Founding Board

Sachiko Kuno, Ph.D.

Founder and Chair

Patrice King Brickman

Founder and Managing Director
Inspire Capital, LLC

Teresa Carlson

Vice President
Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector

Michelle DiFebo Freeman

Owner and CEO
Carl M. Freeman Companies

Sheila C. Johnson

Founder and CEO
Salamander Hotels and Resorts

Frank LaPrade

Chief Enterprise Services Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO
Capital One Financial Corporation

Kevin Lavin

Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer's Corporate Finance

Jodie McLean


Carol A. Melton

Founder and CEO
Adeft Capital

Honorary Board

Ami Aronson

Managing Director
Bernstein Family Foundation

Debbie Driesman

Vice President
Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foudation

Elisebeth Driscoll

Senior Vice President, Market Sales Executive
US Trust

Max Duckworth

MaSa Partners

Matthew Indre

Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility
Total Wine & More

Mark C. Lowham

Managing Partner
TTR/Sotheby's International Realty

Mark McFadden

Residential Sales Associate
Washington Fine Properties

David T. Menachery

Vice President, Investment Management
Goldman Sachs

Rashad Moore


Wolf Ruzicka

Chairman of the Board
Eastbanc Technologies

Courtney Straus

Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Silvia Taylor

Senior Vice President, IR, PR, and Corporate Communications
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

Cathy Tinsley

Chair of the Board
Learnserve International