People

2020 Interview Team

Get to Know Our people.

We believe diversity is what makes us strong. Our team members come to us from countless perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

  • Meet the Team
    Lobna Agbaria
    Lobna AgbariaProgram Director
    Chrissie Cinquegrano
    Chrissie CinquegranoOperations Manager
    Liron Klein
    Liron KleinVenture Development Specialist
    Becky Kopilovitch
    Becky KopilovitchFellowship Manager
    Leslie Black
    Leslie BlackDevelopment and Communications Manager
  • Growth Committee
    Perry Solomon
    Perry SolomonCo-Chairperson of the Growth Committee
    David Mendels
    David MendelsCo-Chairperson of the Growth Committee
    Sari Rapkin
    Sari RapkinRetired Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Lester Fagen
    Lester FagenPartner at Cooley LLP
    Sally Ourieff MD
    Sally Ourieff MDFounder of Translational Consulting
    Sleiman Solomon Owayda
    Sleiman Solomon OwaydaFounding Partner of Mozaic Capital
  • OGS Academic Team / Teaching Faculty
    Carol Fierke (ex officio)
    Carol Fierke (ex officio)Provost of Brandeis University
    Brenda Anderson
    Brenda AndersonAcademic Director
    Carole Carlson
    Carole CarlsonVenture Development Leader
    Elif Sisli Ciamarra
    Elif Sisli CiamarraTeaching Faculty
    Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
    Joel Cutcher-GershenfeldTeaching Faculty
    Alain Lempereur
    Alain LempereurTeaching Faculty
    Brian Denenberg
    Brian DenenbergTeaching Faculty
  • OGS Advisory Board
    Governor Deval L. Patrick
    Governor Deval L. Patrick, Chairman, 71st Governor of Massachusetts

    Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Patrick attended Milton Academy, thanks to the organization A Better Chance, and then Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After law school, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and then launched a career as an attorney and business executive, becoming a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the Clinton administration, a partner at two Boston law firms and a senior executive at two Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, in his first bid for elective office, he became Massachusetts’ 71stgovernor, the first Black person to serve in the role.

    During his two terms, Patrick expanded health care to over 98 percent of the Commonwealth’s residents, made unprecedented investments in Massachusetts public schools and public infrastructure, and launched initiatives stimulating clean energy and biotechnology. Under his leadership, Massachusetts ranked first in the nation in student achievement, energy efficiency, health care coverage, veterans’ services, and entrepreneurship, and emerged from recession to achieve a 25-year high in employment. 

    From April 2015 to December 2019, he founded and built an impact investment fund at Bain Capital, where he focused on investments that deliver both a competitive financial return and significant positive social impact. He continues to invest in stakeholder models of mission driven business as a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital and a board member.

    Patrick remains involved in progressive politics, currently as co-chair of American Bridge 21st Century through its BridgeTogether initiative, which supports local grassroots groups working to build engagement among disenfranchised and marginalized voters. Patrick is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and the author of two books, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life and Faith in the Dream: A Call to the Nation to Reclaim American Values.  He spends most of his time in Western Massachusetts with his wife Diane, his dogs and his bees.

    Robert K. Kraft | Founding Honorary Chairman, CEO of The Kraft Group
    Aron J. Ain | Chairman & CEO at Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)
    Hani Alami | Founder & Chairman at Jest, CEO at Coolnet
    Ibrahim AlHusseini | Founder and Managing Partner at FullCycle Energy Fund
    Ola Baker | Founder & CEO at Growon
    Maysa Baransi | Founding Partner at BINA
    Bradley M. Bloom | Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Berkshire Partners
    Laurel W. Eisner | Former Chair of the Board of Directors at The Leir Foundation
    Ohad Elhelo | Founder of Our Generation Speaks, Co-Founder & CEO at Stuff
    Bahaa W. Fam | Managing Partner at Greystone Partners LLC; Senior Advisor to The MITRE Corporation
    Lester Fagen | Partner at Cooley LLP
    Michael G. Frieze | Chief Investment Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors at Gordon Brothers
    Amy Glickman | Board Trustee at Central Synagogue
    Sandra E. Goodstein | Managing Director & Senior Financial Advisor at Wescott
    John Harthorne | Founder of MassChallenge, Founder & Managing Director at Two Lanterns Venture Partners
    Linda Heller Kamm | Former General Counsel to the U.S. Cabinet Department of Transportation
    Rosabeth Moss Kanter | Director & Chair of Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative
    Douglass E. Karp | President, New England Development
    Meyer Koplow | Executive Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Daniel A. Kraft | President International of The Kraft Group
    Lisa M. Lynch | Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University’s Heller School & Visiting Scholar, MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research
    Randa Masri | Founder and CEO of ConnectME
    David Mendels | Former CEO of Brightcove
    Dale S. Okonow | Partner at The Watermill Group
    Sally Ourieff MD | Founder of Translational Consulting
    Sari Rapkin | Retired Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Perry Solomon | Former CEO and Chairman of Esquire Solutions
    Tracey Specter | Life & Leadership Coach at YOU MATTER
    Geraldine Acuna Sunshine | Board of Trustees at Harvard University
    Carol Fierke (ex officio) | Provost of Brandeis University

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