Board of Directors

Tammy Crown
Board Chair,
Community Leader, Education and Conservation

Aaron Money
Vice Chair,
Managing Director, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC

Michelle Boyers
CEO, Give Forward Foundation

Jean-Claude Brizard
Senior Advisor and Deputy Director, United States Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Herald Chen
Member, Private Equity and Co-Head of Technology, KKR

Michael Dunn
Chairman and CEO, Prophet

Abby Durban
Community Leader, Education and Children’s Health

Jason Fish
Co-Founder, Alliance Partners

Jessica Lessin
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Information

Michael Millman
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets Americas, JP Morgan

Frances Teso
Founder & CEO, Voices College-Bound Language Academies

Mary Vascellaro
Community Leader, Education and the Arts

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri
Chief Human Resources Officer, TPG Global

Ex Officio Board Members

Arthur Rock
Principal, Arthur Rock & Co.

Meg Whitman
CEO, NewTV

Board Member Biographies

Michelle Boyers 
CEO, Give Forward Foundation
Michelle Boyers is the CEO of the Give Forward Foundation which works to improve education in low-income schools in San Mateo County, California. She most recently worked for five years as a Director at the Schusterman Foundation, a national philanthropic foundation focused on developing and supporting high quality teachers and principals in urban schools. Prior to her work in philanthropy, Michelle spent most of her career in leadership roles in the public schools in New York City and Boston. Michelle served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for the Boston Public Schools where she oversaw the recruitment, hiring, support and HR services for nearly 10,000 school leaders, teachers and other school and central office staff. She also helped to lead the turnaround of one of Boston’s lowest performing schools, Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, as both the Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the Board. Orchard Gardens became one of the top schools in the state in terms of combined math and reading growth and was nationally recognized for its performance by the Obama administration. Michelle has consulted to education non-profits, school districts and state departments of education on improving human capital management and teacher effectiveness. She also helped to launch Teach Plus, a national non-profit whose mission is to empower teachers to lead systemic change in urban schools. Early in her career, Michelle worked for the NYC public school system as Director of Strategic Partnerships and as a Partner at New Profit Inc., a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund. She also spent several years in private equity investing and investment banking out of college. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the national boards of several education reform organizations, including Leading Educators, New Leaders and Teach Plus.

Jean-Claude Brizard
Senior Advisor and Deputy Director, United States Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jean-Claude Brizard is Senior Advisor and Deputy Director in US Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In his role as Senior Advisor he leads the US Program’s P-16 Community Investment Team in their effort to more deeply understand a student’s journey from preschool through completion of a post-secondary credential. As Deputy Director for the Washington State Strategy within the Pacific Northwest team, he leads several strategies to support partners to close the racial and economic opportunity gaps in Washington State’s educational system as well as support the growth and sustainability of the public charter schools sector in Washington state. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester, NY School District.  Under Mr. Brizard’s leadership, both the Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester City School District saw substantial improvements in student performance.

Mr. Brizard’s experience also includes a 21-year career as an educator and administrator with the NYC Department of Education. He served as a Regional Superintendent, supervising more than 100 schools in the Borough of Brooklyn and he also served as the system’s Executive Director for its 400 secondary schools. He is a Fellow of the Broad Center, a Fellow of the third class of the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network.

A commercial pilot, Mr. Brizard credits his parents—both of whom were educators—with inspiring him to pursue a career in education. He is married to Dr. K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard and is the proud father of four beautiful children.  


