Our Board

We create solutions for students that recognize their value to society, regardless of their social background, by providing an interactive curriculum that reflects the student’s personal experiences, ideas, and dreams.

Don Lowery – Board Chair
Senior V.P. Corporate Reputation, Public Affairs
Nielsen
www.linkedin.com/in/don-lowery-3004415/

Richard H. Bilello – Board Vice Chair
Vice President, Senior Business Director
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies (U.S.)
www.linkedin.com/in/rich-bilello-a536467/

Patricia Bransford
Founder and President
The National Urban Technology Center, Inc.
www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-bransford-bb74214/

Michael De Paola
Founder & CEO
Threshold Worldwide, LLC
https://thresholdww.com/about

Deborah C. Drakeford
Vice President, Advisory Services
SugarCRM, Inc.
www.linkedin.com/in/deb-drakeford-2444353/

Willard Freeman
Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
www.linkedin.com/in/concordisrealestatadvisors/

Alia Jones Harvey
Producer
Front Row Productions
https://frontrowprod.com/about-1

Dawn Hankin
Senior Director of Network Management
UnitedHealthcare;
President
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated – Westchester Chapter
www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-l-hankin-5913217/

Nathalie Lubensky
Consultant & Advisory Board
Peoplescape Consulting Group;
Advisor/Consultant
NTL Consulting
www.linkedin.com/in/nathalielubensky/

Jimmy Pan
Policy Director & Special Counsel
NYC Racial Justice Commission
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmypan

Alicia Quarles
CEO
Alicia Quarles LLC
www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-quarles-0518a877/

Alan R. Schwartz
Country Manager, Head of North America Business Development
Shufti Pro;
Owner
Alfel Consulting
www.linkedin.com/in/alanrschwartz/

John Starks
Founder and President
John Starks Foundation
https://johnstarks.com/about-john-starks

Jennifer Singleton
Owner
Jennifer Temps, Inc.
www.jennifertemps.com/About-Us

Kathryn Zukerman
Managing Director
BTIG, LLC
www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-bransford-zukerman-6a52832/

Richard H. Bilello

CHAIR, AUDIT COMMITTEE

Patricia Bransford

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Janina Casey

BOARD MEMBER

Michael De Paola

BOARD MEMBER

Deborah Drakeford

BOARD MEMBER

Alia Jones Harvey

BOARD MEMBER

Jessica Isaacs

BOARD MEMBER

Don Lowery

BOARD MEMBER

Alicia Quarles

BOARD MEMBER

Alan Schwartz

BOARD MEMBER

John Starks

BOARD MEMBER

Kathy Bransford Zukerman

BOARD CHAIR