Board of Directors
Senator William H. Frist, M.D., Chairman
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Rev. Edwin Sanders II, Vice-Chairman
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Barry Banker, Treasurer
Stewart Home School
Founder and CEO
Mary Beth Powers
Vice President, Programs
Erin Rogus, MPP, Executive Director
Since 2015, Erin Rogus has served as senior policy advisor to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
Prior to joining Senator Frist’s office, Erin spent nine years in policy and politics, working on Capitol Hill and on several statewide gubernatorial campaigns. She previously served as the Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Peter King of New York. Erin managed bill introduction and legislative strategy, and staffed the Congressman on the House Financial Services Committee.
In Washington, DC, Erin also worked for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona and for the Republican National Committee, where she focused on researching and effectively communicating tax and budget issues before Congress.
Erin holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and Graduated with High Distinction from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English.
Advisors and Consultants
Porter Kyle Delaney, Senior Advisor
Porter founded the Kyle House Group in 2010 after more than a decade of senior level work in the political and international relations spheres. Prior to founding the Kyle House Group, Porter led the lobbying and policy activities of a boutique political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Porter worked in the office of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in the Government Relations Practice Group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy.
Porter possesses a strong background in legislative politics, having advised a broad spectrum of corporate clients, trade associations, non-profit organizations and coalition groups on authorizing and appropriations strategies before the U.S. Congress. Porter also has worked extensively on international relations and national security issues, having formerly served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense, and having worked for several international companies as a political consultant on defense policy and contracting issues.
Porter also possesses substantial experience working on global development and health issues. Porter has represented several high-profile foundations, NGOs, coalitions and celebrities on political strategies that resulted in multi-billion dollar funding increases for U.S. development assistance programs, and the bipartisan passage and signing into law of major development legislation. Porter has also advised a number of Fortune 500 and international companies on their commercial expansion into emerging markets and their corporate social responsibility programs around the globe. Porter has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the developing world.
Porter maintains an active portfolio of pro bono work, serving as a senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s Hope Through Healing Hands Foundation and to Peace Players International. Porter also serves on the Political Advisory Committee of Bono’s advocacy organization ONE. Porter serves on the Board of Directors of Bread for the World, a leading anti-hunger advocacy organization; Airborne Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit air medical services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; Blood Water Mission, a non-profit HIV/AIDS and clean water service provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Board of Advisors for the Institute for the Management of Conflict, an advisory group composed of retired military Special Operations professionals.
Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University and received an M.A. in National Security Studies with Highest Honors and Distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Porter earned a second masters degree in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) through a fellowship program at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Porter has also participated as a visiting lecturer on a range of international relations and political issues at colleges and universities across the country.
Porter is a Washington D.C. native, having grown up in Northwest D.C. and attended the St. Albans School for Boys. Porter and his wife Betsy and their two young children, Lucy and William, live in Arlington, VA.
Dan Haseltine, Consultant
For more than two decades, Dan Haseltine has been the founder and primary songwriter for 3x Grammy winning music group, Jars of Clay. He is currently the Co-Founder & Director of Artist Relationships at Blood:Water. (www.bloodwater.org) Dan is a champion for the work of affirming dignity through collaboration in the fields of art and global health specifically related to clean water and HIV/AIDS in Africa. He is a public speaker, consultant, author, columnist, advocate and mentor. He lives in Franklin, TN with his wife, Katie and sons, Noah and Max.