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Our Team

Board members Chris Rush, Ken Glassman, and Ingrid Dyott

STAFF

Our staff makes it happen. Click to learn more about us.

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Courtney Tran

Engagement Manager

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Scott Thomas

Co-Founder

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Caroline Ostrover

Senior Associate

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Rebecca Cullen

Principal

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Melanie Jiménez

Senior Associate

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Rochelle Sinclair

Principal

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This core group of supporters bears fiduciary responsibility for the organization and ultimately selects the constituents of each grant portfolio.

MEMBER SINCE

Ingrid Dyott (chair)

2012

AR Board Chair, Neuberger Berman (retired)

Geoff Goldstein

2011

Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets

Sammy Politziner

2011

Co-Founder, Arbor Rising

Francisco Tezen

2022

President & CEO, A Better Chance

Greg Geiling

2021

Managing Director & Co-COO, Bayview Asset Management, LLC

Scott Lebovitz

2020

Global Co-head of Infrastructure Investing, Goldman Sachs

Chris Rush

2019

Head of Research & Development (K-12 Education), Gates Foundation

Scott Thomas

2011

Co-Founder, Arbor Rising

Ken Glassman

2012

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, RWN Management, LLC

Erica Hamilton

2016

CEO & Founder, The Memo I Never Got (MING)

Dr. Dana Sirota

2024

Pediatrician, Columbia University

ASSOCIATE BOARD

Our Associate Board brings together talented and passionate young professionals to learn about nonprofits and board service while supporting AR's mission through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

MEMBER SINCE

Maddie Warwick

2023

Development Associate, Silverstein Properties

Charlie Aresty

2023

Corporate Paralegal, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Elliott Gluck

2023

Associate, Gunderson Dettmer

Caroline Scholl

2023

Graphic Designer, Jameston

Yahya Ladiwala

2023

Data Product Consultant, Kubrick Group

Will Benson

2023

Associate, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Maya Kuppermann

2023

CEO, Temelio

Aaron Schwei

2023

Associate, Greenhill & Co.

Sam McQuillan (chair)

2023

Vice President, Boylston Properties

Sophie Richards

2023

Associate, Tishman Speyer

Jake Nidenberg

2023

CFO, BookNook

Teimur Siddiqui

2023

Associate, Clayton Dubilier & Rice

BOARD OF ADVISORS

From the beginning, the generously shared insights of these experienced advisors have played an instrumental role in Arbor Rising's development.

MEMBER SINCE

Jamar Adams

2021

Founder & Managing Principal, Essence Development

Michael Ellis

2011

Managing Director, Inherent Group; Founding AR Board Member (2011-18)

Matt Klein

2011

Chief Program & Impact Officer, Robin Hood

Nitzan Pelman

2011

CEO & Founder, Climb Hire

Cathy Bacich

2012

AR Board Member (2012-2019)

Peter Frey

2019

Board Chair, J Street

Rich Leimsider

2016

Social sector leader

Jessica Sager

2014

Co-Founder & CEO, All Our Kin

Nick Ehrmann

2011

Managing Director of Impact, Arena Holdings

Emily Keenan

2011

Founding AR Board Member (2011-23)

Peter Marrs

2022

Managing Director, EY

David Sambur

2019

Co-Lead Partner (Private Equity), Apollo Global Management; AR Board Member (2019-2023)

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