Thought Contributors 2017-10-23T21:35:51-04:00

Thought Contributors

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”


Arrests for Common Youth Misbehavior:
Stepping Up Juvenile Civil Citation Studies

Thought Contributors:

  • Deborrah Brodsky, director, Florida State University Project on Accountable Justice
  • Joe Clark, former president, Eckerd Family Foundation
  • Pam Alvarez, executive director, Florida Juvenile Justice Association
  • Linda Kearschner, president-elect, Florida PTA
  • Scott McCoy, senior policy counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy, James Madison Institute
  • Howard Simon, executive director, ACLU of Florida
  • Amir Whitaker, civil rights attorney and educational psychologist, Southern Poverty Law Center



Funders and partners of the study include:


Child Obesity: Kidz Bite Back

Thought Contributors:

  • Melanie Hall, former hospital administrator at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
  • Angela Horvath, Ph.D.
  • Jamie Jeffrey, pediatrician
  • Steve Lesky, former vice president of Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Mary Martinasek, Ph.D., University of Tampa
  • Kay Perrin, Ph.D., University of South Florida, College of Public Health



  • University of South Florida, College of Public Health

Funders and partners of the study include:
($1 million raised to craft, implement and evaluate)


Limited Learning Resources:
Stepping Up K-12 Education Foundation study

Thought Contributor:

Bill Hoffman,
chair of the National Schools Foundation Association



Funders and partners of the study: