Lloyd Hopkins, an organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work, has always been committed to the advancement of K-12 education in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. With his education and passion for ensuring quality education for all, he launched the Million Dollar Teacher Project in 2016. Lloyd also serves as the Chair of Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy, a fund under the AZ Community Foundation to make a positive impact on African-American Youth.
Kristine Morris, Superintendent of Union Elementary School District, has spent her entire career teaching in and leading public schools throughout Maricopa County. A strategic and systemic thinking, in her prior role, Ms. Morris provided collaborative leadership in the development of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) into a nationally recognized Educational Service Agency known for quality innovations in teaching, learning, and leadership for the fifth largest county in the Nation.
The daughter of a retired firefighter from Upstate NY, Karen learned at a young age about the necessity to help others in whatever capacity possible. Others who might be complete strangers and who might have nothing in common besides being fellow human beings.
She has collaborated with and volunteered for local non-profit organizations representing all types of groups in our community. This has allowed her to be bold in her pursuit to help elevate the lives of others.
Bill Pankey has been involved in training and development for over 25 years. With experience as an Executive Director and Training & Development Specialist, Bill has enjoyed a storied career offering multifaceted, broad-based expertise in training and development, organizational leadership, strategic planning, financial controls, and operational directives. Over the course of his career, Bill has been an active mentor and teacher for students of all ages.
Adam is the founder of Emote.Design and is passionate about helping social entrepreneurs turn their vision into impact. He’s worked with dozens of impact-driven organizations to improve their brand, website and marketing strategy. Adam uses design thinking and psychology to align the vision and strategy of an organization and then communicate it in a compelling visual language. He’s passionate about digging into the roots of social issues and creating solutions that can sustain and scale with innovative business models.
Passionate and highly skilled educator with 11 years of special education and team building experience. Proven leadership abilities with a track record of establishing and nurturing strong working relationships with students, parents and faculty.
Truc Doan graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2019, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Communication and a certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership. Truc has mastered her skills in leadership and has worked in many leadership roles during her academic and professional career. Early in her academic career, she worked in Recruitment for Chandler-Gilbert Community College. During her time there, she collaborated to create the First Year Experience which helped guide students as they made their transition from high school to college. She was also the President of the school’s volunteer club. During her time at ASU, she was a member of a leadership program called The Next Generation Service Corps. This is where she met Executive Director/founder, Lloyd Hopkins and collaborated with other Service Corps members in developing The Million Dollar Teacher Tree. Truc continued her work with MTDP as an intern throughout her time at ASU and helped implemented the Teacher Tree into the community, as well as assisting with Take A Teacher To Lunch. Professionally, Truc is a mortgage professional who has held many leadership positions in a corporate settings and is now looking forward to continue her work with MDTP.
Community Development | Microsoft
Manager | Uncle Louie’s Restaurant
Realtor | United Brokers Group
Owner | Heart2Heart PR
CEO/Founder | Million Dollar Teacher Project
CEO | Career Blindspot
Program Manager | Postdoctoral Affairs Office at ASU
Superintendent | Union Elementary School District
Partnership Manager | Arizona State University
Founder/CEO | thinkLaw