Generation Citizen’s Local Boards are non-governing bodies whose mission is to provide vital programmatic, networking and public relations support, while helping drive local fundraising strategy.

The Local Advisory Boards are comprised of dedicated community members from all sectors including government, private sector, non-profit, and, importantly, teachers and administrators who have worked with the Generation Citizen program.

In collaboration with each local Site Director, the Local Boards will serve to raise the profile of the Generation Citizen program locally, ensuring a strong community of supporters while driving strategic development opportunities for the organization.



Name Professional Affiliation
Silvia Mahan, Chair Senior Manager, Community Engagement and Digital Advocacy, Innovate Public Schools
Gauri Bhardwaj Hedge Fund Trader, Independent
Ambar Bhattacharyya Managing Director, Maverick Capital
Debbie Chang Principal Product Manager, IXL Learning
Emily Davis Development Associate, New Teacher Center
Michael Gallagher Head of Enterprise Patent Office, Wells Fargo
Nick Josefowitz Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Chris Maddox CEO, Seneca Systems
Dominique Mungin Learning and Development Specialist, Google
Thea Smith Nilsson Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Microsoft
Andrew Noyes Vice President of Communications, Brigade
Jamil Poonja Small Business Content Manager, Thumbtack
Richard Steel CEO, Steel Media


Name Professional Affiliation
Larry Schooler, Chair City of Austin
Lynn Osgood GO collaborative
Shellee O’Brien Central Texas Education Funders, Center for Civic Education’s National Academy for Civics and Government
David Balch Civic Interest
Amy Stansbury Austin EcoNetwork
Chiquita Eugene City of Austin


Name Professional Affiliation
Ravi Venkataraman, Chair Senior Managing Director, MFS Management
Kate Barrett Boston Executive Director, Greenlight Fund
Tref Borden Executive Director, Fish Family Foundation
Stephen Chan VP of Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation
Megan Greely Student, Boston College
Meredith Haviland Partner, Foley Hoag
Justin Kang Executive Director, City Awake
Chris Keohan Principal, CK Strategies
Colin Murphy, Associate Board Liaison Student, Harvard Kennedy School
Aimee Sprung Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft


Name Professional Affiliation
Sanford Coats Crowe & Dunlevy
Jeff Cloud
Bryan Fried FKG Consulting
Marsha Funk Community Volunteer
Alana House University of Oklahoma College of Law
Rich Johnson McAfee & Taft
Nyla Khan Academic and Author
Lisa Pryor The University of Oklahoma Outreach College of Continuing Education


Name Professional Affiliation
Cassie Murray, Chair Community Volunteer
Nicole Arrindell NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
Casper Caldarola Allen-Stevenson School; Pollyanna
Corey Fowler Corey Phillips Fowler Photography
Jack Funk Lodestar Energy
Erin Garry Bronx Academy of Letters
Richard Katzman New York Angels
Kevin Kroen PwC Advisory
Tracy Lehman Community Volunteer in Education
Caitlin Marcoux PwC Advisory
Eva Olsson Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Jordan Reisner NYC Department of Consumer Affairs


Name Professional Affiliation
Betsy Shimberg, Chair Director of Community Partnerships, Swearer Center, Brown University
Ed Pacheco Associate Vice President of Advancement and External Affairs, Rhode Island College
John Marion Executive Director, Common Cause Rhode Island
George Nippo Senior Director of Academics and Programming, Year Up Providence
Adam Robitaille Senior Counsel, MetLife
Mitch Edwards Partner, Hinckley Allen
Juanita Montes De Oca Teacher, Roger Williams Middle School
Katherine Risi Chapter Executive Director of Generation Citizen at Brown University




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