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Meighan Stone

Executive Chairwoman

A member of PoP’s board since 2013, Meighan served previously as President of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai’s Malala Fund, empowering girls to learn & lead without fear. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People & to ELLE Magazine’s “Women in Washington Power List”, Meighan has led high-level projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, the United Nations & corporations globally. She is a Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Leadership


Christopher Stanfill

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Abgrall

Freeman Gobah

Ghana Country Director

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Adabla

Guiliya Laoxayda

Lao Co-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

Leslie Engle Young

Chief Impact Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mrs. Newton

Lanoy Keosuvan

Lao Co-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

Lead Designer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Lava Monster

Aldo D'Agostino

M&E Manager

Favorite Book:

El Dilema del Omnivoro

Ai Mai Keoviengkham

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Ali Jones

Guatemala Partnerships Manager

Favorite Book:

The Rainbow Fish

Augustina Ofori

WASH Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ayisah

Anthony Quashigah

Construction Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Alyssa Simmons

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist

Favorite Teacher

Mrs. Skinner

Ai Phanh Syoudomphanh

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

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

Ben Elconin

Operations Manager

Favorite Book:

Catcher in the Rye

Benedict Mayer

Liberia Project Manager

Favorite Book:

The Shadow of the Sun

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

Catherine Sanderson

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Mission Impossible

Carly Sotas

Development Design Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Prevost

Courage Tetteh

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Dominic Finelli

Impact Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Fazio

Diego Guzman

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Daniel Sinika

M&E Manager

Favorite Book:

Things Fall Apart

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

Eric Tsorhe

Administration Assistant

Favorite Book:

Cat's Cradle

Elisa Weissenberg

Development Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tetherball

Fred Parku

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Need for Speed

Francis Xenyo

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Gloria Cajas

Finance

Favorite Game at Recess:

Dodgeball

Gerardo Chivalán

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Philosophy

Gilbert Dzimabi

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Graphic Design

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

Julia Carvalho

Global Transparency Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ribas

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

Justin Xaisanasy

Designer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Burrows

KC Baker

Impact Manager, Delivery and Compliance

Favorite Book:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Ai Keung Chittavanh

Construction Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Nangpoot

Khamla Souksombath

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Amalaa

Khamsone Keosacksith

M&E Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Badminton

Khamphat Lattana

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Piat

KHAMHOUNG PHOUMSOMDEE

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

M&E Coordinator

Favorite Book:

Around the World in 80 Days

Mirna Lux

M&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

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

Omar Martinez

Projects Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Baseball

Ai Phanh Keoboupha

Construction Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

English

Pick Phoompanhya

Senior 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

Stephen Fugar

Administration Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Prof. Ansa Quaye

Susie Harrison

Head of Strategic Relationships

Favorite Book:

The Alchemist

Sisawat Sionetah

Senior WASH Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Sonexay Khamthilath

Programs 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

Teacher Support 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

Xay Sone

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

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