National Board of Directors

National Board

Roch Hillenbrand, Chairman
Managing Director, Stony Brook Investments, LLC
M. Roch Hillenbrand, after retiring as a Partner at Goldman Sachs in 2004, founded Stony Brook Investments, LLC to invest in private equity and hedge funds. At Goldman, Roch served as President of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies LLC after initiating and arranging its acquisition In 1997 of Commodities Corporation an investor in, and manager of, hedge funds. At Commodities Corp since 1980, he held various senior executive positions, serving as its President since 1994. At Goldman, Roch also served as the Head of Global Active Equity within its Asset Management division overseeing portfolio managers based in New York, London, Tokyo, Singapore and Tampa, Florida who collectively managed over $60 billion in assets.  Roch received an M.B.A. with distinction from New York University Graduate School of Business in 1974 and graduated from Boston College in 1972 with a major in Economics. In 2016, Roch was a Fellow at the Distinguished Career Institute at Stanford University. He currently is on the Advisory Council of Stanford’s  Center on Longevity, is on the Board of Regents of Boston College and is an Executive in Residence at New Profit, Boston, MA. Roch formerly served on the  Board of College Summit, Washington, DC and as Chairman of the Board of All Kinds of Minds, Chapel Hill, NC.

Ruth Altchek
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, News Corp
Ruth Altchek is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at News Corp. She was formerly Editorial Director of Wall Street Journal Weekend, Senior Editor at Martha Stewart Living, and Editorial Projects Director at Domino Magazine. Ms. Altchek holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.

Carolyn Blankenship
SVP, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Thomson Reuters
Carolyn Blankenship is SVP, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property for Thomson Reuters. She joined Reuters in 2001 and before that held a variety of IP-related positions as both in-house and outside counsel, including stints at Skadden, Arps and Ms. Blankenship leads the Global Corporate Legal IP Practice Group for Thomson Reuters, creating an IP practice that allows Thomson Reuters to leverage the innovations created throughout the company. She also created and oversees the company’s open source software policy. In addition, Ms. Blankenship oversees all patent litigation, trademark and domain names efforts and supports the IP aspects of the company’s M&A activity. She is also a frequent lecturer at the Practicing Law Institute on various aspects of patent law and open source software and has written many articles on these subjects. As an undergraduate, Ms. Blankenship attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years and went on to earn a B.A. in Biology from Harvard College. She has a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and clerked for the Hon. Noel Fidel of the Arizona State Court of Appeals

Michael J. Critelli
President and CEO, Dossia Service Corporation
Michael J. Critelli, who retired from Pitney Bowes, a global mailstream and e-commerce solutions provider in 2008, has been an industry leader in mailing industry reform and innovation in diversity and inclusion programs, leadership development, transportation and environmental sustainability strategies, education and literacy philanthropy, and workplace-driven health programs. He has been a feature film producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor in multiple high-tech businesses since his retirement.

Joseph Della Rosa
Lead Partner, Della Rosa Investment Partners
Joseph Della Rosa is a private investor and Lead Partner of Della Rosa Investment Partners, an investment group whose primary function is the management and oversight of the Della Rosa family investments. Previously, Joseph had a 25-year career on Wall Street after attending St. Peter’s College. He spent 20 years of his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he became a Partner in 1994 and a Managing Director in 1999, when the firm became a public corporation. Joseph co-headed the US Equity Share Trading & Sales Group from 1996 until his retirement. He served on the firm’s Risk Committee, Compliance Committee and Equity Management Committee. Joseph also served on and chaired several industry committees for both the NASD and SEC. He retired as an Advisory Director from Goldman Sachs in 2004. Joseph served on the Board of Georgetown University. He was a founding board member of Christ the King Prep in Newark, New Jersey, a Cristo Rey School, and is an emeritus board member of Student Partner Alliance. Joseph’s philanthropic focus is for the advancement and education of inner-city children.

Dan Dolgin, Co-Founder & Former Board Chairman of PowerMyLearning
Private Investor, Formerly head of McDermott, Will & Emery’s New York office
Formerly head of the New York office of the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery, Dan Dolgin is now engaged in private investing activity, primarily with development-stage businesses, as an outside general counsel and financial advisor. Mr. Dolgin graduated from Columbia College and Columbia Law School.

