Advisory Board

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BERNADETTE PAOLO

Bernadette Paolo is presently a Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. Prior to going to Harvard she served as President and CEO of The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa from 2006 to 2016.

ROBERT BERNSTEIN

Robert Bernstein is a NYC native and a former educator for the New York City Department of Education, with more than 26 years of educational experience. He is a renowned journalist and writer for various African publications and Diaspora NGO’s.

ALMAZ NEGASH

Almaz Negash is the Founder of the African Diaspora Network and is currently the managing director of Step Up Silicon Valley.

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ART JONES

Art Jones is a veteran filmmaker and entrepreneur. He heads Great Jones Productions, with more than 25 years of films experience.

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DEAN BACKER

Dean Backer is a Managing Director of Global Securities at Goldman Sachs, with years of tremendous amount of business experience.