BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kunal Modi, Chair
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Kunal Modi is an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, advising organizations across sectors on strategic issues. Recently, Kunal worked through a secondment for the Obama Foundation as an advisor on program development.
Previously, Kunal worked at the national office of Teach For America and served as an AmeriCorps national service member with LIFT, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income Americans break the cycle of poverty. Kunal has been a vocal advocate for gender equity in the workplace. He wrote a chapter in Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book, Lean In for Graduates, called “Man Up and Lean In,” that offers observations on gender dynamics at work and what to do about them as a man.
Kunal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, MPP from Harvard Kennedy School, and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.
Director, People Strategy & Planning, Thomson Reuters
In addition to this Jackie is current co-chair for the Black Employee Network for the company. Under her combined leadership the resource group has streamlined its strategy, and launched initiatives to help build a diverse pipeline and establish TR as a choice for top diverse talent. She led the effort to bring diversity and inclusion programming and led awareness raising events over the years.
Her passion for Diversity and Inclusion expands far beyond this – she co-founded PEACC (Parents Encouraging Awareness and Community Conversations) at School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY. This group’s mission was to promote programs and activities that enriched the diversity initiatives at the school. She served as co-lead until 2014 when her daughter graduated from the school. She also served as a member of the Staff Parish Committee board for Valhalla United Methodist Church in NY. She has served on the board of Twana Twitu a non-for profit serving Aids orphans in Kenya.
Jackie lives in White Plains, NY with her daughter, Tyra, who is currently a sophomore at Wellesley College. She is deeply passionate about Africa realizing its strength and seeks opportunities to promote this agenda. She speaks English and Kiswahili fluently.
Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics from Empire State College NY, and is currently pursuing her Executive MBA at Cornell University, class of 2017.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Eye to Eye
David Flink is a social movement leader on the front lines of the emergent learning rights movement. He imagines a world where one day all learners will be recognized and all people will be free to succeed. Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age, David struggled through much of his pre-college education, feeling hopeless and left out of education as a whole. Although his parents and teachers frequently told him he would be able to go to college, he would have found that message more believable if it had come from a person with a learning difference (LD) who had finished college. With that in mind, David founded Eye to Eye in 1998 while a student at Brown University. The only national mentoring movement run for and by people with LD / ADHD, Eye to Eye empowers young people with LD by giving them a mentor in school who shares that experience. It also sends them as Diplomats across the country to share their LD / ADHD stories and strategies for success and supports them as alumni as they make the transition from college to the workplace and beyond.
In addition to being Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Eye to Eye, David sits on four national nonprofit boards: Hunt Alternatives, Generation Citizen, Dyslexic Advantage, and CAST. David was awarded a Prime Movers Fellowship sponsored by the Hunt Alternatives Fund and was elected to the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship. He was honored to receive the GQ Gentleman’s Fund Leader Award. In addition, he is an IF Hummingbird Foundation Visionary and an Advisor for The A2A Alliance and Story Shares. David holds a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degrees with honors in education and psychology from Brown University.
Chief Executive Officer, Saban Community Clinic
Dr. Hudman also worked with the District of Columbia government for Mayor Adrian Fenty — first as the Program Manager for Health and Human Services for the City Administrator and Mayor’s office, then as Director of the Department of Health Care Finance. While there, she utilized a $2 billion dollar budget while administering the District’s Medicaid Program, Children’s Health Insurance Program and the locally funded Alliance Program, which together provided health coverage to more than 225,000 residents. Dr. Hudman began her extensive health policy career working at the state level in Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, as well at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where she was Associate Director of The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and as a researcher at George Washington University’s Center for Health Policy Research.
Dr. Hudman is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. from John Hopkins University from the School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Issroff Family Charitable Foundation
Lisa is an involved leader and actively serves on the boards of the Agahozo Shalom, Youth Village, Educate!, Generation Citizen, Peace for Africa and Economic Development (PAD), the Advisory Board of Afrika Tikkun, and the Executive Advisors Circle of Echoing Green. She is also the New York Chapter Head and serves on the Advisory board of the African Leadership Academy.
Lisa was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated from Wesleyan University, spent time living in Zurich and in London and currently resides in New York City.
Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Kei applies her expertise in positive youth development and community psychology to youth civic and political development, and how young people of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences interact with the community and cultural contexts as they learn to participate in civic life. Kei is especially interested in providing people, organizations and communities with research that would help increase civic and political engagement opportunities for diverse and marginalized youth. Kei earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Family and Children from Loyola University Chicago.
CEO, Peer Health Exchange
Louise graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History while co-founding Community Health Educators, the student volunteer program out of which PHE grew. She is still actively involved in Yale’s public service center, Dwight Hall, and sits on the Board of Directors of America Achieves. Louise is an Ashoka and Aspen Education fellow.
Chief Operating Officer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
In the nonprofit sector, Ms. Poster served on the board of Blythedale Childrens’ Hospital from 1992 to 2011. She has also been an annual dinner vice chair for Her Justice (formerly known as inMotion) for over 15 years. Ms. Poster’s volunteer activities include numerous pro bono consulting projects on behalf of Harvard Business School Club of NY Community Partners, where she is a member of the education committee and project coordinator in that sector. She has also participated in several brainstorming sessions on behalf of Echoing Green and has been an application reviewer for its fellowship recipients.
