Collaborative Leadership Team

Since 2017, iBme has been engaged in shifting our organizational structure, moving away from a typical hierarchical, top-down power structure which ultimately ends with the Executive Director being the primary decision-maker, and managers making decisions and having their reporting staff carry out those decisions.iBme has instead shifted to a Collaborative Leadership System with shared decision-making, meaning that staff distributes decisions based on each person’s roles and responsibilities, willingness, and resources. This collaborative decision making also extends to a network of committees and the Board, that work with the staff to set strategies and make decisions. This process is supported by robust systems of feedback, resource, and information flows, which also extends out to include retreat staff and volunteers.


The staff holds responsibility for day to day functioning of the organization including programs, equity, marketing, development, accounting, registration, and community engagement. To reach out to the staff, email
Arielle Pierre profile photo

Arielle Pierre Development, Equity & Communications

David Macek profile photo

David Macek Development & Business Strategy

Frances Ku profile photo

Frances Ku Brand, Marketing, & Content

Jennifer Heitel profile photo

Jennifer Heitel Operations & Finance

Sarah Wrean profile photo

Sarah Wrean Programs & Registration

Tom Rocco profile photo

Tom Rocco Outreach, Marketing & Communications

Tonya Jones profile photo

Tonya Jones Program Strategy, Equity & Community Engagement


iBme’s board is built by each of our stipend-supported standing committees fulfilling a member seat. This integrated process makes board membership more accessible and brings a full diversity of perspectives into leadership.
Anthony Sartori profile photo

Anthony Sartori Equity & Interdependence Committee Board Representative

David Macek profile photo

David Macek Treasurer, Finance & Legal Committee Board Representative (Interim)

Jacqui Clay profile photo

Jacqui Clay Systems Committee Board Representative

Jennifer Heitel profile photo

Jennifer Heitel Secretary, Staff Board Representative

Kristen May profile photo

Kristen May President, Communities of Color Committee Board Representative

Mark Wax profile photo

Mark Wax Teacher Advisory Committee Board Representative

Taeya Boi-Doku profile photo

Taeya Boi-Doku Youth Advisory Committee Board Representative

Standing Committees

Committees are near-permanent circles of collaborative leadership. Together, they make up the innermost matrix of responsibility and power at iBme. They are self-sustaining, responsible for electing members and adapting general collaborative committee guidelines to serve themselves and the whole system best. A member from each committee holds a seat on the Board of Directors.

Committee Opportunity
The Finance & Legal Committee is accepting applications for new members. Interested? Learn more.

Communities of Color Committee

Equity and Interdependence Committee

Finance and Legal Committee

Guiding Teachers Committee

Systems Committee

Teachers Advisory Committee

Youth Advisory Committee


Brian Galla profile photo

Brian Galla

Diana Winston profile photo

Diana Winston

Gretchen N. Rohr profile photo

Gretchen N. Rohr

JoAnna Hardy profile photo

JoAnna Hardy

John Braman profile photo

John Braman

Linda Lantieri profile photo

Linda Lantieri

Patricia Broderick profile photo

Patricia Broderick

Philip Murphy profile photo

Philip Murphy

Spring Washam profile photo

Spring Washam

Tara Brach profile photo

Tara Brach

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Tempel Smith

Vijay Sinha profile photo

Vijay Sinha

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Willoughby Britton