John Butler, J.D., is an attorney and a Fellow at the Center for Court Innovation, a criminal justice think tank based in midtown. He has extensive experience in nonprofit management and operations as well as public sector consulting, including: director of fundraising and operations for Big Brothers Big Sisters, co-founding a nonprofit consulting firm offering communications and public relations services to small nonprofits, and co-founding the Iraq Legal Education Initiative at the American University of Iraq. He was also a design fellow at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, has represented clients through the Stanford Criminal Defense Clinic, and serves as a Trustee at Frost Valley, YMCA. He is a graduate of Brown University, has a masters in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and a JD from Stanford Law School.
Quentin Van Dooselaere, Ph.D., is the Co-CEO of Bregal Investments, a global private equity firm. Quentin began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert before joining Bankers Trust where he ran various capital markets businesses. He then held executive positions in a number of non-profits before moving to academia. He was affiliated with Columbia University and Oxford University when he returned to Bregal in 2008. He serves on the board of Laureate Education, IMG, Solar Reserve and Aurigen.
Sadia Halim, Ph.D.,is a managing director at BNP Paribas in the Financial Institutions Coverage group based in New York. Upon completion of her doctorate in Virology in 2000 from SUNY Albany’s School of Public Health, a collaboration between the NY Department of Health, SUNY Albany and Albany Medical College, she began a career on Wall Street. Sadia offers experience in research, banking, and asset management. She is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). She is also an avid supporter of the Harlem Academy, an independent school serving grades one through eight which the BioBus visits each year, as well as being on the board of AVRI (AIDS Vaccine Research Institute), a 501(c)(3) non-profit research institute committed to the development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection.
Jared Fox, Ph.D., is the science department chair at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS) in Manhattan and has been recognized as a Math for America (MƒA) Master Teacher. Prior to teaching at WHEELS, Jared worked as a teacher in Edinburgh, Scotland and served as a Teach for America corps member in the Bronx. Jared holds a Ph.D. in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University where he researched how mobile science labs influence student attitudes towards science.
Matthew Baldwin is based in the tri-state area and works as a Financial Services Management Consultant focused on delivering business and technology strategy and solutions to Insurance customers. Matt holds a BA in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross. Matt has been involved with BioBus activities since 2014 and was recently elected to the board in 2016.
Nicolas Biais, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Brooklyn College. After earning his Ph.D. in France, he completed his postdoc in microbiology at Columbia University. Alongside his acclaimed research, his main interest is teaching science, having taught chemistry, physics, and biology to French medical students and people in his home-country, Haiti. He has been a supporter and visiting scientist to BioBus since 2008, and on the board since 2011.
Deval Desai, M.S., is an experienced IT professional focused on reference data technology at Barclays. He has worked for Lehman Brothers, Standard & Poor’s, Goldman Sachs and IBM earlier in similar capacities. Deval supports a variety of nonprofit organizations including New York Cares, StreetWise Partners, The Heckscher Foundation for Children, Cause Strategy Partners, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Green City Force, and Added Value Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Science and joined the board in April 2016.
Josh Dormont, M.Ed., is the Director of Product of Development for the NYC Department of Education and a photographer who specializes in portrait and social documentary projects. Josh has more than a decade of experience in education leading teams, managing operations and development, building products, and launching new entrepreneurial initiatives. Josh has a Masters in Education from PACE University and BA from Cornell. Josh has been on the board since 2011, and led the Development Committee from 2013-2016.
Reva Gaur, M.B.A., works in News Partnerships at Facebook, where she leads the partner services team for the News vertical in the US, based out of Facebook’s New York City offices. Prior to Facebook, she spent a decade in the fields of media, communications, marketing and digital strategy, including as Director of Communications for Educational Alliance, a 125-year old nonprofit organization serving over 50,000 New Yorkers per year through a range of education and social services programs. Reva holds a Masters in Business Administration from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelors in Sociology from Brown University. Reva has been a BioBus volunteer since its inception, helping build the organization from a tiny startup to an internationally recognized model for science education. She has served on the board since 2010 and served as President from 2012 to 2014.
Stephen Jan, M.S., is a software engineer. His background includes communication applications at Google, e-commerce at Nook.com, digital advertising at Doubleclick.com, and several startups. Stephen has also founded a nonprofit that donates funding, medical equipment, and ambulances to hospitals in Africa, South America, and Asia. Stephen earned both his Masters and Bachelors degree in computer science and a Masters in bioengineering from Columbia University..