Board of Directors
Thomas Regan, Chairman
Michael Lubowitz, Secretary
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Robert S. Brown, Treasurer
Chair, External Research Advisory Council
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital (USA)
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D.
Former Dean, Consultant in Higher
Education & Author, I CAN Finish College
Samuel A. Gradess
New York Livery Leasing
Mark A. Hemenetz
Chief Operating Officer
Schroder Investment Management North America, Inc.
Global Agency Strategy and Development Manager
Exponential Returns LLC
Moet & Chandon USA/LVMH
Mark H. Moore
Reavis Page Jump LLP
Peter O. Nkongho
Business Development Executive
JP Morgan Chase
Co-Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Richard H. Robinson
Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets
Siebert, Cisneros, Shank & Co.
New York Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
Senior Managing Director
Brock Capital Group LLC
Alfred C. Sikes*
*Founding Board Members
Executive Director • email@example.com
Prior to joining Read Alliance in 2004, Kelley was a Project Manager for the Early Head Start Research Project in East Lansing, Michigan. In addition, she has experience as a tutor, classroom teacher, and child studies researcher. Kelley holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree in Child Development from Michigan State University. During her time at Read Alliance, Kelley has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. As Vice President of Operations, Kelley standardized our practices, created metrics to demonstrate our progress and trained students and teachers in New York as well as other venues using our proven reading methodology.
Director of Programs • firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining Read Alliance in 2015, Yvette worked in Special Projects and Alumni Relations at Harlem Children's Zone where she also served as Director of the Truce Media Literacy and Arts Program until 2012. In addition to having over 10 years of non-profit management and program experience, Yvette has worked in publishing. Yvette received the "Coming Up Taller" Award from The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2005 and participated as a panelist in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum National Conference, "Thinking Like an Artist: Creativity and Problem Solving in the Classroom," in 2010. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and African American History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Acting Finance Director • email@example.com
Digant Bahl, CPA, has over twenty years of experience in not for profit Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining Read Alliance in 2010, Digant was CFO at Opportunity Charter School. Digant also worked as a Senior Auditor for McGladrey & Pullen LLP and Director of Finance for Synergos Institute Inc. Digant holds an MBA in Finance from New York Institute of Technology. Digant is a licensed CPA in the State of New York and is an active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Digant has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Bronx Chapter of NYSSCPA and also serves as a community member on Citizen's Advisory Committee of Syosset Central School District.