Play Everywhere Challenge Blue Ribbon Panel

Meet the 28 experts that will determine the winners of the Play Everywhere Challenge

To help select the 50 winners for the Play Everywhere Challenge, KaBOOM! invited a group of 28 experts from across the country to serve as the Blue Ribbon Panel and judge the many excellent proposals we received to turn everyday spaces into PLAYces. Meet them below.

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen
President & CEO
Skillman Foundation

Mariana Amatullo, PhD

Mariana Amatullo, PhD
Co-Founder and Vice President
Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design

Charles Brown

Charles Brown
Senior Research, Voorhees Transportation Center & Adjunct Professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University

Gabrielle Bullock

Gabrielle Bullock
Director of Global Diversity
Perkins+Will

Susan Chin

Susan Chin
Executive Director
Design Trust for Public Space

Lisa Cylar Barrett

Lisa Cylar Barrett
Director, Federal Policy
PolicyLink

Tom Farrey

Tom Farrey
Executive Director, Sports and Society Program
Aspen Institute

Ed Foster Simeon

Ed Foster Simeon
President & CEO
U.S. Soccer Foundation

Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky
Chief Science Officer and Executive Director of Mind
Mind in the Making, Bezos Family Foundation

Kristen Jeffers

Kristen Jeffers
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
The Black Urbanist

Grace Kim

Grace Kim
Managing Director
GOODcorps

Gabe Klein

Gabe Klein
Author
Start-Up City

Michael Laris

Michael Laris
Director of Product Development and Strategy
Playworld

Matthew J. Lister

Matthew J. Lister
Director, Team Lead
Gehl Studio

Robert L. Lynch

Robert L. Lynch
President and CEO
Americans for the Arts

Tre Maxie

Tre Maxie
Director, Youth & Engagement
Aspen Institute

Nirvan Mullick

Nirvan Mullick
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Speaker, & Social Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Okeke-Von Batten

Elizabeth Okeke-Von Batten
Director, Center for Design & the City
American Architectural Foundation

Udaya Patnaik

Udaya Patnaik
Founder
Jump Associates

Gil Penalosa, MBA, PhDhc, CSP

Gil Penalosa, MBA, PhDhc, CSP
Founder & Chair
8 80 Cities

Sue Polis

Sue Polis
Director, Health and Wellness
National League of Cities

Eric Rothman

Eric Rothman
President
HR&A Advisors

Jennifer Silberman

Jennifer Silberman
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Target

Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini
President, Federal Business Unit
Seamless Docs

Anne Trumble

Anne Trumble
Founder and Director
Emerging Terrain

Kristy Wang

Kristy Wang
Community Planning Policy Director
SPUR

Philip Winn

Philip Winn
Vice President
Project for Public Spaces