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MKP USA Board of Directors

Board Members:  Robert Powell (Chairman);  Ballard Pritchett (Chair Elect); Mike Elser (Immediate Past Chairman); Jerry Gridley (Center Council Chair);  Rich Tosi (Founding President); Schuyler Cunningham, Jonathan King, Chris Kyle, Jon Levitt, Jewel Love, Rick Morgenstern, Tim Thompson  (At-Large Board Members); Russell Kramp (Treasurer); Bob Oser (Secretary).

Guests:  Richard Goldberg (Executive Director); Crittenden Freeman (Recording Secretary); Greg Gondron (Training & Center Operations Coordinator); Keith Jarvis (Administrative Director); Scott McGregor (Finance Director)

Robert Powell MKP USA Chairman


MKP brought Robert the tools he needed to change the course of his life with integrity and put him on the path of leadership. His work in MKP has enabled him to support his Brothers and empower hundreds of men to find their own paths, both on NWTAs and in the Greater Washington and other communities. His current work on the MKP USA Board serves his mission of creating sacred space for change through acceptance and compassion for himself and others.

FAMILY: Widowed/No children, Currently partnered
CURRENT CITY: Annandale VA/Greater Washington Community
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: SRA International/Project Manager/2001-2011, Northrup Grumman/Project Manager/1999-2001
EDUCATION: Fordham University, Ph.D. 1974
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Greater Washington
NWTA LOCATION: Greater Washington (Claymount Court)
NWTA DATE: Nov-92
NWTA STAFFINGS: 62
MAN OF SERVICE: 0
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Chairman of the Board of Directors (2014)
PAST MKP ROLES: MKP USA At Large Board Member, 2010-2012, MRT/MCC Chair 2002-2004, MKP Secretary 2000-2002,
MKP Center Council Chair 1997-1998, MKP GRT 1997-2001, Greater Washington Center Director 1996-1997

Ballard Pritchett MKP USA Vice Chairman

I co-create a world of leadership -awareness, intention, dedication and results – by raising up inspired teams. My family and I have lived in Colorado 21 years. I am a leader invested in spiritual service and in creating effective organizations.

FAMILY: Married to Genie Pritchett, MD, 40 years
Sons Ben (36) and Sam (25), Grandchildren Maryn (5) and Tucker (3)
CURRENT CITY: Englewood, Colorado
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: MarketLeadership / President / 23 years
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Colorado Access, VP Strategic Communication
EDUCATION: DM, Work and Organization
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Colorado
NWTA LOCATION: Colorado
NWTA DATE: April 2007
NWTA STAFFINGS: 5
MAN OF SERVICE: 2
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
PAST MKP ROLES: MKP-USA Integration Groups Council Chair
MKP-USA at-large member Board of Directors
MKP Colorado Board of Directors member
MKP Colorado Integration Groups Council Chair
MKPI Integration Groups Council Chair
Senior Faculty/Co-Founder, MKP Colorado Introduction to Integration program

Michael K Elser MKP USA Immediate Past Chairman

12 months ago, If you had told me that I would be the Chairman of MKP USA, I wouldn’t have believed you.  I had just finished two years as MKP New England’s Center Director and was ready to enjoy sitting in I-Group, playing with grandkids and going kayaking.

So what changed? The simple answer is that I was asked to serve. Why me?  In many ways, you would have to ask those men who asked me to stand and those men who elected me.  For me, the answer is children and grandchildren – mine and yours.  I ask myself, “What kind of world am I leaving to them and is there anything I can do to leave a better world?”

The answer that rises within me is “yes.”

I can join with other men to create a culture where men mentor men to wake up and grow up by doing the work required of the mature masculine.  The fact is, it will take wide awake, grown up men to stand up for a better world and show up to do the work.  That is the work of MKP USA; that is OUR work.

MKP was the beginning of personal for work for both my wife and I. That work has brought us infinitely closer in our relationship with each other, with our children and grandchildren; it has also helped Donna and I become very clear on what our work really is.

FAMILY: Married 42 years to the same lovely woman; two children both married and two grand daughters
CURRENT CITY: Portsmouth, NH / New England Community
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Owner & President – New England Business Opportunities, Inc
Owner & Principle – Pak Mail 130, LLC
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Music; Masters in Woodwind Pedagogy; Chartered Financial Planner; Certified Life Underwriter
CURRENT COMMUNITY: New England
NWTA LOCATION: Buena Visa, Colorado
NWTA DATE: May-05
NWTA STAFFINGS: 14
MAN OF SERVICE: 4
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Chairman of the Board of Directors (2012 & 2013)
PAST MKP ROLES: New England Center Director, 2009 & 2010;
Chair of the Fund the Plan 2011;
Homecoming Coordinator 2007 & 2008

Jerry Gridley Center Council Chair

Jerry GridleyI create a world of joy by inspiring open hearts and hope.

