SavingTeens In Crisis Collaborative is very pleased to welcome Jim Dredge, Paul Lavallee, Les Mann, and Rich McKinless to our Board of Directors. Our newest members of the Board bring a new range of experiences, skills and innovation to our volunteer leadership.
Jim Dredge is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Aspen Education Group, the largest company in the US delivering education and therapeutic services to struggling teens. Prior to Aspen, Mr. Dredge spent most of his career building and operating education software companies, and served as president and CEO for Academic Systems.
Paul Lavallee is a former software industry entrepreneur and a volunteer Board member of Webster Place Recovery Center, Riverz Edge Arts Project for at risk teens, and the Roger Williams University Gabelli School of Business. He is also a parent whose son as a teenager completed wilderness and emotional growth programs.
Les Mann is a sales and marketing executive and served on the Board of the Alldredge Family Foundation. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Zeta Psi Educational Foundation, and has a young adult son in recovery.
Rich McKinless, CPA, is a partner at the international accounting firm KPMG LLP, and led his firm’s Washington, DC exempt organization practice from 1994-2008. In addition to serving as Board Chairman of the Alldredge Family Foundation, he has served the volunteer boards of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the National Kidney Foundation, the Corcoran Gallery, and The Orphan Foundation.