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  1. 1. The 45 Faces of
  2. 2. Professor Jody Armour Lower Merion A Better Chance ‘78  Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California  Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture  Regular legal analyst on KABC News  Widely published scholar and author and the recipient of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award  AB, Harvard University, Sociology and Philosophy; JD with honors, Boalt Hall Law School at UC Berkeley
  3. 3. Bernard Beal Wooster School ‘72  Founder and CEO of M.R. Beal & Company, a nationally recognized minority-owned investment banking firm  Firm ranked as one of the top 20 underwriters of municipal securities nationwide  Consistently included on the Black Enterprise 100 List and was named BE’s Finance Company of the Year in June of 2001  Vice Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association  Chairman of the New York District of the Securities Industry Association  Former Chair, A Better Chance National Board of Directors  BA, Carlton College; MBA, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  4. 4. Nadja Bellan-White Kimball Union Academy ‘85  Vice President of Marketing at Publicis Modem and Dialog where she is developing Cause Related Marketing and Integrated Campaigns for Fortune 500 clients  Serves on the Board of Directors for Upliftment Jamaica and Kimball Union Academy  BA, University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs; MBA, NYU Stern School of Business
  5. 5. Rudy Bethea St. George's School ‘87  Vice President of Multinational Solutions for Institutional Business at MetLife, Inc.  Named Top 50 under 50 African- American MBA corporate executives by Black MBA Magazine  Former West Coast Regional Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council for A Better Chance  BA, Bowdoin College; MBA, University of Southern California
  6. 6. Ray Blackwell, MD Glastonbury A Better Chance ‘76  First African American cardiothoracic surgeon in Delaware  A patented inventor of an operating room lighting system  First African American graduate of the Emory Cardiothoracic Training Program  Serves as a mentor to pre-med students of color and a motivational speaker for inner city youth  Has held multiple American and World Records for age group competition in track and has won multiple National Championships and one World Championship  BA, Dartmouth College; MD, Dartmouth Medical School
  7. 7. Torrence Boone Phillips Academy ‘87  President of Digitas Boston, a leading global digital and direct marketing agency  Recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 business executive in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal  Serves on the boards of the Greater Boston Business Chamber and the Joyce Theater in New York  Former Vice President/General Manager for Avenue A  Former Senior Manager at Bain & Company  BA, Stanford University; MBA, Harvard Business School
  8. 8. Francisco L. Borges Milbrook School ‘70  Chairman, CEO, and Managing Partner of Landmark Partners Inc., a full-service alternative investment firm specializing in private equity and real estate secondary market acquisitions  NAACP National Board Officer (Treasurer)  Former Treasurer of the State of Connecticut (6 years)  Former Deputy Mayor of Hartford, CT  BA from Trinity College; JD, University of Connecticut
  9. 9. Paulina Cardenas, MD Brooks School ‘92  Private anesthesiology practice with her husband in Tucson, AZ  Member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Arizona Society of Anesthesiology  Awarded “Outstanding Performance during Airway Management Rotation for Residents” during her residency at Baylor College of Medicine  BA, Harvard-Radcliffe; MD, University of Texas Health Science Center
  10. 10. Judy Chambers Dana Hall School ‘88  Managing Director at Pension Consulting Alliance  Former VP in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers in the Leveraged Finance Group  President of the Tri-State Kellogg Black Alumni Association  Member of the Duke University Metropolitan Alumni Association of New York, and the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council  Chairperson of the Young Professionals Advisory Group (YPAG) of A Better Chance  BA, Duke University; MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  11. 11. Tracy Chapman Wooster School ‘82  Critically acclaimed musician, singer- songwriter, and recording artist whose career spans nearly 20 years  Released 8 albums, selling more than 25 million copies, and has toured nationally and internationally  Won a number of awards, including 4 Grammys  Has collaborated with musicians like B.B. King, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton  Lent her voice to a number of social and humanitarian causes through the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! tour, the Tibetan Freedom concerts, performances for the Special Olympics and Farm Aid  BA in Anthropology, Tufts University
  12. 12. Jill T. Chen Phillips Academy ‘79  Senior Program Advisor with Grameen Foundation  Former Director/Group Vice President in ABN Amro’s Cross Border Structured Finance and Project Finance in Chicago and Hong Kong  Former Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation’s Asia Department in Washington DC and Beijing  Serves on the Alumni Advisory Council of A Better Chance  BA in Political Science and Comparative Area Studies, Duke University; MBA, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
