Executive Team

T. Robinson Ahlstrom

T. Robinson Ahlstrom is the Chairman and CEO of the George Washington Scholars Endowment. Having begun his teaching career at The Stony Brook School, Mr. Ahlstrom has headed independent schools in Massachusetts and New York City. He has also served as Vice President of The College at Old Westbury and Dean of the School of Arts and Education at The King’s College.

Mr. Ahlstrom designed and established Bronx Latin—NYC’s first classical public school. He is Founder and Head Master Emeritus of Washington Latin Public Charter School. Mr. Ahlstrom has consulted with several independent schools and served as a Trustee of The American Academy for Liberal Education.

A vigorous advocate for the human and civil right of Children, Mr. Ahlstrom holds full consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Counsel. His essays on education and culture have appeared in several major papers and journals.

An ordained Congregational Minister, Mr. Ahlstrom holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College, an M.A. in Historical Theology from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Th.M. in History (Puritan Literature and Thought) from Harvard University.

Team Members

Dustin Barlow

Founder & President - Nerds Xpress

Mark A. Douglas

President - Avis Ford

Dietrich A. Knoer

President & CEO - The Platform

T. Robinson Ahlstrom

Chairman/CEO, The George Washington Scholars Endowment

Sara Ahbel-Rappe

Professor of Classics, University of Michigan

Derrick Coleman

Former NBA Star, President - DC Elite

Anika Goss-Foster

CEO, Detroit Future City

Lisa Johanon

CEO, Central Detroit Community Development

Dr. Howard W. T. Matthew

Professor of Engineering, Wayne State University

Jo Anne Mondowney

Executive Director, Detroit Public Library

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Near

Rector, St. Matthew & St. Joseph Episcopal Church

Errol Service

President, E.C.S. Partnership

Rev. Dr. Kevin M. Turman

Senior Minister, Second Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Edgar Vann

Bishop, Second Ebenezer Church

Rick & Yolanda Williams

Owner & Creative Director – Distinct Life