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Jeffrey Artis

Jeffrey Artis

Chief Executive Officer

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Caitlin Macdonald

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

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Tom Knight

Interim Chief Operating Officer

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Michelle Demars

Senior Vice President of Sales and Development

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Pam Kingpetcharat

Senior Vice President of Technology and Finance

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Eli Cipriano

Senior Director of Fundraising Operations

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Freeda Warren

Director of Philanthropy

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Dina Barron

Development Operations Manager

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Charkie Quarcoo

Associate Director of People Operations

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Brian Watt

National Account Director

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Katie McNulty

Director of Communications

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Anton Hung

Director of Digital Marketing

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Stephanie Baumgartner

Marketing Operations Manager

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Mona Tolbert

Public Relations Manager

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Nicole Terrizzi

National Institutional Giving Officer

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Nicole Grabowski

External Relations Associate

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Jennifer Mortensen

Associate Director of Impact

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Matthew Gajdowsi

Associate Director of Program Strategy & Innovation

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Jim Lovegrove

Director of Finance

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Kimberly Owen

Senior Accountant

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Janet Heath

Accounts Receivable Manager

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Drew Stuart

Systems Architect & Integrator

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Mohammed Mirza

Systems Administrator

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Cecilia Sanchez

People and Program Enablement Manager

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Juan Garcia

Accounts Receivable Analyst

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Zwahy'yah McElrath

Executive Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team

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Nafisa Chowdhury

IT Analyst Intern

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Luisana De Los Rios

Marketing Intern

Board of Directors

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Richard Rawson

Retired President, Insperity

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Peggy Krendl

Managing Director, Accenture

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Marylean Abney

Vice President of Finance and Administration of Purtec, Inc.

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Nelly Akoth

Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, IBM

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Haley Coller

Analyst, Goldman Sachs

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Tom Fry

Philanthropic Advisor, Jenesis Group

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Dan Nottke

CIO, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Daniel Ryan

Group Chief Commercial Officer for ISS A/S and Chief Executive Officer for the ISS Americas Region

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C. Park Shaper

CEO, SEIS Holdings

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Dharti Tripathi

Vice President and Chief Digital Operations Officer, GE Healthcare

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Rafael Alvarez

Founder and National Board Member, Genesys Works

National Staff

Jeff Artis

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Artis is an accomplished business development executive passionate about improving economic opportunities for individuals to achieve sustained economic mobility.

In his teens, Jeff was a beneficiary of the A Better Chance Program aimed at providing high-quality educational opportunities for youth by connecting them to the country’s top secondary institutions. Through this experience, he saw first-hand the transformational impact of high-quality education and professional networks on achieving sustained economic mobility. His participation in the ABC Program served as the foundation for his academic and professional accomplishments and sparked a life-long commitment to expanding opportunities for youth that not only prepare them to enter corporate America, but also offers the knowledge, support, and resources needed to thrive there.

Jeff joined Genesys Works as President and CEO in January 2021 and is responsible for leading the organization through its next phase of growth, including expanding its geographical footprint and skilled development curriculums and strengthening its position as a strategic talent pipeline for corporate America’s diverse, professional talent needs.

Prior to joining Genesys Works, Jeff spent seven years at the helm of Corporate Engagement for nonprofit Year Up, where he served as the architect of its enterprise growth strategy. He led a team of more than 100 employees in placing 3700 young adults into internships with top employers each year. Under Jeff’s leadership, Year Up grew its non-philanthropic revenue by more than 300%, generating $90 million in 2020 alone.

Jeff has more than 40 years of experience leading workforce development solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and leading sales for industry leaders like Agile-1, BMC and IBM where he achieved sales goals ranging from $50 million to $300 million a year.

Jeff earned a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Williams College. He is a former board member of the Indianapolis Urban League.

He is a native of Harlem, New York and currently resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jeffrey Artis
Chief Executive Officer

Caitlin MacDonald

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Caitlin joins Genesys Works as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer with 15 years of experience in workforce development and education.

