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MWF/MWA Board members

Making Waves Foundation Board of Directors

The Making Waves Boards of Directors are stewards of our vision and are the strongest advocates for our students and families. The board members of Making Waves Foundation and Making Waves Academy are committed leaders who actively work together in an effort to further the mission and long-term goals of Making Waves. (Above: MWF and MWA Board Members at the Fall 2014 Retreat)


Making Waves Foundation Board of Directors

John H. Scully
Founder & Chairman


Ronald A. Cohan


Suzanne Duca
Board of Directors, La Centra Sumerlin Foundation


Philip Gordon
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP


Esther Hugo
Educational Consultant; Professor, Loyola Marymount University


Alicia Malet Klein
GATE Instructor, Coleman School; President, HeadsUp Public Education Foundation

Ian McGuire
Partner, SPO Partners


Hamid Moghadam
CEO and Chairman, Prologis, Inc.


Ronald Nahas
Partner, Rafanelli and Nahas  


Alton B. Nelson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Making Waves Academy


Henry A.J. Ramos
President and CEO, Insight Center for Community Economic Development


Rebeca Rangel
Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager, Bank of the West; Wave-Maker from First Wave, MWEP


Sherry A. Smith
Managing Director, Making Waves Foundation 


Jonathan Stern
Partner, Bain & Company, San Francisco 


Eli J. Weinberg
Managing Director, SPO Partners 


Mike Yuen
Co-chair and Trustee, Yuen Foundation