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College Track is governed by a board of directors that brings together a wealth of experience in philanthropy, educational management and operational issues, and in development of non-profit organizations. 

 
Laurene Powell Jobs

Chair and Co-founder

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Ms. Laurene Powell Jobs is founder and chair of Emerson Collective, an organization focused on harnessing the potential of individuals from underserved communities to help them build a better life. The Collective supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working in the areas of education, social justice and conservation. It primarily advocates on behalf of underserved students.

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Debbra Lindo

Vice Chair

debbra.jpg Debbra Lindo is currently Superintendent of Schools at Emery Unified School District. Previously, Mrs. Lindo was the Director of Secondary Education for the Palo Alto Unified School District. Previously, she served as College Track's CEO and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Lindo has also served as principal of Carlmont High School in the Sequoia Union High School District and Castlemont High School in the Oakland Unified School District where she directed the small schools conversion initiative with support from a national network of urban school reformers. Prior to OUSD and College Track, Dr. Lindo served as Vice President of Educational Services for ViaNovus, Inc, a Program Management software application company located in Oakland. She is a graduate of Stanford University's School of Education and has her doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's College.

 

 
Carlos Watson
Co-founder

Carlos WatsonCarlos Watson is a co-founder of College Track. He is the host of "Conversations with Carlos Watson," an award-winning primetime interview show that airs on Hearst-owned NBC stations. Mr. Watson previously hosted interview programs for CNN, CNBC and BET. Prior to entering the media world, he built a reputation as an innovative entrepreneur. He founded and ran Achieva College Prep Services, a leading education company that helped high schools prepare their students for college. Mr. Watson is a former member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and a former McKinsey & Company consultant. He is an honors graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law School.
 
Chris Boskin
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Chris Boskin's highly respected career in magazine publishing has included publishing and marketing positions with Worth Media, The New Yorker Magazine, Hearst Corporation, East West Network, and Knapp Communications. She is a consultant to several media companies, a Co-Chair on the board of Internews and a board member for NPR. Chris is the Founder of Higher Ground, a program for disabled veterans.
 
Andy Dreyfus
andy.jpgAndy Dreyfus is a Creative Director at Pixar Animation Studios.  Previously, Andy was Apple Computer's Director of Graphic Design.  He has also worked on design development for world renowned brands such as Saturn, Nike, United Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sony, and Mercedes Benz.
 
Lynn Feintech
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Lynn Feintech is a member of the Executive Committee of the College Track Board. Ms. Feintech is CEO and Chairman of Liberty Building Company, a real estate development company.  Prior to joining that firm, she had a long career in finance.  Ms. Feintech also is on the board of ODC/Dance, a contemporary performing arts institution in San Francisco. She holds an MA in Chinese Studies and an AB in International Relations, both from the University of California at Berkeley. Ms. Feintech and her husband live in Berkeley.
 
Adrian M. Fenty

adrian_fenty_w_border_yes.jpgAdrian M. Fenty served as the fifth Mayor of the District of Columbia from January 2007 – January 2011, where he championed innovative solutions to challenges facing the Nation’s Capital. A visionary with intent focus on reform, Mr. Fenty became a recognized national leader in the areas of urban education reform, public safety, public housing, city revitalization, healthcare and increasing tourism. Mr. Fenty’s Housing First program, which provided permanent, affordable housing to District residents, became a national model. Despite the economic downturn, Mr. Fenty propelled a rapid pace of development, driving transformative projects that contributed to the city maintaining a AAA bond rating.

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Skip Gates
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., also know as "Skip," is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Professor Gates is Editor-in-Chief of TheRoot.com, a daily online magazine focusing on issues of interest to the African American community and written from an African American perspective, and the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field of African American and Africana Studies. Professor Gates earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Clare College at the University of Cambridge. He received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1973. Before joining the faculty of Harvard in 1991, he taught at Yale, Cornell and Duke Universities. 
 
Caroline Hoxby

caroline.jpgCaroline Hoxby is a labor and public economist whose research focuses on issues in education and local public economics.  Currently, she is a Professor at Stanford University and director of the Economics of Education Program for the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Prior to Stanford, Ms. Hoxby was a Professor at Harvard University.  In addition, Ms. Hoxby was a Presidential appointee to the National Board of Education Sciences.  

 
Cynthia Keely
CynthiaKeely.jpgCynthia Keely serves as a tireless advocate for students as a Senior College Admissions Advisor for College Track. She is also the resident photographer and documents events for College Track. Ms. Keely spent fifteen years at Stanford Children’s Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in various positions including Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric Oncology. She was also a member of the Filipina Nurses Association. Ms. Keely is a graduate of the UC San Francisco Nursing School.
 
