Board

Board Members

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Guidestar USA

Tony Rodriguez is senior director of strategic partnerships for GuideStar USA, the world’s

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Laura Brief

Laura Brief
Board Chair
Executive Director
BUILD

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

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Niles Xi’an Lichtenstein

Niles Xi’an LichtensteinCEO, Co-Founder
Enwoven

As a former alumni of Youth Speaks, Niles X. Lichtenstein has always been active in the communities of storytelling and innovation.

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Joaquin Alvarado Founder
Studiotobe

Joaquin Alvarado is the founder of studiotobe and former CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Laurie Ubben National Advisory Committee
Co-Founder
Bird School of Music

Chip Conley

Chip Conley National Advisory Committee
Head of Global Hospitality
Airbnb

The founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Chip Conley at age 26 took an inner

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Wil Tidman

Wil Tidman Vice President | Executive Producer
GoFundme

Wil Tidman previously was Vice President of Creative, Strategy, and Original Productions for GoPro.

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Sarah R. Nichols Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Sarah Nichols is a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins with 15 years of experience as an employment

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Joyce Gagnon

Joyce Gagnon R&D Manager, Packaging
Plum Organics

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Dror Bar Ziv Investor

Jen Lou Secretary
Writer, Consultant

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

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Derick McGee

Derick McGee VP of Strategy
Wells Fargo Innovation Group

Derick advises business leaders on digital innovation and intellectual property strategy. He has

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Derick McGee

Beth Savage National Advisory Committee
Senior Director of Development
Glide Foundation

Anne Marie Burgoyne

Anne Marie Burgoyne Managing Director
Social Innovation Initiative

Anne Marie Burgoyne is a Managing Director at the Emerson Collective where she funds and

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Michele Lee

Michele Lee Director, Product Management,
Genomic Health Inc. (Molecular Diagnostics)

Michele has worked primarily in the healthcare field across biotech and diagnostics companies.

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André-Jean Lundkvist Senior R&D Manager
Zoll Circulation

Andre Lundkvist is a Sr. R&D Manager at Zoll Circulation where he supervises the development of next generation intravascular

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Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang National Advisory Committee
Executive Director
Institute for Diversity in the Arts
Stanford University

Jeff Chang has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music

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Jeff Chang

Roberta Uno Director
Arts in a Changing America

Roberta Uno is a theater director and the Director of Arts in a Changing America, a national

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Olivia Morgan President, OM Strategies, Vice President, Strategic Programs at Common Sense

Olivia Morgan is President at OM Strategies and the creator and leader of Common Sense Media’s Gender Equity is Common Sense initiative.

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph CHIEF OF PROGRAM AND PEDAGOGY
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim

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Tony Francis

Tony Francis Treasurer
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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Laura Brief

David King
Director of Diversity and Belonging, Airbnb

An industry expert with a wealth of experience leading the strategic vision and promotion of diversity and inclusion (D&I)

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks