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, Executive Director of Amber Charter Schools in New York City
  • John W. Buoymaster, Chairman and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners LLC
  • Chris Cerf, Former Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
  • 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
  • Sam Mehta, Mehta Advisory Partners
  • Aiyana Mourtos, Chief of Staff at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)
  • Beesham A. Seecharan, Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Client Advisor, Matthews South