On Board Hosted By Kendra Davenport

On Board with Transparent Leadership features examples and practical advice from CEOs and leaders from some of the country's top organizations. Easterseals President and CEO Kendra Davenport and guests explore aspects of transparent leadership that can impact communication, trust-building, and fostering a culture of openness and accountability.

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Season 2

Pam Green

Pam Green

Pam Green, president and CEO of Easterseals Redwood, joins us to explore the heart of inclusive leadership and the dynamic challenges of serving a diverse community. As a powerhouse behind a $30 million operation spanning two states, Pam has dedicated her career to championing purpose-driven businesses.

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Steven Preston

Steven Preston

Steven Preston is not only the heart and helm of Goodwill Industries International, a federation of 154 unique local organizations but also a beacon for inclusive leadership and continual personal growth. In this episode, we dive into the complexities and joys of nonprofit leadership.

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Season 1

Guest 1

Mike Miedler

Kendra joins CEO of CENTURY 21 Mike Miedler. Mike shares what excites him most about CENTURY 21 and how versatility and intention are critical to leadership. He believes the buyer's emotional connection with their home make homeownership so special. They also discuss the important 40-year partnership between CENTURY 21 and Easterseals.

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Guest 2

Wanda Hill

In this episode, Kendra chats with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive, Wanda Hill. Wanda reflects on her career philosophy, especially work-life balance, self-care, and the importance of mission as a motivator to make a difference in the world. She also shares advice for budding leaders.

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Guest 3

Gordon Hartman

Kendra joins Gordon Hartman, a native San Antonian who sold his highly successful homebuilding business in 2005 to build Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first and still the only Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive theme park. Gordon talks about how his daughter inspired his work, what ultra-accessibility means, and how taking initiative can be the great disruptor.

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Guest 4

Erhardt Preitauer

Kendra joins Erhardt Preitauer, CEO of CareSource, and one of Glassdoor's highest rated CEOs in the country. In this episode, Erhardt talks about vulnerability as a key aspect of leadership, and how to maintain high-performing, dedicated teams where competition is fierce.

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Mindy Scheier

Mindy Scheier

Kendra joins Mindy Scheier, founder and CEO of the Runway of Dreams Foundation. Prior to launching the nonprofit, she spent more than 20 years working in the fashion industry. Now, she's championing adaptive clothing and working to rebrand the way people with disabilities are viewed, marketed and represented in mainstream America.

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Mark Raymond Jr

Mark Raymond, Jr.

Kendra speaks with Split Second Foundation CEO Mark Raymond, Jr., who offers his answer to the question, "How heavily in the (teams) equation does someone's experience matter to you?" Among other points in their discussion, Mark also has a poignant take on being wrong. This episode is a must listen as we bring this season to a close, with more on the way in 2024!

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About the Host

Kendra Davenport came to Easterseals with three decades of nonprofit experience, having managed development and communications portfolios and teams ranging in size from 50 to 1500 for several national and international organizations. Before joining Easterseals in March of 2022 as president and CEO, Kendra led global philanthropy, communications, and brand marketing for Operation Smile.

She is a passionate collaborator and places tremendous emphasis on transparency and trust as she works to support Easterseals Network of Affiliates nationwide, elevate the brand, and raise transformative funding and awareness of Easterseals’ mission — to promote equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, older adults, and veterans.

Kendra Davenport