• Allan Alson, Board Chair Senior Consultant, Panasonic Foundation

    Allan Alson is a Senior Consultant with the Panasonic Foundation, working with the San Diego, Oakland, and Highline, Washington, school districts to assist their efforts in strategic reform with an emphasis of providing equity for all students. Prior to his work for Panasonic, Allan was a Senior Fellow for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he served as Executive Director of High School Transformation for the Chicago Public Schools.

    Allan began his teaching career in the Philadelphia Public Schools and served as a teacher and administrator in several communities in Massachusetts. While there, he was the assistant director of the Boston Public Schools/Boston University Desegregation Collaborative.

    From 1992 until June 2006, Allan was the superintendent of Evanston Township High School. As superintendent, he was involved in creating a wide array of community partnerships, including an award-winning, school-based health center, an interagency collaborative to structure services for children and families in need, and a school and community task force on safety and civility.

    In February 1999, Allan helped create the Minority Student Achievement Network, a consortium of thirty urban-suburban school districts across the United States devoted to discovering, developing and implementing the means to improve the academic achievement of students of color. Districts in the network collaboratively conduct and publish research, analyze policies, and examine practices that affect the academic performance of students of color.

  • Tim Daly Co-founder and CEO, EdNavigator

    Under Timothy’s tenure as president, TNTP has become a leading source of innovative research and a respected independent voice on teacher quality issues. He played a key role in the publication of The Widget Effect (2009), an acclaimed study detailing the flaws in teacher evaluation. The report informed the federal government’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top initiative and helped catalyze legislation in more than 15 states. More recently, he participated in the writing of The Irreplaceables (2012), which explored the teacher retention crisis through the experience of the country’s best teachers.

    In 2012, Tim and CEO Ariela Rozman were co-recipients of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for their leadership at TNTP.

    Timothy began his tenure at TNTP in 2001 with the New York City Teaching Fellows, a program he helped grow into one of the leading providers of new teachers in the nation’s largest district. Nearly 10,000 NYC Teaching Fellows currently work in city classrooms, accounting for 1 in 5 science teachers, and 1 in 4 math and Special Education teachers.

    Before joining TNTP, Timothy served as a Teach For America corps member at Northeast Middle School in Baltimore. He holds a master of arts degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in American studies from Northwestern University.

  • Seth Weinberger Executive Director, Innovations for Learning

    Seth Weinberger is the founder of Innovations for Learning and the developer of its first software programs. Seth also is a co-founder of the Cherry Preschool in Evanston, Illinois. He is retired from the international law firm Mayer Brown, where he was a partner and associate in its Global Information Technology practice for more than 25 years. Seth received both a bachelor of arts degree in economics and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

  • Colin Green Professor and Interim Dean, George Washington Graduate School of Education

    Bio coming soon!

  • Mark Fontana Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank
    Bio coming soon!
  • Noel Massie U.S. Operations Manager, UPS

    Noel Massie serves as UPS’s U.S. Operations Manager. In this role, Massie supports and guides all package delivery and logistics services in the United States.

    Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Massie attended San Jose State University’s School of Engineering before receiving a bachelor’s degree in business management from La Salle University. 

    Massie began his UPS career in 1977 as a part-time package handler while attending college. In 1980, he was promoted into management where he held a variety of positions across the country, including delivery operations, engineering, learning and development, and in UPS’s corporate office in Atlanta. He has served as a president for several business units since 1997.

    In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Massie serves as the Board Chair of the Los Angeles Urban League. He previously served as Board Chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and was a Board Member for 5 years for the Los Angeles United Way. He currently also serves on the Audit Committee of the Annenberg Foundation.

    Awards and Citations

    • 2014 100 Most Influential Award (Orange County Register)
    • 2013 Man of the Year Award (NAWBO – National Association of Women Business Owners)
    • 2012 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award (L.A. Business Journal)
    • 2011 Information Technology Award (California State University, Los Angeles)
    • 2010 Inland Empire Global Leader of the Year (San Bernardino County’s Office of Economic Development)
    • 2010 Ethical Business Leadership Award (Beta Gamma Sigma)
    • 2015 Drucker School of Management Leadership Award
    • 2018 City Council of Los Angeles awarded an African American Heritage Month Citation for Service to the People of Los Angeles


    • Attended San Jose State University’s School of Engineering
    • Degree in Business Management from LaSalle University