Former Members of the Board of Directors

Last updated: May 2024

The following individuals have served on GiveWell's Board of Directors in the past. Bios were accurate at the time of service, but may not be up-to-date at this time.

Jon Behar is an Investment Associate at a major hedge fund.

Lucy Bernholz is President and Founder of Blueprint Research and Design, author of Creating Philanthropic Capital Markets, and maintainer of the Philanthropy 2173 blog.

Bob Elliott currently works in the hedge fund industry. He was one of the original 8 members of GiveWell, as well as co-founder of the national nonprofit Global Justice (not eligible for a Clear Fund grant).

Jake Gibson is a mentor and angel investor for early stage startups. Previously, he co-founded NerdWallet and served as COO for its first four years.

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports social entrepreneurs, and co-author of Made to Stick and Switch. Full bio.

Ari Herman is an Investment Analyst at a New York-based hedge fund. He previously worked in Equity Research at Goldman Sachs.

Greg Jensen is co-Chief Investment Officer at a major hedge fund, the former supervisor of both Holden and Elie, and one of GiveWell's major financial supporters.

Holden Karnofsky graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in social studies, and spent the next several years in the hedge fund industry. He co-founded GiveWell in mid-2007. Holden is the co-Chief Executive Officer of Open Philanthropy.

Lindy Miller is a Manager in the Global Strategy, Innovation and Corporate Development group at Deloitte. She has worked with community organizations, at the local and state government levels, and with international governmental organizations. In 2007 she launched and ran the South Asia office of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Fred Post is an Investment Associate at a major hedge fund.

Rob Reich is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. He is Co-Director of Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and is the Director of its Center for Ethics in Society.

Tom Rutledge is in the Structured Credit Group at Magnetar Capital, an Evanston, Illinois-based alternative investment manager. During his career, he has also worked in capital markets businesses at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

Brigid Slipka is a fundraiser and a writer based in Washington, DC. She has over ten years experience in nonprofit management and philanthropy.

Phil Steinmeyer spent much of his career in the software industry (primarily games), including founding PopTop Software. He is now an investor.

Julia Wise is Community Liaison at the Centre for Effective Altruism. She writes about effective altruism at Giving Gladly.

Virginia Zink is a former Head of Institutional Sales at ING Australia, and one of our project's major financial supporters.