Board of Advisers
Katherine Boo, a staff writer at The New Yorker, is the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the National Book Award for nonfiction.
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, philanthropist, and founder of Soledad O’Brien Productions. She anchors and produces “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” and is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports.
Alan Gover has been a lawyer in private practice for 45 years, much of it as a senior partner in major law firms. He has also done strategic planning for corporations and media firms, including The Seattle Times, as well as pro bono work for humanitarian organizations.
Phillip Martin is senior investigative reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter to Public Radio International’s The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC and PRI. His awards include an Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Investigative Reporting.
Bill Moyers is the winner of 30 Emmys, two prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Awards, nine Peabodys, and three George Polk Awards. Moyers’ books include such bestsellers as Listening to America, The Power of Myth, Healing and the Mind, The Language of Life and most recently Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues.
Helaine Olen is an expert on money and society and writes a column for the Washington Post that takes a critical look at finance. She is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry (Portfolio).
Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores race and power. Her most recent film, The New Black, won Audience Awards at AFI Docs, Philly Q Fest, and the Frameline LGBT Film Festival.
Ray Suarez is an American broadcast journalist and the current John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College. Suarez joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999 and was a senior correspondent until 2013.
Duy Linh Tu
Duy Linh Tu is a journalist and documentary filmmaker and a Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of journalism, where he teaches reporting and video storytelling courses. His work has appeared in print, online, on television, and in theaters.
Rimjhim Dey runs DEY.NYC. For 20 years, she has represented a roster of clients in the media and academia, including Harvard Business School, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, The United Nations, and Nobel-Prize winning economists.
James Ledbetter is the chief content officer for Clarim Media and the former editor-in-chief of Inc magazine. He is the author or editor of six books including, most recently, One Nation Under Gold.
Zachary Karabell is the founder of the Progress Network at New America, president of River Twice Research and River Twice Capital, and a commentator on MSNBC. He is the author of twelve books, including The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World, and a contributor to The New York Times and The Atlantic, among other publications.
Bruce Morrow has over 25 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience. He is Senior Director, Institutional Giving, at GLAAD, and is on the board of Girls Write Now. He has also worked with Girl Scouts of the USA and Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Sarah Safer is one of the co-creators of the Morley Safer Award, a yearly prize that honors reporters, and is a supporter of journalism non-profits. She has worked in television news and is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Jane S. Englebardt
Jane S. Englebardt is CEO of Upshot Advisors, LLC, an executive advisory firm specializing in high performance philanthropy and leadership. She is a founding faculty member of the MFA Program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts and former board chair of the NY Regional Association of Grantmakers.