Board of Advisors

Jon Chapman

Co-Founder & President of EverFI, Jon is a proven leader at harnessing learning technology and developing public-private partnerships within the K-12 space. As President of EverFi, Jon’s role touches every part of the business. He is responsible for all product development, design and strategy involving all of EverFi’s platforms, especially new initiatives that shape company direction.  Jon has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He earned his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College.


Carol Barash

Founder and CEO of Story2 (, Dr. Barash is an award-winning author, teacher, and education innovator. She is an especially passionate advocate for all students, from every background, to tell their stories and pursue their boldest dreams. Dr. Barash previously taught English and Women’s Studies at Princeton, the University of Michigan and Rutgers University. She earned her BA summa cum laude from Yale, MA at the University of Virginia and PhD at Princeton University.


Michael Trites

Bringing nearly 25 years of experience in the application, security, hardware and software networking industries, Michael leads the the charge for generating the Zimperium's revenue, hiring and retaining a world-class team, as well as recruiting and enabling the best channel partners. Prior to joining Zimperium, Michael held numerous executive positions at from Riverbed, the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, where he , including vice president of major accounts, Americas and vice president of sales, Americas East. Previously, he was the regional vice president of sales, Northeast US and Eastern Canada for NitroSecurity. Trites also held executive positions at Enterasys Networks and Cabletron Systems.


Zineb Curran

Zineb is Vice-President of Corporate Communications for the Boston Red Sox and is responsible for the promotion of the team’s business and philanthropic initiatives and events. Prior to joining the Red Sox organization in 2011, Zineb managed proactive public relations strategy for Fidelity’s 529 College Savings and Tax Exempt businesses. Zineb also served as Senior Media Relations Specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and worked as a writer and producer for WCVB-TV’s evening newscasts. A graduate of Northeastern University’s class of 2003, Zineb has a BA in Journalism.


Donald Kramer

A passionate Social Entrepreneur, Dr. Kramer is the founder, past CEO and current Chairman of the board of Nobilis Health Corporation. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and serves as the consul for the Republic of Botswana, where he helps develop public health programs. Dr. Kramer also sits on the Board of Texas Children's Hospital. He received his BS from Penn State, his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1981, and his MBA from the McCombs School of Business in 2011. 


Daniel McKinnon

Mr. McKinnon currently serves as the head of global brand protection for New Balance where he is responsible for the management of New Balance’s global portfolio of over 3000 trademarks in more than 60 foreign countries. As the head of New Balance’s counterfeit enforcement, protection and prevention strategies, he is responsible for maintaining the brand's integrity on both a domestic and international level. Mr. McKinnon received his JD from Villanova University and his LLM in Intellectual Property from The George Washington University School of Law, where he was awarded Highest Honors on his IP Thesis. He received his BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.


Jane Narich

Jane Narich has spent more than 25 years in development and fundraising over several countries and continents. As a Senior Vice President with Graham-Pelton Consulting, Jane has worked with many leading K-12 schools and universities in the US and overseas.  Prior to Graham-Pelton, Jane provided strategic counsel to international schools in Paris and Barcelona, where as Director of Development and Marketing she created a successful development office from the ground up. Fluent in Spanish and French, Jane has spoken on fundraising in various institutions in France, Spain, Latin America and the United States. She has served on the ECIS Development committee as well as the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Planning Committee, and has spoken at numerous conferences in the US and around Europe.


Chad J. Graff

A leading advocate for education, Chad is an attorney with the firm Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost based in Oakland, California. With over twenty years of professional public education experience, he represents school districts and community colleges in a wide array of charter school and student issues, business and property matters.  Mr. Graff has served on the Advisory Board to the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, since 2006. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Graff worked for Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, drafting legislative proposals and floor speeches on education issues.  Before working in politics, Mr. Graff served as a high school teacher and was English Department Chair at the Monument Valley High School on the Navajo Reservation.  Mr. Graff earned his BA at Harvard, MA in Education from UC-Berkeley, MA in English from Middlebury College, and JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Elizabeth Needham

Elizabeth is an Associate at Camden Consulting Group and a Certified Executive Coach. She works with emerging leaders and executives to help them lead teams and organizations more effectively. She brings a wealth of business experience, a direct style and a sense of humor, helping clients perform, collaborate and lead at their very best. Elizabeth’s ability to actively listen, identify patterns and create clarity has made her an invaluable resource to clients in industries such as financial services, healthcare, professional services, and technology, among others. Elizabeth spent 15 years working in marketing, business development, relationship management and strategy roles in a range of industries, from Financial Services, Consumer Products and Digital Marketing, to Consulting and Training & Development. She has worked in a wide range of companies, from early start-ups to well-established corporations with more than 40,000 employees. Elizabeth received her MBA from Babson College and BA from Bowdoin College.


Heather Knox

As Vice President of Communications at Groupe Renault, based in Paris, Heather leads a global team responsible for influencers and reputation. Her team is comprised of all corporate and product PR as well as digital, social media and content. Her experience spans global headquarters as well international roles, and she has a wealth of experience with multi-cultural and pan-regional communications, across industries, and in both large multi-national companies and startups. Prior to Groupe Renault, Knox spent 10 years at Microsoft leading corporate communications, product communications, and the regional communications team in EMEA. She started her career in journalism, then progressed through PR agencies, and was a chapter head of communications and spokesperson for the American Red Cross before taking the head of communications roles at three technology startups. She double majored with BA degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California, followed by post-graduate certificate programs in marketing communications and PR at the University of Washington.


Global Advisors

Debs de Halle, Senior Engineering Manager, Microsoft (CA)

Dan Menelly, CEO DoSeum, San Antonio (TX)

Rebecca Stilwell, Organizational Psychology Specialist, Columbia Teachers College (NY)

David Lynn, Director of International Studies, Charlotte Country Day (NC)

Kelly Pfeiffer, Head Teacher, Futures Learning, New South Wales, Australia

Robert Bandoni, Executive Director, Students Shoulder to Shoulder (CO)

Victoria Tang, CEO, Ivy Metrix 

Colin Boudreau, Head of School, Ben Franklin International School, Barcelona, Spain

Zvia Schoenberg, Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Simon Bright, Quest Program, Singapore American School, Singapore

Cait Goddard, Collaborative Innovation & Capacity Building, Global Knowledge Initiative (DC)

Jason Baseden, Athletic Director, Peddie School (NJ)

Michael Johnston, Head of School Colegio Maya, Guatemala