Invest in Schools Summit Speakers

The following people will be participants in the Invest in Schools Conference

  • Douglas Sessions - Senior Business Development Principal, Communities in Schools (CIS) leads responsibilities associated with transforming public education experience for vulnerable students in new geographies across the United States.
  • Chi Kim - CEO of Pure Edge, Inc. She is a 2018 Pahara Aspen Education Fellow, serves on the Board of Directors of CASEL, Coalition for Career Development Center, and is the board chair of Great Minds nonprofit board. She has served as a school superintendent, principal, teacher and leadership coach as well as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Anne Wyllie, PhD - Dr. Wyllie is credited with pushing forward on the use of saliva as a superior sample for creating high quality low cost testing. Her paper on the subject attracted support by the NBA that led to the development of technology that has enabled others to make possible frequent testing keeping kids in school and enabling professional sports to continue competition safely.
  • Max Sherman, PhD - Max is a retired Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in building physics. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley and is an international expert in air leakage, HVAC, indoor air quality, infiltration, moisture, energy efficiency, and related topics.
  • Michael Moe - Michael Moe is the founder and CEO of GSV, a growth focused investment platform based in Silicon Valley. GSV has invested in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Snap, Lyft and Spotify. GSV has several funds focused on the emerging education technology sector and has invested in Coursera, Chegg, Pluralsight, 2U and CourseHero. GSV stands for “Global Silicon Valley”, the Megatrend of innovation and entrepreneurship that has made Silicon Valley such a remarkable place, is spreading throughout the World.
  • Sanjay Malkani - Sanjay Malkani is the Global President of Lab Solutions for LumiraDx, overseeing a team that is disrupting the Molecular Lab Testing industry with rapid lab reagent solutions. He is also a founder and Director of GenePace Laboratories in Indianapolis, and a Director of Omega Laboratories, with sites in the US and Canada. He brings over two decades of experience in leading and growing Global diagnostic businesses.​
  • Allison Bajracharya - Allison Bajracharya, COO, COVIDCheck Colorado. Allison Bajracharya serves as a senior leader and strategic impact consultant helping community partners, school districts, and organizations translate big ideas into action. As the Chief Operating Officer of COVIDCheck Colorado, she led the growth of the organization's COVID-19 testing operations to communities and school districts statewide, administering over 800,000 PCR tests in 10 months.
  • Eric Parrie - Eric Parrie is the CEO of COVIDCheck Colorado (COVIDCheck), a social benefit enterprise dedicated to enabling a safe return to community and the most proactive and equitable response to COVID-19 in the country. Under Eric’s leadership, COVIDCheck has become one of CDPHE's lead community testing partners, administering over 800,000 tests and 300,000 vaccines in Colorado for 150+ schools and community organizations, while earning a patient promoter score above 90.
  • Simon Turner - In 1987, Simon joined and eventually became CEO of a small consulting firm which specialized in indoor air quality.  The firm grew to be a pioneer and leader in the field, helping commercial real estate owners and managers become leaders of their own in the field of indoor environmental performance.
  • Jeff Wagner - Jeff Wagner has crafted a career where his passion for education and architecture are intrinsically linked. Introduced to the power of the built environment at an early age, he has striven to embody the architect as master builder. Attacking the challenge with an admirable restlessness, Jeff set out to acquire a vast array of skills required to be a good architect, a never-ending task he embraces to this day.
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