Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
Ann retired from her work was a Presbyterian minister in October, 2010, after 30 years of service. In her last call she served as pastor at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Brookfield, CT. After being ordained in 1980, Ann spent nine years serving as the associate pastor at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD. In 1989, Ann and her family to CT where she served as interim minister at various Presbyterian and United Church of Christ churches. Ann has also served as vice-moderator and moderator of the presbytery and as Council Chair.
Along with ministry, Ann has been an active member of Habitat for Humanity, first CT, and also in the Upper Valley and the Northeast Kingdom of VT. Also, she is a palliative care and bereavement volunteer at DHMC.
A religion major at Dartmouth, Ann was active in various Tucker Foundation projects, and received a fellowship to work as an intern in the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation in San Francisco. She sang in the Glee Club and was an intern in the Development office. She received her Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) in 1980 and her Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) in 1991 from the Yale Divinity School. Ann has been married to Mark Beams '77 for 35 years. Mark is retired from his career as an international tax attorney for GE. They make their home in Hanover, NH and East Charleston, VT. They have two grown children, one of whom is a Dartmouth '07 and was very active in SEAD. They have just welcomed their first grandchild into world!
Bob Bordone is the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. He teaches several courses at Harvard Law School including the school's flagship Negotiation Workshop. Bob also teaches in the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Senior Executive Education seminars. From 2001 through 2005 he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. In 2006–2007 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
His research interests include the design and implementation of dispute resolution systems, the development of a problem-solving curriculum in law schools, and ADR ethics. Bob is the co-editor of The Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005), recipient of the 2005 Book Award from the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, awarded to a book published in the United States that shows the best promise of promoting and contributing to the field of conflict resolution. Along with Nancy Rogers, Craig McEwen, and Frank Sander, Bob is currently writing Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes (Aspen, 2013). He has also authored articles in leading dispute resolution journals including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Negotiation Journal.
Bob serves on a variety of advisory boards. He is a Director of the Board of Certification for the International Ombudsman Association, the Associate Editor of the Negotiation Journal and a member of its Editorial Advisory Board, a member of the advisory board of the Harvard Mediation Program, a member of the Program on Negotiation Executive Committee, and faculty adviser to the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Harvard Negotiators, HLS Lambda, Harvard Law School Catholic Student Organization, and the Consortium for Global Leadership.
As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bob works with individual, not-for-profit, and corporate clients across a spectrum of industries and contexts. He specializes in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations
While at Dartmouth, Bob was the President of Aquinas House, Chair of the Programming Board, an active member of Student Assembly and of his Class Council. Bob was also selected to be Class Orator at Class Day Ceremonies and won the Barrett Cup. He has become very involved in the GLBT community after coming out after Dartmouth. He has also remained actively involved in the Dartmouth community, most recently as a District Enrollment Director for Alumni Interviewing and is an active member of his local Catholic community in Boston.
Da'aga is Director of Foundation Outreach and Public Information at the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. A lawyer with experience in publishing, fundraising, and higher education administration, she joined the Committee after working as a Legal Editor for the Labor Relations Reporter at The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a fundraising consultant for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. and as Director of Affirmative Action Programs at Harvard University. Da'aga majored in Romance Languages at Dartmouth, received her Ed.M. degree from Harvard University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School. While at Dartmouth, she participated in French and Spanish foreign study programs and as a Night Editor for The Dartmouth newspaper. A former president of the Dartmouth Club of Washington and past Dartmouth Alumni Council representative, she remains active as a Dartmouth Club of Washington board member; regional representative of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association; and member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.
Stefanie graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1977 and from Columbia Law School in 1979. A partner at Foley Hoag since 1987, Stefanie serves as the Chair of the firm's Trusts and Estates Department.
Stefanie and her husband Stuart Cable (D'75 & T'76) live outside of Boston with their three sons, Zack (D'09), Matthew (D'11) and Cole, a high school senior.
