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Our next board meeting is scheduled for November 29, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
*The agenda will be posted here 72 hours beforehand.

Board Members

Tina Sachs, Board Member  (Email)
Tina Sachs is the current Director and Finance Accounting at Khan Academy.   Khan Academy is a worldwide organization whose mission is to provide a world class education for learners everywhere.  She has been in this role for 6 1/2 years helping to scale the organization by building out new products and content, keeping the site running smoothly along with providing meaningful tools for teachers and students throughout the pandemic. Prior to this, she was the CFO at KIPP Foundation which serves students in historically under resourced communities throughout the country.  She helped obtain $50M in stimulus funding which supported the growth of its regions around the country.  She was also responsible for leading IT, office management across the four sites around the country and event services. Tina has two kids, one in college and one in high school.  Both of them have learning differences which continue to provide Tina with a unique perspective and hunger to move the needle for all kids.
 
Beth Thompson, Board Member (Email)
Beth Thompson is currently an Executive Coach at the KIPP Foundation where she builds capacity in KIPP’s regional CEOs and their leadership teams. Beth was previously the founder and CEO of KIPP Northern CA Public Schools for 15 years. In this role, she led the organization to consistently outperform district and state achievement levels, resulting in multiple California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon designations; expanded to a TK-12 system of schools across five counties serving nearly 7,000 students and supporting 3,000+ alumni in their postsecondary path; and oversaw an operating budget exceeding $100M. Previously, Beth was the West Coast Trailblazer at the KIPP Foundation, where she created and implemented a strategic growth plan for KIPP schools, including securing charters, start-up funding, facilities, and community support. Prior to her work at KIPP, Beth was on the founding team of NewSchools Venture Fund, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to reimagine public education. She holds a B.A. in political science, Masters in Education, and Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. She is a proud resident of Oakland, parent of two elementary-school children, and Board member of Braven Bay Area and Cambiar Education.
 

Tony Adams, Treasurer/CFO & Finance Committee Member  (Email)
Anthony Adams is an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area working with organizations through his firm, groupVision (US). Anthony graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in economics. Prior to moving to California, as president of groupVision (Switzerland) AG in Zurich Switzerland, he consulted with companies and institutions throughout Europe and Asia for twenty years. Anthony’s European clients included management teams in banking, re-insurance, technology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, the food Industry, state agencies and the United Nations. Prior to his consulting career Anthony was a captain in the US Air Force stationed at Travis AFB and for three years in France. For seventeen years, he managed the family contracting, arid-plant nursery and tree business in Arizona. Anthony consulted on environmental projects for the Saudi royal family and for five years managed a start-up contracting firm in the Middle East for a Lebanon-based company. Anthony was a routine guest lecturer at business schools including the University of St Gallen, University of Zurich, Rotterdam School of Management and the EPFL and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland specializing in group collaboration and brainstorming techniques for risk-assessment, decision making, problem solving, negotiations, visioning and strategy development. Anthony trained consultants in risk-assessment skills at Deloitte, Cap Gemini, KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Over-arching themes emerging from Tony's work with computer-supported collaboration tools include: Learning Organizations, Knowledge Management, Vision Mapping and Systems Thinking for management teams. Anthony is currently a planning commissioner and chair of the general plan working group for the city of Vallejo where he also serves on the board of directors for two local museums.

Ron Beller, Co-Founder, Secretary, Finance Committee Member, Governance Committee Member (Email)
Ron Beller has been active in education for the past 11 years. He led the Children First reform program and restructuring of the New York City school system, the largest in the country with more than one million students, working under Chancellor Joel Klein. He is co-founder and Chair of Governors of King Solomon Academy an all-through state school in London which has been rated “Outstanding,” the highest ranking by OFSTED, the UK schools inspectorate. He is a co-founder and board member of Ark Schools, a high performing network of 31 state schools in the UK and is a founding board member of Leading Educators, a New Orleans based teacher leader training organization. Ron was founder and CEO of investment companies Branch Hill Capital and Peloton Partners and was a partner at Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank.  Ron is a graduate of Brown University. He is married with three children. 

Nolan Highbaugh, Board Member (Email)
Nolan provides legal counsel to the KIPP Foundation on a wide range of issues including strategic decisions, transactions, human resources, governance, and real and intellectual property. Prior to joining KIPP, Nolan worked as an Associate in the Public Finance Department of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. Before entering law school, Nolan was a Budget and Policy Analyst for both the Chief Administrative Office of Los Angeles County and the Office of Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. in the City and County of San Francisco.  Nolan attended U.C. Berkeley (Go Bears!) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy and a Master’s in Public Policy. He earned his JD from Stanford Law School and is a member of the California State Bar Association. Even more noteworthy, Nolan volunteers as a Section Leader for the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade with twelve years and counting under his belt. Finally, Nolan is very proud to have been born and raised in Vallejo, CA where he returns on a regular basis to visit family and conduct ‘VIP’ tours of the city for friends.

Jennifer Moses, Co-Founder & Board Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, Governance Committee   (Email)
Jennifer Moses has spent the past two decades in education, public policy and philanthropy after a career in investment banking. Most recently, she co-founded and was CEO for seven years of Caliber Public Schools, a TK-8 charter school group in the East Bay in California with 1,700 students. She is now Chair. She is a founding Trustee of Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), one of the largest children’s charities in the UK, and co-founder and Chair of King Solomon Academy, an all-through state school in London. She is a partner at Ed-Mentor, LLC, a VC fund that invests in education technology startups. Prior to moving to California in late 2009,  she was a senior policy adviser to then British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. She was previously Chief Executive of the policy think tank Centreforum, following her banking career as a Managing Director with Goldman Sachs. Jennifer is a graduate of Brown University, where she serves on the Corporation and is Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, and Harvard Business School. She is married with three children.

Katy Vasquez, Board Member (Email)
Katy Vasquez is a parent to five children. She has one daughter who attends Caliber in the 8th grade as well as a grandson who attends Caliber in 3rd grade. Ms. Vasquez has been a parent at Caliber for the past eight years and was a part of the SSC for three years. 

Meetings in 2022-23

September 1, 2022: 4 - 6 p.m.
November 29, 2022: 4 - 6 p.m.
February 23, 2023: 4 - 6 p.m.
April 20, 2023: 4 - 6 p.m.
June 22, 2023: 4 - 6 p.m.

  • Agendas are made public 72 hours in advance of the next meeting.                         
  • Meetings are currently held on Zoom as a COVID-19 safety precaution.  See specific meeting agenda for details.
  • Board meetings are open to the public and public participation is welcomed .

Board Agendas, Minutes, & Recordings

Date

Agenda

Minutes

Recordings

September 1, 2022 English / Spanish English  

For previous years, click here.