Meet TNTP’s Board of Directors: trusted advisors and national leaders who share our vision of vibrant public schools.
Mr. Luis Avila, ChairPresident, Iconico Campaigns
Luis Avila is the President and Founder of Iconico Campaigns, a company that works to build advocacy capacity in organizations around the country. Previously, Luis served as Vice President with 270 Strategies, and before that as National Program Director at Stand for Children, a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization, where he worked with parents to mobilize thousands of voters to protect funding and access to high-quality schools for their children. A longtime community organizer, Luis has held positions including Field Organizer in New Mexico for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and Field Director at Arizona State University’s ADA Parent Education Program. Born in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico, Luis founded a youth publication in Queretaro at the age of 16 to give students a chance to voice their opinions on social and political issues.
Mr. Chris BierlyPartner, Bain & Company, Inc.
Chris Bierly is a partner and director at Bain & Company and is the global head of the firm’s education practice. He has more than 25 years of management consulting experience, advising leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors on their most complex management challenges. Chris has worked with clients across a number of industries, including education, media, consumer products, restaurants, and retail. He leads Bain’s education, music, and restaurant practices. He serves on the University of Virginia Arts Council and is a senior advisor to Endeavor. Chris earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in commerce from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Tina FernandezExecutive Director, Achieve Atlanta
Tina Fernandez is Executive Director of Achieve Atlanta, an organization whose mission is to dramatically increase the number of Atlanta Public School students who complete post-secondary education. Previously, Tina was a partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit providing strategic, talent, and policy consulting to education organizations. Tina currently serves on the Latin American Association of Georgia board of directors, Teach For America’s Atlanta regional board, and the State of Georgia’s Education Reform Commission. Tina earned her JD from Columbia University and her BA from Harvard College. Before attending law school, Tina was a Teach For America '94 corps member and spent two years as a bilingual elementary teacher in the South Bronx.
Mr. Matt GlickmanFounder & President, Promise Venture Studio
Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Matt Glickman is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded and served as CEO of both BabyCenter and Merced Systems. Currently, he runs Promise Venture Studio, a nonprofit organization that attracts, supports and connects social entrepreneurs focused on early childhood development. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching entrepreneurship and management classes. Previously, he has advised or served on the board of Teach For America, New Schools Venture Fund, and KIPP Bay Area. He has also worked at Intuit and Bain & Company. Matt graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, holds an MA from the Stanford School of Education, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College.
Mr. David Y. HoweCEO, Scout Partners, LLC
David Howe is CEO of Scout Partners, a principal investment firm focusing on technology, communications and outsourced business processes. David was a trustee for the Boys Club of New York for ten years and served on the finance and investment committees. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Harvard College.
Ms. Lillian LoweryVice President of Student and Teacher Assessments, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Lillian Lowery is ETS's Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessments, where she leads a division comprising Student Assessment and ETS Professional Educator programs. Previously, she served as Ed Trust’s Vice President for PreK-12 Policy, Research, and Practice, leading Ed Trust’s ambitious agenda to focus national attention on inequities in public education; President and CEO of FutureReady Columbus, a public-private nonprofit focused on college and workforce readiness; State Superintendent of Schools for the Maryland State Board of Education; and Secretary of Education for the State of Delaware. She holds a doctorate in education and educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a master’s degree in education curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from North Carolina Central University.
Mr. Paul PastorekManaging Partner, Pastorek Partners, LLC
Paul Pastorek is the Managing Partner at Pastorek Partners, LLC and the former co-executive director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's education work. Paul has over 30 years of legal, management and public service experience. He served as Superintendent to the Louisiana Department of Education from 2007 to 2011, raising state accountability standards and overseeing the rebuilding of the New Orleans school system after Hurricane Katrina. He sat on the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1996 to 2004. Paul received both his undergraduate and JD degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ms. Delia PompaSenior Fellow for Education Policy, Migration Policy Institute
Delia Pompa is the Senior Fellow for Education Policy at MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy where her work focuses on research and policy analysis related to improving educational services for immigrant students and English Language Learners. Delia came to MPI from the National Council of La Raza, where she was Senior Vice President for Programs, overseeing its education, health, housing, workforce development, and immigrant integration work, and where she previously served as Vice President of Education. She has had a key role in shaping federal education policy through her positions as Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in the U.S. Department of Education, and as Executive Director of the National Association for Bilingual Education.
Ms. Diane TerrellVice President of Community Investment, Memphis Grizzlies and Executive Director, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
Diane Terrell is Vice President of Community Investment and Executive Director of the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on finding, funding and creating youth development programs in Memphis that help students discover and meet their potential. A journalist by training, Diane previously served as a Senior Change Management Consultant for the Memphis City Schools Foundation and, before that, Vice President for Global Strategic Communications at FedEx.
Ms. Jennifer TuhyCFO of Hudson Yards, Related Companies
Jennifer Tuhy is the CFO of Related Companies’ Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. She joined the firm in 2001 and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Accounting and Finance. She’s also held roles as Vice President of Development Accounting, Controller for CityPlace and Related Urban, and Project Accountant for NY Development. Prior to her tenure with Related Companies, Jennifer worked at Tishman Speyer Properties and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned a BS in business administration from Bucknell University and also serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey.