Anthony Salandy, Ph.D., M.S.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anthony Salandy founded the Human Development Group with a commitment to improving the social condition of children and families. Starting on Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Legislative and Executive Branch Policy Fellow from 2001 to 2003, he has spent nearly 20 years working on behalf of children and families around the world. He has led large scale initiatives in philanthropy, education, and the non-profit and commercial enterprise spaces. He has successfully completed consulting engagements with SLBEs and government agencies in the East Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean.
Dr. Salandy also spends his time volunteering with community-based organizations coaching and mentoring at-risk youth. He is a United States Track and Field (USATF) licensed track and field youth coach as well as a licensed and certified youth soccer coach.
Dr. Salandy holds a Ph.D. and MSc. in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University and a B.S. in Biology from Rust College.
Edward Tarlton, Ph.D., M.S.
Strategist – Higher Education
Dr. Tarlton is known as a creative leader and is not shy about utilizing his time, talent, resources, and network to assist others, especially youth, and young adults.
Dr. Tarlton’s academic and professional prowess is underscored by his uniqueness and authenticity, and his commitment to improve the lives of youth and young adults from
Dr. Tarlton’s work focuses on college and career pathway readiness, from middle school through the doctorate, across all populations: rural – urban, low – high income, non-athlete – athlete, and advantaged – disadvantaged groups. His high-impact strategies have helped hundreds of young people achieve their academic goals and better position institutions to support students and local communities.
Dr. Tarlton earned a master’s degree in Land Development and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications from Texas A&M University, in College Station, TX.