The Keepers of the Commons is a new pilot program which invites and sponsors neighborhoods from across America to attend The Nantucket Project and participate in additional TNP Academy events throughout the 12 months that follow.



Maia is a public affairs leader with over 17 years of experience in international government affairs strategy, institution building, leadership development, and event planning in Washington, DC. Currently, she is the founding principal of Comeau and Company. Maia previously worked for the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She is a graduate of the 2016 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, led by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, among other awards and fellowships, and serves on the Board of IMMAP and is a Senior Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Before her Washington, DC career, Maia was a professional ballet dancer. She now lives on a historic farm in central Pennsylvania.


executive director 

Lindsay Morris is a creative producer of events, campaigns, and stories. In 2013, she moved from her native Australia to New York and became the Director of Engagement at Girl Rising. Since then, Lindsay has gone on to consult on a wide range of film projects including Playground, the upcoming Bill Nye: Science Guy, and Gleason, which was recently hailed by Rolling Stone as "the most inspiring documentary of the year." She is currently the Executive Director of TNP Academy. Lindsay is also a co-founder of Frack Theatre, whose works have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and NewsWeek, and the podcast Real Fake Fame.



Richard’s career has taken him from the U.S. Department of Justice, to the halls of the U.S. Senate, and back to his hometown of Philadelphia to run Pilot Freight Services. He’s widely recognized as business and community leader, including: 2007 appointment to the Pennsylvania State Planning Board; 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Philadelphia Region; 2013 Maguire Award for Outstanding Service to the Philadelphia Community. Currently, he’s a fellow at the Yale Divinity School, working to place human dignity at the center of private enterprise and entrepreneurism, and serves as a trustee of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and on the Commission on Civility and Effective Governance.