Harold Chen

Member, Private Equity and Co-Head of Technology, KKR
Herald Chen rejoined KKR in 2007, having previously worked for the Firm from 1995 to 1997, and heads the KKR Technology industry team within KKR’s Private Equity platform. He has been directly involved with the recent investments in WebMD, Optiv, Epicor Go Daddy, Mitchell, Internet Brands, Ping. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Chen was a Managing Director with Fox Paine & Company, Chief Executive Officer of ACMI Corporation, and Chief Financial Officer and co-Founder of Jamcracker, Inc. He was also with Goldman, Sachs & Co. He holds a B.S. and a B.S.E., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Tammy Crown, Board Chair
Community Leader, Education and Conservation
Tammy Crown is a former strategy consultant most recently working in the capacity of Vice President of Strategy for Charles Schwab and Company in San Francisco. Prior to this position, she was as a strategist at The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago and Mercer Management Consulting in New York working on a variety of operational and strategic issues in the financial, consumer goods and utilities industries. Ms. Crown holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC and JFCS in San Francisco as well as sits on the Environmental Committee for CFP foundation in Chicago.

Michael Dunn
Chairman and CEO, Prophet
Michael Dunn serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prophet; Inc. Mr. Dunn serves as Chairman of Prophet Brand Strategy and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2000. He has been the President of Prophet Brand Strategy Inc. since June 1998. He serves as a Strategic Advisor on client engagements, and has deep expertise in the specialty retail, financial services, high technology, and Internet sectors. From March 1994 to May 1998, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Context Integration and also served as its President. He has been a Director of LECG Corporation since December 2009. He served as a Director of RedEnvelope Inc., since August 2000. He served as a Director of Access Plans USA, Inc. He has written many white papers and case studies and co-authored Building the Brand-Driven Business. Mr. Dunn holds a BA in Economics from Haverford College and an MBA and MA in Business and Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

Abby Durban
Community Leader, Education and Children’s Health
A native Texan, Abby Durban spent the first part of her marketing career in the technology industry before changing gears to lead the corporate marketing efforts at Zagat Survey in New York. Upon returning to the Bay Area, Abby launched Bespoke Home, a luxury home and linen shop in Palo Alto. Her passion for education is long-standing but has intensified as she has become involved with her own three childrens’ schools. Abby is active in many philanthropic organizations, including Tipping Point, and serves as President of the Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. Abby holds a BA in Political Economy from Princeton University.

Jason Fish
Co-Founder, Alliance Partners
Jason M. Fish is currently a private investor and a co-founder and member of the Management Committee of Alliance Partners, an asset management firm based in Chevy Chase, MD. From 2000 through 2008 Jason served in various management and Board roles including President, Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer for CapitalSource, Inc., a NYSE traded commercial finance company which he co-founded. Prior to founding CapitalSource Jason was a Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management, a San Francisco based private investment firm, which he joined in 1990. Before joining Farallon, Jason was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Teach for America in the Bay Area, Jason is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco University High School and the San Francisco Ballet. Jason is a graduate of Princeton University.

Jessica Lessin
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Information
Jessica E. Lessin founded The Information in 2013 and is the publication’s Editor-in-Chief. She covered Silicon Valley and the technology for eight years at the Wall Street Journal before switching gears to become a “reportrepreneur.” At the Journal, she wrote nearly 1,000 articles for the paper, consistently breaking news about major products, management changes and strategy shifts at Apple, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies. She was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for a 2011 series on digital privacy and has appeared on CNBC, NPR, CNN and PBS’s “The Charlie Rose Show.” Jessica graduated from Harvard University in 2005 and lives in San Francisco.

Michael Millman

Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets Americas, JP Morgan
Michael joined J.P. Morgan in 1997 and currently oversees a wide variety of equity mandates ranging from structuring and executing initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and specialized capital raising alternatives such as equity private placements and convertible security offerings. In his current role, Michael spearheads the firm’s strategic advisory and equity capital raising services for J.P. Morgan’s most important clients around the world. He is also a member of J.P. Morgan’s Equity Underwriting Commitments Committee, the organization responsible for evaluating all aspects of proposed transactions. Prior to his current role, Michael served as the Global Head of Technology Equity Capital Markets. Michael holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Aaron Money, Vice Chair
Partner, FFL Partners
Prior to joining FFL in 2003, Aaron Money was an Associate at DB Capital, Deutsche Bank’s principal investing arm. At DB Capital, he participated in evaluating and executing private equity and mezzanine debt investments and had ongoing responsibilities with portfolio companies in a variety of industries. Prior to that, he worked as an Analyst in investment banking at Chase Securities, Inc., where he focused on mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance transactions serving clients in the transportation industry. Aaron serves as the Chairman of WellStreet Urgent Care and as a Director of Benevis LLC, Interactive Health, and Midwest Dental. He formerly served on the boards of Eyemart Express, C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Curo Financial Technologies, Milestone AV Technologies, and Guardian Home Care.

