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Board of Directors

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Jeff Bloch

Jeff has over 35 years of legal and public policy experience in the financial services industry. This includes government service with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, leadership positions with two top industry trade associations, and is currently Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at U.S. Bank. Jeff has represented the industry before government regulators and on Capitol Hill. He has also served on the Montgomery County, Maryland Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, and in leadership positions with the American Bar Association.

Jeff holds a BSBA in Finance from Boston University and a law degree from Duke University. He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Sharon and has two sons.

Steve Maggio

Steve is a retired executive residing in Hudson NY with over 40 years of diverse financial experience across all business sectors (public, private, nonprofit). He was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CaringKind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter), and as such served on the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors. He has a dedicated record of community service and served as a Board member for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Long Island chapter, and as Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Steve is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Fordham University.

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Katerina Manoff

Katerina has 5+ years of experience teaching English and managing online language learning programs. She has also helped launch multiple nonprofit and for-profit initiatives in the education space. She holds a Master's in Education from Harvard University.  

Yana Rathman

Yana was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and came to SF in 1989 with her parents who were refuseniks.

She had a professional career in Silicon Valley (PwC, Oracle, E.piphany, Cisco) while volunteering as a community activist in the local Jewish Community.  Raising two kids in the new country Yana became interested in education.  She graduated from the Masters in Instructional Technologies program at San Francisco State University and has been involved with many educational initiatives locally and in Ukraine.  She served as an advisory board member for the Center for Innovation Education ProSvit, assisted in bringing the world's best courses for teachers to Ukraine via the Prometheus online platform, helped to adopt US invention and entrepreneurship curriculum to the needs of Ukrainian students, was involved with promoting Holocaust education and other innovating educational projects fostering education reform in Ukraine.

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Annalise Dragic

Annalise is an experienced investor focused on software companies. She enjoys working with entrepreneurial teams and enabling technology to impact the world positively. Annalise holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Stanford University. Her travels started early with a transatlantic flight at just over two months old, and as an adult, she has lived in five countries on three continents and counting. 

Shira Schatz

Shira is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in technology, financial services, and consumer travel, having worked at Amazon, American Express, and ZipRecruiter. Originally from New York City, she now resides in Seattle, WA, with her husband and son. Shira holds a BA in Sociology from Columbia University.

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