Board of Directors
Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young
The Chairman of the ISMP Board of Directors is Zachary Toal. Zach works as a senior financial consultant in Washington, D.C., and has additional experience in political and nonprofit consulting. Zach studied Peace War and Defense as an undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill and received his Masters in International Economic Affairs from George Washington University. Zach credits sports and music as two fundamental parts of his upbringing, and they continue to drive his belief that sports and music can change the world.
Scott co-founded A-List Education with a mission of leveling the playing field for all students. Growing from just a handful of students in 2005, A-List now serves more than 75,000 students across the US and around the world. The company works with more than 700 high schools and nonprofit organizations, including KIPP, the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Fulbright Commission, and Year Up (where Scott currently serves on the NY Leadership Council) – providing everything from professional development and direct instruction to sophisticated assessment platforms and curriculum alignment. Scott has more than 12,000 hours of instructional experience, working with thousands of students and teachers to improve post secondary outcomes.
Scott was lucky enough to attend Harvard University on a scholarship, and then serve as CFO of a development project in Ecuador funded by the British Embassy. These experiences left him with a deep appreciation for education not just as what traditionally happens in the four walls of a classroom but as a set of skills necessary to succeed in the wider world. This philosophy of college and career readiness has been central to A-List’s success; as a result Scott has been asked to be a frequent presenter at education conferences, and has been featured on Bloomberg, NBC, CBS, Fox and CNN to comment on developments in the education space.
Most recently, Scott led the management team of a mental health care startup and has founded his own venture seeking to increase access and improve outcomes in behavioral health.
Founder, Chanrai Hospitality
From a young age, Harsha Chanrai was strongly influenced by her father’s philanthropic work in primary health care, eye-care, and safe water projects in Nigeria and India, in addition to his work with Mother Teresa. Seeking a way to merge her passion for hospitality with her deeply rooted dedication to philanthropy, Harsha enrolled in the MMH graduate program at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where she began developing the concept for Saira Hospitality. Saira partners with luxury and lifestyle hotels, creating bespoke pop-up schools to educate and empower local communities for employment in hospitality. Saira creates meaningful partnerships between luxury hotels and the communities they inhabit and offers hotel partners community diplomacy, higher retention and local talent. Today Saira has graduated 175 Saira students with 100% ROI to participating hotel partners, including Virgin Limited Edition, Rosewood Hotels, Autograph Collection, Bunkhouse Hotels and Costa Palmas Beach Club (managed by Four Seasons Hotels). Saira’s pop-ups have taken Harsha to Los Angeles, Mexico and the British Virgin Islands over the last three years. From her upbringing in London to her career with Six Senses, Fullerton Hotel and Aman Resort across Asia, Harsha brings a global eye for education and hospitality to her work around the world.
Owner of Sidecar Technologies and LoHi Tennis
Demetri owns a 3D technology development studio in addition to LoHi Tennis, a premier tennis program in the heart of Denver. He received his Bachelors of Science as a Computer Engineer from George Washington University before working for 9:30 club, a music venue in DC, and coaching a US Development Academy soccer team in Colorado. There is not a week that goes by without Demetri attending a concert (especially at Red Rocks), a sporting event, or finding time in the Rockies.
Project manager at echo100plus
Evelina is a project manager for the NGO Echo100Plus that operates on the Greek island of Leros and Athens. Its main focus is education and integration through community centres for refugees, with the aim to create a welcoming environment where people can feel empowered, learn, grow, prepare for the future and feel safe. Previously she was responsible for sports when coordinating the ECHO100plus project in the refugee camp of Ritsona and continues to develop football plans for Leros and Athens.
Italian by birth and heart, grew up in England, Evelina went to culinary school and worked in the food industry as a chef and caterer for six years. Her heritage means from an early age football was part of her culture and made her understand the intrinsic connectivity that sport provides and its ability to carry that along to unite people through cultures and situations!
MBA Candidate at Yale School of Management
Sarah Hallowell is UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group specializing in growing and scaling organizations. She is currently working toward her MBA at Yale School of Management where she is focused on global social enterprises. Sarah grew up helping her family manage Netop Summer Camp where she spent many summers teaching basketball, soccer, and guitar to boys. In her free time, you can find Sarah rock climbing or watching Philadelphia sports.
Attorney at Steinberg & Gruber
Robert Steinberg is a coach, a volunteer firefighter and an attorney living in Oceanside, New York. He received his undergraduate education at Penn State University, where he wrestled and played rugby before attending Brooklyn Law School. Robert is an avid fan of the Allman Brothers and the New York Jets. In his free time, Robert enjoys spending time with his family, studying foreign languages and cooking.
JASON STEINBERG, EX OFFICIO
Founder, Executive Director
(Learn about Jason In our Core Team section)