Our Leadership Team

New Sector’s leadership team consists of a talented and diverse board of directors, staff, and advisors.

Hap Brakeley

Chair Emeritus & Senior Advisor

Hap joined the New Sector team in 2002. He has served multiple terms as New Sector’s board chair, and currently serves as a senior advisor. Hap is also the chief growth officer of Merkle Inc., the largest and fastest-growing performance marketing agency in the U.S. Prior to Merkle, Hap spent over 30 years at Accenture, a leading global professional services company. At Accenture, Hap served in multiple senior executive roles, including chief sales officer, global managing director of several successful new ventures, and member of the board of directors that launched the company’s initial public offering. Hap has a BA in mathematics and economics from Dartmouth. He currently directs two major scholarship funds, the Dartmouth College Libby Brakeley Scholarship for top engineering students and the Libby Brakeley Scholarship for top high school students. Hap enjoys skiing, golf, and keeping up with his six children.


Heidi Brooks

Board Treasurer

Heidi was a member of New Sector’s inaugural cohort of Summer Fellows in 2002. She spent her summer serving at Year Up and working directly with founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian. She has been an active advisor and friend to New Sector since 2003 and recently became New Sector’s board treasurer. Heidi is also the chief operating officer of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, a national foundation dedicated to developing and strengthening a broad based and representative movement that seeks to achieve fully resourced, quality Pre-K through grade 12 public education. Outside of work, she also serves on the boards of Crittenton Women’s Union and Associated Grantmakers. Heidi has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA from Johns Hopkins, and a BA from the University of South Carolina. When not working or volunteering, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Timothy Butler

Senior Advisor

Tim has advised and actively supported New Sector since 2003. He is a globally recognized expert on career development and the co-founder of CareerLeader, the market-leading business career self-assessment tool. Tim is also a senior fellow and director of career development programs at Harvard Business School. His research interests focus on career decision-making, particularly the relationship between personality structure and work satisfaction. He has published technical papers on career assessment psychometrics and small group dynamics in academic journals and numerous practitioner-oriented articles in periodicals such as Fortune, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. His books include Discovering Your Career in Business (Addison-Wesley, 1997), The Twelve Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back (Doubleday, 2002), and Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths (Harvard Business School Press, 2007). 


Gerald Chertavian

Senior Advisor

Gerald has been an advisor to New Sector since 2001. As CEO and founder of Year Up, he has hosted over 65 New Sector Fellows and consulting teams over the past two decades. Chertavian is dedicated to closing the Opportunity Divide that exists in our nation. Gerald’s commitment to working with urban youth spans more than 25 years. He has actively participated in the Big Brother mentoring program since 1985 and was recognized as one of New York’s outstanding Big Brothers in 1989. In 2008, he was appointed by Former Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick to serve on the MA State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. In 2013, he was appointed by Governor Patrick to serve as Chairman of the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees. Gerald began his career on Wall Street as an officer of the Chemical Banking Corporation. He earned a BA in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College and an MBA, with honors, from Harvard Business School. He has received honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and Mount Ida College. His 2012 book, A Year Up, is a New York Times bestseller.


Bill Damon

Senior Advisor

Bill joined the New Sector team as a senior advisor in 2017. He is director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence and professor of education at Stanford University. Bill has written over a dozen books, his most recent being The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice. He has also written numerous articles for professional journals over the years. He is the editor-in-chief of The Handbook of Child Psychology, Fifth and Sixth Editions, and a member of the National Academy of Education. Bill’s research interests include exploring how young people develop purpose in their civic, work, family, and community relationships. He has received awards and grants supporting his research from the Carnegie Corporation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and several others. Bill is the co-chair of the Andrew Mellon Foundation Commission on Higher Education and a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Education, and American Educational Research Association. He received a BA from Harvard College and earned his PhD in developmental psychology from University of California Berkeley.