Jillian Manus
JillianManus.jpgJillian Manus is president of Manus & Associates Literary & Media Agency, Inc. She is very active in the development efforts of numerous literacy, education, healthcare and environmental programs globally, with a particular focus on the empowerment and protection of women and children. In addition to her work with College Track, Ms. Manus serves as a member on the following national and community boards: Trustees for New York University, Dean's Council for the Tisch School of the Arts, W.I.S.H. List (Women in the Senate and House), California Museum for Women History and the Arts, Communities in Schools, Stanford Hospital's Cancer Center and serves as state Chair of the RWNC. She is also the Chair for the Governor's California Women's Conference.
 
Leo Martinez

head_leo_martinez_small.jpgLeo Martinez is the Albert Abramson Professor of Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law.  In his 27-year academic career he has served both as Hastings’ Academic Dean and as Chancellor and Dean. His teaching has included some combination of contracts, federal tax, and insurance law.  He is the author of the West casebook on insurance law and an editor of the four-volume treatise New Appleman Insurance Law and Practice Guide (Leo P. Martinez, Marc S. Mayerson & Douglas R. Richmond eds. LexisNexis 2010).  He is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and he serves an Adviser on the ALI’s Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance project.  Professor Martinez is the President-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Marc Mazur

MarcMazur.jpgMarc Mazur is the Chairman of Elsworthy Capital Management Ltd., a London-based European equity hedge fund. Most recently, he was the CEO of Brevan Howard U.S. Asset Management, the U.S. arm of London-based Brevan Howard, the largest hedge fund in Europe.  Prior to joining Brevan Howard, Mr. Mazur had been a senior advisor to both Tsinghua Venture Capital Company and Think Equity Partners LLC, a San Francisco investment bank focusing on emerging growth companies in biotechnology, software and greentech.  A consultant and private investor, Mr. Mazur has more than 25 years of experience in risk management, business development and senior level sales and marketing in the financial services and health care fields. In 2001 Mr. Mazur founded Ambassador Capital Group, a privately held investment and advisory entity providing capital, business development and strategic planning advice to companies in the healthcare, financial services and real estate fields. Mr. Mazur is an active member of numerous charitable and educational organizations and has served as a board member and advisory board member of numerous public and private companies.  He received his B.A. in political science from Columbia University in 1981 and a J.D. from Villanova University in 1984.

 
Jill Rubin
JillRubin.jpgJill Rubin is a seasoned business development and marketing executive and entrepreneur. She is the Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Ms. Rubin's management firm, Menlo Corporate Strategies, provides high tech and financial services companies with strategies to accelerate growth, partnerships and potential acquisition. She is a former Board member and now on the Board of Advisors for Watermark, an organization that develops and promotes women executives and entrepreneurs. Ms. Rubin received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.
 
David Singer

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David B. Singer is responsible for Maverick’s Private Investments globally. He joined Maverick in 2004 from Oscient Pharmaceutical Corporation, where he was Chairman of the Board. Mr. Singer is a founder and former CEO of three healthcare companies: Affymetrix, Inc.; Corcept Therapeutics, Inc.; and, Genesoft Pharmaceuticals, Oscient’s predecessor. Mr. Singer currently serves on the boards of several private companies in the fields of healthcare information technology, healthcare delivery, and biotechnology. Mr. Singer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Rand Corporation’s Health Advisory Board. He is currently a Sterling Fellow of Yale University, and a director of College Track. In July 2013, Mr. Singer was appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco to be a Health Commissioner and a member of the San Francisco General Hospital Joint Conference Committee.

 
Ellen Wright
EllenWright.jpgEllen Wright is a commission member of the State Task Force responsible for dissemination of college preparatory information for all middle school and high school students and their families. She is the former Chair of the Academic Standards Commission for the State of California. Her experience as an educator includes teaching community college and serving as Principal of Piedmont High School. Ms. Wright consults to educational institutions.
 
Timothy C. Wu, Esq.
TimWu.jpgTimothy Wu is Chief Strategy Officer at ZeroDivide, based in San Francisco. ZeroDivide invests in social enterprises and technology adoption/integration to benefit people in disadvantaged communities. He is an active community volunteer. In addition to his College Track board service, Mr. Wu is the immediate past Chair of the Board of KQED, Inc., Northern California's public broadcasting system. He sits on the boards of directors of the San Francisco Ballet, Sequoia Hospital, and Tectonic Theater Project, which created the multiple-award-winning “Laramie Project.” Laramie Project,  about the hate crimes murder of Matthew Shephard, is now the most performed play in high schools and colleges across the country. Tim is a former trustee of Princeton University, where he was the youngest person and first Asian-American elected to the board.

 

 

 

Cynthia Keely

Board Member

"Getting into college is only the beginning of a new track. College students still need the support that comes with being part of our community. When college students call, we comfort, we listen, we encourage, we connect them to resources, we help them problem solve. And when they return to the center for breaks, mentoring and sharing their successes with the high schoolers, they are proof that it can be done! They further cultivate the college bound culture."

 
" HOLD FAST TO DREAMS for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
  Langston Hughes
 
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