Board of Directors
Stephanie Bell-Rose is a corporate, philanthropy and governance professional who has served as Senior Managing Director at TIAA and Head of the TIAA Institute, where she led a team focused on economic research and effectiveness of nonprofit and educational institutions. Previously, she was the founding President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation and legal counsel and program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Bell-Rose is a trustee for numerous organizations, including The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Payden&Rygel. She is a member of the Independent Directors Council, where she sits on the diversity working group charged with accelerating equity and inclusion in the investment company field. She co-founded and serves as Board Vice President of the Steve Fund, a nonprofit promoting mental health of young people of color.
Bell-Rose was elected to the Board in 2021. She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Committee on Impact Investments, and the Investment Committee.
Gish Jen has written about topics ranging from artificial intelligence to immigration to baseball. Often concerned with the conflicts, nuances and complexities of the American experience in her fiction, she has chiefly used her nonfiction to explore global cultural divides. To both she has brought depth, breadth, heart, and humor. Her writing has earned her a Lannan Award for Literature, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other honors; it has been included in The Best American Short Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century. Jen has represented the U.S. Department of State in Turkey, Armenia, Japan, China, Egypt, Serbia, and Israel. As a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she currently serves on both the International Affairs Committee and the Commission on the Arts.
Jen was elected to the Board in 2022. She is a member of the Budget and Compensation and Institutional Policy Committees.
Julie T. Katzman
Julie T. Katzman is the former Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As chief operating officer of IDB, Katzman oversaw its efforts to help Latin American and Caribbean countries reduce poverty and inequality by financing sustainable development in the region. She focused on furthering the IDB’s emphasis on results and improving access and availability of these results to strengthen the case for development. Previously, she served as General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, which provides grants that support private sector-led development benefiting low-income people and communities. Earlier in her career, Katzman was a founder of Violy, Byorum & Partners, an investment bank focused on Latin America.
Katzman was elected to the Board in 2012. She chairs the Committee on Impact Investments and the Audit Committee, and is a member of the Investment Committee, and the Nominating Committee.
Paul Klingenstein’s career has been focused on driving change, largely in healthcare, through both private sector and philanthropic strategies. He is a former and current director of numerous healthcare technology companies at various stages of development, both private and public. In 1999, he founded Aberdare Ventures, a San Francisco venture capital firm focused on investing in people and technology to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Prior to forming Aberdare, Klingenstein led the healthcare investing team at Accel Partners and worked at Warburg Pincus and at the Rockefeller Foundation. He also serves on the boards of The Campaign Legal Center, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is a founding board member of Nia Tero, an organization dedicated to supporting Indigenous people and the guardianship of their ecosystems.
Klingenstein was elected to the Board in 2013. He chairs the Investment Committee and is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee, the Committee on Impact Investments, and the Nominating Committee.
Dr. James Manyika
Dr. James Manyika is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute. He also leads research on the digital economy, AI, future of work, and globalization. Based in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, Dr. Manyika has worked with the chief executives and founders of leading tech companies. Manyika was appointed by President Barack Obama as vice chair of the Global Development Council at the White House and by Commerce Secretaries to the Digital Economy Board and Innovation Advisory Board. He serves on several boards, including Council on Foreign Relations, Hewlett Foundation, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Manyika is a Distinguished Fellow of Stanford Human-Centered AI Institute, a fellow at DeepMind, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Manyika was elected to the Board in 2017. He chairs the Institutional Policy Committee and is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Martha Minow was elected to chair the Board of Directors in 2022. She is the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and the former Dean of Harvard Law School, where she has taught since 1981. She is an expert in human rights, constitutional law, and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities, women, children, and persons with disabilities. Minow has served on a variety of commissions, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Countering Violent Extremism and on the Independent International Commission Kosovo. She serves on the boards of the Advantage Testing Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the SCE Foundation, public broadcaster WGBH, and the Council for the American Bar Association Center for Innovation. Minow is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Minow was elected to the Board in 2012. She chairs the Nominating Committee and, as Board Chair, serves ex officio on all Board committees.
Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He helped co-found ideas 42, a nonprofit to apply behavioral science to social problems, and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a center to promote the use of randomized control trials in development. Mullainathan has produced a diverse set of research in behavioral economics including: the impact of poverty on mental bandwidth; using fictitious resumes to measure discrimination; showing that higher cigarette taxes make smokers happier; and modeling how competition affects media bias. His latest research focuses on using machine learning and data mining techniques to better understand human behavior. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.
Mullainathan was elected to the Board in 2013. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee.
Cecilia Muñoz is a Senior Advisor at New America, which she joined in 2017 to build a team on public interest technology. Previously, she served on President Barack Obama’s senior staff as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and then as Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Muñoz was Senior Vice President at the National Council of La Raza (now UNIDOS US), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she led a policy team and collaborated with a broad range of constituency groups. Muñoz is a Senior Fellow at Results for America, a nonprofit that advances the use of data and evidence in policy making. She also advises the Open Society and JPB Foundations, is a trustee of the Kresge and Joyce Foundations, and serves on a number of nonprofit boards. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.
Muñoz was elected to the Board in 2019. She chairs the Budget and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Institutional Policy Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade
Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade, a practicing medical oncologist, is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago. Dr. Olopade’s innovative research in women's cancers showed that women of African ancestry can be genetically susceptible to a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. She is an elected member of numerous honor societies including the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. She served as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board under the Obama Administration and currently serves on the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and two Chicago-based healthcare companies, Cancer IQ and Tempus. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2005.
Olopade was elected to the Board in 2016. She is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee and the Institutional Policy Committee.
John Palfrey is the President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Palfrey is a well-respected educator, author, legal scholar, and innovator with expertise in how new media is changing learning and education. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served as Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, the only school of its kind to maintain need-blind admissions. Prior to Phillips Academy, he served as the Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School; as Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society from 2002 to 2008; and the founding board chair of the Digital Public Library of America. Palfrey is the board chair of the United States Impact Investing Alliance and serves on the board of the Fidelity Non-Profit Management Foundation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and serves on the governance council.
Palfrey has served as President since 2019. As President of the Foundation, Palfrey serves ex officio on all Board committees.
Juan Salgado is City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor. His career has focused on improving education and economic opportunities for residents in low-income communities. As Chancellor, he oversees Chicago's community college system, serving more than 70,000 students across seven colleges. Under his leadership, City Colleges has worked to remove barriers to college access, strengthen program quality, and enhance student supports to create pathways to upward mobility. Previously, he served as CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, where he worked to empower residents of Chicago’s Southwest Side through education, citizenship, and skill-building programs that led to sustainable employment and economic stability. He is also a member of the board of the Obama Foundation. Salgado was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2015.
Salgado was elected to the Board in 2020. He is a member of the Audit Committee, the Committee on Impact Investments, and the Institutional Policy Committee.
Dr. Ruth Simmons
Dr. Ruth Simmons is a leader in the field of academia, recognized for her focus on diversity and inclusion in education. Simmons is a president’s distinguished fellow at Rice University and senior adviser to the president of Harvard on engagement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). She served as president of Prairie View A&M University and is president emerita of Smith College and Brown University, where she became the first Black female president of an Ivy League school. Simmons is a member of the Council of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and the Alley Theatre. She chairs the Board of the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as the Governing Board of the Holdsworth Center, which supports public school leadership in Texas. Simmons is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Simmons was elected to the Board in 2023. She is a member of the Budget and Compensation Committee.
Updated July 2023