Wayne was a history major at Dartmouth and participated in the Tucker Foundation's ABC Program, Alpha Theta, Freshman Council, and the Inter-dormitory Council. He spent two years after graduation working in the investment advisory department of Bankers Trust in New York City. He then joined the trust department of the Casco Bank in Portland, Maine. Wayne returned to Hanover in 1977 and entered the Amos Tuck School. He graduated with an MBA in 1979 and then worked in the insurance brokerage industry for Johnson & Higgins, before joining Kidder, Peabody in 1985. Today Wayne is a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, working with individuals and families. Wayne and his wife Ann (Tu '79) have lived in Boston for the past 30 years. They have three children, Ben ('08), Libbey, and Nate ('14). Wayne has been a member of the Old South Church in Boston since 1984 and has served as a Deacon, Trustee, Moderator, and church school teacher. He is an overseer at Children's Hospital and a trustee at the Boston Lyric Opera. He serves as the treasurer of the Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Association and is on the Development Committee of the Roxbury Latin School. As a Dartmouth alum Wayne has served as Class Agent, Reunion Gift Chair, Gift Planning Chair, and Class President. In 2010 he was presented with the Dartmouth Alumni Award.
Geoff Edelson has been the Underwater Acoustic Technology Development Manager for BAE Systems Inc. for six years. With BAE Systems and its legacy organizations since 1993, he has provided management leadership for a variety of development programs and technical leadership in the development, design, and analysis of algorithms mostly for underwater acoustic signal processing applications. He has over 25 years of combined research and development experience in signal processing, array design, acoustics, and communications. He received his A.B. in mathematics, his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He has co-authored one book chapter, published over thirty-five journal and conference papers, and has been awarded four patents. He is active in two professional organizations, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Acoustical Society of America. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Geoff was an Alcohol Peer Counselor and a member of the Winter Carnival Council. As an alumnus, he received the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1990, and has served on the Alumni Council and several Reunion Committees. He currently serves on the XLH Network Board of Directors and on the Temple Emanuel of Andover, MA Board of Governors. Geoff and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
Theresa currently serves as the Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner at the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and also as the Founder of Liminality Partners, a strategy consultancy that she has created to advance effective cross-sector partnerships.
In role at Harvard, Theresa teaches about effective cross-sector leadership and coaches students who are interested in building cross-sector ventures. She is currently working on two writing projects: one on nonprofit / for-profit partnerships that create impact, and a second, in collaboration with Susie Friedman, on effective nonprofit Boards of Directors.
Prior to this work, Theresa founded Common Impact, where she served as CEO for 12 years. Theresa's vision in creating Common Impact was to find a way to unlock the talent resident in America's Fortune 500 companies, using this talent to create stronger communities for all. Through its innovative model, Common Impact has channeled critical, untapped resources into the nonprofit sector, while creating value for its corporate partners, including companies such as Altria, State Street Corporation, and Fidelity Investments. Some of the nonprofits that have benefitted from Common Impact's services include: BELL, the Greater Boston Food Bank, iMentor, Mass Mentoring Partnership, Peace First, and uAspire (formerly ACCESS).
She currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College and chairs the Board's Nominating Committee. She also serves on the Selection Advisory Committee of the GreenLight Fund, and as an evaluator for several national social entrepreneurship competitions.
Theresa earned an A.B. in Religion with honors at Dartmouth College, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received the Phillip D. McInnis Class of 1936 Award, given to the outstanding woman in the graduating class.
Theresa and her husband, Adam, have one daughter and one adopted dog. They all live on the North Shore of Massachusetts in Beverly Farms.
Hosea Harvey is Assistant Professor of Law and of Political Sciences at Temple University. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science and his J.D. degree from Stanford University.
Prior to teaching, he was General Counsel of New York Needs You, a nonprofit organization that works with first generation college students to realize their career aspirations. Hosea has also served as Associate General Counsel for corporate law matters at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) Program, a nonprofit that provides career and skill development for minority New York area law students and early career attorneys. At Dartmouth, he majored in Government, while serving as Class President and Vice President, and being involved with the Afro-American Society, Paleopitus, Green Key Society, Student Assembly, and the Collis Governing Board.
"Sandy" is board certified in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He works in Emergency Services at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH and in the Learning Laboratory for Medical Simulation at Mass General Hospital. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1982 and from Dartmouth Medical School in 1988. While at Dartmouth, he participated in Tucker programs including Volunteers for Youth (a Big Brother/Big Sister program). His postgraduate training was in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialists. He has participated locally in The Good Neighbor Clinic, providing free medical services to a local needy populace and has been a volunteer in his home town of Lyme in youth sport programs and is a member of the Lyme Volunteer Fire Department.
Liam Krehbiel is the founder and CEO of A Better Chicago, a nonprofit venture philanthropy fund launched in 2010. A Better Chicago provides funding and management support to a portfolio of high-performing nonprofits that are dramatically advancing opportunities for Chicago's low-income population.
