Board Members

Susan Nall Bales is founder of and senior advisor to the FrameWorks Institute. In 2016, she was elected Chair of the Board of Directors. For more than 15 years, she led an interdisciplinary team of social scientists and communications practitioners in the development and application of Strategic Frame Analysis™—an innovative method of conducting and applying framing research. In addition to dozens of reports and commentaries that inform the FrameWorks’ work on a wide range of social issues, she has published widely on framing, science translation and communications for social good, in both peer-reviewed and popular journals, and has lectured at institutions from Brandeis and the Rural Sociological Society to the White House and Yale University. She is a senior fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Joan Gantz Cooney Center and is a judge of the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change national grant competition. (More...)

Luba Lynch brings more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy to the FrameWorks Institute, having lead a small family foundation to national prominence and worked to create supportive philanthropic organizations and innovations in the field. She has served as executive director of the A. L. Mailman Foundation where she was recognized as a leader in the field of early childhood education. She served as a program officer at the Field Foundation, which funded in the areas of social welfare and social justice, civil rights and civil liberties. She was a founding member and Chair of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families which awarded her its first Fred Rogers Leadership Award in 2004. She was a founding member of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative and the Institute for Community Peace. She has served as a board member of Philanthropy New York. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and received her Ms.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.

John Scott graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in art education and an M.A. in audio visual education. For 12 years, he taught art in the Los Angeles city schools and spent five years as consultant in the Art Curriculum Division of the L.A. Board of Education. For many years he operated a design studio with his wife, offering graphic arts and promotional photography. He has conducted independent explorations of Papua New Guinea on five individual visits, photographically documenting the land and culture. He is currently active in digital photography and writing. He serves on the Board of the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in California.

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Page Huidekoper Wilson is a writer and human rights activist, and an internationalist, concerned about the world’s children, women and the environment. Most recently she was honored as recipient of the Falkowski Award for her support of the United Nations, given by the National Capitol Area Division of the United Nations Association, on whose board she currently serves. After working as attaché on the staff of Ambassador Joseph Kennedy in London from 1938 to 1940, she became a reporter for the Washington Times-Herald from 1940 to 1943. Her journalism in the 1940s and early 1950s included articles in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. The mother of four children (then acquiring three more through her second marriage), she returned to work in 1958 as the director of information for Americans for Democratic Action, which entailed serving in press relations for the 1963 March on Washington, and marching with Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. In the 1970s she worked for the Population Committee. Her activities and those of her husband, Thomas W. Wilson Jr., who died in 1997, merited a place on Nixon’s enemy list. In addition to serving on the board of the FrameWorks Institute, she is also on the boards of the D.C. School of Law Foundation and Horizons International.

Franklin Gilliam Jr. is a senior fellow with the Institute and dean of the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. He has served since 2002 as UCLA’s first-ever associate vice chancellor of community partnerships. In that role, he built a strong program of academic civic engagement through the Center for Community Partnerships. He is the founding director of the Center for Communications and Community at UCLA. At FrameWorks, Gilliam has served as project director for the Framing Race in America Project and has contributed to projects on health care, early child development, youth, and rural issues. 

Gilliam is the author of Farther to Go: Reading and Cases in African-American Politics (Harcourt Brace), and has published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Social Policy Report, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Politics, Nieman Reports, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Public Opinion, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Government and Policy, Sociological Inquiry, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, Ethiopian Review and The Source.
In 2004 Gilliam was awarded the Mark O. Hatfield National Scholar Award, Portland State University, and in 2006 he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni, University of Iowa, 2006. Gilliam received his B.A. from Drake University and his Ph.D. from University of Iowa.

Linda Bown is a fellow with the Institute and has been executive director of the Institute for Community Peace in Washington, D. C., since its inception in 1995. She has over twenty-five years of experience in violence prevention, program management and development, policy analysis, research and community building. Prior to joining ICP, she served as special assistant to the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration; assistant dean at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago; and program director at the Center for Successful Child Development in Chicago, Ill. (a precursor of community-based, comprehensive parent engagement and child development programs). Bowen had authored or co-authored papers and reports on child development, adolescent pregnancy, and parenting and violence prevention.

DR. STEPHANIE COVINGTON, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. Recognized for her pioneering work in women's issues, addiction and recovery, Dr. Covington specializes in the development and implementation of gender-responsive services in both the public and private sectors. Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. She has published extensively, including six manualized treatment programs. Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, Calilfornia, where she is co-director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice. She also serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Services for the federal agency SAMHSA.

manderscheidRONALD MANDERSCHEID is the Executive Director of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A sociologist with a specialization in social psychology and statistics, Dr. Manderscheid previously served as Branch Chief, Survey and Analysis Branch, for the federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SAMSA.

Dr. Manderscheid currently serves on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and is past Chair of the APHA Mental Health Section. He has also served as Chairperson of the Sociological Practice Section of the American Sociological Association, and as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences. He has served as principal editor for eight editions of Mental Health, United States.

During the Clinton National Health Care Reform debate, Dr. Manderscheid served as Senior Policy Advisor on National Health Care Reform in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At that time, Dr. Manderscheid was also a member of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Work Group of the President’s Task Force on Health Care Reform.

BRADD SHORE is Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology at Emory University and Chair of Emory’s Anthropology Department where he has taught since 1982. He is the author of four books—including Culture in Mind: Culture, Cognition and the Problem of Meaning (Oxford University Press)—and many articles in cognitive and psychological anthropology.  For a decade Prof. Shore was the director of Emory’s Center on Myth and Ritual in American Culture (A Sloan Center on Working Families). He is past president of The Society for Psychological Anthropology. Shore is a winner of the Emory Williams Teaching Award for distinguished teaching at Emory and was the inaugural holder of the Emory College Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Social Sciences.  As a pioneer of cultural models theory, Professor Shore’s research has greatly informed the development of Strategic Frame Analysis®.

paulatylerPAULA TYLER, had a long and distinguished career in the field of human services and retired as the President of the Norlien (now Palix) Foundation in 2014. Previously, Paula was Vice President, Child and Women's Health and Specialized Clinical Services for the Calgary Health Region. Prior to this, she served as Vice President and COO, Mental Health at Capital Health in Edmonton. Her other professional experience includes Chief Executive, Child Youth and Family Services for the Government of New Zealand and Deputy Minister for Alberta Children's Services. Ms. Tyler has been a Vice Chair of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Board since 2009 and served as a member of the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Alberta’s Promise and has served in a number of senior volunteer roles locally, provincially and nationally in the area of disabilities.

Past Members, FrameWorks Board of Directors

Robert L. Munroe, Chairman Emeritus

Michael Pertschuk

Sean Flynn

Margaret Weir