FAMILY:  
CURRENT CITY: Annandale, VA
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: SRA International/Project Manager/2001-2011
Northrup Grumman/Project Manager/1999-2001
EDUCATION:  
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Northern California
NWTA LOCATION: Northern California
NWTA DATE: May 2003
NWTA STAFFINGS: 19
MAN OF SERVICE: 1
CURRENT MKP ROLES: NCal Headsman and current Center Director
PAST MKP ROLES: Chair, Committee Chair, Center Council Chair, Center Council Chair, Committee Member

Rich Tosi Founding President

As a co-founder, MKP has profoundly impacted my life. It has become the focus of my life.

FAMILY: Married 44 years to Char Tosi. Two sons, Tony and David plus 4 precious grand children
CURRENT CITY: Tucson, AZ
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: General Motors – 20 years, senior industral engineer
Marine Corps – 10 year, Captain, combat decorated
EDUCATION: BA in Chemistry/math minor
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Arizona
NWTA LOCATION: Haimowoods, WI
NWTA DATE: Jan 1985
NWTA STAFFINGS: 99 +
MAN OF SERVICE: 0
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Founding President
PAST MKP ROLES: President of MKP (NWN) for first 12 years (1985-1997)

Schuyler Cunningham At-Large Board Member

Schuyler CunninghamMKP has taught me the power of generative vulnerability, community and leadership. I know you men will be at the birth of my child, death of my parents and carry me to rest, when that time comes.

A wise teacher once told me that I should only be a leader if I want to protect and pass on the traditions to the next generation; that’s why I’m on the Board of Directors. It is time to pass the legacy on to my generation and to the next seven generations after me.

FAMILY: Married to the wonderful Hope B. Hodges
CURRENT CITY: Washington, DC
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: National Institutes of Health, Oncology Social Worker, 2012-Present
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Cunningham Farms, LLC., Principal, 2006-Present
ShoreBank International Ltd., Associate Manager, 2006-2010
EDUCATION: BA in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College, MSW from Catholic University of America, LICSW in Washington, DC
CURRENT COMMUNITY: MKP Greater Washington DC
NWTA LOCATION: Claymont Court
NWTA DATE: Dec 2006
NWTA STAFFINGS: 15
MAN OF SERVICE: 2
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Board of Directors, At-Large Member
Young Warrior National Co-Organizer
PAST MKP ROLES: None

Jonathan King At-Large Board Member

Improved the quality of my life, made me a better man, and allowed me to fullfill my whole-being.

FAMILY: Single
CURRENT CITY: Dallas, TX
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Northrop Grumman – Engineer 4 (2002-Present)
PAST EMPLOYMENT:  
EDUCATION: BS – Astrophysics (1999-UCLA), BS – Aerospace Engineering (1999-UCLA), MS – Aerospace Engineering (2002-UCLA), Systems Engineering Certificate (2005-Caltech)
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Los Angeles
NWTA LOCATION: Circle V Ranch
NWTA DATE: Nov 2008
NWTA STAFFINGS: 14
MAN OF SERVICE: 2
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Los Angeles Chairman, At Large Member, Board At Large Member
PAST MKP ROLES: PIT Council Member – MKPLA

Christopher Kyle At-Large Board Member

MKP has completed changed my life since I went through my weekend at 32 years old. I got super honest with myself, learned to take account for my actions and found the path to truly opening my heart to myself and to others. I am passionate about working with other men to help them heal, grow and live passionately.

FAMILY: Married to Charmaine Kyle, no children
CURRENT CITY: Sausalito, California
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Ascendant Company, Founder/CEO, 2008 to Present
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Evolving Wisdom LLC, Chief Marketing Officer, 2011
EDUCATION: BA in Political Science from Stanford University
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Northern California
NWTA LOCATION: Northwest Center
NWTA DATE: Feb-98
NWTA STAFFINGS: 42
MAN OF SERVICE: 1
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Co-Leader, MKP USA Board of Directors, Director of Online Training Programs (unofficial title)
PAST MKP ROLES: Co-Center Director – Arizona, Leaderbody Chair – Nor Cal, Board Chair – Nor Cal, MKP USA Structure Committee (under Robert Powell)

Jon Levitt At-Large Board Member

Jon LevittA Certified NWTA Co-Leader, Jon is involved in many MKP committees and continues his personal mission to inspire passionate service to humanity through affirmation, compassion, courage, enthusiasm, fierceness and grace.

FAMILY: He lives with his wife and two children in rural New Jersey.
CURRENT CITY: Bridgewater, New Jersey
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Owner, JSA Business Development, LLC.
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Merrill Lynch
EDUCATION:  
CURRENT COMMUNITY: New Jersey
NWTA LOCATION: Chicago
NWTA DATE: April 1992
NWTA STAFFINGS: 30
MAN OF SERVICE: 3
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Board At Large Member, MKP USA Development Director
PAST MKP ROLES: Committee Member, Committee Chair

Jewel Love At-Large Board Member

Jewel LoveI am doing this work so that my life as a man is whole, rich, and full. I am also doing this work to unite my family for generations to come, and improve each community that I am a part of.

