CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INC
Promoting Awareness & Inspiring Empathy
CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INC
as of May 2023
as of May 08, 2023
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Executive Director and Founder
Founder and Executive Director Sam Drazin is a nationally recognized educator and changemaker who brings personal and professional experience to social-emotional learning, disability awareness, equity, and inclusion. A licensed educator, he has firsthand experience in curriculum development, educational assessment, and inclusive classrooms. Sam was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss. He underwent seven surgeries as a child while attending his local public school. His experiences, both as a student with a disability and as a teacher working in an inclusive classroom, made him recognize the importance of providing high-quality opportunities to students' social-emotional development as a pathway to empathy and inclusion of all students.
Number of employees
Source: IRS Form 990
CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INCOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
SOURCE: IRS Form 990
There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.
CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INCBoard of directors
as of 04/04/2023
Board of directors data
Savitha Sundar, MS
Occupational Therapist, Plano Independent School District (TX)
Term: 2020 -
Social Studies Educator, Hartford High School (VT)
Bryan Bloom, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, BetterHealthcare (MA)
Edward Avinger, EdD
Academic Dean, Christina School District (DE)
Deirdre Azzopardi, OTD
Occupational Therapist, The Mindful School OT (NJ)
Accessibility Technologist for Learning and Instruction, University of Denver (CO)
Kathy Bays, MEd
Special Education Consultant, Santa Clara County & Campbell Elementary School District (CA)
John Freer, PhD
Professor & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St. Clair College of Applied Arts of Technologies & University of Windsor (CAN)
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.
The organization's leader identifies as:
Race & ethnicity
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Equity strategiesLast updated: 03/23/2023
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- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.