Board of Directors
Nancy Lublin, CEO, DoSomething.org
Nancy is the CEO of DoSomething.org, the organization that helps young people take action on causes they care about. She (and other DoSomething.org staff) came up with the idea for Crisis Text Line after receiving many shocking texts for help from DoSomething.org members. Nancy worked on Crisis Text Line at night, on weekends, and during 30% of her work day for two years…and is really thrilled to have handed it off to a full-time staff. Prior to DoSomething.org, Nancy founded Dress for Success and grew it to more than 70 cities in four countries. (Apparently, Nancy is addicted to starting good stuff.)
danah boyd, Ph.D., Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research
Dr. boyd is a social media researcher who has been named one of the most influential scholars in the tech industry more than once. danah is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, and was a Co-Director of the Youth and Media Policy Working group, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Steve Buffone, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Steven is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He also serves on DoSomething.org’s Board of Directors. He is a corporate transactional lawyer who has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in mergers and acquisitions, public and private issuances of debt and equity securities, venture capital financings, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies and general corporate counseling.
John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., President, Georgetown University
John is the President of Georgetown University. Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including Senior Vice President, responsible for university-wide operations, and Dean of Student Affairs. As Dean of Student Affairs, John oversaw the University’s Crisis Prevention and Student Health initiatives.
DJ Patil, Ph.D., Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock
DJ has been named by Forbes to be one of the top data scientists on the planet. After a stint at the Department of Defense, DJ built the Data Science Team at LinkedIn. He is currently Chief Data Scientist at Greylock.