  13. 13.  Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Analysis, and Communication at Showtime Networks Inc.  Director at Large on the Board of the New York Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT),  Member of National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).  Board of Directors of Global Action Project  BA, Brown University; MBA, Harvard Business School Sara C. Clarke Middlesex School ‘85
  14. 14. Trinh Du Choate Rosemary Hall ‘84  Co-President of the financial market group of Taipei Fubon Bank (Hong Kong)  Former employee of Nabisco Brands, Chemical Bank, Goldman Sachs and ING Bank  BA in Engineering, Cornell University; MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
  15. 15. Randall C. Dunn Milton Academy ‘83  First African-American to become Head of the Roeper School in Bloomfield Hill, MI  Former Head of the Middle School at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD  Served on several boards including: Association of Independent Schools of New England, The YES Foundation, The National Advisory Board for the Principal Center at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education  BA, Brown University; MA in Education, Harvard University
  16. 16. Stanley Foster Northfield Mount Hermon ‘71  Managing Partner, Hollowell, Foster & Gepp, P.C.  Has practiced law for over 29 years in the areas of general corporate and business law  For the past 12 years, has practiced in the areas of public finance law as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel or issuer’s counsel  Honored on three different occasions as a “Super Lawyer”  BA, Brown University; JD, University of Pennsylvania School of Law as Arthur L. Littlejohn Legal Writing Fellow
  17. 17. Dr. Beth Geter Princeton Day School ‘82  Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C  Former Project Scientist and North American Regulatory Affairs Professional  Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Academic Scholar Award from American University and an Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse  BA, Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. in Psychology, American University
  18. 18. Jenny Y. Harrison The Lovett School ‘92  Supply Management Director for Coffee and Tea in The Coca-Cola Company’s North America Division  Chairperson of Coca-Cola’s Asian Pacific Forum for the past 3 years  Co-chaired 2007 national convention of the National Association of Asian American Professionals  BS in Foreign Service, Georgetown University; MBA Emory University
  19. 19. Dr. Gill Hickman Windsor Mountain School ‘64  Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond  Vice President of the International Leadership Association and Seven Hills School  Invited speaker at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) and the Leadership in Central Europe Conference at Palacky University  Widely published author and scholar  MPA, UC Los Angeles; PhD in Public Administration, University of Southern California
  20. 20. Dr. Bonnie Jenkins The Spence School ‘78  Program Officer for U.S. Foreign and Security policy at the Ford Foundation  Lieutenant Commander in the US Naval Reserves  Served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”), as counsel  Former legal advisor to U.S. Ambassador while at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency  Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Virginia; an LL.M. in international and comparative law from the Georgetown University Law Center; an MPA from SUNY Albany; a J.D. from Albany Law School; and a BA from Amherst College
  21. 21. Brian K. Johnson Claremont A Better Chance ‘74  President of Montgomery College  Serves on the Technology Council of Maryland/MdBio Board, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Universities at Shady Grove Board of Advisors  Former CEO of the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)  Former senior VP for Student and Community Services at CCAC  BA, Ottawa University; MA and Ed.D, Northern Arizona University
  22. 22. Christopher J. Leggett, MD Phillips Academy ‘78  Director of Cardiology at Medical Associates of North Georgia  Practices at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta  Recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as on of America’s Leading Physicians  Listed as one of America’s Top Cardiologists in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta  Youngest and first African American to receive the 2007 Heart Ball Honoree by the American Heart Association  Appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to serve on National Practicing Physician Advisory Council  AB, Princeton University; MD, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  23. 23. William M. Lewis, Jr. Phillips Academy ‘74  Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd  First African-American Managing Director at Morgan Stanley  Former Co-Head of the Global Banking Department at Morgan Stanley  Co-Chairman of NAACP Legal Defense Fund  Serves on numerous boards including: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NCAA Leadership Advisory Board and the Cancer Research Institute  Former Chair, A Better Chance National Board of Directors  AB, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard Business School
