Board Of Directors

Giulia McPherson 2022 CROPPED
Giulia McPherson

President

Giulia McPherson is the Director of Advocacy and Operations at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. She has 20 years of leadership experience in the humanitarian and development sectors and currently leads JRS/USA’s policy and advocacy portfolio, community engagement program to educate and mobilize advocates, and institutional operations. She has a Bachelors in Political Science from Villanova University and a Masters in International Development Studies from The George Washington University.
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Kenneth Pon

Treasurer

Kenneth Pon is a Certified Public Accountant, who has had his own practice in Downtown San Leandro, CA since 1986. After working for the State of California and a local CPA firm in San Francisco, Kenneth started his own local practice. A former two-term SLUSD Trustee, and current Rotarian in the Rotary Club of San Leandro, Kenneth has always been motivated towards building and improving schools for our next generation. Kenneth’s membership in Rotary opened the door to International Community Service by allowing him to participate in funding the school project in Pajarillos, Honduras. Kenneth received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California.
Moises Lean

Board Member

Moises Lean has worked at Oracle in computer programming for the past 20 years. He was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras where many of his family still reside. He lives in Dublin, CA with his wife and two children.
Ted Volchok

Board Member

Ted Volchok is a recently-retired international development technical expert who specialized in design and implementation of economic and market development programs with an emphasis on youth employment. Since last May, Ted has been supporting E2E, first on strategy development for the coffee partners program, and then leveraging his experience in market-based vocational training on the NIDO expansion strategy and linking that to livelihoods through a labor market assessment. Ted retired last year from a headquarters-based technical support role with Mercy Corps, an international NGO operating in over 40 countries. Prior to Mercy Corps, Ted’s career was in the private sector in multiple roles in operations, project management, partnership development, strategic planning and marketing. Ted hails from New York and has lived in Portland OR for 20 years.
Muthu Ananthanarayanan

Board Member

Muthu Ananthanarayanan is a Senior Manager based in the San Francisco office of Deloitte Consulting LLP and is a leader within the firm’s Strategy and Operations practice. Over the last ~15 years, Muthu has worked across Asia, Europe and North America, advising clients from Technology, Energy & Resources, Financial Services, and Retail industries. Muthu earned his MBA from the University of Oxford, where he was the recipient of the Richard Metzler scholarship awarded by the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF).
Karen Hoefener

Secretary

After completing her bachelor’s degree from Wingate University and writing an undergraduate thesis on coffee trade, Karen Hoefener moved to China to teach English for the NGO WorldTeach. While there, she studied Mandarin and observed consumer behavior. Passionate about coffee and consumers, her progression to sales and marketing manager for Shangrila Farms was a natural fit. She expanded her knowledge base by going to business school at Georgetown University and studying international business with a focus on consumer insights. Currently Karen sits on the board of the Louis Berkowitz Family Foundation, is publishing a cookbook and is starting a CPG dumpling company in Washington,D.C.
Deborah Milianes

Board Member

Deborah is a seasoned marketing strategist with extensive experience in global electrification projects, CPG, and ecommerce. She has worked at education start-ups and has been involved with several school-based and professional mentoring programs.

Rachel Boufford

Board Member

Rachel Marx Boufford has been passionate about educational access and equity since college, when she worked as a recruiter for Teach for America. As a Fulbright Scholar, Rachel taught English at a public secondary school in Spain. While studying at Harvard Law School, Rachel was heavily involved in a number of social justice initiatives and representing individuals facing eviction and denial of public housing or subsidies. As an attorney in private practice, Rachel devoted hundreds of hours to pro bono work, representing a broad range of underserved clients.  Rachel spent the last eight years at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a large international law firm, in senior marketing, communications and recruiting roles. Most recently, she designed, built and served as Head of the firm’s Talent Network. 

Raghav Srikanth

Board Member

Raghav Srikanth is an investment professional at Leonard Green & Partners, a leading private equity firm with over $75 billion of assets under management. Raghav has been an active proponent of education, both through domestic mentorship programs such as Minds Matter and international engagements through International Service Learning. Raghav graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Business Administration from the Ivey Business School. He currently resides in Los Angeles

John Worcester

Board Member

Since retiring in 2013 as the Senior Director of Human Resources at Evraz NA, John has been dedicated to helping children. He has been actively involved with two organizations: Africa Bridge, where he has served as Executive Director and Board Member. He also supports Nuevas Sonrisas, a Portland-based NGO focused on providing dental services to children in remote Guatemala.  

Prathima Devarasetty

Board Member

Prathima, a dedicated Technology Leader at Google with over a decade of experience, brings a unique blend of technical expertise, product strategy, and leadership skills to E2E. Her passion for education equity, fueled by personal experiences, drives her to contribute to initiatives that empower underserved communities, particularly women. She deeply resonates with Educate2Envision’s holistic approach to providing quality secondary education to rural students.