Ashley Orr

Ashley Orr   ·   Ashley is currently studying for her PhD in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. A Rhodes Scholar who cares deeply about the world, Ashley is a first generation college graduate who enjoys sharing her passion for math and learning.


Kenneth Suratt

Kenneth Surratt, MBA   ·   Ken works in Community Development at the Cleveland Fed, and previously served as deputy director of housing and community development for Cuyahoga County. He has also worked with Breakthrough Charter Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, KIPP Charter Schools, and the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford.


Paul Park

Paul Park, MD, MSc   ·   Paul is the Director of Implementation for Noncommunicable Disease at Partners In Health (PIH). Paul has worked to build health systems in Rwanda, Kenya, and elsewhere, which includes living 6 years in East Africa. Paul holds appointments at the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also an internal medicine medical officer at the Mashpee Wampanoag Health Service Unit for the Indian Health Services.


Edward Smith

Edward Smith, PhD   ·   Edward is the Opportunity Zones & Special Initiatives Manager at Invest Atlanta. Edward works to revitalize neighborhoods through public/private partnerships, the attraction of foreign direct investment, and the implementation of programs to support small business owners and entrepreneurs.




Melani Joseph

Me'lani Labat Joseph, MPP   ·   Me'lani is the Director of Engineering for the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at Case Western Reserve University. She has over 21 years of experience in community and youth development and programming; specifically designing, developing and implementing preK-12th grade STEM outreach programs, with a special focus on serving underrepresented minority students. Me'lani is involved in various volunteer and civic activities that promote educational, social and emotional development of students of color.



Valerie Lundy-Wagner

Valerie Lundy-Wagner, PhD   ·   Valerie is a Senior Research Analyst at California Competes, where she is responsible for leading a research agenda that informs the organization's policy priorities. She holds national expertise in higher education related to STEM student success, re-engaging adults, and the design of cross-sector initiatives seeking to improve educational attainment and mobility. Lundy-Wagner holds a civil and environmental engineering bachelor’s degree and education graduate degrees from Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.


Jayanth Surakanti

Jayanth Surakanti, MBA   ·   Jayanth is the VP and Head of Provider Solutions at Outcome Health.






Neil Van Dine

K. Neil Van Dine, PhD   ·   Neil is the Co-Founder of Haiti Outreach, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Pignon, Haiti. Living in rural Haiti since 1989, he has dedicated 30 years to advancing the development of the country. As a Rotarian and board member of Rotary International's Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASRAG), he is building a set of data driven decision making and work tracking tools for Rotary WASH initiatives worldwide.


Susanna Krey

Susanna Krey, MEd   ·   Sue is the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. In addition to their work on issues like chronic homelessness and infant mortality, the Sisters have also been the driving force behind Cleveland's Promise Neighborhood.