David Hirsch, Chair, is a social entrepreneur who has spearheaded a series of ventures that have challenged the status quo. He co-founded Miles Electric Vehicles, the first Western-owned electric car company in China. David has served on numerous foundations and health and mental health service delivery boards, including Jewish Family Services and the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.  David is also the Senior Fellow at Points of Light Institute and Entrepreneur in Residence, NORC at the University of Chicago.

Pamela Carlton is co-founder of The Everest Project. She has over 20 years of investment banking experience as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, and prior to that, Morgan Stanley.  More recently, Pamela has worked for over 10 years in the area of executive leadership and diversity, as founder and President of Springboard – Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership.


Lily Tang Ling is co-founder of The Everest Project. She has over 13 years of experience in the areas of diversity and executive leadership; global research and organizational assessment. She is the former CEO of an international holding company, associate professor, business journalist and corporate strategy consultant. Lily serves as President for the Everest Project and sits on the National Board for Ascend and the Executive Committee of the National Association of Asian MBAs.


Tanya Lewis Kelly consults in organizational capacity building, management, administration and governance with expertise focused on nonprofits and the public sector. She served as a member of the inaugural staff of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Black Community Crusade for Children in Washington, DC and Deputy Director of the Harlem Community Justice Center. Tanya is a certified trainer in Restorative Practices and conducts professional development trainings around the country.


Claire Wyckoff currently serves as Director of Development and Communications at Partnership for Children’s Rights. Previously, she has held executive positions in both publishing and nonprofit, including Publisher at the American Management Association and a Trustee of the NY Junior League. Claire is the author of The Right Leader: Finding Executives Who Fit, as well as, three other books in the field of career management.