Caitlin began her career as a public school teacher at a vocational high school in Maine, where she developed a strong passion for helping young adults connect to both meaningful careers and higher education to set them on a path to lifelong success.

Prior to joining GW, Caitlin spent over 10 years in a variety of roles at Year Up. She helped to scale the program nationally, leading growth and expansion in the Bay Area, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Caitlin also helped formalize innovation at Year Up by launching and leading the organization’s R&D lab to develop new solutions for connecting young people in need of jobs with companies in need of talent. Most recently, Caitlin managed the Hiring Committee Training Team at Google, ensuring that the company’s hiring practices are inclusive and unbiased. After a stint in the private sector, Caitlin is very excited to be back on the nonprofit side, and looks forward to driving the strategy and innovation needed to scale GW nationally.

Caitlin earned her MBA from Boston University and her BA from Bowdoin College.

Caitlin MacDonald
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Tom Knight

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Tom joins Genesys Works with deep experience helping corporate and non-profit enterprises address their most complex and important growth challenges and opportunities.

His strengths in operations, sales and go-to-market strategy, and sales team and process building are a product of his experience as a Sales and Consulting Leader, CEO of a Healthcare Start-up, and Board Member of for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is known as an open and approachable leader with a collaborative, transparent management style and a passion for building teams, finding alternate pathways, and solving difficult problems.

Tom earned a B.S. in Commerce from Washington & Lee University, where he minored in Philosophy and Ethics. He has an MBA from Loyola University, Chicago with a focus on Operations and Marketing.

Tom enjoys working at the intersection of Corporations and Communities to create life changing opportunity for Young Adults, and value for companies interested in transforming their talent.

Tom Knight Interim Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Demars

Senior Vice President Sales and Development

Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Boston with a bachelor’s in economics and political philosophy, and later received her Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova. She quickly moved into the non-profit sector first in a policy think tank focused on drafting paid family leave and then shifting to an advocacy position with a domestic violence organization. These experiences, combined with her personal background, fostered a passion for connecting those traditionally shutout from the mainstream economy to opportunity.

Michelle joined the Year Up team where she spent 13 years in fundraising managing a portfolio, team and eventually focusing on operations nationally. She transitioned into program-focused roles launching and building the South Florida and Los Angeles sites. The last 4 years of her tenure at Year Up was focused in sales both frontline and enablement roles.

Her expertise will enable Genesys Works to increase earned and contributed revenue, ultimately securing higher levels of scale and impact in years to come.

Michelle Demars
Senior Vice President of Sales and Development

Pam Kingpetcharat

Senior Vice President of Technology and Finance

Pam is responsible for managing Genesys Works’ tech team, tech strategy, technology stack of systems, technology enablement of business processes, financial operations, and the finance team.

Prior to Genesys Works, Pam was Chief Information Officer of Innovations for Poverty Action responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing data management and information technology strategies to further IPA’s mission and increase organizational efficiency. She has also served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Human Rights First, Uncommon Schools’ Senior Director of Data & IT, and has advised leading multinational corporations, multilateral organizations, and government agencies on ICT policy, strategy and operations management, public finance management and reform, change management, and organizational effectiveness as a strategy consultant and Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Her work history includes the US Peace Corps, Accenture, Merrill Lynch & Co, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Pam holds a Master of Public Administration in International Development degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has a B.A. in Economics from Reed College. She’s currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Pam Kingpetcharat
Senior Vice President of Technology and Finance

Eli Cipriano

Senior Director of Fundraising Operations

Eli joined Genesys Works in February 2015 and is responsible for establishing and directing philanthropic strategies for the National office, as well as managing the development infrastructure that serves all Genesys Works sites.

Eli has over 30 years of development experience. He was with the University of Houston System for 22 years where he held a number of leadership positions including Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Prior to UH, Eli worked at the Metropolitan Houston Chapter of the March of Dimes for 10 years in several fundraising and administrative roles. Born in Syracuse, NY, Eli relocated to Houston after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Eli Cipriano
Senior Director of Fundraising Operations

Freeda Warren

Director of Philanthropy

Freeda is responsible for developing a comprehensive fund development plan to secure major gifts for the National Office. She will identify, cultivate, and steward donors through the giving pipeline to a major gift. Additionally, working with GW’s local sites, she will assist development directors in identifying potential major gift prospects and building strategies to move these individuals to a major gift.