Ms. Poster holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Vermont. She is a licensed CPA in New York State and is a member of the NYS Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute and Women Corporate Directors.
Vice President of Policy, ExcelinEd
Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, Ph.D, Ed.D
Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning at Dominican University of California
Prior to her current role, she was Assistant to President at Brown University, reporting directly to President Ruth Simmons and serving on her Cabinet. Previously she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, and co-authored a number of business school case studies on companies such as eBay, First Union, Oracle Corporation, and Progressive Insurance. She also worked as the Assistant Director for Education at Brown’s Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. Finally, she served as President of the Brown Alumni Association from 2005 to 2007 and on Brown’s Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2009.
Hanna graduated from Brown University and later earned an A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown. She also received an Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Sylvia Rousseau
Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education
Rousseau held the title of Superintendent of Local District 7 in LAUSD from 2001 to 2005. During her tenure as Superintendent, Rousseau led four years of consistent improvement in students’ academic performance; Prior to that appointment, Rousseau held the posts of Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Instruction and School Services, Co-Director of University-School Partnerships at UCLA, and Adjunct Professor for the Principals Institute & Teacher Education Program at UCLA. She was also appointed to the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on school reform.
From 1993 to 2000 she was the principal of Santa Monica High School, which under her leadership achieved one of the largest API gains in California. She reduced the school’s drop out rate and increased graduation and college entrance among African American and Latino students. She was lauded by teachers, students and parents for building a strong sense of community on the campus, promoting intercultural understanding and nonviolent conflict resolution, and raising academic expectations and achievement.
Director of Social Enterprise, Harvard Business School
Prior to joining HBS, Matt served as a senior leader on the Government Innovation team at Bloomberg Philanthropies, where he led initiatives to promote public sector innovation and spread ideas among cities. He co-led the inaugural Mayors Challenge, a $9 million prize competition to inspire American cities to develop bold solutions to common challenges that expanded to Europe in 2013. He also developed and oversaw initiatives on cross-sector collaboration, evidence-based government, and innovation teams in governments around the world.
Previously, Matt served as a senior advisor to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. He joined the Mayor’s Office as an HBS Leadership Fellow and focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, service and civic engagement, and safety and security. He also worked in the Special Advisor Program at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and led projects at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) and Bennett Midland for clients across the private, public, and social sectors.
Matt holds an A.B. with honors in Psychology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He led large service / social enterprise organizations at both schools. He serves on the board of directors of Generation Citizen and is a Truman Security Fellow and a Fuse Corps Advisor. He lives in Boston with his wife and two children.
Executive Director, West Region for The Mission Continues
Upon graduation from A&M in 2003, Regan served as an active duty infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of captain. During his seven years on active duty, Regan led infantry platoons on combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq with Second Battalion, Third Marine Regiment, and subsequently taught Marine Officers at The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, Virginia.
Following his service in the Marine Corps, Regan attended Harvard University, where he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, Regan was a Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholar, and both a Dubin Leadership Fellow and a George Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. Regan’s graduate school research focused on the redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties in the central business district of San Antonio, which he helped put into practice as a commercial real estate developer in Texas before joining The Mission Continues.
Regan is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, and the Combat Action Ribbon with Gold Star in lieu of second award.
Regan now resides in Los Angeles, California where he serves as Executive Director, West Region for The Mission Continues.
Community Volunteer in Education and the Arts
Chief Executive Officer, Generation Citizen
Scott’s passion for the importance of youth political engagement stems from his experience growing up abroad. After his father joined the State Department, Scott lived throughout Latin America and Africa, learning about diverse cultures and peoples. In 2002, Scott served as an observer in the first truly democratic elections in Kenya’s history, where he began to recognize the transformative potential of democracy. He also witnessed a coup in Ecuador in 2005, and met with opposition members during run-off elections in Zimbabwe in 2008.
During college he served as the Student Director of STAND, a national student anti-genocide coalition. STAND worked with over 800 high school and college chapters to advocate US action to prevent and end genocide, and create a permanent student anti-genocide constituency. Scott also helped lead successful campaigns to divest Brown University, the City of Providence, and the State of Rhode Island from companies conducting business in Sudan.
Scott was named an Echoing Green Fellow in 2010, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow in 2012. He continues to write on subjects ranging youth political engagement to African politic to sports, and has been published in the Christian Science Monitor, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Providence Journal.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys running, traveling, and religiously following his hometown teams: the San Diego Padres and Chargers.
Ed served as President and CEO of the New York State Urban Development Corporation from 1975 to 1977. He became a partner in McKinsey & Company in 1977, and in 1980 he was recruited to start the organization that became General Atlantic Partners. He was Managing Partner from 1980 to 1992 and Chairman from 1992 to 1995. Prior, he was an associate at Davis Polk in New York for two years and became General Counsel at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette at the age of 26. Ed received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1964 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1967