Staff & Board

Staff & Board

The Leadership Alliance's Executive Office is located at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Taiese Bingham-Hickman, M.S., MBA, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The Leadership Alliance

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Gina F. Astorini, M.S., Ed.D.

Associate Director

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Jane Indorf, Ph.D.

Manager of Undergraduate and Graduate Student Programs

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Maria Sanchez-DoVale

Communications and Events Specialist

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Samantha Andersen

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs

External Advisory Board

The Mission of the External Advisory Board is to advise, promote and actively support The Leadership Alliance in realizing its vision of developing underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business, and the public sector.

Carlos Ramos Bellido, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Peter J. Bruns, PhD

Former Vice President for Grants and Special Programs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Liza Cariaga-Lo, PhD

CEO, President and Founder at The LCLO Group - A Higher Education and Workforce Development Consulting Firm

George C. Hill, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Vanderbilt University

Caryl McFarlane, PhD

Executive Consultant, University Alliance

John Wilson, PhD

Former Professor of Biology, Dillard University