Our Staff

Barbara McKeon
Program Director

Barbara McKeon’s career has focused on serving the needs of the most vulnerable populations. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Rutgers University, Masters in Communication Disorders from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University and is an ASHA certified Speech/Language Pathologist. She has written and been featured in numerous articles and has spoken extensively both nationally and internationally on topics in education including improving school culture, school turn-around, aspiring leadership, building relational trust and integrating restorative practices. Dr. McKeon has served on numerous city and state committees designed to improve educational outcomes for at-risk youth. She has held adjunct professorships at Pace, Brooklyn College and the University of VermontShe currently holds the position of Director for the Cahn Fellows Program and was a 2015 Cahn Fellow for Distinguished Principals.

Lisa Sahulka
MPA - Executive Director

Lisa A. Sahulka joins the Cahn Fellows after a role as Chief Operating Officer at The Southern Poverty Law Center.  Ms. Sahulka served as Chief Financial Officer for the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) of Pinellas County, Fla. She provides educators with free resources that teach school children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences. She is a career-long proponent of administrative effectiveness in mission-driven enterprises. During more than 15 years with JWB, she developed infrastructure and processes supporting some 60 external programs serving thousands of children each year. Prior to moving to Florida, she served in positions with CARE, Covenant House, and the Jacob Riis Settlement House. She also served as an adjunct professor at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, and served abroad at Casa Alianza in Antigua, Guatemala, and the International English Schools in London.

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