|Board & Committees|
Jonathan Mandle, Corrum Capital Management – Board Chairman
Jonathan Mandle is the board chairman for Peace First. He began working with Peace First in 2004. Jonathan is a Partner and portfolio manager with Corrum Capital Management. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at the University of California, Office of the Treasurer of the Regents and began his career as an analyst at Fidelity Investments. He currently serves on the board of Peace First, is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, and is an Investment Committee member for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. He received a BS and an MBA from Boston College and is a CFA Charterholder. Jonathan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Stephanie, and their three daughters.
Craig Martin, Feinstein Kean Healthcare – Treasurer
Mr. Martin is the CEO of Feinstein Kean Healthcare, a strategy and communications consulting firm serving the life sciences sector. The firm is based in Cambridge, MA, and with offices in CA, NJ and Washington, DC. Previously, he was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Ruder Finn’s Washington, DC office. He is a graduate of Duke University, with a B.A. in political science. Mr. Martin is a resident of Andover, MA. He joined the board in 2003, and serves on the Governance Committee.
Daniel J. Cardinali, Communities In Schools
Mr. Cardinali is President of Communities In Schools, Inc., the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, that serves more than 1.3 million of America’s most disenfranchised students each year. Mr. Cardinali is a 2007 Annie E. Casey Children and Families Fellow, a Trustee for America’s Promise, and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the National Human Services Assembly. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. Mr. Cardinali is a resident of Washington, DC.
Rashida Jones, Actress and Philanthropist
Ms. Jones is a successful actress, well known for her roles on such hit television shows as Parks and Recreation and The Office. She has starred in several films including The Social Network, I Love you, Man, Our Idiot Brother, and The Muppets. She has participated in Stand Up to Cancer events, EDUN and ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History and The Art of Elysium's volunteer program, which runs artistic workshops for hospitalized children. In 2007, Ms. Jones was honorary chair of the annual Housing Works benefit, which fights AIDS and homelessness in New York City. She graduated from Harvard University in 1997 where she studied Religion and Philosophy. Ms. Jones is a resident of New York City. She joined the Peace First board in 2004.
Jesse Peretz, Film and Music Video Director
Mr. Peretz is a film, commercial and Grammy-winning music video director. His past projects include music videos for artists The Foo Fighters and The Roots, commercials for Nike, Ikea, and Sony Playstation, as well as the feature length films The Ex and Our Idiot Brother. He has led our advisory board outreach in New York City where he resides, and he also helps raise awareness of work in Los Angeles. Mr. Peretz is a graduate of Harvard University where he received a BFA and has been a longtime supporter of Peace First prior to joining the board in 2005.
Shruti Sehra, New Profit
Ms. Sehra has served as Partner at New Profit since 2006. Prior to joining New Profit, Ms. Sehra managed a campaign for State Assembly in California while starting an organization dedicated to helping critically ill workers. Before that, she spent seven years working in the private sector, initially as an engineer in manufacturing at Honeywell and later in a series of quality management positions at Howmet Castings and Jabil Circuit. Ms. Sehra holds an SB in Chemistry from MIT, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Ms. Sehra was elected to the Peace First Board in 2012.
LaVerne Srinivasan, Carnegie Corporation of New York
LaVerne Srinivasan became the Program Director for Teaching and Human Capital Management at the Carnegie Corporation of New York in the spring of 2014. She also co-founded FieroNow in 2012. Ms. Srinivasan previously served one year as the President, North America of Time to Know. Prior to joining Time To Know, Ms. Srinivasan was engaged in the design of a new non-profit educational initiative dedicated to making the U.S. a global leader in education through creating effective change across education systems, policy and practice. Ms. Srinivasan served as President of New Leaders for New Schools from 2006 to 2011 and was the Deputy Chancellor for the New York City Department of Education under Joel Klein. Prior to joining the education sector, Ms. Srinivasan was the Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and General Counsel for BMG Entertainment. She holds both undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University. Ms. Srinivasan was elected to the Peace First Board in 2012.