Stand for Children Leadership Center Board of Directors
Julie Mikuta, Chair
Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
Julie is a Partner in the NewSchools Venture Fund West Coast office, where she focuses on 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.
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.
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 (ShowMeCampaign.org), 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.
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.