Ruth Goldman is chair of the New Leader Scholarship Advisory Board and professor emerita of psychology at San Francisco State University. Her retirement from teaching inspired creation of the New Leader Scholarship. Bill Goldman, a psychiatrist, has directed major public mental health service systems throughout his career, including those of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the County of San Francisco. He was a longtime clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. Chris Black is a former journalist who worked as a political reporter for the Boston Globe for twenty years and as a White House and congressional correspondent for CNN.