Board & Leadership Council

We value the support of community leaders whose local and national influence elevates our vision and mission.

Inger Loftheim Geraghty

Position: Chair
: Inger was raised around the world as the daughter of an Army Officer allowing her from a very young age to immerse herself in different cultures and giving her the appreciation and respect for diversity and importance of inclusion. The experience broadened her understanding of global issues. She returned to Florida to graduate with a business degree from Stetson University. Inger went on to have a successful sales and leadership career in the corporate world, earning many distinctions including being recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Woman of Influence. She went on to join her family’s sixth generation paint company as their Chief Marketing Officer, which was a childhood dream to follow in her Grandfather’s path. Today, Inger is focused on raising her three boys, traveling with her husband and utilizing her business skills to advance the cause of numerous philanthropic efforts. She currently sits on the board of the American Heart Association and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. She previously served on the Lung Association board. Inger has successfully chaired the Go Red for Women luncheon raising record setting dollars for research on the impacts and life saving technology in heart disease in women. She recently co-chaired the Heart Ball with her husband, and together with the community they achieved $1 Million of dedicated funds to benefit the life saving work of the American Heart Association. Inger has also chaired the annual See the Girl luncheon, multiple MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation galas, Making Stride Against Breast Cancer and the Lung Force Walk.

Inger Loftheim Geraghty

Chair

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Position: Vice Chair
: Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women. Stepping into this role in November 2019, Dr. Mason will be the youngest person currently leading one of the major inside the Beltway think tanks in Washington, D.C., and one of few women of color. She succeeds noted economist and MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann, the Institute’s founding CEO. As one of the nation’s foremost intersectional researchers and scholars, Dr. C. Nicole Mason brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. For the past two decades, Dr. Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color, and youth; and racial equity. Prior to IWPR, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the nation’s only research and policy center focused on women of color at a nationally ranked school of public administration. She is also an inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr. Mason is the author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin’s Press) and has written hundreds of articles on community development, women, poverty, and economic security. Her writing and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, Real Clear Politics, the Nation, the Washington Post, Marie Claire Magazine, the Progressive, ESSENCE Magazine, Bustle, BIG THINK, the Miami Herald, Democracy Now, and numerous NPR affiliates, among others.

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Vice Chair

Kareen Dorsett

Position: Board Member
: Kareen is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Performance, Budget & Planning for GuideWell, a mutual insurance holding company and parent to Florida Blue, the oldest and largest health plan in Florida. In her corporate finance role, Kareen is responsible for driving the enterprise-wide budget and cost allocation process; leading corporate planning, strategic forecasting, and performance management reporting across GuideWell's diverse business portfolio. Kareen emigrated from Jamaica to the US at the impressionable age of 18, in pursuit of a BA in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. She earned her professional credential as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) in March 2010 and has subsequently held positions of increasing accountability during her career at Florida Blue. In addition to Kareen’s professional accomplishments, she is passionate about her Caribbean heritage and giving back to the community. When not spending time with her husband--Arend, and three young sons--Anderson, Alexander, and Austin, Kareen dedicates her free time to acts of service. She regularly serves as a Children’s Ministry Volunteer at Christian Family Chapel, where she and her husband have been members for over six years. Kareen is also the current Vice President for the Southeastern Actuaries Conference and has volunteered for several years for the Society of Actuaries Exams & Education Committee.

Kareen Dorsett

Board Member

Shay Bilchik

Position: Board Member
: Shay Bilchik is founder president emeritus founder of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. The Center’s purpose is to advance a balanced, multi-systems approach to reducing juvenile delinquency that promotes positive child and youth development, while also holding youth accountable. This work is carried out through the dissemination of papers on key topics; the sponsorship of symposia; Certificate Programs at Georgetown providing leaders with intensive learning opportunities and ongoing support in their systems improvement efforts; and multi-site demonstration projects. Shay has been recognized as a Distinguished Investigator by Georgetown University in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for his field research on multi-systems reform. Prior to joining McCourt on March 1, 2007, Mr. Bilchik was the President and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America, a position he held from February of 2000. Prior to his tenure at CWLA, Shay headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advocated for and supported a balanced and multi-systems approach to attacking juvenile crime and addressing child victimization. Before coming to the nation’s capital, Mr. Bilchik was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida from 1977-1993, where he served as a trial lawyer, juvenile division chief, and Chief Assistant State Attorney. Mr. Bilchik earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

Shay Bilchik

Board Member

Leadership Council