Gregory Gould
Managing Director, Global Investment Research Department (retired), Goldman Sachs
Gregory Gould was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Group in the Global Investment Research Department before retiring in 2006. As the senior technology analyst covering the IT Services industry, companies under his coverage included Accenture, Automatic Data Processing, Electronic Data Systems, First Data Corp., and Paychex, among others. Mr. Gould is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Greg Gunn
Co-Founder, Lingo Ventures and Co-Founder, Amplify
Greg Gunn is the co-founder of Lingo Ventures, where he makes early-stage investments in education and workforce technologies. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Generation (now called Amplify), a leading educational software company serving millions of students annually with groundbreaking assessment and instruction products. As President, Mr. Gunn built the company’s product development, sales, and analytics divisions and shipped the award-winning mCLASS® handheld formative assessment platform. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Management and Masters in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He currently is a trustee of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, PowerMyLearning, and Education Leaders of Color. He was named one of Fast Company magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2012. He serves as an expert-in-residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab and is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Eric Gural, Former Board Chairman of PowerMyLearning
Co-CEO, GFP Real Estate
Eric Gural is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of GFP Real Estate. Formerly, Eric served as the Executive Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank—the fifth largest real estate company in the world. He joined Newmark in 1991, first working in commercial real estate, and today supervises the leasing and management of approximately 8 million square feet of property. Mr. Gural is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association.

Jamie Joyce
Executive Vice President, Rubenstein
Jamie Joyce is an Executive Vice President at Rubenstein. His expertise is in digital strategy, social media strategy, website strategy, marketing, digital advertising, digital advocacy, influencer marketing, email marketing, experiential marketing, and capacity building. Prior to joining Rubenstein, he was Senior Vice President of Digital at Fenton and Vice President of Interactive Marketing at Girl Scouts of the USA.

Dr. A. Katrise Perera
Superintendent, Gresham-Barlow School District
Dr. A. Katrise Perera is Superintendent of the Gresham-Barlow School District in Gresham, Oregon. Dr. Perera is the former national director of urban markets division with McGraw Hill Education. Prior to her work with McGraw Hill, she served as superintendent of the Isle of Wight County Schools in Smithfield, Virginia for four years. During that time she received the National Association of School Superintendents 2015 Superintendent of the Year Award. Dr. Perera’s extensive experience as an educator includes classroom teacher, middle school principal, and area/regional superintendent of the Houston Independent School District which serves more than 200,000 students.

Rhonda Powell
General Counsel, Buzzfeed
Rhonda Powell is General Counsel at Buzzfeed. Formerly, Ms. Powell served as Senior Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer at Complex (dba Complex Media, Inc.). Prior roles include Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Scripps Network Interactive and Senior Counsel at Reuters. Ms. Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Harvard University and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.

Jessica Santana
Co-Founder, New York On Tech
Jessica Santana, a former PowerMyLearning alumna, is the Co-Founder of New York On Tech (NYOT), a nonprofit focused on preparing the next generation of technology thought leaders from NYC. Prior to NYOT, Ms. Santana worked as a technology consultant for global brands such as Accenture and Deloitte. She has been named a Pahara Institute Next-Gen Leader, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Entrepreneur in Residence at General Assembly, Camelback Ventures Social Innovation Fellow, Forbes 30 Under 30, among others. Ms. Santana is also one of the inaugural technology anchors on Univision. Ms. Santana earned an M.S., Information Management and Technology and B.S. in Accounting CPA from Syracuse University.

Dominique Schulte
Dominique Schulte is an attorney and was an associate in corporate securities law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 1999 to 2009.  She currently serves as chair of the board of the Janel Corporation, a publicly-traded holding company.  She has been a board member of The GO Project since 2009, where she served as co-chair of the board for four years.  She served as governance chair as well.  She remains on the board as chair of the Program Committee. She is also on the board of Public Prep, a single-sex charter school network in NYC, where she has chaired the Development Committee. She serves as a trustee of Grace Church School, serving as chair of the Development Committee and a member of the school’s Capital Campaign Committee. At Grace, she was a Co-President of the Parents’ Association for the 2016-2017 school year. Dominique received her B.A. from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Shruti Sehra
Managing Partner, New Profit Inc.
Shruti Sehra is a Managing Partner at New Profit, co-leading the Reimagine Learning Fund and Early Learning Fund – collaboratives of social entrepreneurs, funders, and other key thought leaders aligning actions to fundamentally reimagine the future of teaching and learning in America. She also sits on the boards of ANet and New Teacher Center. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Sehra managed a campaign for California State Assembly, worked to startup a nonprofit organization, and held a series of manufacturing quality management positions. Ms. Sehra holds an SB from MIT, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.

Elisabeth Stock, (non-voting member)
CEO and Co-Founder, PowerMyLearning
Elisabeth Stock’s biography is available to read here.