  24. 24. Charlise Lyles Hawken School ‘77  Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst Magazine  Member of the PolicyBridge Advisory Board and board of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio  1999 recipient of two first and second place awards for Best Religion Coverage from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for work at the Dayton Daily News.  1 of 6 recipients of the coveted national Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship to do year- long reporting on a national high school program  Published author of her memoir, Do I Dare Disturb the Universe: From Projects to Prep School  BA, Smith College; MFA in Creative Writing, Old Dominion University
  25. 25. Timothy McChristian Phillips Academy ‘73  VP of Sales for the Global Business Partner Organization, IBM  Also serves on the Corporate Advisory Board at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and a member of the Executive Leadership Council  Vice-Chairman of A Better Chance National Board of Directors  BS from Yale University in Organizational Behavior and MBA from USC Marshall School of Business
  26. 26. Charles R. McElrath Simsbury A Better Chance ‘79  President & CEO, Southern Dallas Development Corporation  Former banker spanning over 20 years with major financial institutions, including Bank of America, Comerica Bank and Merrill Lynch  First in his family to attend college  BA in Economics, Carleton College; MBA, Baldwin Wallace College
  27. 27. Doris McMillon Cushing Academy ‘69  President and CEO of McMillon Communications, Inc.  Honored with the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Award for Maryland Businesses  Director of Communications for the esteemed Women Business Owners (WBO)  First woman to serve on the Board of Trustees at Carver Bible College in Atlanta  Co-anchored in prime-time news hour slots including tenure at Metromedia/Fox New York flagship station, WNTW-TV  Author of the best-selling book Mixed Blessing  BA in Mass Communications, Radio, TV and Film, Wayne State University; Certificate of Completion, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
  28. 28. Pastor Robert Miranda Phillips Academy ‘74  Founded Congregación León de Judá in Boston’s South End, which he has pastored since 1984  Creator of Covenant for New England, a multi-denominational organization that brings together various religious ministries  President and originator of the Fellowship of Latino Pastors of New England (COPAHNI)  AB, Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs; PhD in Spanish Literature, Harvard University
  29. 29. Larry Nez Northfield Mount Hermon ‘73  Legislative Associate with the Navajo Nation  Worked with the Navajo Nation’s department that specializes on the land dispute efforts involving the Navajo and Hopi tribes, and the Paiutes for the past 25 years  Recognized for service to his community in 1993 and 2005 by Northfield Mount Hermon School and the Coalmine Canyon Chapter  Former member of the Tuba City Unified School District school board (1987-1990)  AB, Princeton University
  30. 30. Millie Osborne, MD Groton School ‘81  Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences  More than 20 years experience helping people and their families recover from self-destructive behaviors  Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Geriatric Psychiatry  Published author  BA, Brown University; MD Medical College of Virginia
  31. 31.  Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, GE Industrial  Former President and CEO of G.E. Security, Inc.  Member, A Better Chance National Board of Directors  BA in Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; MBA from Harvard Business School A. Louis Parker Phillips Academy ‘73
  32. 32. Governor Deval Patrick Milton Academy ‘74  First African-American Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Former Executive VP and General Counsel at the Coca-Cola Company  During the Clinton Administration, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights  Recipient of 7 honorary degrees  First in his family to attend college  Former member, A Better Chance National Board of Directors  BA and JD from Harvard College and Harvard Law
  33. 33. Senator William Perkins Collegiate School ‘68  Elected to the New York State Senate in November 2006  Former Deputy Majority Leader of the New York City Council  Advocated and allocated funding for computer technology, public libraries and the rehabilitation of school playgrounds  Helped establish early detection programs increasing awareness of cancer  Sponsored landmark legislation to protect the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender communities  Member of A Better Chance Inaugural Class (Class of 1964)  BA in Political Science, Brown University
  34. 34. Desiree Peterkin Bell Strath Haven A Better Chance ‘96  Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, City of Newark  One of the youngest appointed members of the Booker Administration  Former Senior Director of Government Affairs for the New York City Marketing Development Corporation  Founding board member of the Simmons Memorial Foundation, a non-profit that mentors students on the power of education and self-reliance  BA, Swarthmore College; MPA, Baruch’s School of Public Affairs as a National Urban Fellow
  35. 35. Dr. Rogéair Purnell St. Paul’s School ‘86  Senior Program Officer for Youth, James Irvine Foundation  Former Research Associate with MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization where she implemented a major initiative to improve employment and health in low-income communities  Previous Senior Evaluator with Philliber Research Associates  BA, Stanford University; PhD in Social Work and Social Psychology, University of Michigan
