Peer Power Leadership

Leadership

  • Charles McVean, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
  • William Sehnert, Executive Director
  • Kelly Naro, Treasurer

Board of Directors

  • Katherine Kaelin, Chair
  • Jim Barton, Jr.
  • Bo Braswell
  • Doug Carpenter
  • Tyree Daniels
  • Dr. Jerre & Anne Freeman
  • Josh Lackie
  • Dow McVean
  • Tom Nenon
  • Susan Plunkett
  • Dynisha Woods
  • Philip Wunderlich

    Chair in Memoriam
  • Margaret Taylor, Director 2005-2015


Program Directors

  • Dr. Sara Benson: Douglass High School
  • Matthew Carney:  Kingsbury High School
  • Michael King:  East High School
  • Malcom Rawls:  Ridgeway High School
  • Cortney Richardson: Whitehaven High School
  • Austin Taylor: Douglass High School

 
Peer Power Institute:

212 Ball Hall, University of Memphis
3798 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

  • Chris Xa: Director of Research
  • Marygrace Hemme, PhD. Director of Academics
  • Gabrielle Ford: Director of Human Resources

 Corporate Office:

850 Ridge Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38120 

I want to make my future TEN TIMES BETTER!

Chris Xa

 I am a native Memphian with a unique passion for Economics. I am a proud son of immigrant parents. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Economics at the University of Memphis specializing in Labor Economic, Education Economics, and Econometric. I have the honor to serve Peer Power as a Doctoral Fellow, where I study education data and school environments to better help the kids we serve. My topics of research (both within and without of Peer Power) include: Labor policies within educational settings, Teacher incentive policies and retention rates, Human capital measures, and Public funding allocation efficiency. Outside of school and work I love to cook and cheer on our Memphis Grizzles.