NSLA Welcomes Four New Board Members

August 12, 2021

The National Summer Learning Association is proud to add and welcome the following accomplished national leaders to our National Board of Directors.

Jon Fortt

Anchor, CNBC | Owner, Fortt Media

Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET/8AM-9AM PT). Previously, he co-anchored CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and prior served as an on-air editor based at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

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Fatima Shama

Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund

Fatima Shama is the executive director of The Fresh Air Fund, the over 140 year-old nonprofit agency that provides free summer experiences for New York City children from low-income communities through summer camps and a host families program in rural and suburban communities across 13 state, and provides year-round academic enrichment and support both at camp in New York City.

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Dr. Rachel J. Thornton

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Rachel Thornton is associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also serves as Associate Medical Director for Pediatric Managed Care in the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians.

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Stephan Turnipseed

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Pitsco Education

Stephan Turnipseed is the executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Pitsco Education. To this role he brings a lifetime of experience as an educational thought leader, advocate of hands-on learning, and entrepreneur. Turnipseed is the former president of LEGO® Education North America. During his tenure there, he spearheaded the effort to expand the company’s scope from product sales to the development of innovative educational resources.

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