Our board of directors. 

The Every Kid Sports board consists of industry leaders in sports broadcast journalism, the non-profit industry, executive-level finance and marketing, and leadership coaching. As important, each of our board members are active participants in sport. As former college athletes and current weekly warriors, our board members not only talk the talk, they swim, bike, run, lift, kick, and serve it, too.

Arch Fuston | Board Chair

Arch Fuston contributes to life as a personal development coach and youth sports advocate.  Arch’s connection to Every Kids Sports spans over a decade. Earlier in his career he created the award-winning “ACTIVEx Program,” a global group wellness experience for the global organization, ACTIVE Network.  

Today, his contribution through his coaching program program guides kids and adults to greater emotional performance, leading to high-performance on the filed, court, classroom and boardroom.

Arch is a former high school QB, a collegiate volleyball player, IRONMAN triathlete, and avid mountain biker. He lives is San Diego and constantly explores life both inside and out. https://archfuston.com 

Why Every Kid Sports?

“Life comes at us fast. Sports provide us a organized, safe space to train for it. Providing this opportunity for kids is something that has the potential to inpact them over the entirety of life.”

A favorite sports memory as a kid

“When I was in 7th grade, our P.E. teacher, Mr. Yager, challenged me to a seemingly insurmountable task: Win the 400 meter dash. Outrun the reigning city stud and give our team a chance to win the meet. One of the most vivid parts of this is him running the north corner of the infield with me, stopwatch in hand, and shouting to me, “If you’re gonna do this, do it NOW!” Man, could he motivate. The manner in which he did so: he was kind. It was intuitive. It was appropriate. He made sure I was prepared, he took the time to know me and provide motivation in a way that propelled me to the finish line first. “

Bonnie Bernstein | Board Vice President

Bonnie is recognized by the American Sportscasters Association as one of the most accomplished female journalists in her field. Bernstein is the founder of Walk Swiftly Productions, her latest endeavor in a career that has spanned nearly two decades on-air with ESPN and CBS, covering the NFL, NBA, MLB and college football and basketball.

Why Every Kid Sports?

“I’ve done enough work in the youth health and wellness space to understand the over-arching impact of physical activity on children. It’s about so much more than obesity. Unfortunately, many schools across America lack funding for sports programming and many struggling families can’t cover team registration fees. That’s where Every Kid Sports can help, and I’m honored to align with people who are genuinely committed to making a difference.”

A favorite sports memory as a kid

“One of my favorite memories as an athlete growing up has nothing to do with actual competition, per se. When I was little, my dad would give me these adorable good luck notes before my gymnastics meets. They featured his signature, hand-drawn little stick figures (with ponytails!) of me nailing my routines on the various events. I always loved them… they enforced the images I needed to mentally envision to succeed. Nothing quite like something that’s homemade and from the heart to offer a little extra motivation and inspiration!”

Gordon Heneweer | Board Member

Gordon is an accomplished and results-oriented financial executive. His excellent business acumen and proven track record of achievement and performance in the areas of corporate and operational finance functions keep our financials fit.Gordon brings with him a love of sports of all kinds and a passion for creating the level playing field so every kid gets their chance to play.

Why Every Kid Sports?

“I learned numerous life lessons through my participation in youth sports. These experiences have been invaluable and shaped my life in a very positive way. All youth should have the opportunity to be active in sports programs regardless of income.”

A favorite sports memory as a kid:“While I was very active in organized youth sports programs, my favorite memory is playing endless pickup games (basketball, baseball, soccer, etc.) at the local sports park. On the way home, the losing teams always bought a 7-11 slurpy for the winners.”

Betsy Butterick | Board Secretary

Betsy  a coach and communication specialist. She works with individuals ready to improve and teams of all kinds ~ from the locker room to the boardroom. A former collegiate basketball player, Betsy thrives on creating opportunities that level the playing field.

Why Every Kid Sports?

“I can’t imagine my life without sports and hold immense gratitude for the gifts a sporting experience gives young people as they grow and develop. And while I can’t imagine my life without sports, I have a very real understanding of financial scarcity and the limitations it imposes on an individuals opportunities. Kids were meant to play – we all are – and helping Every Kid Sports remove financial barriers and gift kids access to experiences that will change their lives warms my heart.”

A favorite sports memory as a kid

“My first glove was my mom’s old softball glove from high school. The leather was faded and worn, but it had character. In High School my mom had written the names of guys she dated inside the pocket of the glove, and I loved the fact that of the few names in there, my dad’s name (Jeff) was written several times. Mom & Dad met in High School, got married when they were 19 and 20, and have been each other’s best friends ever since.”

Jenn Brown | Board Member

Jenn is a two-time Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster, mother of two boys, wife and entrepreneur. She is best known as the first female correspondent for Inside the NFL, a former host & reporter for ESPN, host of American Ninja Warrior and currently covering Bellator MMA. Health, Motherhood, Technology and Lifestyle obsessed – Jenn will show you the most efficient way of getting the job done well.

Why Every Kid Sports?

