Leadership & Staff

  • John W. Carr, Chairman

    Retired Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Corporate lawyer, practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett over 25 years, focused on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and capital markets.  Non-profit board service on All Souls School, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NYC Outward Bound Center, Apollo Theater Foundation.  Governance: Advised government and non-profit boards on significant transactions.  Father of two girls.

  • Sandra Hayes, Ph.D, Vice Chairman

    Professor of Mathematics at City University of New York Professor of Mathematics at City College and a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Center.  Researcher and teacher at universities in Germany and France for over 20 years.  A delegate to the United Nations Sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2007 and 2008.  Liaison for implementation of the Singapore math program.

  • Michael Rosen, Treasurer

    VP, Operations at Personagraph. Finance, marketing, and technology executive in data analytics and expertise supporting education non-profits.  President of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York.  Father of two children.

  • Shirley Saunders, Secretary

    Deputy City Clerk for Borough of the Bronx Deputy City Clerk, City of New York, Bronx City Hall.  Former senior staff assistant to congressman Eliot Engel.  Expertise in navigating Bronx politics.  Mother of three children educated in the New York public schools.

  • Gregoria Feliciano

    Community school director for the Children’s Aid Society at PS 50, managing professional development for teaching staff, health and mental health services, and after-school programs; representing the school at other community organizations to provide social connections for children and families.

  • Bill Jackson

    Co-Director, Center for Lesson Study and Adjunct Faculty Harlem Village Graduate School of Education Teaching students and providing professional development to teachers using Singapore Math since 2000. Conducting lesson study and learning and sharing Japanese mathematics teaching techniques since 1999. Providing consulting and training to schools in Singapore Math, Japanese Math and Lesson Study. Authored portions of Singapore Math textbooks and worked on English translations of Japanese Mathematics textbooks. Presented at many national and international conferences on mathematics teaching and learning. Written articles on Singapore Math, Japanese Math, and Lesson Study at www.thedailyriff.com. Specialties: Singapore Math, Lesson Study, Japanese Math.

  • Benjamin Kearney, Ph.D.

    Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Guidestone™ Ben began working for Guidestone as a ProKids & Families program case manager. Since then, Ben has held many noteworthy roles at Guidestone including Home-Based Family Treatment therapist and supervisor, and Assistant Director and Director of Central Intake and Assessment. He is also a licensed Psychologist and a Professional Clinical Counselor. Ben has been instru-mental in advocating for our clients’ behavioral and mental health concerns, and he has provided a multi-tude of trainings on child and adolescent behavioral and mental health related topics to raise awareness and understanding on a local and state level.

  • Ivan Lee

    NYC Police Department New York City police officer and Fencing Commissioner for the NYC Public Schools Athletic League. Former 8th-grade public school teacher. Olympian: 4th place 2004 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team. Urban youth counselor for New Horizons Ministries, staff member for Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program, and fencing instructor. Educated in NYC public schools.

  • William Scribner

    Musician and Founder of Bronx Arts Ensemble Founder of arts and music programs in 65 public schools in the Bronx. Proven fundraiser as director of Bronx Arts Ensemble. Bronx community organizer.

  • Benjamin Yalow

    Comptroller, Chicon 7 Conference Son of Rosalyn Yalow, who has worked at educational institutions for 25 years (Columbia University and City University), primarily within their computer technology areas. A graduate of PS 7, JHS 141, and the Bronx High School of Science.

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