Strong leadership, passion and a clear vision has shaped the Glasser Institute for Choice Theory into the leading organization sharing Choice Theory with the world.
Board of Directors
The all-volunteer, governing board of the Glasser Institute for Choice Theory, the Board of Directors is responsible for defining the organization’s mission and purpose, setting policy, establishing long-term goals and strategic planning, monitoring general operations, and approving organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.
Lois D’Silva Knapton
Lester Triché, West Region
Sandy Gates, Mountain Region
Stephen Tracy, Northeast Region
Mary Hestand, Sunbelt Region
Martin Price, Northwest Region
Gloria Cissé, Southeast Region
Sharon Carder-Jackson, Mid American Region
Janette Moré, Treasurer & Member at Large
Cesar A. Castaneda, Member at Large
Sue Tomaszweksi, Member at Large
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Brian received his bachelor’s degree in history education and physical education from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.
He worked with Ombudsman Educational Services as teacher, learning center director and Director of Leadership and Student Engagement, serving as mentor and trainer for teachers, counselors and psychologists serving 15,000 at- risk high school students in 120 learning centers in 22 states. This was where Brian was first exposed to Choice Theory/Quality Schools/ Lead Management concepts.
He served for 4 years as Leadership Development Program Specialist with the Arizona Department of Economic Security, creating three leadership courses, introducing courses incorporating Glasser concepts. He worked recently as Senior Learning and Development Consultant for Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, delivering dynamic foundational leadership, developing leadership, executive leadership, and leadership learning opportunities. He now has returned to Arizona DES in the Office of Professional Development.
Brian holds a Master’s in Education, a Master’s in Psychology, is a certified faculty member with the Glasser Institute for Choice Theory. He has Master’s Certificates in Transformational Leadership from Notre Dame, Lean/ Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. He is certified as a trainer in Real Colors, Crucial Conversations, LeaderSights, Mobile Team Challenge, Franklin Covey Leadership and Situational Leadership II. He is the author of Connect & Lead: Choice Theory Leadership at Work.
He lives in Peoria, Arizona with his wife, Jeannie, a retired Air Force nurse. They have two grown children: a daughter who is married and a co- owner of two restaurants in Phoenix and a son, who is also married and teaches in Dublin, Ireland.