Prior to founding A Better Chicago, Liam spent ten years working in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he was a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on a variety of strategy and operational projects for Fortune 500 and mid-market clients. Prior to Bain, Liam worked at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, where he identified, assessed, funded and supported a portfolio of high-performing youth development organizations that aspire to scale nationally. Earlier in his career, Liam worked in the investment banking group of William Blair & Company and in the development office of ACCION, a global microfinance organization.
Liam serves on the boards of the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Big Shoulders Fund. He is also a member of the board of visitors of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College.
Liam has a BA in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mitch Kurz has over 18 years of experience working with New York City public schools, first as a trustee of the Harlem Children's Zone, Teach for America, and New Visions for Public Schools, and since 2001 as a teacher and counselor for the Department of Education. Serving on these boards so inspired him that Mitch elected to join the New York City Teaching Fellows so he could gain direct insights into the issues and opportunities in the classroom.
Mitch retired after 24 years at Young & Rubicam, where he rose to become President, responsible for all multi-national client business. Mitch also served as Chairman and CEO of Wunderman Worldwide (a Y&R subsidiary), the world's largest data-based marketing and consulting agency. In addition, he led Y&R's Mergers & Acquisitions initiatives for 5 years, acquiring over 60 companies during that period.
Mitch is currently in the 8th year in his second career in public education. He is currently the Academic Dean, College Advisor, and Chair of the Math Department at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a SEAD partner school since 2006. The school sent two students to Dartmouth from its first graduating class in 2009.
Mitch is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College where he also lettered in lacrosse. He received his MBA with Honors from Harvard University in Finance and Marketing (where he was a section-mate of President George W. Bush). Mitch joined the Harlem Children's Zone Board in 1990 and was elected Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee, while also serving as a trustee of HCZ's Charter School, Promise Academy. Mitch served on the Board of Directors of Teach for America from 1994-2005. In addition, Mitch was the major private seed investor in the Bronx Charter School for the Arts. He formerly served on the Board of New Visions for Public schools and The Town School. He received his second Master's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from City College of NY in 2005.
Susan Luria is Executive Director at the Harrington Discovery Institute, a national initiative focused on accelerating breakthrough drug discoveries and development. She has a background in mergers, acquisitions, venture formation and strategic partnership development; prior to her current position, she was Vice President of BioEnterprise, a biomedical venture development company. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for three early stage companies and is a partner in the North Coast Angel Fund, a contributed capital and "sidecar" pre-seed investment fund with a focus on early-stage technology investments.
She has served on numerous councils and committees in the field of economic development with the State of Ohio, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and as a partner in Cleveland Social Venture Partners, a philanthropic venture fund that supports local nonprofits. As an undergraduate, Susan was captain of the Equestrian team and involved with the Big Brother/Big Sister, Adopt a Grandparent, and Book Buddies programs. After graduating from Dartmouth, Susan worked at Tucker as its Volunteer Coordinator.
She has served as President of the Dartmouth Club of Northeast Ohio, a member of the Alumni Council, a member of the Alumni Council's Trustee Nominating Committee, an alumni interviewer and ongoing mentor to students. Susan received her MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She has two children with her husband, Neil.
Ellis retired in March 2008 as Group President, Mars Drinks Group and Developing Petcare. Mars, Incorporated is a world-wide manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products. Throughout his career, Ellis held a number of senior appointments in Human Resources, Finance and Operations. This included Corporate Senior Vice President of Human Resources where he was instrumental in driving transformational leadership and culture changes across more than 80 businesses in 100 countries. His nonprofit involvement includes Executive Leadership Council and National Black MBA Association. Rowe is a believer in mentoring and higher education, and has been active with youth organizations such as ABC (A Better Chance) and L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development). He has been involved in the Dartmouth Alumni Council (past Chairman of the Trustee Nominating Committee), Friends of Football and Friends of Basketball.