FAMILY: Single
CURRENT CITY: Fremont, CA
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Lead Behavioral Health Clinician – Foothill Community Health Center – 2 years
PAST EMPLOYMENT: El Centro De Amistad – Behavioral Health Clinician – 1 year
EDUCATION: MA Clinical Psychology
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Northern California
NWTA LOCATION: Northern California
NWTA DATE: November 2012
NWTA STAFFINGS: 2
MAN OF SERVICE: 0
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA At large Board member
PAST MKP ROLES:

Rick Morgenstern At-Large Board Member

I experienced the loss of divorce, and was introduced to this work in that healing process. I have been active for 15 years, and I do this work to both help married men become mature husbands, and help young men prepare themselves for mature relationship.

FAMILY: Married, 6 children
CURRENT CITY: Bloomington, IN
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Owner, Morgenstern Booksellers
Owner, Little Stars Childcare
PAST EMPLOYMENT: VP Strategic Communication, Colorado Access 2011-2012
Leadership Institute of New Sudan, Exec Director 2010
EDUCATION: Indiana University, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, 1983
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Indiana
NWTA LOCATION: Bedford, IN
NWTA DATE: Oct 1998
NWTA STAFFINGS: 4
MAN OF SERVICE: 0
CURRENT MKP ROLES: At large member, MKP USA Board of Directors
Vice President I-Groups, Indiana Community
PAST MKP ROLES:

Tim Thompson At-Large Board Member

Tim ThompsonMy NWTA was instrumental in my development as a mature, masculine man. I was sober about 24 years when I did my initiation. With that much 12-step experience, I really thought I had learned all I could. However, on the weekend, I gained a whole new level of insight and compassion for personal growth.

FAMILY: I am in a domestic partnership with a phenomenal man named Adam Preister. We have two incredibly spoiled dogs: Tilly and Gizmo.
CURRENT CITY: Omaha, NE
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Corporate 3 Design / Chief Account Executive / 1 year
PAST EMPLOYMENT: American Enterprise Group / Chief Marketing Office / 9 years
Profitstar Group / Director Corporate Communications / 2 years
EDUCATION:  
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Central Plains
NWTA LOCATION: Goodwill Camp, Sioux City, IA
NWTA DATE: April 2000
NWTA STAFFINGS: 36
MAN OF SERVICE: 1
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Finance Committee, Large Donor Committee
PAST MKP ROLES:

Russell Kramp Treasurer

The weekend and staffing have brought awareness of the impact I can make on the world. I see men in a loving accepting way. I make a difference in the world daily.

FAMILY: I am married with 3 children,daughter Erin-35, son Brian-25 and son Gabriel 7.
CURRENT CITY: Lincoln, MA
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: UBS Financial Vice-president investments 40 years
PAST EMPLOYMENT:
EDUCATION: BA English Franklin Pierce University
CURRENT COMMUNITY: New England
NWTA LOCATION: Bullard Farm, New England
NWTA DATE: April 2000
NWTA STAFFINGS: 36
MAN OF SERVICE: 1
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Finance Committee, Large Donor Committee
PAST MKP ROLES:

Bob Oser Secretary

BobOserAs a result of MKP I am far more in touch with my feelings and live life with a full range of emotions. I have connected with others on a much deeper and more personal level and am more emotionally available to those in my life. In addition, I am able to better open my heart and connect with family and friends.

FAMILY: Married to Deborra Oser for 26 years. Three children – Kevin & Steven & Carrie. Six grandchildren – four boys & two girls. My two sons are also warriors.
CURRENT CITY: Louisville, KY
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Worked for The Seagram Company Ltd for 35 years, 6 months and 11 days almost exclusively in Human Resources.
High School Math and Physics teacher for 2
EDUCATION: BS in Math, minor in Physics. MS in Organizational Management and Human Resource Development
CURRENT COMMUNITY: MKP Kentucky
NWTA LOCATION: Bedford, IN
NWTA DATE: Oct 2002
NWTA STAFFINGS: 20
MAN OF SERVICE: 6
CURRENT MKP ROLES: MKP USA Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
PAST MKP ROLES: Rep on the Center Council of MKP
IOT Member of MKP in 2009
MKPI Council Rep since 2009
Vice Chair of MKP USA since 2010
KY Center Director since 2007
Chairman of MKP’s 25 Year Anniversary Celebration in Oct 2010


Crittenden B Freeman Recording Secretary

The ManKind Project gave me a voice to express myself. It allows me to set healthy boundaries and feel comfortable to do so.

FAMILY: Divorced
CURRENT CITY: New Brunswick, NJ
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Retired
PAST EMPLOYMENT: Windows Server Admin 2003-2005
Unix Production Support 2000-2003
EDUCATION: Associates Degree, IT
CURRENT COMMUNITY: Philadelphia
NWTA LOCATION: Houston
NWTA DATE: January 1993
NWTA STAFFINGS: 20
MAN OF SERVICE: 3
CURRENT MKP ROLES: Elder, Recording Secretary
PAST MKP ROLES: LIT/CLC
Head Elder
Shadow Chair
MKP Philadelphia Secretary
MKP NYC/METRO Center Director