Gayatri Datar


Gayatri joined New Sector as a staff member in 2007 and helped manage New Sector’s inaugural cohort of Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) Fellows. She now serves as an advisor. Gayatri is the co-founder and CEO of EarthEnable, a social enterprise that aims to make living conditions healthier for the world’s poor, starting with eliminating dirt floors. Prior to founding EarthEnable, she worked at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Finance Corporation, and grassroots NGOs in India (tsunami relief work), Namibia (women’s health and empowerment), Nicaragua (microfinance), and Albania (civil society). She holds a BA in economics from Harvard College, an MPA in international development from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. In addition, Gayatri is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Stanford Social Innovation Fellow, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient. When she is not building earthen floors and advising fellow social entrepreneurs, Gayatri enjoys dance and spending time with her adopted dogs.

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Srikant Datar

Senior Advisor

Srikant has been a friend to New Sector since 2007 and currently serves as a senior advisor. He is also the Arthur Lowes Dickinson professor of business administration, faculty chair of the Harvard Innovation Lab, and senior associate dean for university affairs at Harvard Business School. Srikant was selected by Thinkers50 India as one of the top thinkers who had an impact on the theory and practice of management in 2015. He has written three books including Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads and has published dozens of journal articles over the last 30 years. Srikant has published articles in several prestigious journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Management Science. Srikant is a graduate with distinction from the University of Bombay, has received gold medals upon graduation from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. A chartered accountant, he holds two master’s degrees and a PhD from Stanford University. He also received an honorary Doctorate of Literature from Symbiosis International University in 2012.

Carole Diarra

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Carole was a co-founder of the pilot program that led to New Sector’s creation in 2000. She partnered closely with New Sector founder Carly Janson on the early iterations of New Sector’s program model. Carole re-engaged as an advisor in 2017. In addition to her advisory role at New Sector, Carole serves as a senior executive at L’Oréal, where she leads the Vichy skincare brand. Carole has spent the past decade in various roles at L’Oréal, where she has become a well-recognized expert in brand management, consumer products, digital and social media, leadership development, management, and strategy. She has also worked with SheKnows Media on their #BlogHer project to further their mission of helping women inspire women. Carole holds a BA in economics from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In her free time, Carole enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.


Michael Etzel


Michael joined New Sector as a mentor and trainer in 2012, served on New Sector’s board of directors from 2014-2017, and currently serves as an advisor. He is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office. Since joining Bridgespan in 2006, Michael focuses on effectiveness across the full spectrum of social innovation financing, advising corporate, institutional, and family philanthropists and investors—including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Bain Capital, and Goldman Sachs. Michael earned his AB cum laude with high honors in social studies from Harvard College, and his MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. In his free time, Michael is always looking for an excuse to get outside skiing, sailing, and hiking with his wife.


Dave Evans

Senior Advisor

Dave joined the New Sector family as a senior advisor in 2017. He is the author of the 2016 #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life and a faculty member in the Stanford mechanical engineering design group, where he teaches the popular Designing Your Life courses at the d.school. Dave’s passion is helping both emerging and experienced professionals apply the innovative principles of design thinking to the “wicked problem” of designing your life. Prior to joining Stanford as a faculty member in 2007, Dave spent over 30 years in executive leadership and management consulting in high technology companies. He product managed the first mouse and early laser-printing projects at Apple, was a co-founder of Electronic Arts, and has consulted to dozens of startups and major corporations. Dave has both a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

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Tessa Forshaw

DYS Design Director

Tessa joined New Sector as Design Director for Designing Your Success in 2018. She is also a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering within the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (or d.school). Tessa enjoys working at the intersection of design, people, and technology to shape an equitable future of work. Prior to joining the New Sector team, Tessa worked at IDEO CoLab and as part of Accenture’s Strategy Insight and Innovation team. Both of these roles focused on the future of work landscape and the opportunity for technology to help make it more inclusive. While at Accenture, she led flagship research into the skills needed for the future and the role of technology in workforce development. Tessa holds and Masters in Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford University and a Bachelors from The Australian National University.


