Board of Directors

Board President

Lindsay Nuon

Lindsay Nuon, a STEM veteran with 15 years in the US military, has an impressive career. She’s worked in US Intelligence, Fortune 500 companies, and a top Cybersecurity startup, gaining recognition in leading publications. Lindsay advises startups, specializing in security, data privacy, and blockchain regulations. Her contributions to Social Impact, Social Justice, and Diversity and Inclusion have earned her media coverage. Currently, Lindsay is the Co-Founder and Chief Risk Officer of Stranger Labs, a MIT Media Lab spin-out, and the Founder of Women of Color in Blockchain. WOC in Blockchain strives to amplify diverse voices in the blockchain and tech industries.

Board Member

Claudette Crouse

Claudette Crouse is a seasoned leader skilled in fostering thriving organizations. Her career spans corporate and non-profit sectors, with a strong commitment to uplifting women and girls.

As a consultant, Claudette specializes in diversity and inclusion, crafting impactful mentoring and inclusion programs. Her initiatives prioritize women’s empowerment, delivering concrete outcomes. She also led The Veteran Central Foundation, aiding military service members in transitioning to civilian life.

Through her firm, The Crouse Initiative, Claudette advises nonprofits and corporations on diversity, fundraising, talent management, and professional development. Armed with a Master’s in Consulting Psychology from Harvard, she’s certified as an Executive and Personal Coach.

Beyond her achievements, Claudette is an active community thought leader and board member. Her passion shines in her authored book, “When the Closed Heart Opens,” a guide to women’s empowerment.

Board Member

Dr.Christy Fernandez-Cull

Dr. Christy Fernandez-Cull, CEO of DaVinci Wearables, boasts a remarkable career. She previously led Waymo’s sensing and perception system teams and served as Head of Sensors at Lyft Level 5 Self-Driving Division, shaping sensor architecture for future transportation. With Apple, she delved into autonomous systems and developed innovative hardware, including the groundbreaking Light Detection and Ranging module for the 2020 iPad. Dr. Fernandez-Cull is a senior science advisor to VCs and startups in mobility tech, autonomous vehicles, and digital health. She’s on the board of Omnitron and a Venture Partner at L’attitude Ventures, holding an MS, Ph.D. in Engineering from Duke University, and an MBA from MIT. Passionate about mentoring in STEM/STEAM fields, she also serves as a guest lecturer and AI practitioner at MIT-LL and MIT Media Lab.

Board Member

Ann Fogarty

Ann Fogarty, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Delivery at State Street, oversees a broad portfolio including custody, middle office, client service operations, transfer agency, derivatives, and bank loans. Reporting directly to the President, she’s a key member of the Investment Services Executive Committee.

Previously, Ann held executive roles at BNY Mellon, where she led global operations and managed teams of over 20,000 employees. With a career spanning since 1988, she brings extensive expertise in international funds, custody, and treasury services. Ann has held leadership positions in Europe, Middle East, and Africa Fund Accounting services, and was Managing Director of BNY Mellon Fund Services Ireland Ltd.

Ann’s dedication extends to her Irish roots, actively participating in The Irish Funds Industry Association and co-founding the Irish chapter of the 30% Club, promoting women’s representation in senior business roles. She holds a Master of Arts degree in human resources and is a graduate member of the Marketing Institute in Ireland.

Board Member

Leo Guyshan

Leo Guyshan is the Director of Programs and Engagement at Harvard Innovation Labs. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Open Avenues, a social impact startup driving narrative change around immigration. Leo has worked throughout the Boston startup ecosystem. He was the Program Director at MassChallenge Boston, where he helped design the accelerator while streamlining operations for the Boston program and site. Before MassChallenge, Leo worked at the Harvard Business School Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, where he managed the HBS Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, developed alumni entrepreneurship programming, and supported the New Venture Competition and Rock Accelerator. Leo graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Politics and Russian Language & Literature.

Board Member

Rizel Scarlett

Rizel Scarlett is a software engineer, community builder, and educator. After completing Resilient Coders, a non-profit coding boot camp, Rizel worked as a Software Engineer for over three years and pursued a degree in Computer Science from Boston University. Rizel’s non-traditional path into tech ignited her passion for empowering and supporting budding software engineers. In addition to being a founding team member and advisor at G{Code}, she works as a Developer Advocate at GitHub. Rizel believes in leveraging open source principles, vulnerability, honesty, and kindness as means to educate early-career developers.