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

Senior Vice President, Investment Banking,
Young America Capital
Morry C. Davis

New York Urban Debate League Program
School Connection Center at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
Beth Breger
Executive Director
Lawrence Bascom

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

Lawrence P. Bascom

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.

King Street Capital

Alexandra M. Engler

General Counsel,
The Baupost Group

Frederick H. Fogel

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

Lucy N. Friedman, Ph.D.

Child/Adolescent Psychologist

Gail Furman, Ph.D.

Lawyer, Investor, Former Teacher
Former Trustee of Prep for Prep

Enrique Foster Gittes

Political and Nonprofit Consultant

Ilana Goldman

Managing Partner,
Gravel Creek Asset Management

Gustavo Gonzalez

Holly Ash Greenwald

Private Investor and Entrepreneur

Holly Ash Greenwald

Founders Equity, Inc.

Warren H. Haber

LEDA Cohort 3 Scholar
Nonprofit Development Professional
Graduate Student at The New School

Yelka Kamara

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Eric Mendez

Associate Director,
Advantage Testing, Inc.

John C. Roberts

Founding Principal,
Vicus Partners, LLC

Bert Rosenblatt

Architectural Historian and Former Teacher

Lois Severini, Ph.D.

Dodger Theatricals Ltd

Edward M. Strong

Broadcast Journalist
Huffington Post Contributor

Sally A. Thorner

Writer and Playwright

Lindsey F. Turner

Co-Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Anthony Yoseloff

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.

Chief Financial Officer,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carolyn N. Ainslie

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Maxine Clark

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

Chairman and CEO,
Libra Group
George M. Logothetis

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

President and CEO,
The Aspen Institute
Former President, Franklin & Marshall College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

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

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