Freeda has a Bachelor degree in US History and African American Studies from the University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School of law. She has over 18 years of fund development experience, having worked in large federated organizations to small grassroots nonprofits. Freeda has a proven track record in identifying major gift donors and securing large gifts. Throughout her career, she has raised millions of dollars for various nonprofits and organizations. Freeda has a love for working with opportunity youth, and her goal at GW is to secure the funds needed to help GW fulfill its mission.

Freeda Warren
Director of Philanthropy

Dina Barron

Development Operations Manager

Dina Barron, joined the Genesys Works National Development Team as Development Coordinator in January 2018. She provides data integrity and management support of fundraising activities at Genesys Works and across all Genesys Works sites. She also provides help desk support and training on the fundraising CRM database and business processes to all GW development staff as well as other GW staff members as needed.

Dina has over 19 years of Oil & Gas industry experience with a focus on contract administration. She is a proud native Houstonian who fills her free time with books, family, salt water fishing and her personal pack of Labrador Retrievers.

Dina Barron
Development Operations Manager

Charkie Quarcoo

Associate Director of People Operations

Charkie is responsible for enhancing and developing the systems and processes that support the full lifecycle for all employees at Genesys Works, from recruiting and onboarding through learning & development, team culture, performance evaluation, and company policies, all through the lens of supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment. In her role, she will define, shape, and launch programs that attract and empower people to do their best work as the organization scales and grows.

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Charkie graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Educational Studies. While working at family centers in college, she discovered her passion for helping young adults achieve their personal and professional goals. She has 12+ years of non-profit experience fostering strategic relationships in both internal and external roles, such as fundraising, sales, and staff training. Charkie is the chair of the Committee on Trustees and Advisors for Chewonki Foundation, for which she has been a trustee sine 2009. She is also on the board of Rohan Levy Foundation, a local nonprofit whose mission is to combat gun violence in Brooklyn communities of color and low socioeconomic status.

Charkie Quarcoo
Associate Director of People Operations

Brian Watt

National Account Director

Brian is responsible for building a national enterprise account strategy that will focus on expanding the engagement of current and future corporate partners into areas of the organization which has not been explored to date by Genesys Works. He will build strong partnerships with national influencers to promote a top-level business model engaging C-level advocates of the Genesys Works program in order to create consistency, efficiencies, and scalability across the national Genesys Works network.

Brian has a Communications degree from Northern Arizona University as well as an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Massage Therapy. In his twenty-five plus years in the professional landscape, Brian gained experience in the contact center, health & wellness, and non-profit workforce development industries. In that span, he has owned two businesses, a 55-seat call center and an independent massage therapy practice providing him with the understanding of the importance of partnerships, building sustainability from the ground up and a relentless pursuit to serve others. It is this passion to serve others that drives Brian to provide the young professionals of Genesys Works with diverse career opportunities.

Brian Watt
National Account Director

Katie McNulty

Director of Communications

Katie joins Genesys Works with an extensive background leading various high impact growth initiatives across the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She is a career-switcher, having spent fifteen years in advertising leading integrated marketing campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies before pivoting to pursue her passion of advocating for social change. For the past six years, she has served in development and marketing roles within social service agencies, primarily in the areas of housing security and criminal legal support. More recently, Katie served as a consultant with CCS Fundraising, a strategic fundraising firm.

Katie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Illinois at Chicago and received a Master of Social Work from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

She is passionate about rethinking the practices, policies, and systems that perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality. Her expertise, cross-industry experience, and strong connection to the mission of Genesys Works aligns perfectly for her role, and she is excited to scale the Genesys Works brand as a key national player that is creating necessary, meaningful, and sustainable change.

