Dylan R. Bryant is a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Secretary, and a Junior Research Fellow at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation (ALPF). In addition, he is a recent graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at Arkansas State University, Legislator Assistant in the Missouri House of Representatives, and Webmaster and Marketing Coordinator for Bryant Auction LLC., a private liquidation company.
Tony Contento, Ph.D. is a plant cell physiologist from Central New York. Recently, the ALPF Board of Directors voted to appoint Dr. Contento as the Interim Director of Research. Dr. Contento is also the Interim Director of the State University of New York at Oswego Agricultural Testing and Analysis Laboratory, where he is a member of the Biological Sciences Department. He is also the Program Coordinator for the General Education curriculum for Colorado State University Global Campus. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, working under Randy Lewis on charactering the structural and mechanical properties of spider silk proteins. While he pursued his studies at UW, he was very active in Student Publications, serving as an assistant Editor for The Branding Iron newspaper and Frontiers magazine. He also served as Editor for the Owen Wister Review literary journal, creating their first spoken word edition.
Certified in Career Coaching by PARW/CC, Natascha earned a bachelor’s degree from UMASS Amherst, is an Executive Education Alumna of both Harvard Kennedy School in Leading Change, and MIT Sloan in Entrepreneurship, trained in Mediation from Harvard Law, trained in Scaling Up from Stanford Business School, an MBA graduate of Johnson & Wales, a Master’s in Leadership degree holder and currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Leadership from Northeastern University.
Mark L. Dyson is the Creative Director at the American Leadership & Policy Foundation (ALPF). In addition, he owns and operates a 3D modeling/animation and film VFX studio in Central New York. As Creative Director, Mark provides oversight of artists and projects involving art media, digital, animation, and other creative operations designed to help add visual impact and clarity to ALPF presentations prepared for citizens and decision makers.