Brian Garshelis

Executive Director

A recognized national leader in social impact and leadership development, Brian became New Sector’s executive director in September 2017. He joined the New Sector team in 2011 in San Francisco as chief of staff and special assistant to the founder and CEO. He has served the organization in various capacities since that time, including San Francisco Bay Area site director and founding Twin Cities site director. Most recently, Brian oversaw New Sector’s programs in Boston, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Twin Cities. His previous professional experience includes working for Jumpstart, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Barnes & Conti Associates, and Spotlight Consulting, a professional training and coaching firm. Brian holds a BA in political science from the University of St. Thomas. His hobbies include baseball, waffle making, and spending quality time with his wife and three young sons.


Alice Hawari

Marketing Director

Alice joined the New Sector team in early 2017. As New Sector’s first marketing director, she is shaping the New Sector brand and how the organization engages with the many communities it touches. She also advises select New Sector partner organizations and Fellows focused on marketing and communications. Alice has over fifteen years of experience as a corporate marketing leader as well as an independent marketing consultant for mission-driven organizations. She started her career in advertising with a focus on large accounts including Milk, Sony, and IBM. She then transitioned to the technology industry, where she worked for Yahoo!, AOL, and most recently Nativo, a late-stage start-up. Alice has a BA in American studies from Yale University. When she is not building brands, she loves spending time with her husband and two young children.


Aaron Hurst


Aaron has been a friend to New Sector since 2001, when he founded the Taproot Foundation. He currently serves as an advisor. Aaron is a globally recognized entrepreneur and the CEO of Imperative, a benefit corporation he founded in 2013. Imperative runs a technology platform that enables people to discover and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is the author of The Purpose Economy, an advisor to many global brands, and a frequent speaker on the topic of purpose. Widely known for his thought leadership and a regular writer for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company, Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and the Manhattan Institute. He has a BA in service learning from the University of Michigan. 


Carly Janson

Founder & Senior Advisor

Carly founded New Sector in 2000 and served as CEO until 2013. She re-joined the organization as Board Chair in 2017. In addition to her current role with New Sector as a Senior Advisor, Carly currently serves as a director in the Career Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she oversees career development for MBA and mid-career students. Carly started her career in management consulting, serving clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to large nonprofits to public sector agencies. Her professional experience also includes serving as a co-founder of the Social Impact Practice at The Boston Consulting Group and an adjunct faculty member at Harvard University. Carly has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. Carly’s hobbies include running, skiing, and spending time with her husband and two children.


Roger Krakoff

Chair Emeritus & Senior Advisor

Roger joined New Sector’s board of directors in 2005 and has served multiple terms, including board chair from 2013-2017. He currently serves as a senior advisor. He is also the founder and managing partner of Cloud Capital, with over 20 years of venture capital, equity investing and operating experience in the enterprise software, IT, and information services industries. Before his time at Cloud Capital, Roger was a venture partner at Sigma Partners and a partner with JEGI Capital, focusing on the intersection of technology with the media, marketing and information industries. Prior to entering the venture capital industry, Roger held senior executive positions in corporate development, marketing, and product management. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and both a MALD in international business and a BA in international relations from Tufts University.

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Guy Lebanon

Board Chair & President

Guy joined the board as president in 2018. Guy is a director at Amazon where he leads Search Quality. Previously, he was a director at Netflix where he led its homepage personalization efforts including its well-known movie recommendation system. Previously, he held engineering management positions at Amazon and LinkedIn and was a tenured professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Guy published several books and over 70 refereed articles in machine learning, and he received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. He also won first place in the PASCAL image segmentation competition three times, and received the NSF CAREER Award, the WWW best student paper award, the ICML best paper runner-up award, the Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Award, and is a Siebel Scholar. Outside work, he enjoys travel, spending time with his wife and two children, and his new motorcycling hobby.