“Playing sports has shaped every aspect of who I am today. I cannot imagine where I would be without it. Every kid deserves that same chance to play.”

Erin Stender | Board Member

Erin is a brilliant marketing executive with roles at ACTIVE Network, Evernote, Classy, and Bodybuilding.com. She brings a purposeful passion for sport and the opportunities it creates. Her motivation to work with Every Kid Sports is to make a positive impact on the next generation by giving them the chance to play and have fun.

Why Every Kid Sports?

“Our time may be finite, but our impact doesn’t have to be. I believe wholeheartedly in the opportunities, lessons learned, and skills gained through physical activity and believe Every Kid Sports has the potential to create a lifelong impact on the future leaders of our world.”

A favorite sports memory as a kid

“When I think about my favorite childhood sports memories, I am lucky to have many come to mind. From tennis lessons with my grandfather, to long days at diving and swim meets, to hot, weekend-long tournaments of soccer, softball and field hockey, and to summer camps filled with horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing. My youth is filled with sports memories that shaped me into the athlete I am today.”

Chuck Morris, Ph.D. | Board Member

Dr. Chuck is a scientist, and his laboratory involves a rare commitment to care and devotion to the hearts, minds, and lives of thousands of people around the world. Dr. Chuck, as he is commonly referred to, or Coach Chuck to some, has impacted a global range of clients across all social, economic, and cultural experiences. 
His impressive resume includes a clientele that spans multiple generations, professions, and personal lifestyles, including several Super Bowl champions, an Olympic Gold Medalist, C-Suite executives, ultra-high net worth individuals, single & stay at home parents, and collegiate and high school athletes. The common denominator for all who seek his services, expertise, and guidance is a desire to become a better person. Dr. Chuck believes that this is part of the connected human experience. We all strive to live well (with self and others), live strong (establishing a sound foundation for self and community), live long (growing in how one sees themselves and one’s experience in the world), and finally to leave a legacy (leaving it better than the way we found it, providing the tools for others to go even further.)
Dr. Chuck is the Founder of Fulcrum Performance, a life science company whose mission is to evolve health and human performance for all. He is also the CEO of the NFL Alumni Performance Lab, whose mission is bridging the gap between the boardroom and the locker room and to evolve the term sports performance to include the game of life. He has used these platforms to impact the lives of countless people and households globally.
Dr. Chuck has been a wellness and performance coach, (full-time), for almost three decades. In that time, he has been featured in multiple magazines, newspapers, and on television. Dr. Chuck has proclaimed publicly that one of his greatest honors was being named the Health Coach of the entire City of Philadelphia, PA.  Dr Chuck has shared:  “As a young man who grew up in Philadelphia and experienced many traumatic and in some instances, unthinkable situations and circumstances, I’ve maintained an amazing sense of love and belonging in my neighborhood. To be named the Health Coach of the city was a moment that profoundly changed me.”
And finally, Dr. Chuck is Summer’s  loving husband…the adoring father of Chuck, Jemel, Samaya, Summerlyn, and Siera and the proud grandfather to Samad.
Why Every Kid Sports?
Over the past three decades, I have worked full-time in the area of advancing human performance and health. Helping thousands of people and elite athletes to include Olympic gold metals, Superbowl champions and MVP’s. So I know first hand what it takes to succeed at the top 1% in sports. I also know the great benefit that ALL can gain to help them become the top 1% in the game of Life, just from playing organized sports. Every Kids Sports mission to help every kid gain the benefits of playing sports is a simple but impactful mission.
A favorite sports memory as a kid
Although it was a new and unusual experience, spending the summer with a relative and attending a tennis summer camp that his parents had signed him up for was the best thing that happened to me. I worked hard and by the end of the camp, I had earned a spot on their state team. It was an incredible feeling and my mother was extremely proud of me. However, I was unable to participate in team matches as the student van that picked up all the kids refused to come to my neighborhood. 

Nick Swisher | Board Member

Nick Swisher is a former MLB All Star and World Series champion. An Ohio State product, he was a power hitter with excellent plate discipline, Swisher hit at least 20 home runs in nine consecutive seasons from 2005 to 2013. Both an outfielder and first baseman, Swisher was known for his switch hitting as well as the way he played the game. His impressive career saw him play for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. He is currently an analyst for both FOX Baseball on FS1 and CBS, in addition to being special advisor to Brian Cashman at the New York Yankees, where he is still heavily involved in developing the next generation of All Stars.

Why Every Kid Sports?
“I am pumped to be a board member with Every Kid Sports. I am humbled to share my experiences and hopefully motivate kids to find the best parts of themselves and earn the rewards of discipline and hard work that being an athlete provides. Coming from humble beginnings in West Virginia, I know first hand the possibilities and world that opens up through athletics. I am inspired to elevate and guide a kid’s determination and talent to help them see how this can benefit not just their game, but the entirety of their life beyond sports. I myself am energized by the mission of Every Kid Sport and excited to pay forward my love of the game and all of the valuable insight I have gained over my lifetime.”