Board of Directors

The Lever Fund's Board members represent a new kind of philanthropic leader - the leader who values innovation and authentic measurement of nonprofits' impact

  • Patrice King Brickman

    is Executive Director of the Scott and Patrice Brickman Family Foundation, and has served on several nonprofit boards both locally and nationally. While her primary passion has been centered on poverty and...

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  • Connie K. N. Chang

    is an advisor, consultant, and public speaker for clients in government, academia, and the private sector, and the co-owner of a creative analytic design firm, Graphicacy, located in Washington, DC. She brings twenty...

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  • Matt Clyne

    is the CEO and President of Direct Connect.  Headquartered in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect is an emerging leader in the financial technology industry. A Blue Diamond-award winning company...

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  • Andre Collins

    is Executive Director of the NFLPA Professional Athletes Foundation. After 10 seasons in the NFL and prior to joining the NFLPA, Andre served as Head of the Emergency Registration Department at Virginia Hospital...

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  • Charlotte Fallon

    has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the professional services sector, most recently as a National Director of Marketing for Deloitte. Prior to that, Charlotte was the Marketing Director...

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  • Rosalyn Levy Jonas

    , Board Member Emerita, is a past president of the JCC of Greater Washington and was National Board Chair of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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  • Maura O. Kahn

    is Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, of Noxilizer, Inc. Previously, Maura was Senior Director of Marketing at MedImmune. She spent nine years at Eli Lilly in U.S. Diabetes Marketing, Sales...

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  • Peter Kirsch

    is Chairman and CEO of Palace Investment Company, and serves as Advisor to the Edgewater Funds and Keel Point Advisors. Peter served as Managing Director of the Lever Fund during the organization’s start-up phase....

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  • Tim Lee

    is Managing Director of Empower Investments, where he identifies, selects, and manages a portfolio of investments in early-stage businesses. He is also a senior officer at CommuniClique, a late-stage voice software...

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  • John T. Monahan

    is the Senior Advisor for Global Health and Engagement to Georgetown University’s President John J. DeGioia. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s School of Public Policy and a Senior Scholar with its O’...

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  • Harley Radin

    is an independent investor and entrepreneur.

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  • Yanev Suissa

    is the Founder of SineWave Ventures, a new fund focused on connecting Silicon Valley to the public sector. Prior to founding SineWave, Yanev was an investor at New Enterprise Associates in their Washington, DC,...

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  • Greg Cork

    is Executive Director of the Lever Fund, and also serves as the organization’s General Counsel. Greg upholds the Lever Fund’s mission and vision and executes the organization’s policies and programs, including...

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  • Ann Marie Habershaw

    is the Chief Operating Officer of Bully Pulpit Technologies. Previously, Ann Marie served as the Chief Operating Officer of Obama for America and as Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Office...

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  • Gary Jonas

    (1945-2014) believed that together we could be a force for good in our community. He was CEO of Strategic Planning Advisors, and was the first Managing Partner of Venture Philanthropy Partners in Washington, DC,...

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  • Jeannette O’Connor

    President of Woodside Park Strategies, is a communications and advocacy consultant who specializes in strategic communications and campaign planning for nonprofits and foundations. Jeannette has held leadership...

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  • Nathaniel Pearlman

    is the Founder of NGP VAN, Inc., and Founder and President of Graphicacy. Nathaniel is an entrepreneur who has founded and successfully led a number of businesses in the Washington, DC, region, including NGP Software...

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  • Mark Swartz

    Founder and President of Swartzmark LLC, is a writer and communicator who helps nonprofit organizations tell their stories. He previously served as Senior Manager of Communications of the Robin Hood Foundation in New...

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