Our Board

Think of Us is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors, a diverse, qualified, and caring group of individuals who advise on strategy, policy, finances, and fundraising.

Matthew Gemello

Matthew

Gemello

Board Chair

Matthew is a corporate partner of Orrick and the chair of its global business. A seasoned deal lawyer, Matthew guides global technology companies and their financial sponsors through transformational domestic and cross-border transactions.

Matthew currently serves as a vice chair of the Youth Law Center Board of Directors and as a trustee of the Keys School in Palo Alto. He holds a JD from Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law and a BA from the University of California San Diego.

Kenneth Jones

Kenneth

Jones

Vice Chair

Kenneth Jones serves as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the MacArthur Foundation. Kenneth is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, audit, information technology, administrative services and facilities functions for the Foundation. In addition, Kenneth implements and evaluates the Foundation’s financial objectives and performance to support MacArthur’s priorities and programs.

Prior to joining the MacArthur Foundation, Kenneth was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In this role, he oversaw the Finance, Grants Management, Business Technology and Facilities & Operations functions as well as the disaster recovery & relief process for the Foundation. He traveled extensively in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America as CFO for Danya International, a public health and education organization and Jhpiego, a nonprofit international health affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Kenneth held previously corporate finance positions at the Ford Motor Company, Pfizer Corporation and Prudential. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, MA from the University of Buffalo and BA from Boston University.


Lawanna Kimbro

Lawanna

Kimbro

Managing Director of Stardust

As Managing Director of the Stardust Fund, Lawanna Kimbro leads Stardust's philanthropic investment in leaders, organizations, and progressive social movements, using diverse and innovative strategies to catalyze change, build power, and support thriving communities. She has more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Chief Program Delivery Officer for the NYC Department of Homeless Services, Deputy Commissioner for Outreach, Rehousing and Landlord Management, and Chief Program Officer at the NYC's Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Before her leadership within New York City government, Lawanna worked as a staff attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative, where she focused on anti-poverty and anti-discrimination initiatives that challenge the legacy of racial inequality in our country. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Children's Rights. Lawanna holds a MPA in nonprofit management, a MA in mental health counseling from New York University, and a JD from Georgetown University.

Kathleen Whyte

Kathleen

Whyte

Owner of Success Strategies

Kathleen is the owner of Success Strategies; a training and consultant enterprise. Kathleen has vast experience in the areas of foster care, healthcare, banking, retail, and media industries as well as experience in management training, staff development, custom design training, video training, and executive education instruction. Holt has also received a master's degree in Human Resource management from Webster University.

Andrew Karsh

Andrew

Karsh

California Public Employees’ Retirement System

Andrew Karsh is the Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income & Commodities at California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Andrew began his career in derivatives trading for Banco Santander and has a successful track record across global markets while working in London and New York for Credit Suisse. He holds a degree from Columbia University’s Business School.

Megan Smith

Megan

Smith

Founder & CEO Shift7

Megan is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist. Megan Smith was the 3rd Chief Technology Officer of the United States (U.S. CTO) and Assistant to the President, serving under President Barack Obama.

She was previously a vice president at Google, leading new business development at Google for nine years, was general manager of Google.org and the former CEO of Planet Out. She serves on the boards of MIT and Vital Voices. She is also a member of the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Aid and co-founded the Malala Fund. On September 4, 2014, she was named as the third (and first female) U.S. CTO, succeeding Todd Park, and serving until Jan 2017.