The National Leadership Council at Upwardly Global is composed of highly skilled professionals from all over the country who represent various industries. These individuals commit to lending their knowledge and skills to further advance the strategic vision of the organization. Their efforts center around strategic partnerships and revenue generation, alumni engagement, and advocacy efforts.

To learn more about joining our National Leadership Council, please contact Kahlil Bagatsing, Community Engagement Manager, at kahlil@upwardlyglobal.org.

Chicago Leadership Council

Amrit Bedi, Co-Chair
Private Equity, Prime Capital

Andy Gush
Development Manager, Lendlease

Archana Rajan

Ashrita Prasad
Chief of Staff, U.S. Bank

Nitida Wongthipkongka
Venture Director, Rippleworks

Olena Tkachuck, Co-Chair
Technology Architecture Consultant, Accenture

Peter Kim
Associate Manager of Customer Loyalty and Insights, Walgreens

Ynah Parker
Solution Consultant, Gorilla Group

New York Leadership Council

Andriana Diez
Senior Director, Walmart Inc.

Avni Patel
Warburg Pincus

Christine Savino
JD Candidate, Cornell University

Eric Pan
Warburg Pincus

Ishan Gurg
Director, Ad Product, Audacy, Inc.

Josh Jelonek

Linda Spataru
Investment Banking Associate, Goldman Sachs

Liz Meyer
IBM Alliance Manager, Deloitte

Mike Diamond
Head of In-Kind Product Giving, Google

Rohit Prasad
Relationship Director, Financial Institutions Group, Barclays

Sabrina Hodjati
Insight Analyst, LinkedIn

Yoga Acharya
Chief Operating Officer, Mezcla

Yvonnie Phan, Chair
Account Director, Infinite Global

San Francisco Leadership Council

Amie Vu
Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP

Gita Patel
Director, University of California San Francisco

Lena Mackey
Director, Compensation, CSAA Insurance Group

Liza Dingle
Strategy and Operations Manager, Google

Maria Charles
Customer Success Manager, Canopy

Melina Wyatt
Head of Opportunity Hiring, Gap Inc.

Michael Kiever
Program Manager, Salesforce

Puneet Braar, Chair

Sameer Ziaee
Private Equity Associate, TPG

Sheldon O’Brien
Investor, Dragoneer

Subur Khan
Investment Banking Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Seattle Leadership Council

Fiona Goodwillie
Managing Director, Operations, Accenture

Jeremy Ross
Cofounder and CEO, Requitable Inc.

Matthew Quinlan, Co-Chair

Mohamed Mahmoud, Co-Chair

Nate Lee
Software Engineer, Remitly

Rachid El Mourabit
Corporate Financial Planning Analyst, First Mode

Robert Manly

Rumsha Siddiqui
Program Manager, Microsoft

Varun Jain

Washington, D.C., Leadership Council

Bob Bissen
Director of Government Affairs, National Head Start Association

Bryan Li

Hannah Pace
Associate Director, Workforce Partnership, Year Up Professional Resources

Marina Ter Sargsyan
Lead Finance Controller, USAID

Sarah Jackson-Han

Shorena Megrelishvili, Chair
Proposal and Grant Writer, WeConnect

Tori Travers

Viboosh Chandrasekar
Director of Business Operations, LoveHealth Inc.