About LEDA

Our Leadership

Meet LEDA's Board of Directors and Leadership Council

Board of Directors


Former President, MCI Foundation
Elisa L. Liang

Founder & President, Advantage Testing, Inc.
Arun Alagappan, J.D.
Vice President

Lawyer, Investor, Former Teacher
Former Trustee of Prep for Prep
Enrique Foster Gittes

Co-Founder, New York Urban Debate League Program
Founder, School Connection Center at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
Beth Breger
Executive Director

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, Princeton University

Carolyn N. Ainslie

Lawrence Bascom

Private Investor, Former CFO, 21st Century Insurance Group
Former Partner, Deloitte & Touche

Lawrence P. Bascom

President, GARB Holdings, LLC, Venture Capital

Anders C. H. Brag

Director of Museum Studies, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College
Nan A. Rothschild Cooper, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Investment Banking, Young America Capital

Morry C. Davis

Analyst, King Street Capital

Alexandra M. Engler

General Counsel, The Baupost Group

Frederick H. Fogel

Founder & 20-Year Executive Director, Victim Services
President, The After-School Corporation (TASC)

Lucy N. Friedman, Ph.D.

Child/Adolescent Psychologist

Gail Furman, Ph.D.

Political and Nonprofit Consultant

Ilana Goldman

Chairman, Founders Equity, Inc.

Warren H. Haber

Trustee of Bryn Mawr College
Vice Chairman of Capital Campaign, Bryn Mawr College

Denise Lee Hurley

Associate Director, Advantage Testing, Inc.

John C. Roberts

Founding Principal, Vicus Partners, LLC

Bert Rosenblatt

Architectural Historian and Former Teacher

Lois Severini, Ph.D.

Partner, Dodger Theatricals Ltd

Edward M. Strong

Broadcast Journalist
Huffington Post Contributor

Sally A. Thorner

Writer and Playwright

Lindsey F. Turner

Deputy Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Anthony Yoseloff

President, The Keffi Group

Jide J. Zeitlin


Leadership Council

LEDA’s Leadership Council is composed of a group of prominent leaders who share a passionate commitment to LEDA’s mission and serve as its champions. The council helps to build awareness about our unparalleled success and foster new connections and partnerships.

Maxine Clark
Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop

William R. Fitzsimmons
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard College

George M. Logothetis
Chairman and CEO, Libra Group

Anthony W. Marx, Ph.D.
President and CEO, New York Public Library
President Emeritus, Amherst College

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
President, Franklin & Marshall College

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.
President Emeritus, Princeton University
Professor of Molecular Biology

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