Stephanie Khurana | Chair
Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation | Boston, MA
Stephanie was on the founding team of Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP), a visionary startup in the tech space that was one of the first entities to foresee the transformation from mainframe-centric solutions to client-server architecture and packaged solutions. She previously was Co-Founder, CEO, and Director of Surebridge, Inc, a web-based software provider which was ultimately sold to Time Warner, Inc. She has served as Acting Executive Director at the Tobin Project, a nonprofit organization that sits on the forefront of major research initiatives that address some of society’s most pressing problems and helps transform public policy debates, inspired by economics Nobel laureate James Tobin. She currently serves on their Board of Directors. Stephanie received a "Top 40 under 40" award from the Boston Business Journal in 1999. She serves on the President’s Council of Cornell Women and is a co-Master of Cabot House at Harvard University. She has consulted with clients ranging from early stage to established organizations in the nonprofit, technology, and healthcare sectors and serves on several social enterprise boards.
Stephanie received her BS in Applied Economics with a concentration in International Relations from Cornell University, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Enrichment Executive Director, Gold Crown Foundation | Denver, CO
Fran has been with Gold Crown since the Enrichment program began in 2004. Since then she has overseen the day-to-day operations including daytime elementary school classes, The Clubhouse, and fundraising/development.
After teaching pre-school for four years, Fran returned to school to receive her teacher certification, and became a Title One reading teacher and Literacy Coach for Jefferson County (Colorado) for nine years. At Gold Crown, Fran led a needs assessment for the planning, designing, and implementing of the Enrichment programs. She worked to develop a relationship with Jefferson County schools to establish daytime programming which to date has served over 600 students. Under Fran’s direction, Gold Crown Enrichment was awarded licensing to become a member of The Clubhouse Network, which today is the program Gold Crown is most proud of.
Fran received a marketing degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology from NYU in New York City.
Co-founder and Partner Emeritus, Charles River Ventures | Cambridge, MA
Since co-founding Charles River Ventures in 1970, Rick has played a major role in the firm's development into one of the country's major venture firms. For the last 20 years, Rick has focused on investments in the fields of communications and information services. Among the successful investments he has led on behalf of Charles River are: Cascade Communications, Chipcom Corporation, Epoch Systems, Abacus Direct, Summa Four, Concord Communications, Prominet, Aptis and Sonus Networks.
Apart from venture capital, Rick is active in community organizations, serving as chairman of Boston's nationally recognized Museum of Science, chairman of the Entrepreneur's Foundation of New England, vice chairman of Sea Education Association and director of The Boston Foundation. He is a past chairman of the board of the Middlesex School.
Rick holds a B.A. in History from Harvard College and an MBA from Boston University.
Assistant Supervisor, Network Security; Lycos | Boston, MA
Steve was a founding member of the very first Clubhouse in 1995 and remained involved for many years as a member. Today he is active in the Clubhouse’s Alumni Network and continues to mentor young members whenever he can.
Steve’s advocacy for The Clubhouse as a place that makes a difference in young people’s lives has taken many forms. At the launch of The Clubhouse’s partnership with Intel in 2000, Steve shared the stage with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, then-CEO Craig Barrett of Intel, and comedian Sinbad – and stole the show, giving an impassioned speech about the impact of The Clubhouse on his life. He also represented the program in Washington DC in 1997 when The Clubhouse won the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.
He has worked in network security at Lycos in the Boston area since 2007. He is a talented professional photographer and videographer whose work has been featured around the world. Steve has had the opportunity to shoot for local magazines in Boston and elsewhere, as well as at weddings, events, and concerts. He has worked with talent such as Jasmine Solano, Lisa Bello, Louie Bello, local Boston designers and various actors/actresses all over the US and beyond. His photography, he says, “is really about giving everyone something to think about in terms of art as well as providing imagery that only I can capture.”
Co-Founder, The Clubhouse program; LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab | Cambridge, MA
As head of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Mitchel explores how new technologies can engage people in creative learning experiences. In 1993, along with Natalie Rusk, he co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project. Resnick's research group has also developed the "programmable brick" technology that inspired the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit, and Scratch, an online community where children program and share interactive stories, games, and animations.
Mitchel worked as a science-technology journalist from 1978 to 1983, and has consulted throughout the world on creative uses of computers in education. He is author of Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams (1994), co-editor of Constructionism in Practice (1996), and co-author of Adventures in Modeling (2001). In 2011, Resnick was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education.
He earned a BA in Physics at Princeton University, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at MIT.
Director, Community Relations, Best Buy | Minneapolis, MN
Andrea Wood is Director of Community Relations for Best Buy. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing Best Buy’s signature philanthropic programs including Best Buy Teen Tech Centers, which are state-of-the-art technology centers that are members of The Clubhouse Network and help youth develop tech skills to prepare for college and careers. Andrea also leads Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy program, which provide free tech education events and tech summer camps for youth in underserved, low-income neighborhoods across the country.
Prior to coming to Best Buy, Andrea served as Senior Manager in Community Relations for Target Corporation. Her responsibilities included overseeing Target’s multi-million dollar social service giving portfolio. Andrea has also held Corporate Communications roles at both Target and Travelers. In addition to her work in the corporate sector, she has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management and fund development.
Andrea holds a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a B.A. in English Literature. For fun, she teaches group fitness classes at Lifetime Fitness and likes to hang out with her daughter, who is in her third year at Macalester College.
Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management | Cambridge, MA
Peter's work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. Weill joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2000 to become director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). MIT CISR is funded by 80 corporate sponsors and patrons, and undertakes practical research on how firms generate business value from information technology (IT). As chair, Weill focuses on globalizing the center’s research and delivery. In 2008, Ziff Davis recognized Weill as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic.
His award-winning books, journal articles, and case studies have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. Weill has co-authored best-selling books published by Harvard Business School Press, including IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain (2009), Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution (2006), IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results (2004), and Leveraging the New Infrastructure: How Market Leaders Capitalize on Information Technology (1998). His co-authored book, Place to Space: Migrating to eBusiness Models (2001), was named by Library Journal as one of the best business books of the year, and was reviewed by The New York Times. Weill presents executive and MBA programs on the business value of IT, and in 2007 received an MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award.
Weill works regularly on IT issues with corporations and governments, including Aetna, ANZ, BCG, BT, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, France Telecom, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Origin Energy, PwC, Raytheon, State Street Corporation, TCS, Unibanco, Woolworths, and the World Bank. He has conducted workshops at Microsoft and at the Bill Gates CEO Summit; at the SAP CEO Summit; and for the boards of directors of Banco do Brasil, CBA, Unibanco, and Woolworths.
Peter holds a BE from Melbourne University as well as an MBA, an MPhil, and a PhD in management information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.