytsev


Bridget Pasapane


Ashif Ahmed

Luis Colmenares

Prasen Gope

Juan Maggi

Mitali Mehta

Ryan Mendez

Kevin Ouedraogo

Christine Pearce

Saami Rahman

Shelby Shuford

2017-2018 Advisory Board Members

Beverly Cage

Del Mar College

Leah Cassellia

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Jackie Jackson

Central Methodist University

Scott Jaeschke

Tri-County Technical College

Darcey Kemp

The College of Saint Rose

Lakeisha Mathews

University of Baltimore

Joshua Nelson

Hartwick College

Jan M. Tyler

Indiana University East Chapter

Josh Perkins

Kent State University

Darnell Pledger

Houston Community College - Coleman

Erin Rider

Jacksonville State University

Brenda Roberts

Pittsburg State University

George Scott

Enterprise State Community College

Liz Vales

Illinois Wesleyan University

2017-2018 Student President Advisory Board

Mussab Ali


Melissa Berkay

Mills College

Carol Blair

Carteret Community College

Kent Joseph Cheramie

Spring Hill College

Kayla Crain

Florida Gulf Coast University

Bradley Denault

Florida Southern College

Corey Fortwendel

Purdue University

Erick Jenkins

East Carolina University

Derrick Jones

Ivy Tech Central Indiana

Collin Kosiba

University of Wyoming

James Leggett

Newman University

Ameer Othman

University of the Pacific

Sonce Reese

University of Baltimore

Brandon Veasey

Averett University

Nelva Quintero Velasco

Houston Community College Central