Christine Winter
Medical Consultant
Christine Winter provides telemedicine and online consulting for families and pediatric patients in Switzerland. Prior work includes acting as senior pediatrician at Sihldoc 4 Kids in Switzerland, Resident Neonatology at the University- Clinic for Neonatology, and Resident Pediatrics at the Children’s Clinic Triemli Hospital in Zurich and Pediatric Hospital Höchst in Frankfurt. Christine earned her Ph.D. from Frankfurt University in pediatric oncology/hematology and her M.D. in medicine from Frankfurt Medical School.

Greater Atlanta Regional Board

Greater Atlanta Regional Board |

Patrick Hiller, Chair
Co-founder and CEO, Cumberland Group

Will Alexander
Vice President of Information Systems, Merchandise Supply Chain, and Procurement/Energy Management, RaceTrac

Ryan Applegate
Director, Jabian Consulting

Dana Barrett
Host, The Dana Barrett Show

Chris Betz
Executive Director, Pyramid Consulting

Pierre Beuret
Business Development Manager, Kroll Ontrack

Lee Crump
CIO, Rollins, Inc.

Ruth Davis
Software Digital Sales Executive, IBM

Ryan Esparza
CIO, Jackson Healthcare

Jay Ferro
Chief Information Officer, QUIKRETE

Roger Fugett
Former CIO, CareerBuilder

Gary Jensen
Director of IT & PMO, Gas South

Sean Kramer
Chief Information Officer, SiteOne Landscape Supply

Nikhil Narvekar
Sr. Director, Global Infrastructure, Operations & Security, Graphic Packaging International

Edwina Payne
Senior Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect and IT Strategy, McKesson

Renee Pearson
President, ATP

Hania Poole
SVP, NCAA Digital, GM Bleacher Report Live

Martin Schmidler
VP of IT, UniPro Foodservice

Grant Shih
CIO, Encompass TV

Kelly Solomon
Director of IT Services, Rollins, Inc.

John Trainor
CIO, Aaron’s Inc.

Keith Weller
VP of Infrastructure & Operations, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Jennifer White
COO & Co-Founder, Prissy Tomboy Athletics

Sallie Wright
Former Chief Information Officer at Fulton County Government

Greater Los Angeles Regional Board

Greater Los Angeles Regional Board |

David Foley, Chair
Quantitative Analyst, Capital Group Companies

Keyana Hughes
Vice President, Manufacturing Operations, Avon Protection, 3M

Matt Kautz
Vice President, Global Audience Insights, Warner Bros.

Davis Park
Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Wellbeing at Front Porch

Avani Patel
Strategy and Innovation, Capital Group Companies

Vinay Prabhu
Managing Director, Jefferies Investment Banking

Eric Rosen
FUSE Executive Fellow, Los Angeles Department of Convention & Tourism Development

Meredith Sommers
Managing Client Partner, Franklin Covey

Maureen Sullivan
Partner, Bain & Company

Tiffany Wang
Director, Advertising & Media, FX Networks, Disney Corp

San Francisco Bay Area Regional Board

San Francisco Bay Area Regional Board |

Robert Firme
Insights Analyst, LinkedIn

Shirin Jamshidian
Program Manager, YouTube

Stephanie Parker

Walter Vulej
Product Manager, Google

New York City Regional Board

New York City Regional Board |

Travis Terry, Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Capalino+Company

Brandon Hedvat
Director, Atairos

Patrick Johnson
AVP, U.S. Cards Financial Planning & Analysis, Citigroup

Kevin B. Jordan
VP and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan

Lesley Keefe
Executive Director, Wealth and Asset Management, EY

Gavin Leo-Rhynie
Head of Platform Technology, Goldman Sachs

Mwanga Mtengule
VP and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan

Michael Poser
CIO, Enterprise Technology & Risk, Morgan Stanley

Jil Shah
Senior Manager, Colgate Direct

Monica Verma
Global Head of Fund Treasury, Vanguard


National Advisors |

Giuseppe Basili
Chief Revenue Officer, BrightBytes

Jaime Casap
Chief Education Evangelist, Google

Aaron Chatterji
Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy, Duke University

Fred Doolittle
Vice President and Director of K-12 Education, MDRC

Will Ethridge
Principal at Ethridge Advisors, former CEO of Pearson North America

Howard Everson
Director of Assessment, SRI International

Anthony Graham
Managing Member, NTPS, LLC

Professor Benjamin Jones
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Barbara Means
Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI Education

Bror Saxberg
Vice President, Learning Science, ‎Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Mitch Weisburgh
Co-Founder, Academic Business Advisors