Board of Directors 2012
Andrew Davis — Board President
Andrew Davis is currently the Head of Middle School at Crystal Springs Uplands School where he previously served as the Director of Admission. Before working at Crystal, Andrew taught middle school social studies at the Town School for Boys and the Hamlin School.
He is also the founder of Kieve West, a non-profit outdoor education program in Colorado. Andrew was drawn to Seeds of Learning by the tight community of SOL supporters.
He holds a BA, MA and MBA from Stanford University.
Ivan Lieben — Board Vice President
Ivan currently serves as Assistant Regional Counsel for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA and a Credentialed Secondary Education Life Science Teacher (taught at the American School in Tegucigalp, Honduras).
Ivan says, "I love that SOL is an organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in Latin America through local empowerment and sustainable development, while at the same time providing an amazing opportunity for North Americans to travel to those small rural communities to work side-by-side with community members. Through these invaluable educational experiences, we all learn to be better neighbors and reach our individual potentials for achievement and compassion."
Ivan holds a B.A. in Biology from UC Berkeley; a Teaching Credential from S.F. State University; and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR. He has run five marathons to date, and looks to run more!
Mike Turgeon — Board Secretary and Treasurer
Mike is a United Methodist pastor serving in the California - Nevada Conference. He has traveled on school building work groups to Nicaragua (1996) and El Salvador (1999) as well as a Teacher and Board trip to Nicaragua (2008).
Mike says, "I love the mission of SOL. Putting people of different cultures and nationalities leads to priceless human understanding."
Mike holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame (1970) and a Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary-San Anselmo (2001).
Matthew Evans — Board Member
Matt is the Managing Director at Impact Carbon.
Matt has experience developing projects focused on poverty reduction in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He focuses on the application of social marketing and carbon finance to scale projects. He managed the first ever Voluntary Gold Standard efficient cookstove project and has managed the origination of other healthy cookstove and water treatment projects worldwide.
Matt was formerly the co-founder and Executive Director of Live Climate. He has worked in developing country enterprise growth with the Nonprofit Enterprise and Self Sustainability Team (NESST) in Santiago, Chile, on enterprise monitoring and strategy development. He has worked in product management with the solar energy company SunPower and in social entrepreneurship with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.
Matt holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in International Relations from Stanford.
Jenny Fogarty — Board Member
Jenny is an organizational development & strategy consultant and management coach, working with nonprofit clients such as the Prison University Project and Teach For China. Previously she was a nonprofit program director for public housing community revitalization with Enterprise Community Partners, and she also worked on the Admissions and Human Assets teams at Teach For America.
Jenny has been deeply involved in community service and cross-cultural learning experiences throughout her career. On a visit to rural middle schools in China's Yunnan province in 2012, she was struck by the immense challenges — and opportunities — of improving rural education access and quality across the globe, and she brings this passion to her work on the Seeds of Learning Board.
Jenny holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor's in Urban Studies and History from Northwestern University.
David Kyle — Board Member
David Kyle has been a teacher at the Town School for Boys since 2008. His passion for education also extends internationally, having shipped over 120,000 books to developing areas in Haiti and South Africa through his non-profit, Literate Planet. He's also fundraised for outdoor education schools and private schools.
"I'm proud to work with an organization that's not only doing great educational work in the Americas, but also doing it well." David says. "Education is the silver bullet to so many of the world's problems. The work that SOL does is invaluable to the kids and their community. I'm happy and humbled to be a small part of the process."
David holds a BA from Trinity College, CT and a MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Mark Lancaster — Board Member
Mark is the Chief Executive and President for the Heberden Telemedicine Foundation as well as the Executive Director for the Building Bridges Coalition, a membership organization for 300 volunteer sending organizations including NGOs, universities and corporations.
Mark has lived in and/or been responsible for work in 50 countries over his career. He has led more than 20 volunteer group projects and has managed 5 different international development agencies. He has served on the boards of Interaction and twice chaired the board of Heifer International.
Mark holds degrees in sociology, social work, education and theology. He taught for nearly a decade at the undergraduate and graduate levels.