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Michael Dougherty

CEO

Michael has 25+ years of experience in the education space, including stints at Bain & Co. and in Washington DC helping states keep pace with international best practices of student achievement. Working in developing nations with PoP, he sees even greater impact for students and higher ROI for supporters. Michael has degrees from Colgate and Stanford, is an ultra marathoner, Springsteen fanatic & adventure motorcyclist.

Leadership


Freeman Gobah

Ghana Country Director

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Adabla

Guiliya Laoxayda

Lao Country Director

Favorite Subject in School:

Lao Language

Jorge Bolom

Guatemala Country Director

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Juliette Cho

Director of Development

Favorite Book:

Matilda

Jaclene Roshan

Director of Transparency & Data Innovation

Favorite Subject in School:

Space Weather

Leslie Engle Young

Chief Impact Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mrs. Newton

Lanoy Keosuvan

Lao Country Director

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Natalie Ebel

Chief Marketing Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mrs. McGinnis

Tom Casazzone

Chief Operating Officer

Favorite Book:

The Return of the King

Staff


Andres Brito Chel

M&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Amanda Brown

Senior Design Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Lava Monster

Adam Ho

Senior Design Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Goodman

Ai Mai Keoviengkham

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Augustina Ofori

WASH Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ayisah

Antonia Pastor

Community Engagement Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Anthony Quashigah

Construction Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Alyssa Simmons

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist

Favorite Teacher

Mrs. Skinner

Ai Phanh

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Alexandra White

Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Spanish

Bismark Ade

M&E Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

Mathematics

Bay Soulivanh

Finance & HR Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Biology

Ben Bromberg

Backend Database Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Creative Writing

Bartolo Chay

M&E Technician

Favorite Book:

The Blue Vase

Ben Elconin

Operations Manager

Favorite Book:

Catcher in the Rye

Bounlam Khanty

M&E Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Houn

Brendy Poncio

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tag

Brittany Sebade

Senior Officer Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tether Ball

Carlo Dumandan

Head of Brand Innovation & Talent Relations

Favorite Subject in School:

Biology

Cesar Romero

Finance Assistant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Courage Tetteh

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Diego Guzman

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Daniel Sinika

M&E Manager

Favorite Book:

Things Fall Apart

David Tum

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Davanh Xayyalay

Finance Associate

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Emy Barrios

Human Resources Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Art

Edson Brol

Construction Technician

Favorite Subject:

Industrial Arts

Esperanza Canay

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Lili

Edwin Cosme de Leon

Projects Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Emma Genest

Ghana Programs Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Kickball

Evelyn Kangah

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Hide and Seek

Elena Marcos

M&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Emmanuel Novy

Head of Learning & Evaluation

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Horton

Eric Tsorhe

Administration Assistant

Favorite Book:

Cat's Cradle

Emily Varni

Senior Impact Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Kinzer

Fred Parku

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Need for Speed

Gloria Cajas

Finance

Favorite Game at Recess:

Dodgeball

Gerardo Chivalán

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Philosophy

Gilbert Dzimabi

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Graphic Design

Gumercindo Lopez

Logistics Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Lorenzo

Heber Cumes

WASH Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Art

Hilda Ebelin

Administration Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Music

Helen Juarez

Projects Assistant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Cadenita

Houasai Xiong

Senior Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

Isabel Yat

Administrative Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

John Adjine

Driver

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Katahina

Jessica Burden

Development Manager

Favorite Book:

The Harry Potter series

Julia Carvalho

Global Transparency Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ribas

Jacinto Gonzalez

Logistics Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Joe Jamison

Pedagogy Innovation Specialist

Favorite Book:

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

Juan Guzman Marcos

M&E Coordinator

Favorite Book:

Una Interpretación Historica de Guatemala

Jhony Perez

Administrative Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Jonathan Tan

Senior Impact Data Coordinator

Favorite Book:

Ender's Game

Jua Yangsansai

Programs Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. La

Ai Keung Chittavanh

Construction Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Nangpoot

Khamla Souksombath

Scholarship Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Amalaa

Karin Minks

M&E Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Foreign Language

Khamsone Keosacksith

Deputy M&E Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Badminton

Kimberly Ladouceur

Donor Experience Manager

Favorite Subject:

English Literature

Khamphat Lattana

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Piat

Kristen McCollum

M&E Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Kickball

KHAMHOUNG

M&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Volleyball

Lee Vong Lao

M&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

History

Lebene Kpodo

M&E Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Ampe

Mai Nyia Yang

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Somchit

Marlon Alvarado

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Book:

A Pesar De Todo, Que Linda Es La Vida!

Margaret Banini

Accounts Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Volleyball

Marcelina Charar

WASH Technician

Favorite Book:

Ética para Amador

Magda Chavajay

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Natural Science

Margaret Mary Debre

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Integrated Science and Economics

Mateo De La Cruz

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Angelina

Martin Denyo

Site Supervisor

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Gbeze

Maria Guarchaj

M&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Math - because it's fun!

