James Kallusky, Ed.D.

Programs Committee Chairperson

James Kallusky is a non-profit executive, community program leader, grant maker, author and tenured professor who created the nation’s first-degree program in sports-based youth development. He currently works with Fight For Children as the Chief Program Officer. He is the chair of the GFP USA Programs Committee.

James currently serves as a board member for Alliance of Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Sport. His previous work experience includes: Chief Operating Officer at Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (2017-2020); Deputy Director for Clinton Health Matters Initiative (2015-2017); Vice President of Growth and Strategy at Up2Us Sports (2010-2015); Principal and Founder at JPK Consulting (2004-2010); Associate Professor and Director of Youth Agency Administration Studies at California State University, Los Angeles (1995-2004).