Spark Prize Committee 2019-2020

Kai Avent-deLeon           
Creative Director and Founder
Sincerely, Tommy

De’Ara Balenger             
Social Activist and Co-Founder
Maestra

Russatta Buford               
Chief Operating Officer
DataKind

Sandra Chapman
Chief Program Office
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

Bevin Cline
Partner
3walls

Saundra Cornwell, Esq. 
Attorney

Jackie Cusana
Founder, Chief Culture & Brand Officer
Ample Hills Creamery

Kamilah Duggins
Senior Manager Talent and Human Resources
Ford Foundation

Torian Easterling, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner,
Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center,
Center for Health Equity
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Henry B. Elsesser
Singer-Songwriter
Database Consultant

Blake Foote
Workforce Development Consultant

Ana Gasteyer
Actor and Comedienne

Kate Gavriel      
Cultural Affairs Director
Two Trees Management

Jay Gromek       
Consultant

Hank Gutman
Attorney
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation Chair

Stephanie Ingrassia
Philanthropist

Vivian Liao Korich*
Co-Founder and Principal
Totem

Asiri Mawalagereda
Attorney
United Nations

Sonali Mody      
Co-owner
The Kenilworth

Kenneth Montgomery 
Attorney

Darnell Moore 
Writer, Activist

Charlie O'Donnell
Partner and Founder
Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Kate Ogg

Khadijat Oseni  
Creative/Cultural Influencer

Jocelynne Rainey            
Chief Administrative Officer & EVP
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Connie Sargent
Professor of Business ESL
Fordham University

Hildy Simmons** 
Philanthropic Advisor

Diane Steinberg*
Board Chair
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Andrew Tarlow
Restaurateur and Entrepreneur

Susannah Taylor              
COO & Director of Development
READ 718

Saundra Thomas             
Principal
SPT Consults

Angie Wang       
Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney

Lola C. West      
Managing Director
Westfuller Advisors

Erica Wray

*Brooklyn Community Foundation Board Member

**Brooklyn Community Foundation Board Member Emeritus