Magdalena Guzmán

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Book:

El Mundo Agitado

Moises Lopez

WASH Technician

Favorite Book:

Around the World in 80 Days

Maria Mena

Guatemala Development Coordinator

Favorite Book:

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Michael Sampong

Construction Coordinator

Favorite Book:

The Asante Culture

Mariano Xivir

Driver

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Mijangos

Nelson Agbotey

Site Supervisor

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Na Lao

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Bocci Ball

Nilvia Gonzalez

Administration Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Art

Nelson Klu

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ardy

Norkeo Duangkham

M&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

Noy Simueng

Assistant to the Country Directors

Favorite Subject in School:

Economics

Omero Arriola

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Otoniel Can

Scholarships Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Omar Martinez

Projects Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Baseball

Patrick Coad

Programs Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Whiffle Ball

Ai Phanh Keoboupha

Construction Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

English

Pok Souladeth

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Lao Language

Pick Phoompanhya

Finance Associate

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Phonesai

Richard Glalah

M&E Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Maxwell Okra

Stephen Agozi

Site Supervisor

Favorite Book:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sai Chitaphai

M&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Samuel Bernal

Community Engagement Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Sheila Coj

Administrative Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Mauro de Leon

Susie Harrison

Head of Strategic Relationships

Favorite Book:

The Alchemist

Sisawat Sionetah

Senior WASH Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Sonexay Khamthilath

Scholarship Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Sing

Selorm Nyamalor

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Somphon Inthajak

Construction Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Sengdeuan Sengsavang

Administrative Associate

Favorite Subject in School:

Mathematics

Sandra Suhul

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Language Arts

Thong Dee

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Sisavat

Tee Thor

M&E Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Champa

Untou Yangsanesay

WASH Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Lao Language

Vidal Molina

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Marbles

Victor Quema

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Book:

El Rinoceronte

Wilfred Agbo

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Book:

Great Expectations

Winnie Ng

Finance Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Hopscotch

Wisdom Vordzorgbe

M&E Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Senna

Xeng Lee

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Jansamon

Board of Directors


Adam Braun*
Founder, Pencils of Promise

Dan Cahill*
Former President, Viking Global

Hope Taitz*
President, ELY Capital

Robert Hamwee
Managing Director, New Mountain Finance Corporation

Richard Hearn
Global Head of Commerce Sales, IBM

Karen Harris
Managing Director, Bain & Company

Brad Haugen
Partner, ATTN:

Doug Kubach
Former Chairman, Global Assessments and Virtual Learning, Pearson

Sarah O'Hagan
Former Co-Chair, International Rescue Committee

Linda Riefler
Former Chairman of Global Research, Morgan Stanley

Meighan Stone
President, The Malala Fund

Gary Vaynerchuk
Co-Founder, VaynerMedia

Michael Weiss, Chair
VP of Growth, Maple Food Co.


*Denotes Emeritus Board Member

Advisory Board


Aaron Batalion
Co-Founder & former CTO, Living Social

Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Matt Boras
Vice President, NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc.

Owen Brainard
CEO, Brainard Capital

Scott “Scooter” Braun
Founder, SB Projects

Matt Britton
CEO, Summit Series

Sophia Bush
Actress & Activist

Ray Chambers
United Nations Secretary - General’s Special Envoy for Malaria

Simon Chiu
Head of Institutional Credit Sales, Asia-ex Japan at BNP Paribas

Elfriede A. Collis
Collis Family Foundation

Blake Davies
Senior Managing Director, Fredericks, Michael & Co.

Lisle Davies
CEO, Davies+Co.

Pat Flynn
Founder & CEO of Flynndustries, LLC

Marie Forleo
Host of MarieTV, Founder of B-School

Robert Hollander
President, Give Back Brands

Lewis Howes
Entrepreneur

Chris Innes
Head of US Equities, BNP Paribas

Shakil Khan
Head of Special Projects, Spotify

Eric & Brittny Knight
Senior Trader, Jane Street Capital and Editor-in-Chief, Love Inc. Magazine

James Langer
Entrepreneur

Joshua Nash
President, Ulysses Management, LLC and Chairman, Birthright Israel Foundation

The Novak Family
Co-Managing Partner, The Strategic Group of Companies

Joseph & Aimee Patanella
Advisor, Dean Sciences Corporation

The Petretti Family
President & CEO, Petretti & Associates

Konstantin Poukalov
Chief Financial Officer, Kadmon

Grace Raymond
Entertainment Manager & Philanthropist

Usher Raymond IV
Musician & Philanthropist

Suzan Rose
Eureka Charitable Trust

Randi & Boaz Sidikaro
Executive Managing Director, Och-Ziff Capital Management

Alexander Soros
Philanthropist

Timothy Sykes
Entrepreneur

Ann Veneman
Former Executive Director, UNICEF

Brittany Weeden
Founder & Director, Brittany Michele, LLC

Minott Wessinger
Founder, McKenzie River Corporation

Astrid Womble
Director & General Counsel, Everwatch Financial

GRAPHITE: Creative Council


Jim Carter III
Co-Founder, Giving Assistant and Core Team, RYOT News

Paul Jastrzebski
Partnerships & Developer Relations, Oculus VR

Luam Keflezgy
Artistic Director and Choreographer, Luamky Productions

Pat McQueen
GM Higher Education, Salesforce.org

Nick Onken
Photographer, Creative Entrepreneur