Katie McNulty
Director of Communications

Anton Hung

Director of Digital Communications

Anton is responsible for building and implementing a strong digital strategy for Genesys Works and to raise awareness of our program.

Anton recently managed the digital strategy for a global supply chain SaaS company where he built and optimized their digital footprint. Prior to that Anton was a brand strategy consultant, where he worked with clients across several industries to launch their branding and digital initiatives.

Anton studied copywriting and art direction at the Atlanta-based portfolio school, the Creative Circus, and Consumer Science at the University of Houston.

Anton Hung
Director of Digital Marketing

 

Stephanie Baumgartner

Marketing Operations Manager

Born and raised in New Jersey, Stephanie is a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University and a 2014 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program. In 2008, while working at the American Red Cross, Stephanie founded and spent three years running A Drink for Tomorrow (ADFT), a nonprofit responsible for bringing clean water and sanitation to 28 communities. Subsequently, Stephanie helped found and spent 5 years serving on the Board of Directors for Story International, an organization that supports vulnerable children and families in Guatemala.

Before joining Genesys Works, Stephanie spent three years working at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was part of a two-person team charged with creating a new executive education division within the School of Arts and Sciences. Stephanie is married and a proud aunt of 12 nieces and nephews (and counting).

Stephanie Baumgartner
Marketing Operations Manager

Mona Tolbert

Public Relations Manager

Mona is a seasoned public relations professional and natural storyteller who comes to Genesys Works with more than 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of internal and external communications campaigns, which helped organizations strengthen their brands.

Mona credits earning an internship at one of the largest public relations firms in Texas for changing the trajectory of her career. She later went on to work in Corporate Communications for an international oil and gas services company where she honed her marketing and communications skills, serving as editor of its news publication and onsite coordinator for trade shows as well as photo shoots in Trinidad, Brazil and Canada. Prior to joining Genesys Works, she spent nearly 10 years supporting and expanding external communications strategies for one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country—first as its Public Relations Manager and later as Communications Director. There she was instrumental in launching, managing and growing its social media strategy and garnering more than $1.2 million in earned media value each year.

Mona studied Journalism and Political Science at Baylor University and went on to earn her MBA from Houston Baptist University. As an immigrant herself, she understands the challenges Genesys Works students face navigating the complexities of the college application process and the important role exposure to careers and networks play in achieving upward economic mobility. She is honored to be able to use her expertise to support Genesys Works in closing the opportunity gap, diversifying the workforce and ending poverty.

Mona Tolbert
Public Relations Manager

Nicole Terrizzi

National Institutional Giving Officer

Nicole serves as a member of the Genesys Works National Development team, and is passionate about making sure students have access to the resources and skills necessary to their ongoing success–from career-based experiences and mentorship supports, to opportunities to explore their own passions in music, art and beyond.

Originally from a small farming community, she studied English and journalism at Simpson College, a small liberal arts school in Iowa before being selected for Americorps’ Teach for America’s Kansas City charter corps. Terrizzi taught second grade and middle school at CA Franklin Elementary while earning her Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri St. Louis.

She went on to teach middle school English and history in Oakland, CA, before moving into educational technology and nonprofit, working as a proposal and grant writer. Most recently she worked at College Track for 3.5 years, where she played a significant role in growing the organization budget from $18M to $26M. At Genesys Works, she is thrilled to bring almost a decade of fundraising experience and a track record of raising almost $8M to date to ensure all students have access to the opportunities they deserve.

Nicole Terrizzi
National Institutional Giving Officer

Nicole Grabowski

External Relations Associate

As External Relations Associate, Nicole will assist the National Development Department in meeting the organization’s goals and objectives as defined by Genesys Works’ strategic priorities, as well as support local and national fundraising efforts by building and maintaining a pipeline of philanthropic supporters.

Nicole is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with more than 12 years of fund development experience in nonprofit education.

Nicole Grabowski
External Relations Associate

Jennifer Mortensen

Associate Director of Impact

Jen comes to Genesys Works as the Associate Director of Impact with over ten years of applied research and evaluation experience. Her role at GW is to promote a data-driven culture across the organization and develop and manage program evaluation and outcomes measurement to clearly understand impact.

