Bringing a diverse set of knowledge and expertise, our board guides our work, enables our vision, and holds us accountable for the growth we make.  

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Anna Kawar, MBA, MPP, Improvement Specialist, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Anna has been working to improve areas of social policy and services for almost 10 years. She began her career with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, where she fell in love with the science of improvement as a way to make real change in complex systems. The science of improvement is a methodology of disciplined inquiry, testing, and using data to learn our way into improving outcomes, but it also fundamentally shifts the assumption of what it takes to improve by focusing on collaborative learning and the empowerment of users and front-line workers in change efforts. After receiving her MPP and MBA from Duke University, Anna moved to the Bay Area to bring this approach to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where the powerful combination of networks and improvement science has been pioneered to accelerate learning for the field. Since joining Carnegie two years ago, Anna has taught over 600 educators and coached over 50 teams from non-profits, schools, and districts to use innovation, rapid-cycle testing, data, and spread methodologies to generate learning about not just what works, but also how to get those changes to work across varied contexts to improve educational outcomes for all students.

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Angela Lynch, CPA, Senior Manager, SC&H Group, LLC

Angela has been providing financial audit and business advisory services to companies in the technology, retail and service industries for over 10 years. Since joining SC&H Group 9 years ago, Angela has gained significant experience analyzing financial data, assessing internal controls and preparing financial statements. This experience along with an interest in business transactions has led Angela to join a growing team within the firm specializing in financial due diligence engagements. Angela provides her clients with meaningful recommendations and keeps them apprised of new and developing accounting standards throughout the year. Angela is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

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Jared T. Murphy, Investment Analyst, T. Rowe Price

Jared has been working in business strategy and investment management for nine years. Jared began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company based in Atlanta, Georgia. At Bain, Jared advised Fortune 500 companies on strategic decisions by understand the needs and aspirations of client stakeholders, analyzing both internal and external data sources, and by applying proven strategic and operational frameworks. Currently, Jared serves as an Investment Analyst at T Rowe Price where he is responsible for investment recommendations within the Business Services sector. In this role, Jared performs primary and secondary research to inform investment recommendations that drive the underlying performance in client investment portfolios. Jared has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Leigh Jarosinski, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager, BGE

Leigh is currently a Senior Gas Supply and Transportation Analyst at Baltimore Gas & Electric, an Exelon Company. As a dedicated employee since 2009, Leigh has worked in various financial and operational roles throughout the company. In her current role she generates revenue opportunities, tracks gas management systems, and analyzes performance metrics. Prior to BGE Leigh held various financial and accounting roles at firms such as Kimco Realty Corporation, Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson. Leigh earned her B.S. in Business with a Finance concentration from Towson University and holds an MBA from Loyola University. She is an active member of her community as a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House and a top fundraiser for the March for Babies. In 2016, Leigh coordinated and ran a fundraiser for the Bedtime in a Box program as part of Business Volunteers of MD's GIVE program. Leigh is a proud Baltimore resident, an avid sailor, and hometown sports fan.

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Samantha McLemore, Portfolio Manager, Opportunity Trust, Miller Value Partners

Samantha McLemore, CFA currently serves as a Portfolio Manager for Opportunity Trust, a US-domiciled equity mutual fund, and related strategies at Miller Value Partners.  Samantha has worked with Bill Miller on Opportunity for over 15 years. She started at Legg Mason Capital Management in 2002 as an analyst, was named Assistant Portfolio Manager of Opportunity in 2008 and became co-Portfolio Manager in 2014. She has served as the Portfolio Manager for the Dublin-based Opportunity Fund since its 2009 launch. Samantha graduated magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting, where she was a recipient of the Lewis Kerr Johnson Scholarship and the Accounting Department Scholarship. In 2017, Samantha was recognized as one of Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”. She received her CFA designation in 2005 and is a member of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. Samantha also serves on the Board of Directors for the Next Generation Investing Conference, an event to raise funds for three local not-for-profit educational institutions. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys spending time with her daughter and son.


Gerren Price, Director of Public Space Operations, DowntownDC Business Improvement District

Gerren Price has 15 years of experience in public and non-profit management that reflect his passion for urban public space activation and maintenance, workforce development and lifelong learning, improving public education, and advancing positive youth development. Gerren currently serves as the Director of Public Space Operations for the DowntownDC Business Improvement District, where he leads a team of 80+ staff to ensure that downtown D.C. is clean, safe, and economically viable. He previously served as Senior Associate for National Community Strategies at the Annie E. Casey Foundation where he managed a $25M investment portfolio to advance national place-based, two-generation approaches to serving whole families and held several senior leadership positions within the District of Columbia government, including interim director and deputy director of the city’s workforce agency, director of programs for the city’s parks and recreation department, and coordinator of out-of-school time programs for the D.C. Public Schools Office of the Chancellor. Gerren resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters and serves as a mentor to several young men in his community. He serves on several non-profit boards focused on advancing racial equity and expanding access to opportunities for children. Price holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S./M.B.A. from the University of Maryland University College.