Aaron is a member of the strategy and finance committee of the Teach for America Bay Area Advisory Board and formerly served on the Junior Achievement Bay Area Advisory Board. He received an A.B. in economics from Duke University.

Frances Teso
Founder & CEO, Voices College-Bound Language Academies
Mrs. Teso is the founder and CEO of Voices College-Bound Language Academies.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and a Masters of Elementary Education from San Jose State University. Her graduate work focused on studying the effects of language, culture and society on schooling. In particular her research examined a new transformational model for staff development. Mrs. Teso is a National Board Certified Teacher committed to serving children in urban school settings. In 2005 she was accepted into the prestigious New Leaders for New School principal training program. She has worked as a university instructor, principal coach, school administrator, instructional facilitator and Dual Immersion Language teacher.

Mary Vascellaro
Community Leader, Education and the Arts
Mary Vascellaro, Teach For America Bay Area Advisory Board Member, holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Brown University. In addition to her work with Teach For America, at Brown University, Mary serves on the Associates Council of Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and is a Past Chair. Mary also serves on Brown’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and chairs Generation Citizen whose mission is to invigorate democracy through an Action Civics curriculum. She also serves on the Felice Lesser Dance Theater board in New York. Mary has extensive experience advising and working in the fields of arts and education in London, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri
Chief Human Resources Officer, TPG Global
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri is a Partner and the Chief Human Resources Officer at TPG, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG in August 2018, Anilu was with Goldman Sachs for more than 11 years, where she most recently was the firm’s Global Head of Talent and Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Anilu was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits group from 2002 to 2007. Anilu received a AB in History and Latin American Studies, cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law. Anilu currently serves on the Board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Fordham University School of Law Alumni Board. Anilu has recently joined as a board member for Teach for America Bay Area regional board based in San Francisco.

Ex-officio Board members

Meg Whitman
CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Ms. Whitman has served as HP’s president and chief executive officer since September 2011. She has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011. From March 2011 to September 2011, Ms. Whitman served as a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a private equity firm. Previously, Ms. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc.Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Whitman held executive-level positions at Hasbro Inc., a toy company, FTD, Inc., a floral products company, The Stride Rite Corporation, a footwear company, The Walt Disney Company, an entertainment company, and Bain & Company, a consulting company. Ms. Whitman also serves as a director of The Procter & Gamble Company and is a former director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. and Zipcar, Inc.

Arthur Rock
Principal, Arthur Rock & Co.
Arthur Rock is Principal of Arthur Rock & Co. and was a partner in Davis & Rock from 1961 to 1968, both venture capital firms. Mr. Rock is also President of The BASIC Fund, which provides scholarships for inner city children to attend private schools. He was Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems and a member of the Board of Directors of Teledyne Inc., Xerox, Argonaut Insurance, Apple Computer, AirTouch, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and Echelon Corporation. Mr. Rock was a founder of Intel Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and lead director. Mr. Rock has also served as trustee of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, the California Institute of Technology, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Opera. He is a recipient of the Medal of Achievement of the American Electronics Association and the American Academy of Achievement, the Arents Pioneer Medal of Syracuse University, the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award from the University of California, the Northern California Business Leader of the Year from the Harvard Business School Association, and the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award. He has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, the California Business Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Business Council Hall of Fame, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Mr. Rock received a BS degree in Political Science and Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Harvard University.