Our Board


Tyrone Washington – Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Tyrone is a technology enthusiast and lifelong learner committed to serving populations adversely impacted by poverty. Throughout his professional career, Tyrone has managed various large-scale IT infrastructure projects in the nonprofit sector. Recently Tyrone was selected to serve as City Years IT Project Manager. Prior to joining City Year, Tyrone served as the Associate Director of Network Infrastructure Systems at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). In this role, Tyrone led various IT projects to enhance the security, scalability, and sustainability of IPA’s global technology systems.

Before working at IPA, Tyrone served as the Associate Director of IT Infrastructure at Uncommon Schools in New York City. At Uncommon, Tyrone was responsible for overseeing technology budget updates and change order processes for 49 schools in 3 states and managing technology vendor relationships to drive successful execution of technology infrastructure upgrades, replacements, and installations.

Prior to Uncommon Schools, Tyrone served students directly, as a Teach For America (TFA) corps member in Montgomery, Alabama, utilizing his experience with various technologies and entrepreneurship to bring innovative project-based learning methodologies into the classroom. Tyrone is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). In addition, Tyrone is a 2013 Teach for America Alumni, a 2015 Education Pioneers Alumni. Tyrone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Albertus Magnus College. In his spare time, Tyrone enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, audio production, and website design.


John Sanchez

John is a lifelong Bronx resident that understands the importance of education. He is passionate about serving on the board of Legacy College Prep because it is a tangible way to make a difference in the future of young Bronx students. He is excited to be a part of an institution that will show that underserved communities can achieve their full potential when given extra support. He is currently the District Manager for Bronx Community Board 6 where he is responsible for ensuring city service delivery and submitting community budget requests to elected officials and city agencies.

He previously served as NYC Advocacy Manager for the Northeast Charter Schools Network helping advocate for increased charter school funding. He also served in the NYS Assembly as Constituent Services Manager for a Bronx Assembly member where he was responsible for managing the district office, resolving constituent issues, and community outreach. John is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Jared Parker

Jared is a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital specializing in Infrastructure Investments. He joined Oaktree in 2014 from Highstar Capital and has over 13 years of experience in private equity, operational leadership, investment banking, and finance. He is a Director on the Board of ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW) and an Observer on the Board of NGL Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: NGL).

Previously he served on the Boards of London City Airport and the Ports America Companies and as an observer to the boards of InterGen and Northern Star Generation. Jared served as President of Ports America Stevedoring from 2010 through 2013. Prior to joining Highstar in 2005, he worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank covering the Energy, Utilities, and Chemicals sectors. He holds a B.A. degree in international relations from Stanford University.

Nikki Ho Shing

Nikki Ho-Shing

Nikki has over ten combined years of experience in finance and communications. Most recently, she joined the Marketing & Communications team at Two Sigma Investments in 2015 with a primary focus on internal communications. At Two Sigma, she develops comprehensive, integrated internal communication plans to help drive employee engagement and support senior leaders in articulating Two Sigma’s culture and human capital agenda.

Prior to this, Nikki worked at Credit Suisse in Corporate Communications, as well as in various roles in Credit Suisse Asset Management. Nikki has a B.A. in English Literature from Bryn Mawr College and currently resides in Astoria, Queens.

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Someera Khokhar

Someera Khokhar is the CEO and founding partner of a legal tech platform that she is developing. Previously, Someera was a partner at White & Case. As a project, asset, and structured finance partner at White & Case, Someera focused on the Americas and emerging/frontier markets, applying her expertise in the energy/transportation industries and infrastructure. She has led large global/regional teams in complex, cross-border transactions involving multiple stakeholders.

As one of 10 partners appointed to a global committee to define/implement the Firm’s strategic growth vision, Someera was also one of 8 members elected by the Global Partnership to oversee lateral partner recruiting, internal partner election, and partner compensation. As Regional Section Head, Americas Energy, Infrastructure, Project, and Asset Finance, she increased revenue and profitability by addressing organizational capabilities, improving processes, and renewing client focus.

Someera served as a member of the Firm’s Americas Operations Council, the One Firm Council, and was chair of the Global Women’s Initiative. Someera has an LLB Law Degree from Southampton University, England, and completed the Legal Practice Course at London’s College of Law.


David Borsack

David Borsack is an Attorney at Cole Schotz, P.C. in the firm’s Corporate group. Prior to pursuing a legal career, David was an associate in the Investment Management group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As an attorney, David works with clients in a variety of ways including entity formation, joint ventures, corporate governance, credit facilities, and mergers and acquisitions. While in law school, David spent his last semester as a full time volunteer at the New York City Bankruptcy Assistance Project where he assisted low income tax-payers submit bankruptcy petitions. David has a M.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Finance and Accounting, as well as minors in Legal Environment of Business and International Business all from the Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Rakiter

Michael is a Partner at Delos Capital, a private equity firm based in New York. He has over 14 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and consulting. Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Flea Markets, Sage Metals, and Edgard Construction Materials. Prior to joining Delos, Michael was a member of Rothschild’s Restructuring Group, where he advised companies and stakeholders on a variety of restructuring and M&A transactions. Previously, he worked at Cerberus Capital Management, where he focused on private equity investments. Michael also worked at Syncora Guarantee, a bond insurer, where he focused on restructuring of distressed exposure and capital planning.

Michael holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance and Accounting from The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Patricia Virella

Dr. Patricia M. Virella is an assistant professor of urban educational leadership at Montclair State University.  Her scholarship focuses on equity-oriented and crisis leadership. She also researches the effects of education reform policies in marginalized communities.

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Ryan Brand

Ryan is an associate attorney at Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP practicing in the firms Construction and Labor Law, General Liability, Healthcare Law and Medical Malpractice groups. Ryan is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 and New York Law School in 2019. Prior to attending law school, Ryan worked for NASCAR as a human resources specialist, specializing in payroll and employee benefits. 

David Camputo

David Camputo

David Camputo is the Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for SOMPO International and has global responsibility for the Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for over the past 13 years.

David is a member of the Executive Operational Group reporting directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOMPO International.

Sompo International was established in March 2017 with the acquisition by Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo) of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. and its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries. Sompo’s core business encompasses one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Japanese domestic market. S

eeking opportunities to grow their business globally, Sompo acquired Endurance, a global provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, to effectively become their international operation.

David holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Iona College.

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