Board

Board Members

Tony Francis

Tony Francis Board Chair
Program Manager
Google

A husband and proud father, Tony currently runs the Associate Financial Analyst Rotation Program for Google’s Finance department.

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Renée DuPree

Renée DuPree Co-Vice Chair
Senior Counsel
Google

Corey Ponder

Corey Ponder Co-Vice Chair; Treasurer
Policy Advisor
Google

Corey is a policy advisor at Google, working with product teams focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Emily Leys

Emily Leys Secretary
Independent Consultant

Emily partners with non-profit and public sector organizations to promote gender equality and increase their impact.

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Dror Bar Ziv Investor

Laura Brief

Laura Brief

Former Executive Director
BUILD

Prior to BUILD, Laura held leadership positions at high achieving youth development organizations

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Tim Haydock

Tim Haydock Youth Leadership Institute
Director of Communications

Tim’s passions for storytelling, education, and social justice have driven his career.

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Cristy Johnston Limon

Cristy Johnston Limon Executive Director, Staff
Executive Director
Youth Speaks

A native of San Francisco, Cristy grew up in the city’s Mission district.

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim

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Jen Lou
Writer, Consultant

Jennifer Lou works part-time at Google as a project manager in Research & Machine Intelligence.

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks