buildOn Boards

Meet our global board leadership

The buildOn movement is made up of passionate and determined people from all walks of life who are committed to the belief that service and education can end poverty. Our boards include community and business leaders from throughout the country.

National Board of Directors

Paul Aaron

Sr. Managing Director, Evercore

Diahann Billings-Burford


Jeff Bornstein

Managing Partner, Generation Capital Partners

Kathy Cassidy

Sr. VP & Treasurer (retired), GE

Marc Friedman

Chief Revenue Officer

Sanjay Gupta

Dean, Broad School of Business, Michigan State University

Randi Hedin

Co-President, RPX Research

Suzie Ivelich

Suzie Ivelich Consulting

Dan Janki

Sr. VP, Business Transformation, GE

Margaret Keane

President and CEO, Synchrony

Alan Murray

President and CEO, FORTUNE

Denis Nayden

Chairman, James Alpha Holdings

John Raffaeli

Senior VP, Human Resources (Retired) Thomson Reuters

John Seifert

Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

Karen Seitz

Founder and Managing Director Fusion Partners

Melissa Taub

Kiernan Herner LLP Partner

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President & CEO

Jim Parke

Vice Chairman & CFO, GE Capital, Founding Board Member 1991-2018 (deceased)

Global Board

Skyler Badenoch

CEO, Hope for Haiti

Rich Been

Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Jim Bell

Lee Cooperman

Founder & CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.

Cindy Estrada

Int’l Union, UAW VP & Director, GM Dept. & Women’s Dept.

Jane Hackney

Managing Director, OCIO: Strategic Asset Allocation, State Street

Melissa McKeithen


John Myers

Paul Nestro

Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Geoffrey Norman

EVP (retired), GE Asset Management

Jim Reynolds

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital

Ryan Richert

Executive Director of Global Media Golin

Amnon Rodan

Chairman, Rodan + Fields

Trevor Schauenberg

Catarina Schwab

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, NPX

Keith Sherin

Boston Board

Leslie Appleby

Don Epperson

Principal, Digital Trek

Allan Hackney

Patrick McGuinness

SVP & Chief Information Risk Officer, Manulife

Daniel O’Neil


Anthony Ostler

Senior Vice President, Investor Services Americas, State Street

Victoria Ostler

Program Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Loredana Sandu-Vieil

Global Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Karen Vachon

Chicago Board

Ellie Forman

Corporate Community Relations Manager, Mesirow Financial

Courtney Gentleman

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer Payment Solutions, Synchrony

Lori Nutter

Vice President, Salesforce

Don Resnick

Partner, Jenner & Block

James Richards

VP – Audit Staff GE

Peter Ricker

Chairman & CEO, MB Real Estate

Kyle Robbins

Senior Vice President – Tenant Advisory, MB Real Estate

James Seymour

Senior Managing Director, Capital One (buildOn Chicago Chair)

Detroit Board (In Formation)

LaRon Johnson

Head of LinkedIn, Detroit

New York Board

David Casto

Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Synchrony

Fred Doss

Co-founder, Good Circle

John Gicking

Robert Green

EVP and CFO, Cambrex Corporation

Brent Jones

Vinny Kiernan

Attorney, Kiernan Herner LLP

Ralph Layman

CEO & Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Management Partners, LLC

Soenke Lehmitz

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Shelley Leibowitz

Eric Miller

Managing Director Head, Fixed Income Sales Credit Suisse

Ranjit Samra

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Andrea Valerio

Executive Director, Castleton Commodities International

Jennifer VanBelle

Senior Vice President, GE and GE Capital Treasurer

West Coast Board

Liam Doyle

Senior Vice President, Salesforce

Camilla Norman Field

Founder, Integral Coaching

David Gunning

Branch Manager, American Pacific Mortgage

David Humphreys

Partner, Assurance PwC

Pam Martinson

Partner, Sidley Austin

Justin O’Connor

Partner, PWC

Khozema Shipchandler

CFO, Twilio

Brad Tewksbury

Senior Director, Oracle

Lynne Zydowsky

President, Zydowsky Consultants