Mark Schwartz President
Prior to joining Both Ends Believing in June 2016, Mark was a principal and founder for Wiznet Inc., a key provider for web enabled content with a primary focus on government engagements from January 2003 through December 2010. Wiznet was then acquired by Tyler Technologies (TYL:NYSE) in January of 2010 where Mark served as the Vice-President of E-Solutions and now currently works as the Director of Consulting for E-Solutions. Before his role at Wiznet, Mark held various positions in the document conversion and storage business. With over 15 years experience in e-commerce, Mark has been responsible for numerous development initiatives in addition to the implementation and training efforts for court related electronic projects across the United States. Mark received his BA in Political Science from California State University, Chico and is married with two daughters that both work in the legal field as attorneys.
Frank Garrott Chief Operating Officer
After six years as a board member of Both Ends Burning, Frank Garrott stepped off the Board to serve the successor organization, Both Ends Believing, full time as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Both Ends Believing in this capacity, Frank was the ninth President and Chief Executive Officer of the 130-year old Gladney Center for Adoption. Before he assumed this position in 2007, Frank enjoyed a 29-year career in the financial services arena in New York and Dallas. Besides his membership on the boards of Both Ends Burning, the Gladney Center and the Gladney Fund, he also served on the boards of five other non-profits, one centered on work at the United Nations and the others focused on child welfare.
Frank received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and his Masters from the University of Texas at Austin. Frank and his wife Lynne live in Fort Worth, Texas. They have five children and one grandchild.
Cheryl Bochner Director, Global Working Group and Special Events
Cheryl Bochner is the Director of the Global Working Group and Special Events for Both Ends Believing. She manages and executes all Symposia, the Global Child Protector Conference and Technology Summits for Both Ends Believing. Additionally, she has dedicated herself to building relationships with child welfare leaders from over 30 countries around the world to develop the Global Working Group. Prior to these roles, she was the Director of Merchandising for the STUCK tour to develop products that would help raise awareness and ensure the tour would capture the attention of people around the country. In addition to her role at Both Ends Believing, she has also owned a personal stationery, invitation and gift business for the past 24 years. Prior to opening her own business, she spent eight years working as a senior buyer and in retail management for a large department store chain.
Cheryl graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a degree in Marketing and Management. Her diversified background in business has been integral to her success at Both Ends Believing and in her personal career. Cheryl is married and has two sons.
Through her commitment to family, Cheryl remains dedicated to a path of progressive change, social justice, and inclusivity that will nurture the next generation.
Jennifer Cawthon Executive Assistant
Jennifer joined Both Ends Believing as Director of Operations in September of 2013, with only three employees. Throughout the past five years, she has assisted in organizing three Symposiums, the Global Child Protector Conference and Technology Summits for Both Ends Believing. As Both Ends Believing continues to grow, Jennifer now holds the current position as Office Manager. Prior to Both Ends Believing, she successfully managed two medical practices she helped start from the ground up. In addition, she also enjoyed her experience assisting in surgeries and caring for patients. The past three years, Jennifer has held a leadership role for a philanthropic organization, National Charity League.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Management. She is married and the proud mother of two girls. Jennifer has a passion for helping others, especially children, which led her to Both Ends Believing.