Board

David OrrDavid B. Orr, Chairman

Chaplain, Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Dr. David Orr, MDiv, PhD, provides spiritual care for terminally ill patients and their families, most recently as a hospice chaplain at MJHS hospice in New York City. Dr. Orr received his post-graduate training in pastoral care at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Jewish Theological Seminary. He specializes in trauma care for children. He earned his PhD in Religious Ethics, as well as his Master of Divinity Degree, from Union Theological Seminary. Dr. Orr received his BA in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard College. He lives in New York City with his husband and two children.

 

 

Diana Miller, Treasurer

Partner at Wiss & Company, LLP

Diana Miller has over 18 years of experience in public accounting, serving a plethora of clients in not-for-profit, higher education, government and commercial organizations, performing audits, reviews, compilations, tax and consulting services. As Partner-in-Charge of our Not-for-Profit Group, Diana’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing the direction and strategy of the group while building client relationships and managing engagement teams. Additional responsibilities include identifying, researching and resolving accounting and auditing issues encountered on engagements and overseeing the preparation of nonprofit tax returns.

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 Diana possesses significant not-for-profit and governmental auditing experience with associations, foundations, churches, healthcare entities, private schools, school districts, colleges and universities, municipalities and counties. In addition to performing financial audits, she has also performed numerous single audits and special consulting engagements. Diana has served on various special projects for clients, including the State of New Jersey Department of Education. She has also assisted clients with assessing internal controls and developing an accounting policies and procedures manual.

 

Randolph Adler, Jr., Director

Partner & National Co-Chair, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group, Fox Rothschild

Randy represents businesses in all stages of development as well as investors seeking opportunities in today’s innovation economy.  Beyond Fox Rothschild, Randy is a legal adviser to The MIT Innovation Initiative-DesignX, an adjunct professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and serves as a mentor at Columbia Business School to students in the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), a student-led group with more than 400 MBA students.

 

Denmark West, Director

Partner, Connectivity Capital Partners

Denmark is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Connectivity Ventures, an early stage and mission oriented fund. Based on a belief in a future that will be more female, colorful, conscious and connected, Connectivity invests in businesses that will transform the way people work and live. He previously was an EVP at Viacom Media Networks, a President at BET and chief of staff of Windows at Microsoft.

 

Marcus Mitchell, Director

Senior Engineering Director, Google New York

Marcus Mitchell is a Senior Engineering Director at Google.  He works on software to automate Google’s supply chains for building data centers, consumer electronics, and more. He previously worked on Google Checkout, Google Wallet, Google.org, and search personalization. He is also on the board of All Star Code and works on Google initiatives to increase diversity in the tech industry. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Harvard and his PhD from Caltech.

 

Hugh Molotsi, Director

Angel Investor

Hugh Molotsi is the founder and CEO of Ujama, a mobile platform for parents to build trusted pools to help each other. Hugh also advises and invests in startups and is an active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup Methodologies.  In 2015, Hugh concluded a 22-year career at Intuit where his last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice President of Innovation.  During his Intuit tenure, Hugh worked on QuickBooks and several other small business offerings.  Hugh has been a serial innovator and helped launch several new businesses at Intuit including Intuit Payments.  Hugh is passionate about grassroots innovation and “giving voice to good ideas” wherever those ideas may come from. Outside work, Hugh is committed to helping underserved youth.  

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He serves on the board of All Star Code, a prep program connecting young men of color to the tech industry.  He is also the past president of the Board of Directors of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a nonprofit agency that runs programs for at-risk youth. Hugh holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Hugh is married to Michelle and is the proud father of two daughters.

 

 

 

 

Derek Jean-Baptiste, President

Managing Director, Technology Division, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Derek Jean-Baptiste Head of Machine Learning Engineering and Services for Corporate Technology.
Derek has been at JPMC for just over a year. Since joining, he created the Everest Team focused on
creating a single set of services to manage the flow (Registration, Landing, and Transformation) of data
through the Corporate Technology Data Ecosystem. Additionally, he is responsible for running the
centralized team responsible for creating common platforms and services for machine learning for
Corporate.

 

Elisabeth Mason, Secretary

Stanford Poverty and Technology Lab

Elisabeth Mason is the Founding Director of the Stanford Poverty and Technology Lab (formerly Stanford Technology, Opportunity and Poverty Lab or STOP) and a Senior Advisor at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. Previously, Elisabeth was the Co-Founder and CEO of Single Stop, a national anti-poverty initiative. A native of East Harlem where she developed her passion for social justice, Elisabeth was named “New Yorker of the Year” in 2015 by NY1 for her groundbreaking work fighting poverty, which reached nearly 20 percent of low-income New Yorkers. 

 

 

Christina Lewis, Director

Founder & CEO, All Star Code

Christina Lewis is a member of the Board of the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation and Chair of the Class of 2002 Associates Committee for Harvard College, her alma mater. She is also on Hunter College’s Computer Science Advisory Board and is an angel investor and advisor to other entrepreneurs. Prior to founding All Star Code, Christina was an award-winning journalist, including five years as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Elliot Breece, Director

Founder in Residence, Area 120

Elliott Breece is a Founder in Residence at Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator. Previously, Elliott was a Product Manager for YouTube and Google Play focusing on music products.  Prior to Google, Elliott was the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Songza, which was acquired by Google in July of 2014. Before co-founding Songza, he co-founded Amie Street, a digital music store with demand-based pricing. Elliott’s an alum of Brown University and a native of Washington, D.C.

 

Gavin Leo-Rhynie, Director

Head of Platform Technology, Goldman Sachs

Gavin is co-head of the Platform Business Unit in the Technology Division and is a member of Firmwide Technology Risk Committee. Previously, he was head of Asia Pacific Technology from 2015 until his return to New York in 2017. Gavin joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and has had roles across Foreign Exchange Trading & Sales Technology, Interest Rate Products Technology and Prime Services Technology. He became a technology fellow in 2006 and was named managing director in 2010 and partner in  2016. Gavin is on the board of CFY New York, a nonprofit organization that helps students in low-income communities utilize digital learning to further their education. Gavin earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.