Ricki Stern is an Emmy-nominated documentary film director, producer and writer who is dedicated to social justice. Her films have been shown on PBS, National Geographic, Showtime, History Channel, IFC and HBO. She is the director of the Emmy-nominated Joan Rivers A Piece Of Work, (Sundance Film Festival award winner 2010, IFC FILMS, Showtime). She has co-directed and co-produced with her film partner Annie Sundberg (D'92) Knuckleball! (2012), featuring knuckleball pitchers RA Dickey, Tim Wakefield and Phil Neikro.; Burma Soldier (HBO 2011) about a former Burmese soldier who turned pro-democracy activist; Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback (Sundance Film Festival, HBO 2007, Gotham Award nominee, Best Int. Film Brit Docs), which looks at the Darfur genocide through the eyes of a former marine who became an African Union monitor in Darfur. Ricki co-directed and co-produced the Emmy-nominated The Trials of Darryl Hunt, (Sundance, HBO 2003, winner of over 30 film awards including Independent Spirit nominee) about a man who spent 20 years in prison for a brutal rape/murder he did not commit; Her first film was the Emmy-nominated Neglect Not The Children (PBS 1992) and she directed and co-produced In My Corner (PBS 1998) about a Jr. Olympic boxers in the South Bronx. Ricki and Annie have received a Sundance/Skoll "Stories of Change" production grant to support a feature film about the innovative education and anti-poverty program YouthBuild. Their new short for the Sundance Institute / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was recently released as part of the BMGF focus on the United Nations' Millennium Goals. They have been recognized with A Lifetime Achievement Award from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Female Filmmakers Award-San Diego Film Festival, The Best Female Filmmakers Award- St. Louis FF, Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award and Lena Sharpe/Women in Cinema Persistence of Vision Award–Seattle International Film Festival.
Ricki has been on the Board of Directors of The Bronx Charter School of Excellence and is a director of The Big Wood Foundation, a charitable foundation based in New York. At Dartmouth, Ricki majored in Drama and was on Ski Patrol. Ricki received a Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award at Dartmouth in 2009, and her current Dartmouth activities include the Film Studies Advisory Committee, the board of directors of Dartmouth Partners in Community Service, and Friends of Film Studies. She has three children with her husband, Evan Guillemin (BA Yale University, MBA Harvard University).
John is a tenured professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal. His primary research interests is in petrology and geochemistry of intermediate and felsic magma; in a nutshell (and for the non-scientists among us), he studies volcanoes and their link to natural disasters. John does a tremendous amount of field work, with his research taking him to where the active volcanoes are active. Some recent field work has taken him to Europe and Africa. He is fluent in French and Spanish.
While at Dartmouth, John was involved with the Tucker Foundation, particularly through several Tucker Fellowship programs. He was also active in the Outing Club (specifically Cabin and Trail) and the student workshops, and was a member of C&G.
Peggy had a career on Wall Street for over a decade and resigned in 1990 as a Vice President of Morgan Stanley. Since then Peggy has devoted her time to serving on numerous not-for-profit Boards including Seeds of Peace (currently serving as Chair of the Board), Blythedale Children's Hospital (Vice Chair), The Summer Camp (President of the Board for 15 years), Planned Parenthood and Food Patch. Peggy has worked tirelessly for Dartmouth serving multiple times as the Class of 1979's Head Agent and Leadership chair, as a member of the Alumni Council and the President's Leadership Council and is currently serving on Dartmouth's Board of Trustees. Peggy is the trustee representative to the Tucker Board after being our chair in 2007-08.
Until his retirement in December 2007, Kadita 'AT' Tshibaka was Head of the Divisional Risk Management team for the Wholesale & International Banking Division of Lloyds TSB Group plc. AT joined Lloyds TSB at the beginning of 2005, prior to which he spent 33 years in Citibank undertaking a variety of roles in different geographies in their Operations, Credit/Risk, Financial Institutions, Treasury, Corporate Banking, and Country/Regional/Global Management. From July 2002 to December 2004, he held the role of Head of Corporate Credit Risk for Emerging Markets at Citigroup (77 countries).
AT was interim President and CEO of Opportunity International U.S. (04/09-03/10) and currently serves on the Boards of Opportunity International US and Opportunity International Network, where he chairs their Risk and Audit Committees. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Opportunity International, supporting the organization's mission of helping poor people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty through microfinance products and services.
AT is also a Board member of KazInvestBank, a commercial bank in Kazakhstan, as well as Citibank Kazakhstan and Citibank Congo. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of The Tucker Foundation and Board of Directors of the Eleazar Wheelock Society, both at Dartmouth College.
He obtained his Bachelor of Economics degree from Dartmouth College (USA) and his MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration.
Last Updated: 3/1/13