Advisory Council

Formed in 2015, the Advisory Council provides CPRL with valuable advice and greater access to professional networks. The Advisory Council was influential in our expansion and development, offering advice about governance and strategy, among other areas. This guidance continues to increase our capacity and progress toward our goals.

  • Vasthi Reyes Acosta, Former Executive Director of Amber Charter Schools in New York City
  • Photo Anagnostopoulos, Former Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
  • John W. Buoymaster, Chairman and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners LLC
  • Margaret Conklin, recently retired from J.P. Morgan
  • York-Chi Harder, recently retired from American Express International
  • Stephanie Hirsh, Former Executive Director of Learning Forward and Managing Director of Hirsh Holdings LLC
  • Gregory P. Ho, Founding Partner and President of Spring Mountain Capital, LP
  • Doug Jaffe, recently Senior Fellow at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Christina Ma, Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Sam Mehta, Mehta Advisory Partners
  • Aiyana Mourtos, Vice President of Impact at Making Waves Foundation
  • Beesham A. Seecharan, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Client Advisor, Matthews South 
  • Gonzalo Zeballos, Partner at BakerHostetler