SumOfUs is governed by a board of directors who are ultimately accountable for the work that we do. Our board manage our Executive Director, are responsible for our financial health and ensure we operate within the rules set out for us as a United States registered 501(c)4 organization..
Emma Prest is the Executive Director of DataKind UK. She leads a community of 1000+ pro bono data scientists, designing and delivering data science projects that turbo charge their non-profit partners' work. She works to build understanding about what data science can do in the social change sector. Emma sits on the Editorial Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She was previously a programme coordinator at Tactical Tech, providing hands-on help for activists using data in campaigning. Emma holds an MA in Public Policy with a specialism in Media, Information & Communications from Central European University in Hungary and a degree in Politics and Geography from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Located in London, United Kingdom
Ismael Savadogo is the Chief Financial Officer at Color Of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the US. Ismael previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a public opinion research and strategic consulting firm where he oversaw the growth and global expansion of the organization. He also worked in Francophone West Africa as the Chief Financial Officer and Special Advisor for COP-EL helping to restore and maintain the distribution of affordable electricity to many underprivileged communities. Earlier in his professional career he served as the Controller at Hytech Industries.
Located in Washington D.C., United States
Keith Goodman is a social justice leader with a deep commitment to scaling organizations and their impact in the world through excellence in management, cultural practices, technology, and data-driven analysis. Through his consulting work, he advises a variety of non-profit, for-profit, and social good projects in service of maximum impact.Formerly the Chief of Staff and Operations at Color Of Change, the United State’s largest online racial justice group, he managed a period of rapid growth with a focus on developing a culture of impact and rapid innovation.Formerly the Chief of Staff and Operations at Color Of Change, the United State’s largest online racial justice group, he managed a period of rapid growth with a focus on developing a culture of impact and rapid innovation. Keith has focused on innovation and impact throughout his career. During Barack Obama’s campaign for president in 2008, he designed and led the Neighbor to Neighbor program, at the time the largest and most technologically sophisticated online-to-offline organizing program on a US political campaign, empowering 116,000 volunteers to knock doors and make phone calls without a need for physical campaign infrastructure. He has also worked in a variety of other leadership roles in the social justice and progressive community, including work on organized labor, the environment and climate change, and electoral politics.
Located in New York, United States
Preethi Herman established Change.org as a people’s platform in India - growing it from a user base of less than 200,000 users to a current 8 million active citizens taking action on various social change issues across the country. As somebody who had not used a computer by herself until she was 18, Preethi Herman is one of the (rare) women leaders at the forefront of the ‘technology for social change’ space. In her career spanning 15 years and hundreds of campaigns, Preethi has led teams that have worked on incredible campaigns proving that regular citizens can create transformative change using technology. Recently, her team’s work ensured sweeping changes in the Indian Government policy which will now recognise single mothers as sole guardians in their children’s passports. Under Preethi’s lead, the Change.org India team has brought the issue of excessive rates of Caesarean surgeries into national headlines and made it into a movement touching the lives of millions of Indian women. This lies at the heart of Preethi’s core vision; the power for people coming together to create change and leveraging technology in a decentralised structure of civil leadership. It is a vision she hopes to realise as part of her work, career and life. She is also founder of ‘Create Change Foundation’ and has launched ‘Campaign Academy India’.
Located in India
Tate Hausman is the Director of the Millions of Jobs Coalition, a new progressive group fighting for equitable, clean, 21st Century investment in America's aging infrastructure. Before starting the Coalition, Tate served as the Managing Director of the Analyst Institute, an innovation lab that develops new tools and strategies for progressives. He was also the Managing Director at MoveOn.org, where he ran experimental voter contact programs that helped progressives rack up victories in 2012. Tate has directed a number of other national political operations, such as Vote Today Ohio, a voter mobilization effort that helped swing Ohio to Barack Obama; and Slam Bush, a hip-hop voter registration drive in 2004. He has worked for two Congressional campaigns, one gubernatorial, and multiple state, municipal and issue campaigns. Tate is the founding Board Chair at SumOfUs, and is on the board of a small, progressive, family philanthropy called the R&R Foundation.
Located in New York, United States
Zeina Alhajj is currently the Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean, a regional office for Greenpeace that operates in the Middle East and North Africa. She has 20 years of experience in creative campaigning, communications, political and policy development, fundraising, and public engagement and mobilisation on a global level. Zeina is an activist by heart and has worked on social issues ranging from global electoral laws and environmental policies to dealing with war aftermath. She volunteered for Greenpeace when the organisation was first setting up offices in the Middle East, and became their spokesperson in the Arab World. For many years, she shaped Greenpeace’s global strategies and led many of its creative campaigns challenging global corporates within the electronics and textile industries, as well as global food companies. Zeina has a notorious laugh that can raise a smile on a rainy day in Amsterdam, where she lived for 12 years. Now she enjoys the sun of Istanbul.
Located in Istanbul, Turkey