Meet our Board of Directors
Mary Rothschild, MA - President of the Board of Directors
Experienced with children and their parents, Mary's career has heightened her awareness of the ways popular culture narratives and images can shape imagination, play, and worldview. She founded a children’s crafts center, Ariadne’s Thread, in Brooklyn over twenty years ago and gives workshops for parents and teachers of young children through Healthy Media Choices, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, and did graduate work in Family Media Literacy at Goddard College. After hosting a weekly interview program, ”The Healthy Media Choices Hour,” for five years on Community Radio in Vermont, she taught courses on Children and Media at Fordham and Adelphi Universities in New York.
In 2017, she and her husband Tom moved to San Francisco’s East Bay, close to their daughters and five-and-a-half year old granddaughter. Proximity to a family with a young child continually freshens her perspective.
Though research about the impact of popular culture and media/technology provide an entry point, Mary’s work centers on attention, relationship, and balanced development. She offers strategies for families of any background and makeup to be present with the child and share the material of their lives: humor, stories, and natural environments, within the time available so that the child can weave a healthy view of life. Those priorities provide the bases for intentional use of time.
She is delighted to be working with kindred spirits at Integral Steps.
Tamara Darnow - Treasurer of Integral Steps
CFA, PMP, CAMS-Audit
Tamara’s childhood volunteering at a local non-profit triggered a connection to the aspirations of nonprofits that lives on today. With a lifelong passion for academics and appreciation for the impactful powers of music and arts, Tamara ardently believes in Integral Steps’ unique integrative education mission and partnership in the community.
Throughout her financial services oriented professional career, leveraging a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an economics degree from Northwestern University, Tamara has actively pursued responsibilities with a risk management theme. Her current role focuses on enterprise, compliance, and operational risk areas within KeyBank wherein she also serves as the Corporate Bank Code of Ethics Officer. Never one to stand still, Tamara holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation, among other risk-oriented designations, and is an active season passholder at Copper Mountain in Summit County, CO.
Kate Ricklin - Secretary of Integral Steps
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