Rewards For A Better Choice

An Earn-and-Learn Program for Smarter Kids

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the values of healthy living, humane treatment of animals, fair trade, and sustainability of the environment through educational resources and financial assistance. Through our Rewards for A Better Choice™ grant program, we work collaboratively with parents, schools and companies to help teach children about the positive impact they can make in the world by making better choices.

Leadership Team

Amy hull brown
Amy Hull Brown
Founder & Executive Director

Amy founded ABCs for Smarter Kids Inc. with a desire to reward schools and parents for supporting healthy, eco-friendly products while also teaching children about the positive impact they can make in the world by making better choices that contribute to a healthier planet. As Executive Director, Amy is primarily responsible for overseeing all administrative, program, fundraising and relationship development activities.

Amy is the mother of twin sons. She is certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritional Consultant, Health Coach and serves as Founder/Owner of Well Amy, LLC. Prior to having her children, she worked for ten years as an investment banker in the commercial mortgage and real estate financing industry in New York City and Chicago. Amy received her MBA in Finance and Accounting and BA in Economics and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She received her post-graduate certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Global College of Natural Medicine, Natural Kitchen Cooking School, GAPS, Living on Live Foods, and Veggiecation©.

Lisa rudley
Lisa Rudley
Director of School Development

Lisa joined ABCs for Smarter Kids Inc. as Director of School Development to oversee all activities of program development and facilitation with the schools.

Lisa is the mother of three children. Lisa is very active in many charitable and school organizations including Dysautonomia Foundation, Ossining MATTERS, NYS Allies for Public Education, Ossining Citizens For Schools, Ossining Special Education Parent Teacher Organization, and Autism Action Network She previously worked in asset management and investment advisory roles in New York City. Lisa received her MBA in Finance/International Business from Fordham University and BA in Finance from Richard Stockton College.

Board of Trustees

Steven R. Brown, President

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate & Lead Manager of ACI Real Estate Fund and ACI Global Real Estate Fund at American Century Investments

Claire M. Davis, Vice President

Principal of Executive Search at Strategic Marketing Alliance

Frank Steadman, Treasurer

Retired Vice President & Associate General Counsel at AT&T

Yon Cho

Partner in Real Estate Private Equity at Pacific Coast Capital Partners, LLC

Elizabeth Gordon

Substance Awareness Coordinator at Scotch Plains- Fanwood Public Schools

Jeff Kudrick

Designer and Product Manager at JM Lifestyles, LLC

Jacqueline Verrilli

Principal of Personal and Executive Coaching at Goal Getters Global, Inc.