Prior to joining Genesys Works, Jen designed and implemented evaluation strategies for multiple national initiatives at the YMCA of the USA, including their achievement gap work, early childhood equity project, and other community-based programs. While at Y-USA, she also supported the development of the national research and learning agenda and organizational theory of change. Jen’s commitment to youth development and promoting equity stems from her dissertation work which focused on understanding leadership from a youth perspective and witnessing youth create change within their communities.

Jen received her Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from DePaul University.

Jennifer Mortensen
Associate Director of Impact

Jim Lovegrove

Director of Finance

Jim was born and raised in New Jersey and currently resides in Jersey City. He is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ, majoring in Accounting. He worked for as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and KPMG before moving to the media company PR Newswire. His most recent position prior to joining Genesys Works was as the Director of Finance for Tribeca Film Institute, the non-profit organization related to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City founded by Robert De Niro, with the goal of providing opportunities for emerging filmmakers serving underrepresented communities. Jim is a big fan of music and sports and an even bigger fan of his two dogs.

Jim Lovegrove
Director of Finance

Kimberly Owen

Accounts Payable Analyst

Kimberly Owen joined Genesys Works in June 2014 as the Administrative Assistant. In March 2015, she transitioned into the role of Accounting Assistant. She previously worked at Galena Park Independent School District maintaining the campus records for Special Education students for the past nine years. Prior to that, she served in similar roles at several different organizations.

Kimberly Owen
Accounts Payable Analyst

Janet Heath

A/R Collections Analyst

Janet Heath joined the Genesys Works Team in November 2015. She is responsible for the Accounts Receivables for Chicago and Houston. Prior to children, she worked as a Systems Analyst for Bambergers, EDS and Gulfstream Aerospace. Since her return to the work force, she has done accounting for several Houston area companies.

Janet Heath
A/R Collections Analyst

Grace Reyes

Executive Assistant

Grace Reyes joined Genesys Works April of 2019, as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to working with Genesys Works, she worked with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for fourteen years. She was assigned to the Office of Inspector General as their Administrative Assistant for six years.

In May of 2018, Grace graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston – Downtown.

Grace Reyes
Executive Assistant

Drew Stuart

Systems Architect & Integrator

Drew joined Genesys Works after working in Student Affairs and Financial Aid for eight years at Lawrence University, developing professional skills in project management, event planning, crisis management, as well as community and leadership development. Drew loves to incorporate new technology in the workplace, improve program processes, and eagerly dives into chaos. He also enjoys assisting with random projects across departments, from technology closets and staff pet boards to designing custom apparel. Drew is notorious for his proclivity to bring donuts for everyone. Drew has a BA from Lawrence University and a Master’s in Public Administration and Policy from American University, DC.

Drew Stuart
Systems Architect & Integrator

Nafisa Chowdhury

IT Analyst Intern

Nafisa joined the Genesys Works National IT Operations Team as a System Analyst Intern in September 2019. She is responsible for collecting and analyzing requirements for new systems, helping in software selection, and monitoring systems once they’re in place. Nafisa attends the University of Houston Main Campus, where she’s majoring in Computer Information Systems. During her GW high school internship, she worked in IT in ConocoPhillips for a year. Nafisa is very positive and supportive of GW’s goals and purposes, as she has greatly benefited from GW and its resources as a young professional.

Nafisa is also a self-taught digital artist who enjoys traveling, reading crime fiction and mystery thrillers, watching anime and gaining new and exciting experiences.

Nafisa Chowdhury
IT Analyst Intern

Luisana De Los Rios

Luisana is a high school intern at the National Office. Luisana is a senior at Westside High School and plans to attend the University of Houston in the fall of 2021 to study Business Management and Administration. She has been part of clubs such as Business Professionals of America, League of United Latin American Club, and the JV Softball Team during her sophomore year, and she has also volunteered to help ESL students in the science department at her high school.

