Our Team

Vilas Dhar
President and Trustee

Vilas is an entrepreneur, technologist and human rights advocate with a lifelong commitment to creating more robust social institutions that foster shared opportunity.

Karen Kelley Gill
Vice President of Operations

Karen oversees the Foundation’s internal infrastructure including finance, grants management, compliance, and IT.

Claudia Juech
Vice President of Data and Society

Claudia leads the Data and Society program, which builds technical capacity and data-use cultures at nonprofits and social impact organizations around the world.

Hanako Brais
Assistant to the President

Hanako provides direct support to the President of the Foundation, and assists with special projects.

More about Hanako Brais
Previously, Hanako worked as a Research and Programming Assistant at Arts Connect International, a nonprofit working to build intersectional equity and inclusion in the arts. She holds a BA in Anthropology and French from Connecticut College, and an MA in Global Inclusion and Social Development from UMass Boston, with a concentration in Critical Ethnic and Community Studies.
Suzanne DiBianca
Trustee

Suzanne is Chief Impact Officer and EVP of Corporate Relations at Salesforce.

More about Suzanne DiBianca
Suzanne leads Salesforce’s stakeholder capitalism strategy—including the company’s global corporate relations and sustainability efforts. Through the Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund, she invests in innovative cloud companies driving positive change across sustainability, education, equality and social sector technology solutions. Suzanne was co-founder and president of the Salesforce Foundation and co-created Pledge 1%.
Meaghan English
Senior Manager, Office of the President

In conjunction with the Office of the President and Board of Trustees, Meaghan manages the Foundation’s work in developing and delivering on strategic priorities and new partnerships.

More about Meaghan English
Previously, Meaghan managed business in society partnerships and focused on social impact and corporate responsibility at the Boston Consulting Group. She holds a BA in Political Science from Boston College and an MA in Gender & International Development from The George Washington University. Outside of work, Meaghan enjoys yoga, running, and traveling (and learning new languages along the way)!
Kathleen Esfahany
Communications + Technology Intern

Kathleen leads the Foundation’s storytelling series, “The Pages of Tech History,” and staff-wide seminars on artificial intelligence and data science for social good.

More about Kathleen Esfahany
Kathleen is an undergraduate at MIT studying computer science and neuroscience. She has previously interned in various fields, including computational neuroscience, data science, and differential privacy.
Annette Florczak
Controller

Annette oversees the daily accounting operations of the Foundation to ensure compliance and continuous improvement of financial controls.

More about Annette Florczak
Annette was previously the Senior Director of Finance, Operations and Grants with the Blue Shield of CA Foundation and Deputy Director of the Brookline Community Foundation. She has an MBA from UMass Boston, a BS in Physiology from Cal State Long Beach, and is a Certified Management Accountant. In her free time, Annette runs ultramarathons and enjoys traveling with her husband and two dogs.
Nikita Japra
Senior Manager, Accelerator Program

Nikita leads strategy and partnerships for the Accelerator program. She also advises on the Data and Society team’s broader strategy and field-building efforts to ethically and responsibly advance nonprofit data maturity.

More about Nikita Japra
Previously, Nikita worked on the strategic development of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Precision Public Health Initiative. She was an inaugural member of the NBC News Health and Medical Unit, where she wrote and produced coverage broadcast nationally. Nikita holds an MPH from Columbia University, an MA in Media Studies from The New School, and a BA in International Relations and Writing from Johns Hopkins University.
Mike Kohn
Director of People and Talent

Mike works to create systems that promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility while enabling individual and organizational growth.

More about Mike Kohn
Mike previously built the people functions as the Chief People Officer at Sparkfund, a clean technology company, and at Marts & Lundy, a philanthropy consulting firm. He earned his MA in Organizational Leadership from the George Washington University. When not at work, he’s spending time with his husband, Tony, and their dog, Spot. He also sits on the Board of Directors at Freshfarm Markets.
Hazem Mahmoud
Data Solutions Architect

Hazem provides direct technical assistance around Data Analytics, Engineering and Operations to Foundation grantees and partner organizations.

More about Hazem Mahmoud
Before focusing on nonprofits, Hazem worked with Cloudera Inc.’s leading clients in designing, architecting and deploying the Cloudera platform. Hazem spent over 15 years in systems engineering and DevOps roles, in the banking, advertising, and mobile industries. Hazem has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan and an MS Information Systems from Metropolitan State University.
George Mastoras
Communications Manager

George oversees project management and hands-on work across brand development, storytelling, stakeholder engagement, media relations, and digital media.

More about George Mastoras
Previously, George was the Director of Communications at the National Center on Time & Learning and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. George also served as National Political Coordinator at Progressive Majority. He has degrees from George Washington University and Stonehill College. George was honored to work in John Lewis’s office organizing a congressional delegation to Selma to remember Bloody Sunday.
Patrick McGovern
Trustee

Patrick is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees and a longtime technology executive.

More about Patrick McGovern
For 25 years, Patrick has been committed to emerging tech solutions. He previously ran SourceForge, was VP of Marketing at Splunk, CMO at Skout, and VP of Marketing at Risk I/O. Patrick also launched WhereApps, and consults for Silicon Valley-based and global tech companies. A Trustee at The People’s Portfolio and The Tech for Global Good Executive Council, Pat holds a BS from the University of San Francisco.
Deborah O’Neil
Director of Communications

Deborah leads the Foundation’s communication team and oversees branding, storytelling, social media, external communications, and media.

More about Deborah O’Neil
Deborah was previously the Director of Communications at Ariadne Labs at the Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Director of News & Communications and speechwriter to the president at Florida International University. Her early career was as a daily newspaper reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from FIU.
Ananthan (A.B.) Srinivasan
Data Technologist

As the Data Technologist in the Data and Society team, A.B. assists nonprofits with their data management, engineering and analysis practices to enhance the effectiveness of their solution(s) and the impact of their mission.

More about Ananthan (A.B.) Srinivasan
A.B has worked on operating & distributed systems and data & management platforms in roles spanning software & solutions development, data engineering, application & API design and continuous build, testing & deployment automation over stints at Cloudera, VMware, BEA Systems, Geoworks and Apple as well as attempting to establish a nonprofit providing information and financial services to low income communities in India.
Linda Tsai
Senior Manager

Linda works closely with the Data and Society team to grow its data- and AI-focused capabilities and programs, as well as other teams throughout the Foundation.

More about Linda Tsai
Linda was special assistant to the Cloudera Foundation CEO, executing on chief-of-staff functions. She also has served as Vice President for Strategy at The Tech Interactive and Senior Communications Director at American Heart Association. Her first love was newspapers; she wrote, edited and managed at publications including the Mercury News and Miami Herald. She holds dual degrees in Journalism and Business from Mizzou.
Monica Wright
Operations Manager

Monica supports operations, systems management, and technology solutions for the Foundation.

More about Monica Wright
Monica graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in history and communications. She spent eight years managing Trademark Tours, a tourism start-up in Cambridge, MA. During COVID-19, Monica joined Neighborhood Villages to advocate for early education and policy reform and facilitate the reopening of Boston childcare centers. In her spare time, she listens to podcasts and teaches cardio dance and cardio boxing.