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

Darryl Ervin

Financial Analyst, Deloitte (buildOn Alum)

Marc Friedman

Chief Development Officer, buildOn

Sanjay Gupta

Professor, Accounting & Information Systems, Michigan State University

Randi Hedin

Chief Operating Officer, GMP Proprietary Trading, LLC

Suzie Ivelich

Founder, Suzie Ivelich Consulting

Dan Janki

CFO, Delta Air Lines

Margaret Keane

Executive Chair, Board of Directors, Synchrony

Missy Kiernan

Shelley Leibowitz

President, SL Advisory

Alan Murray


Rassaan Parris

Educator, The High School for Energy and Technology

Dr. Meisha Porter

President & CEO, The Bronx Community Foundation

John Seifert

Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy (Retired)

Karen Seitz

Founder & Managing Director, Fusion Partners

Hilary Smith

EVP Corporate Social Responsibility, NBCUniversal

Eric Standifer

President and CEO, Blaylock Van, LLC

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President & CEO, buildOn

Jim Parke

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

Global Advisory Board

Skyler Badenoch

CEO, Hope for Haiti

Rich Been

Founder, True Leader Coaching

Jim Bell

Diahann Billings-Burford


Jeff Bornstein

Managing Partner, Generation Capital Partners

Lee Cooperman

Founder & CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.

Fred Doss

Co-Founder, Good Circle

Robert Green

EVP and CFO, Cambrex Corporation

Jane Hackney

LaRon Johnson

Head of Americas: Start-Ups, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AJ Klenk

Managing Partner, Capstone Companies

Ralph Layman

CEO & Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Management Partners, LLC

Pam Martinson

Partner Emeritus, Sydley Austin

John Myers

Denis Nayden

Chairman, James Alpha Holdings

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 Emeritus, Rodan + Fields

Alex Rohan

Managing Director, Miller Buckfire

Trevor Schauenberg

Catarina Schwab

Founder, Cata•lyst

James Seymour

Senior Managing Director, Capital One

Keith Sherin

Khozema Shipchandler

CEO, Twilio

Travis Van Winkle

Actor and Global Ambassador

Boston Board

Sarah Byrne

Vice President, H.I.G. Capital, LLC

Melodie Chang

Partner, PwC

Teresa Epperson

Digital Trek

Allan Hackney

Sendy Lamour

buildOn Alum

Mel Martin

Case Researcher, Harvard Business School (buildOn Alum)

Loredana Sandu-Vieil

Global Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Blaire Shoor

Executive – Investor Relations, GE

Karen Vachon

buildOn Boston Board Chair

Chicago Board

Kevin Cross

President & General Manager, NBCU

Courtney Gentleman

SVP, Diversified & Value Platform Leader, Synchrony, buildOn Chicago Board Chair

Bryan Humphrey

Principal, PwC

Amy Martin

VP, IT Delivery & Risk Management, PMO, Allstate

Clare OMalley

Executive Director, JPMorgan Asset Management

Don Resnick

Partner, Jenner & Block

Kyle Robbins

Executive Vice President of Tenant Advisory, Transwestern

Evan Sussholz

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Detroit Board

Daryl Brown

Regional Sales Manager, Oracle, buildOn Detroit Board Chair

Oscar Ford

Prudential Financial

Patrick Frederick

Director, Deals: Financial Due Diligence, PwC

Amanda Goodspeed

Director of Business Development, Granger Construction

Michael E. Smith

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Sean Wessman

Partner, EY

New York Board

LaNelle Alexander

Chief Equity Officer, Achievement First

Daniel Cassidy

Director of Business Development, Innovative Partnerships Group

DJ Casto

Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Synchrony

Keia Cole

Head of Digital Experience, BSE Global

Rob Jasminski

Global Head, Citi Investment Management

Tracy Kwan

Vice President of Insights & Research, NBCUniversal

Soenke Lehmitz

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Paul Nestro

Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Ranjit Samra

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase, buildOn New York Board Chair

Andrea Valerio

President & CEO, VERBIO North America

Jennifer VanBelle

Senior Vice President GE Capital, CEO and Treasurer of GE & GE Capital

Steve Wanner

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

West Coast Board

Antonia DeMichiel

Disability Specialist, University of San Francisco, buildOn Alum

Liam Doyle

Senior Vice President, Salesforce, buildOn West Coast Board Chair

Camilla Norman Field

Founder, Integral Coaching

Suzanne Kounkel

Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte

Deepa Mahajan

Partner, McKinsey

Justin O’Connor

Partner, PWC

Brad Tewksbury

Senior Director, Oracle

Lynne Zydowsky

President, Zydowsky Consultants