Luisana De Los Rios
Marketing Intern

Board of Directors

Nelly Akoth

Vice President and Chief Credit Officer - IBM

Nelly is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success spanning technology, and finance. Leveraging extensive experience with regulatory and compliance issues, Nelly has valuable experience in areas related to global expansions, risk management in changing environments, governance, or import and export regulations. Her broad areas of expertise include finance, audits, operational finance budgeting, and accounting. Nelly excels at building cross-functional teams to deliver financial planning and startup investment cases.

An industry visionary, Nelly specializes in both distressed and growth business opportunities. In a previous role, she led IBM’s expansion into Africa, was instrumental in designing the expansion plan, maintained control in a high-risk environment, and built teams to execute IBM’s goals for the new region. She is a leader in corporate structure, financial strategy, audits, credit, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She identifies key partnerships, builds long-term relationships, designs seamless infrastructure set-ups, and monitors the effectiveness of risk management strategies.

Throughout her executive career, Nelly has held leadership positions with IBM in Kenya, Johannesburg, Singapore, and the US. She is currently responsible for leading an organization of 200+ global credit professionals, implementing risk mitigating solutions, and maintaining a balanced portfolio. As VP and Chief Credit Officer, Nelly examines and reviews market implied ratings as compared to internal assessments, sets department goals, and collaborates with the business leaders to design tactical strategy for the organization.

Nelly Akoth
Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, IBM

Rafael Alvarez

Founder and National Board Member, Genesys Works

Rafael Alvarez started Genesys Works in 2002 and took it from a simple idea to a leading national social enterprise that is changing the trajectory of life for thousands of students each year. During his 16 years as CEO, Rafael oversaw the growth and expansion of the Genesys Works organization and retired as CEO in 2019. He currently serves on the National Genesys Works board.

For his work as a leading social entrepreneur, Rafael was inducted into the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship in 2006 and in 2011 and was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s Top 30 social entrepreneurs.

Rafael also teaches social entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business where he inspires MBA students to become change-makers.

Prior to starting Genesys Works, Rafael worked for Compaq Computer Corporation (now HP) for 11 years in diverse management roles including engineering program management, corporate strategy and market intelligence. Rafael is an engaging public speaker who has motivated audiences around the country in diverse topics such as social entrepreneurship, nonprofit earned income models, changing organizational behaviors and more.

Rafael obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Houston.

Rafael Alvarez
Founder and National Board Member, Genesys Works

Haley Coller

Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Haley Coller is a driven and strategic analyst at Goldman Sachs. Using her double major in Public Accounting and Political Science, she has cultivated a career in the fast paced world of finance. Haley’s current work is centered around exotic structured products, primarily equity derivatives such as Options, Future/Forwards, and Swaps for the Private Investor Group business. After spending nearly three years working in finance, Haley knows what truly drives client relationships and investment strategies. It’s not only making the most money, it’s how well you treat people you’re trying to help and how well you communicate your understanding of their needs back to them.

Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, Haley completed her undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2016. Upon graduation, Haley moved to New York City to join Goldman Sachs. She is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and has an immense love for travel. To date, she has been to over 25 countries and has visited 4 of the 7 wonders of the world.

Haley Coller
Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Tom Fry

Philanthropic Advisor, Jenesis Group

Tom Fry has over 20 years of professional experience as an operator, investor and advisor in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. His current advisory work includes engaging clients on what’s possible with their philanthropic resources, advising grantee organizations on building sustainable/impactful organizations, and advancing the field of social entrepreneurship.

Prior to his advisory work, Tom was a managing director at The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK), where he led the effort to establish the Foundation’s east coast office, identified and supported early-stage social entrepreneurs, and engaged DRK donors and funding partners. Prior to joining DRK, he was a partner at New Profit, where he helped portfolio organizations to refine their program and revenue models, add talent, develop organizational capacity and scale their impact. Previously, Tom served as the director of operations for Grassroot Soccer, leading the operational build-out for the organization in South Africa.