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Bora Lee

DYS Program Designer

Bora is a Program Designer for New Sector Alliance’s Designing Your Success, where she uses the methods and mindsets of design thinking to reframe, test, and iterate on the program’s potential. Previously, she managed leadership development & coaching programs for private companies and universities, conducted research with the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. As a first generation college student, Bora is dedicated to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the future of work. Her background lies at the intersection of psychology, education, and design. Bora holds an MA in Policy, Organization, & Leadership Studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a BA in Psychology & International Studies from the University of California, San Diego.


Susie Lee

Board Secretary

Susie was an AmeriCorps Entrepreneur Corps Fellow at New Sector from 2004 to 2005 and served on New Sector’s board of directors from 2010-2013. Since then, she has supported the organization in a variety of advisory and mentoring capacities. Susie is currently the chief investment officer at RSF Social Finance. She has built her career in venture capital and investment management for over a decade and has used her expertise to support a variety of social causes and nonprofit organizations both domestically and abroad. Susie has a BA in history from Columbia University and has completed core courses in the MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In her free time, Susie enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Jay Lorsch

Senior Advisor

Jay served on New Sector’s board of directors from 2012-2017 and now serves as a senior advisor. He first advised New Sector in 2002 as a course project at Harvard Business School. Jay is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School and a globally-recognized expert on corporate governance, known especially for his contribution of contingency theory to the field of organizational behavior. He is currently chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and faculty chairman of the Executive Education corporate governance series. As a consultant, Jay has served clients in a diverse range of companies, including Applied Materials, Deloitte Touche, Tyco International, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. Jay holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Marcia Mundt

Program & Operations Director

Marcia joined New Sector in 2015 and supports national training, evaluation, and operations. Marcia is a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she is completing her dissertation on deliberative democracy as a mechanism for post-conflict peacebuilding. She also works as a curriculum and evaluation strategist at Stanford University. Her professional background is in both domestic and international service with the public and social sectors building and piloting intervention models, designing and delivering training, and evaluating impact. Marcia holds an MS in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a MA in peace studies from the University of Bradford, and BA in communication studies, government, and foreign languages from New Mexico State University. She enjoys hiking, traveling abroad, and spending time with her family.


Liz Peintner

Leadership Coach & Consultant

Liz joined the New Sector family in 2017 as a leadership coach and consultant. She is the founder of Meaning + Momentum, LLC, a leadership coaching and consulting business dedicated to amplifying the impact and resilience of mission-driven leaders and organizations. From 2005-2017, Liz led an array of student programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation. Prior to that, she advised small, growing, and start-up nonprofits through board matching, training, and leadership development programs at NEW in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Liz earned a BS in social work/family studies and human development from Kansas State University, a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Michigan, and has completed her International Coach Federation-accredited coaching training with the Coaches Training Institute. 


Lauren Rivera


Lauren has been involved in New Sector since 2005 and currently serves as an advisor. From 2005 to 2007 she co-taught a popular Harvard course that offered New Sector program participants academic credit. Lauren joined the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University faculty in 2009. She is an expert on selection procedures and has written extensively on hiring and promotion practices in elite professional service firms. Her award-winning book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press, 2015) investigates hiring decisions for top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms. Her research has been featured in the Atlantic, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. Lauren has been named one of the top 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants and a rising management star by Thinkers50. She received her BA in developmental psychology and sociology from Yale and her PhD in sociology from Harvard. In her free time Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.

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Janelle Romero

Chicago Program Director

Janelle joined the New Sector team in summer of 2018 as the Chicago Summer Program Director, and transitioned to the role of Special Projects Director later that same year. Janelle boasts a wealth of knowledge about the social sector, with over twenty years of experience working in nonprofit management and development in the Chicago area. Janelle holds an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from The School of Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in English from Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two young children.

