Tides Board of Directors
Noa Emmett Aluli
Noa Emmett Aluli is a Native Hawaiian physician on Moloka'i and a long-time activist for the preservation of Hawaiian culture and beliefs, the preservation of historical sites, and environmental integrity. He serves as a member of a number of organizations pursuing this work and he serves as the Chairman of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission, the State agency overseeing the clean-up and restoration of Kaho'olawe.
Joanie Bronfman is a long-time advocate for social justice and donor activism. She is the Associate Dean of the Family Office Exchange Learning Center and works as a consultant and speaker on issues of wealth. Over the years, Joanie has served on the boards of Tides Canada and the Threshold Foundation; where she helped found Threshold's Social Justice Committee.
Stephanie J. Clohesy, Chair
Stephanie J. Clohesy is a public service leader with experience in public policy, women's rights, citizen participation/democratization, organizational and leadership development for the U.S. and international nonprofits. As founder and Principal at Clohesy Consulting, she specializes in providing strategic organizational, program planning, research, and design services to philanthropic foundations and to national and international nonprofit institutions.
Lisa Hall is the President and CEO of Calvert Foundation. Lisa joined Calvert Foundation in 2005 and has held multiple policy and financial posts with nearly 25 years of industry experience. She has held positions in real estate and community development finance with the Enterprise Foundation, JP Morgan Chase and Travelers Insurance. She holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. In 2003, Lisa participated in the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a travel program for emerging leaders from the US and Europe. Lisa serves on the Boards of Mentor’s Inc., The Funders’ Network, and ROC USA. She also serves on the executive committee of ANDE (Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs) and the Board of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC.
Peter Mellen is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in online business and commercial real estate. He is currently President of Mellen Investment Properties, a real estate investing firm that manages and develops residential and commercial properties. He also served as co-founder and CEO of Edison|Wright, where he launched one of the first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs in the world to finance clean energy projects in buildings through voluntary property tax assessments. Previously, he served as Director of Premium Education Services at AOL, where he managed a portfolio of online education services provided to K-12 students. Prior to AOL, Peter served as Vice President of Business Development for Safari Books Online. Immediately after earning his MBA in 1998, Mr. Mellen co-founded Headlight, an online learning company that raised more than $15 million of venture capital from investors that included Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Silicon Valley Band of Angels. Peter currently serves as chairman of the Washington DC Local Advisory Board for BUILD, a program that provides entrepreneurship education for high school students in under-resourced communities. He earned a Bachelor's degree and an MBA (Honors) from Georgetown University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Iara D. Peng
Iara D. Peng is the director of Young People For, a project of People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF), an organization that is committed to identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders and activists across the country. Before joining PFAWF, she was the Executive Director of the Youth Justice Funding Collaborative, a nonprofit that supports communications strategies which contribute to change throughout the country’s juvenile justice systems. Iara also worked as the Vice President of Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, and was Vice President of Marga, Inc., a consulting firm to nonprofit organizations which specializes in strategic planning, board development, fundraising and communications.
john a. powell
Professor john a. powell is Director of the Haas Diversity Research Center (HDRC) and Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2003 to the end of 2011, he was Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University and Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Right and Civil Liberties at Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. Previously, Professor powell founded and directed the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota. He also served as Director of Legal Services of Greater Miami and was National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union where he was instrumental in developing educational adequacy theory. Professor powell is a co-founder of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and serves on the board of several national organizations. He has taught at numerous law schools including The Ohio State University, Harvard University and Columbia University. He earned an undergraduate degree in psychology at Stanford University and the Juris Doctor at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
Chuck C. Savitt
Charles (Chuck) C. Savitt co-founded Island Press in 1984 to stimulate, shape, and communicate the ideas essential to solving environmental problems. Under Chuck’s leadership, Island Press has become more than a publisher—it convenes experts, helps them hone their ideas, then helps share the results. Chuck received a B.A. in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a M.P.A from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also serves as a director of Fauna & Flora International and the National Environmental Trust Action Fund.
Tuti B. Scott
Tuti B. Scott is President and Founder of Imagine Philanthropy, an international consulting firm that supports philanthropists in building effective giving strategies and guides organizations and nonprofit leaders seeking to enhance and energize their work. As a certified fundraiser, a member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, and through her work on the Board of Directors of the Women Win Foundation, Tuti’s commitment to the women's funding movement has elevated the conversation about health and wellness, movement, gender equity, and leadership excellence for women in the global philanthropic arena. In addition to lecturing and presenting internationally on leadership, organizational development, fundraising, and brand building; Tuti serves as an adjunct professor at Bay Path College in the school of Nonprofit Management and as a research associate for the Smith College Project for Social Change.
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