Before entering the nonprofit arena, Tom worked for White Mountains Capital, a firm that invests in buyouts and special situations in the financial service sector. His role involved evaluating investment opportunities, managing diligence efforts and working with management teams post-close to improve operations. In an earlier role, he consulted to Fortune 500 and private equity clients while at Mainspring, a boutique management consulting firm acquired by IBM. He started his professional career at the Chubb Group, a specialty insurance company.

Tom currently serves on the boards of Compass Working Capital, Seed Global Health, Spark Microgrants, Strive Together, Out Teach, and KnowledgeWorks Foundation. Tom received his master of business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy and economics from Boston College. Tom enjoys running, cooking, and international travel.

Tom Fry
Philanthropic Advisor, Jenesis Group

Peggy Krendl

Managing Director, Accenture

Peggy leads Accenture’s Strategy and Consulting practice in Resources South. She has more than 25 years of experience in managing large scale, Finance Transformation, Global Business Services and M&A programs. She has led efforts to design and restructure finance organizations; design, refine and implement shared services (both captive and outsourced); design and implement standardized, finance processes; formulate business cases; execute change management programs; and lead program management offices.

She has been involved with Genesys Works since 2007 supporting site selections, national strategy, intern preparation and interns on her projects.

Peggy Krendl
Managing Director, Accenture

Dan Nottke

CIO, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Dan Nottke is currently the Chief Information Officer for Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a 100 year old law firm whose lawyers spawn innovations to our client’s challenges. Since joining the Firm in 2008, Dan has led the transformation of the Information Technology department from a decentralized team to a fully centralized Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) based high performing organization. Dan is currently leading the creation of a technology strategy, which sets a clear road map for all technology initiatives and spends for the next three years.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Dan was the Executive Director and Chief Information Officer for Navigant Consulting. Whilst at Navigant, Dan directed the companies eTransformation efforts, for the majority of their back office functions, including the implementation of CRM, portal, time reporting, payroll and the implementation of a centralized Cisco based phone and voicemail system for the companies 47 offices. Dan also served as the America’s managing director for BearingPoint, where he successfully migrated BearingPoint’s 50+ offices from systems managed by KPMG LLP to a fully outsourced, professionally managed environment.

Dan spent the majority of his career working for Andersen Worldwide and Arthur Andersen, where he was a partner, global chief technology officer and America’s chief information officer.

Awards/Distinctions

Dan was named “CIO of the Year” at Legaltech News’ 2015 Innovation Awards, held in San Francisco in July 2015. The Innovation Awards are an annual recognition of the best technology leaders, products and projects in the legal community. Award recipients were selected by a panel of Legaltech News’ editorial staff.

Dan Nottke
CIO, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Richard Rawson

Retired President, Insperity

Mr. Rawson, retired President of Insperity, was a director of the Company from 1989-2018. He served as President starting in August of 2003. Before being elected President, he served as Executive Vice President of Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since 1989. Prior to joining the Company in 1989, Mr. Rawson served as a Senior Financial Officer and Controller for several companies in the manufacturing and seismic data processing industries. Mr. Rawson is the Past President of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (“NAPEO”). Mr. Rawson currently serves on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Bauer College Board of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, the Board of Visitors at the University of Houston, and the National Board of Directors for Genesys Works. Mr. Rawson has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Houston.

Richard Rawson
Retired President, Insperity

Daniel Ryan

Group Chief Commercial Officer for ISS A/S and Chief Executive Officer for the ISS Americas Region

Daniel C. Ryan is Group Chief Commercial Officer for ISS A/S and Chief Executive Officer for the ISS Americas Region. He is also a member the ISS Executive Group Management team. In his regional and global leadership roles, Dan is committed to developing diverse talent and creating inclusive opportunities for colleagues and candidates from all backgrounds.

Since his appointment as Americas CEO in 2016, Dan has been responsible for shaping the strategic and financial direction for the region, one of the most important global markets for facility services. He led the successful acquisition of the ISS U.S. food division in 2017. In 2020, Dan was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for ISS Group.

