Peer Power Leadership

Leadership

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

Board of Directors

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

    Chair in Memoriam
  • Margaret Taylor, Director 2005-2015


Program Directors

  • Matthew Carney:  Havenview Middle School
  • Michael King:  East High School
  • Malcom Rawls:  Whitehaven High School
  • Cortney Richardson: Whitehaven High School
  • Austin Taylor: Kingsbury High School
  • David Webb:  Kingsbury High School

 
Peer Power Institute:

211 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 

  • Dennis Ring: Director of Community

I must always work harder than others.

Tutor

April L. Jones

During my time with the program, I have had the privilege of working with outstanding individuals and future professionals.  From being involved in the program, my whole perspective of involvement and service oriented learning has grown.  The program can be analogous to wearing contact lenses; imagine that your doctor has given you a prescription to wear corrective lenses.  If you only wore one contact lens, your vision would be foggy and unclear.  Before Peer Power came to many schools, the aspirations and mental pictures of the many were bleak, foggy, and dim.  Yet once the fusion of Peer Power and the Memphis City School systems began, the goals and expectations of students became clearer and more focused in the same way as a great pair of contacts.  I am convinced that this program will continuously reach new pinnacles as fresh ideas and different individuals blend.  I am an eye witness to this each time I meet a new scholar and college mentor.