  36. 36. Edward Ramos, C.F.A. Simsbury A Better Chance ‘85  Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management  Lead portfolio manager for the Morgan Stanley Global Advantage Fund and the Van Kampen International Advantage Fund.  Board member of the Robert Toigo Foundation  Current member of The New America Alliance and The Alumni Founders’ Circle of A Better Chance; Inc.  Committee member of the American Cancer Society of NY/NJ  BS, Lehigh University; MBA, Columbia Graduate School of Business as a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow
  37. 37. Robert Reffkin San Francisco University High School ‘97  Vice President in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman Sachs  Serves on the Board of Directors of USI Holdings Corporation, XLHealth Corporation, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Summer Search Foundation  Former Associate at Lazard Frères in the Mergers & Acquisitions group  Former White House Fellow as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury  BA and MBA from Columbia University
  38. 38. Andrea E. Reid MD, M.P.H. Foxcroft School ‘80  Associate Director of the Multicultural Affairs Office at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)  Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School  Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at MGH  Recipient of several awards from Harvard Medical School and MGH for excellence in teaching and mentorship  BA, magna cum laude, Brown University; MD, Harvard Medical School; MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  39. 39. Dawn Rivers Baker Foxcroft School ‘77  President and CEO of Wahmpreneur Publishing, Inc.  Editor and publisher of The MicroEnterprise Journal  Named Small Business Journalist of the Year by the Syracuse New York District of the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2003  Annually featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women  Member of the Online New Association and a National Partner of Women Impacting Public Policy  Published author of several books  Graduate of Columbia and Princeton Universities
  40. 40. Steven Rogers Radnor A Better Chance ‘75  Clinical Professor of Management and Finance at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management  Serves on the Advisory Boards of Private Equity firms SB Partners, Smith Whiley and Company, and O’Connor Partners  Prior to joining the Kellogg faculty, he owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation  Among his many awards, he received the “Bert King Award for Service” from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School  Member, A Better Chance National Board of Directors  BA, Williams College; MBA, Harvard Business School
  41. 41. Celia Santana Feinberg Northfield Mount Hermon ‘86  President & CEO of Personal Risk Management Solutions, a boutique insurance brokerage  Began her career at Chubb & Son, Inc almost 20 years ago, holding a variety of positions in the Personal Insurance Division, most recently as Senior VP of the Mid-Atlantic Region  Active member of Chubb’s Minority Development Council and Women of Color Senior Advisory Board.  BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT
  42. 42. Kenyetta Smith St. George’s School ‘89  Creative Director and Founder of Butterfly Kisses Botanicals, a hot new online e-commerce boutique that sells natural bath, body and hair products  Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellow  Participated in the Independent Film Project and HBO Montage Screenwriting Programs  Professional blogger  BA in English Literature from Columbia University
  43. 43. Dina Strachan, MD The Hotchkiss School ‘84  Directs her own private dermatology practice in NYC  Recently named one of the nation’s top doctors by the Consumers’ Research Council of America  Recipient of the Forty Under 40 Achievement Award by the Network Journal  Faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons  Lecturer and published author  Launched, a site to help patients find black health professionals  BA in Biology, Harvard College; MD, Yale Medical School
  44. 44. Jesse Spikes Dresden A Better Chance ‘68  Senior partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, a corporate law firm  Director on the board of Atlanta Life Financial Group  Former clerk for the Honorable Damon J. Keith on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  Rhodes Scholar  NAACP John Warren Davis Award for Legal Scholarship  BA, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College; MA, Oxford University; J.D., Harvard Law School
  45. 45. Luis Ubiñas Collegiate School ‘81  President of the Ford Foundation  Former Director, McKinsey & Company  Founded McKinsey’s Latino recruiting and mentoring group to introduce and cultivate diverse talent at McKinsey.  Board member of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) and Bay Area United Way  AB (magna cum laude in Government) at Harvard College where, among other honors, he was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar and a John Winthrop Scholar; MBA from Harvard Business School, named Baker Scholar
  46. 46. Yee M. Yip Foxcroft School ‘84  Founder and owner of small business, Zen Construction Consulting  Held various positions in architecture and fashion before settling into construction consulting  Barnard College graduate with a B.A. in Architecture