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.
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Jonathan Lavine is a Managing Director at Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm based in Boston. Jonathan serves as the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sankaty Advisors, Bain Capital’s fixed income and credit affiliate, which he founded in 1997. He is a Trustee of Columbia University and Chair of the Columbia College Board of Visitors, a member of the Boards of the Dana Hall School, Children’s Hospital Trust, City Year, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Horizons for Homeless Children, and Stand for Children.
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.
Senior Practice Expert, McKinsey & Company
Andy Moffit is a Senior Practice Expert and member of core leadership team for McKinsey & Company’s Global Education Practice. Since co-founding the Global Education Practice in 2005, Andy has worked with multiple large urban districts, state education departments and charter management organizations to markedly improve system performance and close achievement gaps. He co-authored a recent book, Deliverology 101: A Field Guide for School System Leaders (Corwin Press, 2010), which describes key success factors and steps in driving results in global school system reforms. Before joining McKinsey, Andy was an elementary school teacher in an inner-city school in Houston, Texas as a corps member of Teach For America.
Vision Ridge Partners
Reuben Munger is Chairman of Bright Automotive, an American company that builds on the work of a consortium of organizations to map an automotive solution to tackle the challenges of our economy, air pollution and diminishing oil supplies. He is a seasoned investment professional and Managing Partner of Vision Ridge Partners, L.L.C. Prior to founding Vision Ridge in 2008, Mr. Munger was a Managing Director at The Baupost Group, L.L.C., a $15 billion investment firm. Vision Ridge aims to develop financially viable solutions to the global climate crisis.
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.