Promoting the Power of Education

The Board makes all major decisions about the future of Global Playground.  From approving new project sites to mentoring Teaching Fellows, Board Members remain involved in the process as Global Playground works to achieve its mission.

S. Douglas Bunch


Mr. Bunch is a partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. He holds a law degree from the William & Mary School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Classical Studies from the College of William & Mary. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In addition to being Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Playground, Mr. Bunch is Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes the study of Latin and Greek in the elementary and middle school classroom; and a member of the Board of Directors of Virginia21, an organization that advocates on behalf of college and university students in Virginia. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, an organization that promotes the study of foreign languages more broadly. In 2016, the Governor of Virginia appointed Mr. Bunch to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary, the university’s governing board.

Edward F. Branagan III

Vice Chairman

Mr. Branagan is currently the Regional Director of Operations for Northern Europe at the Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE).  He was the Associate Dean of Administration, Finance, and Student Affairs at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary where he helped establish the new graduate school of Public Policy. He was previously a Project Manager and an Internal Consulting Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in New York, New York. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations, with a concentration in Conflict Management, from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the College of William & Mary. Mr. Branagan has studied in San Jose, Costa Rica, taught English to students in Zenica, Bosnia, studied at Johns Hopkins University’s Bologna Center in Bologna, Italy, and completed a one-year David L. Boren Fellowship in Russia.

Jason Maga


Mr. Maga has had numerous opportunities to visit developing countries, where he has seen firsthand the tangible difference that small organizations like Global Playground can make in people’s lives. Prior to his involvement with Global Playground Mr. Maga served as Treasurer and a founding Board member of One Acre Fund, a nonprofit now serving 400,000 farm families in rural Africa. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of William & Mary. Mr. Maga is Director, Host Railroads at Amtrak, where he leads initiatives to improve on-time performance of passenger train services nationwide.

Kendall Lorenzen

Executive Director

Ms. Lorenzen is currently completing a full-time AmeriCorps term as a Reading Specialist at a Washington, D.C. public school.  She is a 2015 graduate of the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in public health. As an undergraduate, Ms. Lorenzen spent many years serving in William & Mary’s Student Assembly, Residence Life, and in the Williamsburg, Virginia community in several capacities. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Lorenzen was an Office of Leadership and Community Engagement Fellow for William & Mary and a service year intern for the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). Ms. Lorenzen has also served as a counselor for a leadership development camp for high school youth (2014, 2015) and Teaching Assistant for the William & Mary D.C. Summer Institute.  In August 2015, Ms. Lorenzen became Global Playground’s Global Fellow, and in August 2016, the Board of Directors of Global Playground promoted Ms. Lorenzen to the rank of Deputy Executive Director.  Ms. Lorenzen was elected Executive Director of Global Playground in July 2017.

Joe Jay

As Special Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Mr. Jay represents corporations and individuals in a wide range of criminal and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal Inspectors General, and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. He was named a “Rising Star” in Washington, DC, by Super Lawyers Magazine (2015). Professionally, Mr. Jay has served as a member of the Planning Committee for the ABA’s National Institute on White Collar Crime since 2013. He also served as a co-chair for the ABA’s Young White Collar Lawyers’ group of the Criminal Justice Section in Washington, D.C. Mr. Jay earned his Juris Doctor from the William & Mary School of Law, where he was honored with the Phoenix Award for service to the university. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary, where he was recognized for his leadership, scholarship, and service by election to Omicron Delta Kappa.

Jayne W. Barnard

Professor Barnard is the James Goold Cutler Professor of Law Emerita at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She currently serves as the Coordinator of Academic Events for the 100th Anniversary of Women at William & Mary (2018-19).  She also serves on the boards of WHRO Public Media, the FINRA Foundation for Investor Education, and the Williamsburg Farmers Market.