The Grassroot Soccer Global Board of Directors represents a diverse group of leaders from the health, education, business, sport, and nonprofit sectors who are dedicated to the mission and vision of GRS.

Kevin Borgmann, Chair

Senior Advisor

Capital One

Kevin Borgmann has served as Senior Advisor to Capital One’s CEO and executive team since February 2018, with a focus on strategy, risk management, ...Read more

Dr. Akudo Anyanwu MD, MPH

Vice President of Development

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Dr. Akudo Anyanwu is an award-winning global health expert, public health innovator and social entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in the fi...Read more

Dawn Averitt


Averitt Consulting

Dawn Averitt is a strategist and consultant for private, nonprofit and public sector clients seeking vision, innovation, and leadership. Dawn has work...Read more

Dr. Brian Antony Brink


DMed (HON) (Witwatersrand)

Dr. Brian Brink worked for the Anglo American Group for 33 years. He retired as Chief Medical Officer at the end of 2014. During his tenure he advised...Read more

Thomas S. Clark, M.D.

CEO and Founder

Grassroot Soccer

Tommy Clark is a pediatrician and former professional soccer player. Tommy conceived the idea for Grassroot Soccer after living and playing soccer in ...Read more

Tom Crotty

Senior Advisor

Battery Ventures

After a dozen years as Managing General Partner overseeing all investment and operational aspects of Battery Ventures, Tom moved into a senior advisor...Read more

Todd H. Eckler

Senior Officer, Fiduciary Trust Company and President, Fiduciary Trust Charitable

Todd is a Senior Management Team member at Fiduciary Trust Company, reporting to the CEO and serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate ...Read more

Fiona Ferguson

Mother / Mediator

Fiona Ferguson grew up in South Africa, where she briefly studied drama at the University of Cape Town before moving to the UK. After working in comme...Read more

Kenneth R. French

Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Kenneth R. French is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is an expert on the be...Read more

Blaise Judja-Sato


VillageReach and The Resilience Trust

Blaise Judja-Sato is passionate about using technology to address global challenges and create opportunities for all.

With a diverse a...Read more

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Founder Of Umlambo Foundation

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the former Executive Director of UN Women & Deputy President of South Africa, the Founder of Umlambo Foundation, and a Gende...Read more

Methembe Ndlovu


Grassroot Soccer

Methembe Ndlovu is a co-founder of Grassroot Soccer and has played a major role in the organization's growth. Methembe was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe ...Read more

Christen Press

Professional Soccer Player

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and National Women’s Soccer League

Christen Press is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, and was part of the squads that won the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. She has earne...Read more

Todd Sisitsky

Managing Partner

TPG Capital

Todd Sisitsky is the Managing Partner of the TPG Capital business in the US and EU, and co-leads the firm’s investment activities in the healthcare ...Read more

Lisa Stuart


Lisa received her BA in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley in 1983. She holds a MSW and a MPA from Columbia University. Lisa was a social worker...Read more