Board of Directors

The Board plays a critical role in guiding and supporting Eskolta’s future growth and direction. The board meets four times a year in New York City.

Every board member sits on at least one of the board’s three committees:

  • Operations Committee oversees finances and governance.
  • Executive Committee advises and contributes to major strategy decisions and hires, and evaluates the Executive Director.
  • Resource Development Committee oversees fundraising and communications strategy.

Senior Business Executive and AI Expert
Eskolta Board President

Co-Head of Eagle Intelligence, First Republic Bank

Clare Bertrand

Senior Director, JFF Labs

Tonya Breland, Ed.D.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist

William “Billy” Kearney, Jr.

Founder, Conceive. Believe. Achieve IT!

Lisa LeCointe-Cephas

Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Merck & Co

Director of Learning and Quality Delivery, Education First

Anne Martin Williams

Education Consultant

Evin Orfila

Advocate Counselor, JCCA, Liberation Diploma Plus High School

Dr. Shawn S. Savage

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction for Equity, Watson College of Education at The University of North Carolina Wilmington
Eskolta Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Director

Assistant Principal, Bronx Community High School
Eskolta Compliance Officer

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