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Julia Rubin

DYS Program Designer

Julia is a Program Designer for New Sector Alliance’s Designing Your Success. She leverages her background as a classroom teacher and her education at Stanford’s d.school and Graduate School of Education to place learners at the center of the design process and empower them to navigate the future of work. Before joining New Sector Alliance, Julia designed, prototyped, and tested projects aimed at understanding the needs of neurodiverse students and facilitating mainstreaming to local high schools, training women in leadership as public speakers and designing remote learning experiences to empower women from vulnerable and marginalized backgrounds, and building and testing teacher tools to provide higher quality feedback for K12 students on their analytical writing as they make the leap from concrete to abstract thinking. In addition to her work as a designer, she is passionate about research that measures the effectiveness of tech interventions with learners. Julia hold a masters degree from the Learning, Design and Technology program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, and a masters degree in Creative Writing from Mills College.


Anne Shoemaker

Alumni Board Chair

Annie was a New Sector Summer Fellow at YMCA Training, Inc. in Boston in 2009, joined the New Sector Alliance alumni board in 2012 and became alumni board chair in 2013. She is an active advisor to the organization and served on New Sector’s board of directors from 2014-2017. In addition to her New Sector role, Annie currently works on the Strategic Initiatives team at TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. Annie began her career in management consulting at L.E.K. Consulting. She subsequently worked at Uncommon Schools (a network of public charter schools), on the Data Analytics team and then as a 6th grade literacy teacher. She also served as an analyst at Education Pioneers in New York City. Annie has an AB from Harvard College. When she is not traveling abroad with TechnoServe, she lives in New York with her husband and in her free time enjoys yoga.

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Damon Shoholm


Damon has been an active advisor to New Sector since the launch of New Sector’s Twin Cities site in 2014. He has served as mentor and trainer for New Sector program participants, as well as a critical thought partner on how New Sector approaches talent development. In addition to his advisory role with New Sector, Damon is the director of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, creating the conditions for effective self-reflection while serving to increase the capacity of individuals and organizations alike. Damon has more than a decade of experience in leadership development, civic engagement, and facilitation training. He is also a board member and chair of the development committee for the Minnesota Alliance with Youth, and a community leadership manager for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Damon received his master’s degree in applied leadership with an emphasis in leadership studies from Augsburg University in Minnesota. Damon is passionate about professional soccer, specifically the Minnesota United.


Craig Warren

Senior Advisor

Craig is Chief Operating Officer for Greater Twin Cities United Way. As a member of the executive team since 2014, Craig leads the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Donor Operations, Facilities, Community Impact Operations, and Inclusion functions and also serves as the Chief of Staff.  He possesses over 20 years of global leadership experience with expertise in executing large-scale change initiatives, implementing shared services delivery models, and partnering with organizational leaders to unleash the potential of their employees. Craig was most recently a Senior Director at Best Buy.  His reputation in the shared services field has been established at some of the most widely recognized corporations, among them: Rockwell Automation; The Coca-Cola Company; and Towers Perrin. He is also a military veteran having served as a tanker in the United States Army. He holds an MA in public policy from The University of Chicago and a BA in political science and anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.  In his free time, Craig enjoys cycling, pursuing equanimity, and spending time with his family.

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Sheila Warren


Sheila has been involved in New Sector since 2007 and formally joined the New Sector team as an advisor in 2017. She is the vice president of alliances and development for TechSoup and also serves as general counsel. Sheila designed, built, and launched NGOsource, a groundbreaking web-based service that streamlines diligence requirements for international grantmaking. While creating this program, Sheila also served as the director and head of program development for NGOsource, working on it for nearly a decade. Sheila has extensive cross-sector experience including designing new programs, strategy building expertise, and legal advising. Sheila is passionate about philanthropy and has counseled hundreds of charitable organizations in the areas of tax and corporate law. She is active in the local and national philanthropic communities through serving on several nonprofit boards, offering pro bono legal counsel, and volunteering her time to various causes. Sheila earned her AB magna cum laude in economics from Harvard University, and her JD from Harvard Law School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.