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Lisa O’Kelly
by | April 30, 2015

Lisa O’Kelly envisions education as a humanitarian enterprise, and her goal is to inspire and train global citizens among today’s youth and unlock the intellectual potential of tomorrow’s leaders. Her immigrant parents imbued in her the importance of education and the opportunities it could unleash.  After witnessing the socioeconomic and educational disparities in New York City, she decided to bridge these inequalities through strategic investments and innovation. Lisa has worked at Smith Barney, Bear Stearns, and CS First Boston and now serves on the Advisory Council at the Center of Universal Education at the Brookings Institute, helping craft policies and…Read the rest »

Julie Lythcott-Haims
by | May 20, 2014

Julie Lythcott-Haims was Stanford’s first dean of freshmen, a position she created in order to help students feel a strong sense of belonging within the university’s community of scholars. She held this position for ten years and in 2010 received Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for exceptional contributions to undergraduate education. A graduate of Stanford University as well as Harvard Law School Julie is herself a student once again, this time pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She remains deeply interested in humans living lives of meaning and purpose, and encourages…Read the rest »
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Stace Lindsay
by | January 4, 2013

Stace Lindsay has been a strategic advisor to senior business, government and non-profit leaders throughout the world. He has held senior positions at both Monitor Company and the OTF Group, where he worked closely with Michael Porter to adapt his work to emerging markets. Stace was most recently the president of Fusion Venture Partners, a firm he started in order to bring together people, insights and capital. Stace also has significant start-up, turnaround and operating experience with companies, having been CEO of New England Portable Storage and VP Business Development for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals. He has also been a Managing Partner Read the rest »
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Kim Wright-Violich
by | March 28, 2012

Kim Wright-Violich is founder and principal of a consulting practice focused on philanthropic and social sector consulting. Clients are primarily Silicon Valley executives focused on international, systemic changes. From 2000-2011 Kim served as CEO/President of Schwab Charitable, a stand-alone nonprofit corporation founded by Charles Schwab & Co. to increase philanthropy by providing turnkey charitable asset management and philanthropic services. Built from start-up by Kim to the second largest donor advised fund in the US and the largest nonprofit corporation in California attracting over 13,000 customers, $5 billion in charitable assets and facilitating more than $2 billion in grants to more…Read the rest »

Peter Esty
by | March 1, 2012

After spending 12 years after college in business, Peter Esty moved to education and never looked back.  He served as a teacher and, later, Faculty Dean at Deerfield Academy for a decade, after which he was appointed Head of School at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn for a number of years before being lured to San Francisco University High School for most of the 1990s.  After a short stint in foundation work, Peter returned to take on interim headships in Manhattan’s Dalton School, Greens Farms Academy in Westport, CT, and The Branson School in Marin County. In addition to his…Read the rest »

Zach Clayton
by | February 17, 2012

Zach is Managing Director & CEO of Three Ships, a data-driven digital marketing company he founded in 2009. Zach is obsessed with creating extreme value for Three Ships clients and building the company’s Digital Edge.  Three Ships focuses on generating new leads and new customers for mid-market companies that have a mandate for growth. At Three Ships, Zach leads the strategic direction of the team and advises clients on digital marketing strategy. He is deeply engaged in developing the quantitative metrics utilized to assess client performance and identifying new innovations which can increase clients’ marketing Return On Investment.  Three Ships…Read the rest »

William S. Reese
by | February 17, 2012

Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Youth Foundation in 2005, having joined IYF in May 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer. He was President and CEO of Partners of the Americas for twelve years. Previously, he served with the Peace Corps for ten years, first as a volunteer in Salvador, Brazil, then as director of Brazil operations, and in Washington as deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Bill has served on USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid since 1991. He currently serves on the boards of Women Thrive Worldwide, the…Read the rest »

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