Gena Sturgon

Gena Sturgon is the Founder and Executive Director of Play2EDUCATE (P2E). Gena holds a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado (USA), a diploma in Diplomacy and International Security from the European Academy of Diplomacy (Poland), and is currently studying for a Masters in Peace […]

Jamie White

Jamie currently serves as an Aviator and Safety Officer for the Mississippi National Guard. Along with his 29 years of military service, Jamie has served on numerous Boards to include the Gulf Coast Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Lamar Order Donor’s Society, and the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program for the Mississippi […]

Dr. Robert Brustad

Robert Brustad, PhD is a Professor with a focus in the Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Northern Colorado. He is a native of Claremont, California and his involvement in youth development was stimulated by four years of work for the State of California’s Department of Migrant Education, providing afterschool […]

Sarah Brewer Ward

Sarah has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years as well as served in the North Carolina Army National Guard as a Chaplain’s Assistant for over 27 years. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from University at Albany as well as an MBA from […]

Dr. Pamela Shannahan

Pamela is the Vice President and secretary of Play2EDUCATE (P2E). Pamela began her educational journey in Early Childhood Education. After a seventeen-year hiatus to raise her three children, Pamela reentered the academic arena to earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management and a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from […]

Jason “Chief” Boyd

Jason currently serves as the Targeting Officer for the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina Army National Guard. Jason also serves as a Plans & Operations Specialist in the National Guard’s Domestic Operations Office. In elementary school Jason played both Baseball and Basketball. In High School he participated in Soccer, Wrestling, Track, […]