Meet Our Executive Director

Cordan James
Cordan james

Executive Director

Cordan James Haveron, a resilient transracial adoptee, has risen from adversity to become a leading motivational speaker and youth/family mentor. Stemming from his experiences in the Foster Care System, he uses his insights to guide similar families through their unique struggles with evidence based approaches. As the founder and co-owner of VetRun Movers, a veteran-owned company boasting 150+ 5-star reviews, he brings an undaunted spirit and invaluable leaderships skills honed as an Army Cavalry Scout, a role he served with distinction, on combat deployment in Iraq.

His strategic leadership has been instrumental in creating effective policies, providing enriching resources, and fostering community growth and involvement. Giving voice to Fatherhood, he continues to inspire, challenge, and uplift audiences.

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Meet the founders

Brian Anderson

Co-founder, Director of Foundation Relations at i.c.stars

Brian Anderson is a husband, father, and gender equity advocate. In his professional life, he's the Director of Foundation Relations for i.c.stars. His side hustles and projects include being the Co-Founder and Board President of Fathering Together where he writes and speaks on the importance of dads living connected lives. He's worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of dads to translate their professional skills into home-life strategies. In his personal life, you can find him building Lego structures, cooking, and writing stories with his two daughters. In September 2022, he published his first book, Fathering Together: Living a Connected Dad Life, which lays out servant leadership as a model for fatherhood.

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Christopher Lewis

Co-founder, Higher education and Digital Marketing and Engagement Expert

Chris Lewis is a father of two girls who strives every day to regain control of his kingdom. He has faced many challenges as a dad and is dedicated to sharing his experiences and providing valuable insights to other fathers. Chris has over 25 years of experience in college administration and student affairs and In his professional life, he's the Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan-Flint. He has extensive expertise in pre-college planning, admission, advising, and other areas, which has helped him both as a father and in his writing. Aside from his work in college administration, Chris is also involved in Digital Media. He is passionate about writing and has been honing his skills by reading and networking with other writers.


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board of directors

Fathering Together is always looking for great members of our Board. To be consider for future openings please CLICK HERE

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson

Board President, Director of Foundation Relations at i.c.stars

michelle travis
Michelle Travis

Board Treasurer
Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Thom Walstrum

Board Treasurer
Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Ehime Enahoro
ehime enahoro

Member, Founder of ENE Business Strategies Ltd

Mel Faxon
mel faxon

Program Development Chair, COO & Co-Founder, Mirza

Rebecca Hochreiter
Rebecca Hochreiter

Member, Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Schneider
Matt Schneider

Member, Co-Founder of City Dads Group

Nicholas Torres
Nicholas Torres

Member, Program Manager at Microsoft

Irishia Reed
Irishia Reed Williams

Member, Founder of Educational Ties


Sehreen Noor Ali
sehreen noor ali

Co-Founder & President, Sleuth

Creed Anthony
creed anthony

Teacher & Writer

keegan albaugh

Founder of Dad Guild

John Badalament
john badalament

Senior Facilitator and Consultant

paul baron


Dedan Bruner
dedan bruner esq

Attorney/ Mediator

Tuseef Chaudhry

tee chaudhrey

State Department

Tim Cox

tim cox

Director of Video Production, Fathering Together & Social Media Marketer

Sergio Rosario Diaz
sergio rosario diaz

Consultant & Soy Super Papa Founder

Author & Young Children Researcher

David Hirsch
david hirsch

Senior Vice President - UBS

Bryan W Jackson
bryan jackson

Attach Consulting

Harris K. Tay
harris t. kay

Chief Empowerment Officer & Consultant

kate mangino

Author & Consultant

Kevin McKeever

Writer and Dad Advocate

Joe Samalin
joe samalin


Joe Saucedo
joe saucedo

Senior Partnerships Manager, Partnership for College Completion

David Stanley
david stanley

Author, Educator

Jeffrey Schmidt
jeffrey d. schmidt

Partner, Hoogendoorn and Talbot LLP

Jett Stone
jett stone

Clinical Psychologist

Simran Jeet Singh
simran jeet singh

Author, Activist

Emily Williams
emily williams

Forward Ever Global Founder

Lance Somerfeld
lance somerfeld

Co-Founder, City Dads Group

kimberly wolf

Author, Educational Strategist

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