Superstar Foundation Board Members
The Superstar Foundation Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the Foundation and is particularly focused on direct management of the Veronica Awards process. Of the 9 Board Members, 7 have served as Direct Service Staff of non-profit organizations at some point in their career.
Dominique Bernardo — Board Member
Transformational relationship: Influencing (sometimes mutually) positively that results in a measurable change
Adrian Bordone — Board Member
A truly transformational relationship is “objectively” evident to both parties and those around them. I think this is important because it makes it easier to identify that/when it has occurred so that we can better understand (in retrospect) what contributed to it and how to do it again.
Steve Butz — Chairman of the Board
Transformative Relationships are the key to social service work where outcomes are sought. Direct service staff must build these relationships with participants great intention and focus. They are the backbone of 95% of the social programs I have worked with... They are often referenced and often highlighted in public facing materials, but rarely measured and managed.
Isaac Castillo — Board Member
A true transformational relationship begins with one individual coaching or assisting another to overcome life challenges and ends with both individuals in a better place.
Anisha Chablani-Medley — Board Member
Transformational realtionships are about the intentional commitment we make to engage with someone for the purpose of supporting long term positive change and growth. These relationships require us to be strategic and mindful about how we use ourselves and about how we learn and grow -not just some of the time, but all of the time. These relationships don’t happen by accident and they don’t happen just because we may be nice or even sometimes inspirational. They occur because there is a conscious choice and a deep understanding that we are accountable to and for another.
Dr. David E. K. Hunter — Special Advisor to the Board Chair
The Superstar Foundation's commitment to promoting the use of such "transformational" relationships in everyday social service practice - especially for practitioners working with children, teens and young adults - is an important contribution to improving social services and outcomes for these groups.
Jeff Mason — Board Member
A transformation relationship is about developing a sense of trust that enables another to achieve their goals.
It's important because it is essential to ones ability to help another achieve anything. So, for those in the business of "helping" you can't succeed without this.
Steve Montgomery — Board Member
If the relationship is "transformational" there is a significant positive shift in the trajectory of the individual being served. It is particularly important for individuals suspended in unhealthy circumstances.
Andrew Niklaus — Board Member
Transformational relationships are about growth - of both the client and the service provider. If both parties are not learning, experiencing setbacks, improving, and challenging the status quo, both as individuals and as a team, there is no growth, nothing transformative.