National Board of

Thrive Scholars prepares high-achieving, low-income students of color for success in college and career. In pursuit of this worthy goal, this governing board of directors is committed to the values of transparency, integrity, and equity in everything we do. We will never stop working to make our organization better.

  • Bob Funari

    Executive Chairman of Patient Care America, Chairman of the Sapphire RCMS Advisory Board

  • Pedro Gomez

    Senior Product Manager, Amazon

  • Vanessa Gonzalez Lopez

    Consulting Analyst, Accenture

  • Callum Henderson

    Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments

  • Joan Herman

    President & CEO, Herman and Associates LLC

  • Rick Hess

    Founder and Managing Partner Cobalt Capital

  • Evelyn Hou


  • Martin Jacobs

    Equity Portfolio Manager, Capital Group

  • Pat Kirby

    Executive Vice President & Chief Growth Officer, The Institute for Nonprofit Practice

  • Brian Lenihan

    Business Department Co-Chair, Choate, Hall, & Stewart

  • Sean Logan

    Dean of College Counseling, Phillips Academy Andover

  • James T. London, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon; Co-Founder, Thrive Scholars

  • Patricia London

    Business Manager, James T. London, MD, Co-Founder, Thrive Scholars

  • Renita Smith

    Founder & President, Principles Marketing, Inc.

  • Russell Stein

    Of Counsel, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP