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Stand for Children Leadership Center Board of Directors

Julie Mikuta, Chair
Senior Director of Education, Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Julie is the Senior Director of Education at the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.  Prior to joining the Schusterman Foundation, Julie was a Partner in NewSchools Venture Fund’s West Coast office, where she focused on teacher preparation and the firm’s human capital investment strategy and management assistance.  She began her career in education teaching high school science in New Orleans through Teach For America.  Prior to joining NewSchools, she was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at EdBuild, led trainings for leadership teams of large urban districts at the Center for Reform of School Systems, and served as an elected member of the DC Board of Education from 2001 until 2004.

Kristin Ehrgood
President, Flamboyan Foundation

Kristin Ehrgood is the president of Flamboyan Foundation, a private, family foundation which invests strategically to improve the quality of pre-K - 12 public education in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Additionally, she is the founder of Sapientis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing a diverse and informed network of change agents committed to improving the quality of public education in Puerto Rico and was part of the founding team of DC School Reform Now, a non-profit organization committed to supporting education reform in Washington, D.C. Previously, Kristin taught for three years in Louisiana and New Jersey and worked on the staff of Teach for America, first as Executive Director of their New Jersey region and then as Director of New Site Development.

John Legend
Entertainer and Education Activist
John Legend is a recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist.  He has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. Throughout his career he has worked to make a difference in the lives of others, and in 2007 he launched the Show Me Campaign (, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.  John sits on the Boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.

Vince Roig
Founding Chairman, Board of Helios Education Foundation
Vince Roig serves as Founding Chairman of the Board of Helios Education Foundation. Prior to forming the Foundation, Vince was the Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Southwest Student Services Corporation and its affiliates for over 20 years. He serves or has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Teach for America National, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, Arizona Stand for Children Advisory Committee, Take Stock in Children, Valley of the Sun United Way and the Phoenix Art Museum.

Mike Perigo
Partner, Bridgespan

Mike Perigo is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. Since joining Bridgespan in January 2007, Mike has focused on serving a wide range of Bridgespan’s education clients, where his work has spanned early childhood education, secondary education, and postsecondary education. He has worked with nonprofit organizations, school districts, charter school networks, public-private partnerships, public commissions, and foundations – all with a focus on improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. Mike has also co-authored articles exploring the organizational determinants of superior performance, including “Aspire Public Schools: Building the Organizational Capacity for Healthy Growth.” Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mike was a partner at Marakon Associates, an international strategy consulting firm. At Marakon, Mike worked across a range of industries, including technology, food and beverages, chemicals and plastics, and financial services, on topics relating to strategy, organization, and management process. In addition to his client work, he led both Marakon's San Francisco office and North American talent organization. Mike earned a PhD in economics and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught economics as an instructor for four years while earning his degree. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and psychology from The University of Michigan and, before returning to graduate school, he worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.