Gee Kin Chou is the co-founder of The Boombox Collaboratory which leverages volunteer networks to open doors for disenfranchised students who don’t have the connections that affluent students take for granted. Boombox eliminates the social inequality that has perpetuated the economic inequality tearing our country apart. Gee Kin has worked in public education since the early 2000’s, and has seen education from almost every angle. Through Vikiwi, a consulting firm he co-founded, he provided technology expertise to some of the largest school districts in the country. From 2010 – 2013, he served as Chief Technology Officer of the Oakland Unified School District, and now sits on the board or advisory board of several educational companies. Prior to focusing his energies on education, Gee Kin was an SVP at Charles Schwab & Co. Gee Kin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Michael Davis is a technology executive that held senior leadership roles at eBay, PayPal, AOL, and Fannie Mae. In addition, he is currently an advisor at Innovation Minds. Michael is a subject matter expert in Information Technology, Application Development, Global Delivery, and Transformations. He has also successfully managed teams in North America, Europe, and Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from James Madison University. Michael is very passionate about the No Bully mission and vision.
Augusta Gillespie is an Associate Director of Client Strategy with ListenFirst Media. In her position, she works with marketing and research professionals in the media space to analyze and interpret data from a myriad of digital and traditional marketing sources. She then works directly with clients to leverage the data to implement effective and responsive marketing campaigns in the future. Augusta received her B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University. Augusta is inspired by No Bully’s systematic and innovative approach to educating staff and students to help ensure a better future for the next generation.
Sean Hanrahan is the Senior VP of Brand and Marketing Solutions at ESPN. Sean is a 25+ year marketing veteran having worked in positions of increasing responsibility on the agency side until joining ESPN in May 2000. In 2004, Sean was appointed to the Senior Management team leading the reorganization of the Customer Marketing and Sales division as it assumed the multi-media responsibility of managing the digital and print sales and television. In 2006, Sean was named Senior Vice President, Marketing Solutions and assumed responsibility for the entire multi-media marketing department of this division. In November 2015, Sean added the responsibility of leading the Brand Marketing team that is responsible for driving awareness, tune-in and usage with fans across all ESPN platforms. Prior to joining ESPN, Sean worked at Tracy Locke as Executive Concept Director of the Department of Ideas, an innovative think tank. Before that he was the head of client services on the Pepsi business where he was responsible for the strategic and creative development of major national promotions. Sean is an avid sports fan and a graduate of LaSalle University. He resides in Bucks County, PA with his wife and three children
Melanie LeGrande, the vice president of social responsibility for Major League Baseball, develops and enhances the initiatives that support the league’s position in the community, collaborates with internal departments and key external stakeholders to integrate social and environmental considerations into core decision and planning, and provides oversight for MLB’s community investments, nonprofit/NGO partnerships, large-scale disaster relief and employee volunteer engagement. Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Melanie was the senior director of corporate responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation and directed the community relations department and charitable foundation of the Baltimore Ravens (National Football League. Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State University.
Kelly Liang is our treasurer. Kelly is a seasoned business executive who has held a variety of senior roles at leading technology startups and prominent silicon valley companies including Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and Visa. Early in her career, Kelly was an investment banker with DLJ Securities in New York and Hong Kong. Kelly enjoys working with entrepreneurs and is currently an advisor to several startups building innovative hardware products in the Iot space. As a mother of two young daughters, she brings the deep passion to serve and the practical experience to advocate for and advance the No Bully mission. Kelly holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and honors degree in political science from the University of Michigan.
Raymond Magpantay is a Vice-President at Wells Fargo. Raymond grew up in the Philippines, received a BS from the University of the Philippines and graduated from the Executive Education (Advanced Management Program) at Harvard Business School. He is an experienced senior manager with 31+ years of widespread expertise in managing (system engineers, systems architects, application developers and application managers), strategic planning, 24X7 technical and production support provisioning, technical project implementation planning, coordination, tracking, reporting, and communication, more than 10 years of project management experience, data center operations/processing and customer service experience, software/application configuration change management, process management, project governance and risk management, scheduling, end-to-end infrastructure provisioning, quality assurance and audit control management, with increasing levels of responsibility of varying complexity in different areas. Raymond comes to No Bully after serving on many non-profit boards.
Paul Proett is Chair of No Bully. Paul's current roles in Early Childhood Education are career "boomerangs" for him, having spent the first fifteen years in his adult career as an Early Childhood Teacher and Community Advocate. From starting Apple Computer Child Care to start up and growth of an extensive India-based development center where he supported a ten-person Human Resources team, Paul has experienced a variety of career opportunities. In his current career boomerang, Paul is Business Manager at Palcare where he was a founder and also Palcare's first Executive Director. Palcare strives to maintain affordability by offering tuition rates that are 75% -80% of market as well as providing scholarships and subsidized childcare for low-income families who qualifies. Paul holds both Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the University of California at Davis. He also teaches Early Childhood Education to adult at Skyline and Canada Community Colleges. As an educator of children and adults, Paul is sensitive to the effects of bullying early and into adulthood. With the affiliation of "No Bully", he hopes to further his understanding and educate others on bullying and its impact.
Adam Roberts is the Senior Program Manager for K-12 Strategic Partnerships at Salesforce.org. Adam began his career in education as a middle and high school math teacher in Northeast, Washington, D.C., originally with Teach For America. After the classroom, he led technology and innovation teams at KIPP DC public charter schools, where he overhauled their technology department and pioneered a 5-year federally funded personalized learning initiative. Adam holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida and a M.A. in Teaching from American University.
Louise Rush began her career as a Montessori teacher in New York. After a short stint at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, Louise consulted with Bay Area employers on ways to assist working parents with childcare challenges. Hired by a client, she now directs the Local 2/Hospitality Child & Elder Care Plan, a benefit that provides reimbursement for caregiving expenses to over 2000 hotel workers in San Francisco. Louise received a BA from New College in Florida and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University.
Robin Strawbridge is a San Francisco native. Before moving back to the Bay Area, she spent time working in Italy and New York City. Robin worked in fine arts at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, and the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, New York. She was the Managing Editor of the J. Crew catalog for six years and also was a Director of Advertising at Gap, Inc.. Robin currently is a style consultant focusing on the psychology of personal style. She received a BA in History of Art from U.C. Berkeley. Robin is inspired by No Bully’s empathic approach and tangible solution to the very serious issue of bullying in schools and beyond.
Averel Wilson, former Chair of No Bully, recently retired from teaching math and science at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco. A recent graduate of the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program, Averel came to teaching after careers in both banking and political satire. She is passionate about equity of access to an excellent education, which presumes a safe and bully-free environment at school. Averel received a BA in French Literature from Princeton and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She holds a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco.