Board Members

Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez Director of Business Development

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

Niles Xi’an Lichtenstein

Niles Xi’an LichtensteinCEO and Co-Founder
The History Project

Niles Xi’an Lichtenstein has been a board member since 2008. Niles first met Youth Speaks when

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Laurie Ubben National Advisory Committee
Bird School of Music

Chip Conley

Chip Conley National Advisory Committee
Head of Global Hospitality

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 Head of Production

Wil Tidman is the Vice President of Creative and Strategy for GoPro Entertainment. For over

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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


Dror Bar Ziv Investor

Jen Lou Secretary
Writer, Consultant

Jennifer Lou has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2011. Jen is a humor

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Derick McGee

Derick McGee VP of Strategy
Wells Fargo Internet Services 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 Market Strategy and Portfolio Planning
Genomic Health (Diagnostics)

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

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Bonnie Ng Treasurer
AdSense Global Controller


André-Jean Lundkvist Project Manager, Design Services
Creganna Tactx Medical

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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