Board Members

Mary Menell Zients
Board Chair, Urban Alliance

Gregory Desautels
Vice President – Strategic Intelligence, Capital One Financial Corporation

Kelly Dibble 
Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Northern Trust

Christine Gregory
Former Executive Director, Urban Alliance; Chief Operating Officer, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Nick Kilavos
Managing Director – Asset Management, Alliance Partners LLC

Karen Leder

Kwasi Mitchell
Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Thomas Nides
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Veronica Nolan
Former CEO, Urban Alliance; Board Member, Alexandria City Public Schools; CEO/Managing Partner, Illumascent Strategies

Andrew Plepler
Vice Chair of the Board and Founder, Urban Alliance; Global Corporate Social Responsibility Executive and Consumer Policy Executive, Bank of America

Shahin Rezai


Board Member Emeritus

Jeffrey Zients
President, The Cranemere Group; Founder, Urban Alliance