KnowledgeWorks Adds Experienced Educator and YMCA CEO to its Board

Topics: Impact and Improvement

CINCINNATI – KnowledgeWorks, a leading national education nonprofit, is pleased to announce the appointments of Jorge Perez and Becky van der Bogert to its board of directors.

Jorge Perez, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, has 30 years’ experience providing effective leadership to health and social development programs. He is a sought-after speaker, thought leader and board member, deeply versed in the challenges and opportunities of the nonprofit field.

Becky van der Bogert has served as Head of Palm Beach Day Academy in Palm Beach, Fla., Superintendent of Schools in Winnetka, Ill. and in Lincoln, Mass. She has also taught courses on critical and creative thinking and leadership at Lesley University, University of Massachusetts, and directed programs at Northwestern University and Harvard University for leaders in education.

“I am excited to welcome Jorge and Becky to the Board of Directors,” says Lucie Lapovsky, board chair for KnowledgeWorks. “The two bring deep education and community knowledge and the desire to envision an ambitious future for the Foundation.”

“Becky and Jorge bring a wealth of experience and passion to our board as we hone our mission to advance the work of schools and improve communities of all sizes and diverse needs,” KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Chuck Ambrose said.

“Becky offers an invaluable breadth of knowledge leading schools and school districts in the Midwest, Northeast and South. Jorge brings his perspective fostering social development and good health leading YMCA teams in four cities as well as nationally. We’re a stronger organization because of their willingness to contribute,” he said.

About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a national nonprofit organization advancing a future of learning that ensures each student graduates ready for what’s next. For more than 20 years, we’ve been partnering with states, communities and leaders across the country to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning communities. Through evidence-based practices and a commitment to equitable outcomes, we’re creating the future of learning, together.