Board of Directors

Our Making Waves Foundation Board of Directors includes leaders from across sectors who are passionate about advancing educational opportunity and equity. Together, our board members play a critical role in stewarding the long-term success and sustainability of Making Waves Foundation by providing guidance to help us achieve our goals, and amplifying the voice of our mission, organization, and students.

John H. Scully

Founder & Chairman, Making Waves Foundation; Founding Partner, SPO Partners & Co.

Ronald A. Cohan

Public Contracts Lawyer

Michael B. Yuen

Retired Partner, SPO Partners & Co.

Steve Blass

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ashe Capital

Derrick Bolton

Associate Dean for External Relations, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Theresa Fay-Bustillos

Philanthropic, business, and nonprofit executive

Phil Gordon

Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Ajani Jackson, M.D.

Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist

Sid Landman

Retired SCORE Counselor

Alicia Malet Klein

GATE Instructor, Coleman School; President, HeadsUp Public Education Foundation; Board President, Making Waves Academy

Regina K. Scully

Philanthropist, Filmmaker, Founder and CEO Artemis Rising Foundation

Eli Weinberg

Managing Partner, Filbert Holdings

Program Advisory Board

Our Making Waves Foundation Program Advisory Board members provide strategic planning support, policy oversight, and program guidance to the Chief Program Officer and when requested, to other officers of Making Waves Foundation. As champions of Making Waves Foundation’s programmatic work, they bring cross-functional expertise to support our shared goal of supporting students’ college and career dreams.

Derrick Bolton

Associate Dean for External Relations, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ronald A. Cohan

Public Contracts Lawyer

Dr. Esther Hugo

Education specialist

Ron Nahas

Partner, Rafanelli and Nahas LLP

Cindi Nicolas

Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Payor Solutions

Enrique Romero

Associate, Social Policy Research Associates