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Mikva Challenge is governed by a passionate board of directors that includes current and former leaders from the nation’s most innovative organizations.

Mikva Challenge National Board of Directors

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Dr. Lauren S. Young, Board Chair
CEO, LJYoung

Jack Marco, Vice Chair
Chairman (retired), Marco Consulting Group

Mark Rosenberg, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS

Peter Barber
Executive Vice President & Principal, Lipman Hearne

Rohan Barrett
Director of Development, Principal and Major Gifts at Harvard Medical School

Stefanie Cruz
VP for Marketing and Digital Strategy, America’s Promise Alliance

Cynthia Canary
Democracy Program Advisor, Square One Foundation, Census Policy Advisor, Forefront

Andrea Jett Fletcher
Executive Director, French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago

Randy Kinder
President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation

John Marco, Ex-officio
Senior Vice President, Segal Marco Advisors

Peter Palandjian
CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate

Saul Sarabia
Founder and Principal, Solidarity Consulting

Amy K. Singh
EVP / General Counsel / Secretary, Cameo

Cynthia Wong
Senior Advisor, Seattle Foundation


Mikva Challenge DC Advisory Board

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Randy Kinder, Board Chair
Senior Vice President, AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation

Pamela Silberman, Vice Chair
PSS Advisory Services LLC

Ken Adams
Partner, Adams Holcomb LLP

The Hon. David Bonior
Former U.S. Representative, Michigan 10th District

Lewis Grossman
Faculty, American University, Washington College of Law

Daria Hall
Vice President, Fenton Communications

Sandy Horwitt
Author and Civic Education Consultant

Corrine  Houlihan
Ullico Investment Company, Inc.

Cosby Hunt
Senior Manager of Social Studies Education, Center for Inspired Teaching

Landon Laven Jones
Special Assistant, Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs
Mikva Challenge Alumnus

Mark Maloney
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group

Alden Matamoros
PAC Compliance and Operations Professional
Mikva Challenge Alumnus

Dr. Kenann McKenzie Thompson
Executive Director, National Board for Education Sciences

Judith Meltzer
Executive Vice President, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Richard Meyer
Retired journalist and editor
Former Executive Editor at NPR and BBC

Catherine Peretti
Executive Director, MySchoolDC

Tiffany Quivers
Education Consultant

Richard Wolff
Retired, lawyer

Mikva Challenge IL Advisory Board

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Peter Barber, Chair
Executive Vice President & Principal, Lipman Hearne

Amy Mills, Vice Chair
Chief People Officer, The Pampered Chef

Dr. Cynthia Barron
School Leadership Coach, University of Illinois at Chicago

Joe Bernstein
VP Equity Index Arbitrage, Tower Research Capital

Katie Cangemi
Senior Program Officer, Community Investment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Christina Hwang
Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Allstate Insurance Company

Sarah Kammerer
Director of Growth and Engagement, The People’s Music School

Reyahd Kazmi
Director, Business & Government Strategies National Youth Advocate Program, Inc.

Miriam Martinez
Director of Recruitment, Aspira Inc. of Illinois

Rito Martinez
Vice President of National Programs, Surge Institute

Ronnie Mosley
Partner, Homegrown Solutions

David Narefsky
Partner, Mayer Brown

Jon Quinn
Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Jacqueline Shiff
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Youth & Engagement Programs, The Aspen Institute

Brian Whalen
Retired Vice President, International Truck and Engine Corp.

Mikva Challenge CA Advisory Board

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Ethan Falk, Board Chair
Attorney, Falk & Sharp, A Professional Corporation

Kamy Akhavan
Executive Director, USC Center for the Political Future

Ali Bissonnette
Dean of Instruction at Lake Tahoe Community College

Ellyce Cooper
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Leelai Demoz
Small Ax

Michelle Herczog
Social Studies Director, Los Angeles County Department of Education

Cynthia Hirschhorn
Unycyn Civic Arts, Civicas, River LA Board Member

Edgar Khalatian
Attorney, Mayer Brown

Laura Krafft
TV Writer

Steve Krone
Lawyer, Movie Executive

Christian Lindke
Program Director, Arsalyn Program of Ludwick Family Foundation

Tony Pennay
Chief Learning Officer, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

Erica Rameriz
Teacher, CHAS Academy – Hawkins Campus

Saul Sarabia
Founder and Principal, Solidarity Consulting

Clint Schaff
VP Strategy, Los Angeles Times

Tony Terry
LAUSD Middle School Teacher

Adam Wemmer
Teacher, Cal State Long Beach & Pacifica High School, Garden Grove Unified School District

Jason Woliner
Director and writer

Linda Yaron
Professor, University of Southern California

Mikva Challenge Leadership Circle

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Gregg Hymowitz
Entrust Permal Capital

Robert Deconcini
Lazard Asset Management

Denise Spillane
Kearney Capital

Nick Rolf

Lynda Leslie
Smith Graham

William Charcalis
Smith Graham

Linda Imes
Spears & Imes LLP

Adam Emmerich