People

Staff

Ronald Elum - Executive Director

Ron has been with Oakpoint Charitable Foundation since its founding, first as a board member and as Executive Director since 2012. After a career in commercial banking, Ron moved into the nonprofit sector. He has worked nationally as a managing consultant in the healthcare group at Ernst and Young and as CFO for the Latin American Youth Center, a youth development organization in Washington, DC. He has a B.A. degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University - Bloomington.

Anthony Mosca - Development Director

Anthony has been an educator in both the public and private school sector for over forty years, working almost exclusively with disadvantaged and at-risk students. He has worked both at the state and city levels training teachers and developing assessment tools. Joining Oakpoint Charitable Foundation in 2006, he first worked with the Campaign for Youth Justice while continuing to train teachers across the city. His most recent projects include The George Jackson Academy, Barbershop Books, A Fair Shake for Kids and Pioneer Works.

Charles Meyer - Policy and Strategy Director

Charles Meyer is an entrepreneur focused on the tech, insurance, and real estate sectors. In addition to his work with Oakpoint Charitable Foundation, he is on the advisory board of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary art, technology, music, science and education space. His philanthropic interests have included the Latin American Youth Center, The Jenesis Group, and the Campaign for Youth, among others. He is passionate about finding ways to provide strategic support and insight to nonprofits and cultural institutions.

Board of Directors

Julie Jensen

Julie is the co-founder of Oakpoint Charitable Foundation. She previously served as COO of The Jenesis Group based in Irving, Texas, a private foundation bringing innovation and an entrepreneurial philosophy to philanthropy. She is a member of The Women's Foundation's 100 leadership network. She received a B.A. in biology of Grinnell College and a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Andrew Meyer

Andrew Meyer is a journalist and student working towards a B.A. at The New School in New York City. He has interned for the United States Olympic Committee working on their social media presence and with the United Nations Association. Andrew is also a writer and the winner of a Peabody Award for his work. He has been an active supporter and participant of Youth Radio, an Internet and public radio station presented by young people. He is passionate about youth participation in media.

Charles Meyer

Charles Meyer is an entrepreneur focused on the tech, insurance, and real estate sectors. In addition to his work with Oakpoint Charitable Foundation, he is on the advisory board of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary art, technology, music, science and education space. His philanthropic interests have included the Latin American Youth Center, The Jenesis Group, and the Campaign for Youth, among others. He is passionate about finding ways to provide strategic support and insight to nonprofits and cultural institutions.

Ann Belzner

Ann Belzner has served on the Board of Oakpoint Charitable Foundation since its founding. She retired after a long career in business and government where she focused on finance, human resources, program management and program review and evaluation. Her significant experience in several public policy areas includes health care, job training and energy. Ann’s work with Oakpoint Charitable Foundation is an outgrowth of her longstanding interest in public policy issues related to women and children. Ann has an M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University where she was an Eagleton Fellow.

Kathryn Gorman

Kathryn Gorman is a Boston native who spent her entire business career with a global professional services firm. She went on to accept assignments with the firm in South Florida, Atlanta and Washington D.C. Kathryn has been on the Board of Oakpoint Charitable Foundation since 2005 and is a dedicated advocate for underserved youth. She has a keen interest in nonprofits that strengthen all members of vulnerable families. She believes in supporting organizations that will keep children safe in their own communities while providing emotional, social and educational development.

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