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Justin Walker, Executive Director

JWalker Harvard2Justin Walker serves as the Executive Director of the Global Game Changers, while also working as a professor on the University of Louisville Law School Faculty. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University, he clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and on the DC Circuit for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Law & Policy List in 2011, Justin has been a lawyer, teacher, speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, nationally recognized blogger, ghostwriter, and editor for several books, both fiction and nonfiction. Justin was raised by a single working mother who always taught him the value of giving back. He now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Anne, who shares his passion for teaching kids about compassion (as well as his passion for college basketball), and his daughter Isabella.

Anne Walker, Curriculum Development & Program Director

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Anne is a career writer and researcher who has written for business, academic, political, and non-profit entities.  After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Duke University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, in 2006 she joined the staff of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in the Legislative Affairs Office.  There, she researched bills, worked with state and federal legislators and their staff, and wrote briefs for the Governor.  Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she developed and wrote policy and procedure manuals, curriculum documents, and public relations and marketing materials for non-profit and business organizations. She has extensive knowledge of social media and graphic arts marketing skills. Anne's academic and career experiences have led her to believe that all students need a strong background in Language Arts and that building compassionate citizens starts with our youngest students. Currently, Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Justin and daughter Isabella.
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Andrew Stewart
Development & Program Facilitator

Andrew Stewart is from Radcliff, KY. Andrew attended the University of Louisville, and received his BA in Political Science this past May. At the University of Louisville, Andrew was a McConnell Scholar and was part of UofL’s Cross Country and Track team. Along with his service with GGC as a VISTA, Andrew is an intern with UofL’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Program. Andrew will be applying to grad school to obtain a Masters in Social Work with aspirations to begin a career in the field of Child and Public Welfare.

Katie McClure
Outreach & Program Facilitator

Katie McClure is a Louisville native alumna of c/o 2011 Assumption High School, and Brescia University in Owensboro, KY, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science of Speech Pathology and Audiology. At Brescia, she was a leader in groups such as Student Government and Student Activities Program Board. Katie is planning on pursuing a Master’s, and eventually a Doctorate, in Speech Pathology. She wants to do research on brain injuries, more specifically with a condition common in veterans and people who play hard contact sports.

Katie Bess Hilbinger
Events, Volunteer, and Program Facilitator

Originally from North Carolina, Katie Bess is the Events and Volunteer Facilitator at Global Game Changers Children’s Education Initiative. She also assists with the development of our in-school, afterschool and camp programs. Katie Bess graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Family Violence. After her term as a VISTA, Katie Bess hopes to continue her education by acquiring a masters in Social Work in addition to attending law school.

Educational Advisory Committee

Jamie Frerman Gatti
Curriculum Writer

JamieFrermanGattiProfileJamie Frerman Gatti has an extensive background in children’s education. She received her Bachelors in Psychology and Brain Sciences and her Masters in Teaching from the University of Louisville. Since graduating, she has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades within the Shelby County, Kentucky, public school system. She’s earned commendations for her excellent teaching, innovative school projects, and dedication to her students. In addition, she has led school-wide professional development sessions on technology integration and served on school committees focused on curriculum development and data assessment. Jamie has also worked in preschool programs and at summer camps. As a result, she has learned to teach and inspire children with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and abilities.  Jamie resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Billy, and two wonderful children, Ella and William.

Briegel Moss
Education Advisory Committee Member

Briegel Moss Headshot squareBriegel Moss is currently pursuing her doctorate in Early Childhood Development at the University of Louisville, after several years as an in-class elementary school teacher. A strong believer in elementary school as the foundation of academic achievement, she worked in her classroom to encourage a life-long love of learning. A graduate of Washington & Lee University, she has worked in a variety of school environments, including charter, public, and parochial schools. She has also worked with educational initiatives in community organizations, such as the YMCA. Briegel has experience in educating young children, children with special needs, and children in ESL. She has worked with the core curriculum and has used The Global Game Changers curriculum in her own classroom. Currently, Briegel serves as a first grade teacher at Sacred Heart Model School.

Prior to teaching, Briegel was a standout member of her university community, was chosen to be an intern in the highly selective Washington Term Program, and worked with former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings at her new venture, Spellings and Company.