PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”


Board of Directors


Laura Bloomberg, Chair — bio
Dean, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Leigh Morris Sloane, Vice Chair — bio
Managing Director
IISS- Americas

Beth Soboleski, Secretary — bio
Director of Recruiting and Admissions, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

Tara Sheehan, Treasurer — bio
Executive Director
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management


Albert Beckford Jones**‡, Chairman of the Board Emeritus — bio
President and CEO
Trading and Consulting International, Inc.

Martha Chavez** — bio
Senior Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Dean of Students, Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California-Berkeley

Richard Xavier Corral**  – bio
CEO and Principal Consultant
Corral Consulting

Gilbert Collins** — bio
Director, Graduate Student Life
Princeton University

Jamia Jowers bio
Associate Director of Student Recruitment & Global Outreach
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Sekou Kaalund** – bio
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan

Laura De Olden — bio
Associate Director of Graduate Student Life and Diversity Initiatives
Princeton University

Alexandra Martinez — bio
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Dorene J. Martinez**  — bio
Global Cash Management, BNP Paribas

David Marshall  — bio
Director of Membership Development
Network of School of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera — bio
Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Gladys Perez — bio
Director of the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Program, Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University

**alumni of the PPIA Program
ex officio non-voting

National Office Staff

Simone Gbolo, National Director — bio

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