From left to right: Back row: Chris Frangione, Tricia Reilly Koch, Jeb Bush, Jr., British A. Robinson, Jean Becker, Christine Pina, Governor Bob Wise, Gwynn Virostek. Front row: Lori Wachs, Doro Bush Koch, Peggy Conlon, David Beré
British A. Robinson, President and CEO
British A. Robinson is a visionary leader with more than 20 years of experience leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development. Read More
Doro Bush Koch, Honorary Chair
Author, philanthropist, and businesswoman Doro Bush Koch inherited her mother’s belief in the power of literacy to change lives, and stepped into the role of honorary chair for the Foundation in 2014. She is also the author of a book about her father, former President George H. W. Bush, and is a founding partner in BB&R Wellness Consulting.
LaMar Bunts, Treasurer
LaMar Bunts has spent much of his career driving growth and global expansion at technology companies like Dell, Silicon Graphics and ITM Software (acquired by BMC Software). More recently, he has been a leader in several innovative education technology startups and is currently the CEO and co-founder of The Beanstalk Initiative, an organization devoted to empowering youth by strengthening their financial capability and enabling wealth generation.
Jeb Bush, Jr.
Jeb Bush, Jr., grandson of President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, represents the third generation of Bush family members to provide leadership and guidance for the Foundation. He currently serves as managing partner of Jeb Bush & Associates, a consulting and private equity firm that specializes in business development and strategic advisory work.
Christopher Frangione has more than 20 years of innovative strategic planning, market development, operational execution, and leadership experience. Currently the managing director of Frangione and Associates Innovation Advisors, he previously held leadership and advisory roles at organizations including XPRIZE and National Geographic.
Lynn Hirshfield is a leader in the entertainment industry, with deep experience in film, television, and publishing. She currently serves as senior vice president of strategic alliances at Participant Media, the world’s leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. She is also the author of three award-winning books for young readers.
Dr. Michael Levine is a globally recognized leader in education and digital innovation research, policy, and philanthropy. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Learning and Impact, for Noggin, Nickelodeon’s direct-to-consumer interactive learning service for preschoolers and elementary age children. He previously spent more than a decade in leadership positions at Sesame Workshop, most recently serving as Chief Knowledge Officer.
Rachel Mushahwar is a global business executive with more than 25 years of experience helping businesses deliver top line growth, navigate transformations, and prioritize innovation. She currently serves at Amazon Web Services as Managing Director – Americas Channel and Partner Chief.
Christine Pina, Vice Chair
Christine Pina has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, fundraising, stewardship, and community outreach. Currently serving as the chief advancement officer for Miss Porter’s School, she previously held fundraising leadership roles at educational institutions including University of Hartford and Wesleyan University.
David Risher is the CEO and co-founder of Worldreader, a nonprofit that cultivates reading in vulnerable and underserved communities around the globe. Using his vast experience in leading large-scale technology efforts, Risher has expanded the organization to serve more than 13 million children in 46 countries with content in 52 languages. Prior to founding Worldreader, he held leadership roles at Microsoft and Amazon.
Honey Skinner is a retired partner of the Sidley Austin law firm, where she specialized in the representation of large hospital systems. She continues to engage in health care as the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Chair of Policy and Advocacy Advisory Council in Chicago, an Executive Committee Member of the Boca Grande Health Clinic Board of Directors in Boca Grande, Florida, and as a Director of Pathways.org.
Denine Torr, Secretary
Denine Torr has 20 years of experience in corporate philanthropy. She currently leads strategic development and execution of national, regional, and local philanthropic-related programs and initiatives for Dollar General’s 17,000+ store communities, corporate headquarters, and distribution center network, and serves as the executive director for the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. She also serves on the boards of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and the American Indian College Fund.
Gwynn Virostek is an accomplished financial services and nonprofit leader, with more than three decades of service in banking leadership across the nation for institutions including Washington Mutual, Wachovia, and TD Bank. Her strong commitment to volunteerism includes service on the board of the Volunteer Florida Foundation, Big Bend Hospice, and Guardian ad Litem.
Lori Wachs, Chair
Lori Wachs is a consumer analyst and fund manager with more than 20 years of benchmark-beating investment experience. After beginning her career as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, she spent nearly two decades as a portfolio manager for Delaware Investments. She currently serves as co-founder and partner of Springboard Growth Capital.