Who We Are

We work together to run the EGF Accelerator


Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

President and CEO

Nicole Chestang

Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development

Peg Tyre


Nana Tam

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Evette Beasley

Administrative Assistant

Michael W. Osheowitz

Senior Advisor Strategy Growth and Development

Leaders in Residence

Over their twelve month term, these amazing entrepreneurs will consult with leaders in our network and help them get stronger.

Eliza Pesuit

AiLun Ku


Mark Bieler

Chairman of the Board

Steven Brown

Michael W. Osheowitz

Senior Advisor Strategy Growth and Development & Chairman Emeritus

Anthony Carnavale

Kiran Handa Gaudioso

Steve Gross

Lofton Holder

Roszell Mack, III

Lisette Nieves

Joshua B. Parker

Denise Taylor

Alan S. Weinstein

Devesh Shah

Consultants and Collaborators

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is the EGF Accelerator’s legal-services partner.  Lex Mundi provides social entrepreneurs with high-quality pro bono legal advice, allowing them to scale faster, serve more people, expand more quickly to new territories, raise more money, and have greater success.  EGF is enormously grateful to Lex Mundi for their immense contribution and wise counsel.

Cause Strategy Partners works with organizations in the EGF Accelerator and helps bring diverse, talented, and trained professionals to their boards. It's outstanding recruitment and training programs provide Accelerator leaders with better and more effective board members.

Sutnick Plotch Communications helps Accelerator organizations with strategic communications including brand positioning, strategy development, complex message delivery, content distribution strategy and communication metrics.

Dr. Noel Anderson is a seasoned consultant who has held a variety of leadership positions in public and charter schools and national nonprofits with a specialty in organizational development. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology at New York University's Steinhardt School. Noel has written numerous scholarly articles and books on education, youth development, and labor markets. He advises EGF Accelerator organizations on organizational development and metrics.

A widely recognized authority on the human voice, Arthur Samuel Joseph is the founder and chairman of the Vocal Awareness Institute. Arthur serves as a coach and teacher and helps leaders identify and develop their authentic voice and purpose.

Good Nation is a philanthropic advising platform that partners with the EGF Accelerator organizations to help them expand their base of funders and raise awareness.

The talented graphic designers and web magicians of Radish Lab reworked the EGF Accelerator website and collateral materials.

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