Before joining ISS, Dan was Regional CEO Asia & Middle East and a member of the Group Executive Committee for G4S. He previously spent more than 20 years with global logistics and transportation company American President Lines (APL), where he held senior management positions in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Dan holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Daniel Ryan
Group Chief Commercial Officer for ISS A/S and Chief Executive Officer for the ISS Americas Region

C. Park Shaper

CEO, SEIS Holdings

C. Park Shaper is the CEO of Seis Holdings, LLC. Seis is a private investment holding company seeking opportunities to take meaningful equity positions in cash flow generating private businesses.

Mr. Shaper is also a former President and member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, Inc (KMI), the largest midstream and the third largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America. Mr. Shaper remains on the board of KMI.

Mr. Shaper’s former responsibilities included developing and executing the company’s vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. He was also instrumental in spearheading the company’s transparent financial reporting and communication to the investment community. Mr. Shaper joined Kinder Morgan in 2000 as Vice President and CFO, was named to the Office of the Chairman in 2003, Executive Vice President in 2004 and President in 2005. He stepped down as an Officer of the entities in March of 2013.

Prior to joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Shaper served as President and Director of Altair Corporation, an enterprise focused on the distribution of web-based investment research for the financial services industry. In addition, he has served as Vice President and CFO for First Data Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation. Mr. Shaper has also been a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, as well as the Strategic Services Division of Andersen Consulting, and has previous experience with TeleCheck Services, Inc.

Mr. Shaper holds bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and quantitative economics from Stanford University. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Shaper serves as Trust Manager for Weingarten Realty Trust. He is also active in the Houston community, sitting on the board of directors of Texas Children’s Hospital, the Alley Theatre, the Children’s Museum of Houston and Genesys Works.

C. Park Shaper
CEO, SEIS Holdings

Dharti Tripathi

Vice President and Chief Digital Operations Officer, GE Healthcare

Dharti is currently Vice President, Digital Operations for GE Health Care, a leading global medical technology and life sciences company, that provides a broad portfolio of products, solutions and services used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients and in the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Dharti has held this position since November 2018 and in this role, she owns the vision, strategy and execution of Operations for GE Healthcare Digital and drives organizational transformation to create an industry leading digital platform including Edison Edge, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence capabilities enabling the vision of precision health for GE Health care. She leads an operating team ensuring seamless execution for organizational transformation driving efficiency, establishing Digital strategy for growth and scaling the organization, instituting metrics and processes to drive continuous improvement in partnership with cross functional teams.

Dharti joined GE in October 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer at GE Renewable Energy Digital and expanded her role within a year to lead strategy and growth including Go To Market channel, business development and marketing. Prior to GE she was with Groupon as a Global Head of Operations, Strategy, and Analytics leading both B2B and B2C operations with internal and contractor-based teams driving innovation for merchant and customer facing platforms improving E2E experience. Before joining Groupon, Dharti held various roles at Discover Financial Services supporting Customer Operations, Discover Bank, Business Technology, Marketing and Finance organizations. In her last role at Discover, she led the Lean PMO delivering strategic initiatives to generate revenue and reduce cost. Prior to Discover, she held various positions in technology and business at Allstate, IPA consulting, Azure Knowledge Corporation, KarROX Technology, and Xavier Institute of Technology in the Insurance, Consulting, BPO and Education sectors.

Dharti holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from Xavier Institute of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Commerce in Advanced Accounting, Auditing and Advanced Statistics from Gujarat University. She is COPC certified RC for Operations, BMGI certified lean six sigma black belt and Sun Microsystems certified engineer.

“I’ve chosen to join the Genesys Works board because of the program’s mission to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities while creating the talent pipeline needed by corporations for continued business success. By creating work-based learning opportunities for this untapped talent of our country’s underserved youth, Genesys works is establishing a platform to match demand and supply helping our business and education sectors to collaborate and address the root cause of economic disparity. I am honored to be supporting such a cause that’s not only changing lives of the students but also helping corporations recognize the value proposition of tapping into this talent pool.

Dharti Tripathi
Vice President and Chief Digital Operations Officer, GE Healthcare

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