Board members

Board members

Andrew Molina

Andrew Molina 

Interim Board Chair

Andrew Molina (affectionately called Mo) is an Executive Coach and a Design Strategist specializing in user research. His clients have included Mitsubishi Estate, Udacity, TPO and others. He is a former curriculum designer at Stanford’s d.school where he molded curriculum and coached students in applying design thinking to social problems in developing economies through the class Design for Extreme Affordability. Outside of work, Mo likes to climb rocks, play guitar, is a budding actor, and loves playing games (board games, card games, made-up games, you name it).

Sonya Chaudry

Sonya Chaudry

Board Member

Sonya Chaudry is currently a board member for A Home Within, the only national nonprofit focused exclusively on meeting the emotional needs of foster children. Ms. Chaudry is experienced with working to help provide current or former foster youth in weekly psychotherapy – free of charge, and for as long as it takes. Ms. Chaudry is dedicated to helping youth to break the cycle of chronic loss and learn to develop healthy relationships of their own.

Omar Medina

Board Member

Mr. Medina is a graduate of Stanford University and works at Google focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. As a highly experienced diversity and inclusion analyst and HR Business Partner at Google, Omar brings a unique perspective regarding technology access and equity for disadvantaged communities.

Julie Knight, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Knight is an expert in philanthropy and philanthropic giving. Dr. Knight is the Senior Director of Philanthropic Giving at the University of Miami. As an experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of leading teams in the field of higher education advancement as well as in a deadline-driven research environment. Skilled in developing and executing strategy, data analysis, Tableau visualizations, team building, research design, leadership, and public speaking. Extensive international experience working on teams across Europe and the United Kingdom as well as a PhD from the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

Robert Kabera

Robert Kabera

Board Member

Robert Kabera was named to the 2018 Global US Forbes 30 Under 30 List in the Energy Sector. Mr. Kabera was on the teaching staff research team at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds a degree in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford University and was trained in General Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Carmen Sebro, MBA

Board Member

Carmen is an experienced marketing leader with experience developing and executing highly successful marketing campaigns for A.T. Kearney and Mars. Mrs. Sebro serves as brand manager for Ferrero Premium Chocolate. Carmen has earned a BA from Stanford University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University.

Sheneka Balogun, MBA

Board Member

Sheneka is an experienced executive in education with also a diverse background in business. She serves as a Director at Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce, a subsidiary of Economic Development Growth Engine. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, Harvard Business School Online, and other prominent publications. Sheneka is the founder of A Sisterhood of Executives in the Making, a platform which provides tools and resources for Black women who desire to advance towards senior-level positions. Sheneka is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Ebony Carroll, MBA

Board Member

Ebony is a Director at WestExec Advisors, a strategic consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where she advises pioneering technology companies. She is a former associate at Goldman Sachs, where she worked to drive strategic, cross-divisional and global projects. Ebony holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. In her free time Ebony likes to travel and to learn about different cultures. Some of her favorite trips have been to Cuba, Indonesia, Italy and Japan.

Brent Simpson

School Operations Advisor

Founder of Bold Vision Enterprise Brent Simpson is a professional growth strategist who loves working with new entrepreneurs trying to turn their passion into a profitable business. This includes career changers and retirees who are ready to leverage their collective knowledge and experience to make their dream to reality.

Ricky West

Ricky West

Board Member

Ricky West is Founder and CEO of Bridging Cyber Training Institute (BCT Institute in short). He is a highly creative thinker, especially when it comes to “anything” technology and business development. Alongside his traditional educational accolades, Mr. West holds multiple certifications and skill sets in Cybersecurity. He is currently living in Maryland

Theresa Braswell

Theresa Braswell

Board Member

Theresa R. Braswell President & CEO of Robinson Braswell Consulting Services, a Small Business Technical Assistance Center as well as is a Licensed Insurance Agent. She teaches individuals and business owners on how to maximize profits and minimize tax burdens. She is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.