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Senior Leadership

Allison Holton

Chief Development Officer

Aiyana Mourtos

Chief Program Officer

Patrick O’Donnell

Chief Executive Officer

Erick Roa

Chief Operating Officer

Staff

Ashley Allston

College Success Coach, Transition Specialist

Briggitte Bolanos Vieyra

College Financial Services Coordinator

Paola Cadena

Senior Manager of Early Career & Alumni

Ana Calderon

Financial Services Manager

Pilar Del Moral

Accounting Administrator

Kaitlyn Endo

Career Development Manager

Elaine Fernandez Bravo

Marketing and Storytelling Assistant

Lauren Fong

Senior Manager of Data Strategy and Operations

Cynthia Garcia

People and Culture Manager

Jacqueline Garcia

Marketing and Storytelling Manager

Danielle Hall

College Coach

Jacqueline Hu

Controller

Julie Kirk

College Coach

Victoria Kupu

Senior Manager of Financial Services

Siobhan McCarthy

Vice President of Finance

Miguel Mendoza

Financial Services Manager

Jason Pender

College Coach

Leticia Perez

Financial Services Coordinator

Mysia Pierce-Lewis

Operations Coordinator

Ilene Richards

College Coach

Thalia Rodriguez

College Financial Services Coordinator

Bonnie Shea

VP of Marketing & Storytelling

Jon Siapno

Director of Product Innovation

Lou Tran

Senior Manager of IT

Ayasha Tripp

Senior Manager of Coaching Services

Felicia Tripp

Learning and Development Manager and College Coach

Kieran Vu

Visual Content Creator Intern

Dr. Kristina Wright

Vice President of Student Success

Macy Yip

People Operations Specialist

Linda Zhao

Staff Accountant

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Board of Directors

Our Making Waves Education 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 Education Foundation by providing guidance to help us achieve our goals, and amplifying the voice of our mission, organization, and students.

John H. Scully

Founder and Co-Chair, Making Waves Education Foundation; Founding Partner, SPO Partners & Co.

Regina K. Scully

Co-Chair, Making Waves Education Foundation; Philanthropist, Filmmaker, Founder and CEO Artemis Rising Foundation

Ronald A. Cohan

Secretary, Making Waves Education Foundation Board; Public Contracts Lawyer

Eli Weinberg

Vice President, Making Waves Education Foundation Board; CIO, Filbert Holdings

Steve Blass

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ashe Capital

Derrick Bolton

Associate Dean for External Relations, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Lori Kulvin Crawford

Certified Public Accountant; Former Trustee, Computer History Museum

Theresa Fay-Bustillos

Philanthropic, business, and nonprofit executive

Phil Gordon

Of Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP

Ajani Jackson, M.D.

Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist

Alicia Malet Klein

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

Sid Landman

Retired SCORE Counselor, Former CFO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Program Advisory Board

Our Making Waves Education 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 Education Foundation. As champions of Making Waves Education 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

Secretary, Making Waves Education Foundation Board; Public Contracts Lawyer

Dr. Esther Hugo

Education specialist

Ron Nahas

Partner, Rafanelli and Nahas LLP

Enrique Romero

Associate, Social Policy Research Associates

Student Advisory Committee

Led by the Vice President of Student Success, our Making Waves Education Foundation Student Advisory Committee offers an opportunity for college students in our program to advise, provide feedback, and present viable solutions on Wave-Maker specific program initiatives, engagement efforts, and policies and procedures. The committee also shares student needs and emerging trends that should be addressed by Making Waves.     

Estefani Canizales

Student Advisory Committee Member and UC Davis Student

Anais Chagoya

Student Advisory Committee Member and California State University, East Bay Student

Rubi Corona-Diaz

Student Advisory Committee Member and UC Davis Student

Elaine Fernandez Bravo

Student Advisory Committee Member and UC Davis Student

Felipe Villalobos

Student Advisory Committee Member and Kettering University Student

Brandon Williams

Student Advisory Committee Member and Howard University Student