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Ed Spotlight: Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation & Academy

Updated: Nov 12, 2022

The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation Website

Broad Foundation Values

Broad Foundation Leadership:


  • Edythe L. Broad Co-Founder

  • Suzanne Nora Johnson, Esquire Former Vice Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Former Chairman, Global Markets Institute

  • Gerun Riley President, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

  • Jay S. Wintrob Chief Executive Officer, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC


  • Tim Carter, Director of Communications

  • Porsha Cropper, Senior Program Officer

  • Erin Grimes, Director, Grant Operations

  • Suzy Jack, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Erica Lim, Senior Program Officer

  • Gerun Riley, President

Family Office Financial Services

  • Micaela Alvarez, Senior Payroll and Benefits Specialist

  • Naji Assaf, Director of IT

  • Julie Baker, Chief Executive Officer

  • Chaka Booker, Chief People Officer

  • Kelly Beren, Associate Director, Financial Operations

  • Liz Chandler, Human Resources Manager, The Broad

  • Madison Contardi, People and Culture Associate

  • Lindsey Gregory, IT System Administrator

  • Anna Hoffman, Special Projects Manager

  • Peggy Hsieh, Vice President, Finance and Accounting

  • Elizabeth Luna, Human Resources Manager

  • Wes Maedo, Director, Business Management

  • Colleen Mun, Senior Accountant and Grants Administrator

  • Ako Pizer, Senior Accountant

  • Joane Ra, Accounting and Family Office Associate

Family Office Investment Services

  • Ashley Dennig, Director of Investments

  • Amanda Hay, Investment Operations Associate

  • K.C. Krieger, Chief Investment Officer

  • Helen Lee, Senior Director of Investment Operations

  • Ravi Saini, Director of Investments

Past Leaders:

  • Russlyn Ali, Assistant Director of Policy & Research, The Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation

See "Ed Spotlight: Russlyn Ali".

Broad Foundation Support Teach for America

See "Ed Spotlight: Teach For America".

Meet the 2022-23 Broad Fellows

Just Texas

  • Eduardo Hernández - Superintendent of Schools, Edgewood Independent School District, Texas (San Antonio area)

  • Sean Maika - Superintendent, North East Independent School District, Texas (San Antonio area)

The Broad Academy Past Graduates (Fellows)

Just Texas

Austin, TX:

See "Ed Spotlight: MAYA Consulting".

See "Ed Spotlight: Teach For America".

See "Ed Spotlight: TEA".

Houston, TX:

Peter Greene: What Did the Broad Academy Accomplish?


by Diane Ravitch

Study: Broad Academy Grads Help Privatize Public Schools


by Curmudgucation

The Broad Center at Yale SOM Welcomes First Class of Master’s Students


Who is in Texas?

  • Ashleigh Fritz - Head of Schools, YES Prep Public Schools, Houston, Texas

  • Jessica Leonard - Senior Director of Career & Technical Education, KIPP Texas Public Schools, Houston, Texas

  • Tia Leone - Senior Director of Regional Growth Projects, KIPP Texas Public Schools, Dallas, Texas

$100 Million Donation to Yale


by the Broad Foundation

The New Patronage: TEA and Teach for America


by Lynn Davenport

See "Ed Spotlight: Mike Morath"

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