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Board of Directors

Dave Paris, Chair
Dave Paris David Paris is the Managing Director of Paris Advisory, LLC. He has more than 30 years’ experience addressing damages and competition issues in complex commercial disputes in U.S. courts and arbitration proceedings, and advising clients on issues involving intellectual property. These disputes and advisory engagements have involved patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and covered a wide range of industries. He has provided expert testimony on damages issues, including lost profits and reasonable royalties, and on economic issues relevant to granting an injunction, including irreparable harm.
Grace Katabaruki, Vice Chair
Grace Katabaruki Grace Katabaruki is a Principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), where she leads day-to-day operations of the Investment Practice Group. Grace co-leads the investment selection process for the $20M Capital Kids Portfolio. She also manages the youthCONNECT at Suitland High School network of nonprofits, a five-year, $5M initiative that, at scale, will serve 1,300 students annually. Grace began her career as an educator, teaching for five years at Washington, D.C.’s Maret School, where she was awarded the Thomas Prize for Teachers New to Teaching. She received a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and was selected as one of the inaugural Pablo Eisenberg Public Interest Fellows. She also graduated, cum laude, from Harvard College.
Debbie Harrison, Treasurer
Debbie Harrison is the senior manager of Public Policy at the National Business Group on Health. She has extensive experience advising employers, plan administrators, and health industry entities on employee benefits and related tax matters and is an expert on ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA, ADA, and other federal laws affecting employer-sponsored plans. She holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in international policy from the University of Sydney, and a B.A. in English and American literature and language from Harvard College. Debbie has been a member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill since 2008. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar from 2000-2001. 
Margie Yeager, Secretary
Margie Yeager Margie Yeager is a Partner at Education Forward DC leading their Advocacy portfolio. In this role she helps direct philanthropic resources to create enabling conditions to advance quality and equity in public schools. Most recently, she was the Director of Advocacy and Policy at Chiefs for Change, a bipartisan coalition of state and district members. Prior to this, Margie was the Chief of Staff to the DC Deputy Mayor for Education where she supported education policy in DC from birth to career including early childhood centers, DC public and charter schools, and higher education. Margie began her career as a second grade teacher at Simon Elementary in DC with Teach for America. She received her BA from Tufts University summa cum laude and her MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School with thesis honors. Margie lives in DC with her husband and three young sons. Her oldest two sons are in PK and K in DCPS.
Dr. Edward Comstock
Dr. Edward Comstock Dr. Edward Comstock has taught for the past seven years in the College Writing Program in the Department of Literature at American University. He holds a Ph.D. from American University's School of Education, Teaching, and Health, as well as an MA in Literature. Dr. Comstock has published multiple works in international multi-disciplinary scholarly journals such as the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences and Educational Philosophy and Theory. His work explores the history and theory of rhetoric and writing. A life-long resident of the greater Washington, DC area, Dr. Comstock has enjoyed living just off U St. for the past 15 years. Read his professional assessment of One World Education here.
Brett Holmgren
Brett Holmgren currently serves as Vice President for Cyber Management Oversight at Capital One. Prior to this, Brett was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and, before that, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. From 2011-13, he was a Director for Counterterrorism (CT) on the National Security Council, responsible for CT policy in the Arabian Peninsula and West Africa. Brett earned a B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin, and a M.A. in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University. Brett is originally from Minnesota.
Brian Kildee
Brian Kildee is a native Washingtonian and third generation trade unionist. Brian is the owner of Tellspring LLC, a communications firm that serves labor unions, non-profit organizations, and progressive candidates. In addition, he is the Lead Donor for the Terp DREAM Fund, a scholarship to assist first generation students at the University of Maryland. Brian also serves on the board of the Christopher Carter Foundation, a non-profit that provides education, screening, and resources for communities that are at risk for developing diabetes. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and serves on the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Fundraising Campaign Committee. He lives in historic National Park Seminary in Silver Spring with his wife Laura and daughters Rosalia and Bernadine.
Bob Peck
Bob Peck Bob Peck is currently the director of Workplace Consulting for the Southeast Region at Gensler. He has worked in public and private sector real estate and has deep personal and professional experience with the city, with the DC Public School system, and with the arts and philanthropic communities. He is a board member of the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, has served as volunteer president of the DC Preservation League, was the full-time president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, is a former member of the DC Board of Education, and has two children who are graduates of the DC Public Schools.
Seth Silber
Seth Silber Seth Silber is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Washington, DC office, where he focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation, and privacy and data security issues. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini in 2006, Seth served for six years at the Federal Trade Commission. Seth is also active in the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law, serving since 2007 as the chair of the Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee. He is the lead editor of the Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook, published by the ABA in 2009. Additionally, Seth is part-owner/treasurer of the Potomac Nationals, the Class-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Cherrelle Swain
Seth Silber Cherrelle Swain is the Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Outreach at CityBridge Education, where she develops the talent pipeline of new school founders, establishes relationships to support school founders develop the business side of their model, and builds strategic partnerships to uplift CityBridge's mission. Before joining the CityBridge team, Cherrelle was the Development Officer for Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS). She also led student recruitment, family outreach, and community engagement at E.L Haynes Public Charter School. Cherrelle attended Howard University where she majored in International Business with a concentration in Information Systems. Upon graduating from Howard, she spent three years teaching English in Seville, Spain as a fellow for Spain’s Ministry of Education, while earning an MBA from the University of Seville in International Business.
Dr. Quentin Wodon
Quentin Wodon Dr. Quentin Wodon is a Lead Economist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank. Previously, he managed the World Bank unit on values and development, and served as Lead Poverty Specialist for Africa and Economist/Senior Economist for Latin America. He has also taught at American University and Georgetown University. He holds PhDs in Economics and in Theology and Religious Studies, and has more than 500 publications. A recipient of the Prize of Belgium’s Secretary of Foreign Trade, a Fulbright grant, and the Dudley Seers Prize, Dr. Wodon has served on several advisory boards for non-profits and university programs, as Associate Editor for academic journals, and as President of professional economics associations. He enjoys pro bono consulting for nonprofits and is actively involved in Rotary.