Board of Directors
About Our Board of Directors (Current and Former)
MENTOR's strength is in the commitment, expertise and work of its board, staff members and volunteers. MENTOR's board of directors consists of outstanding leaders from the business, government, education and religious sectors. These dedicated individuals are actively engaged in the strategic planning and implementation of MENTOR programs and policies and serve as the organization's chief ambassadors for youth mentoring. Willem Kooyker, chairman and CEO of Blenheim Capital Management LLC, is MENTOR's board chairman.
* Member of the Executive Committee
**Former Board Member
Mr. Geoffrey T. Boisi*Co-Founder
Geoffrey T. Boisi co-founded MENTOR in 1990 and served as co-chair and chairman of the board of directors. Boisi chairman and chief executive officer of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC, a private investment firm with interests in various private equity,money management, real estate and corporate advisory organizations. Boisi was the former vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, co-CEO of the firm’s investment bank, JPMorgan, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Management Committee. Previously, he was chairman and senior partner of The Beacon Group before its acquisition by Chase in 2000. Boisi also was a partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as a member of the firm’s management committee and head of the investment banking division.
Boisi serves Boston College as a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees, co-chair of the capital campaign and chair emeritus of the Boston College Wall Street Council. He is an overseer of The Wharton School; trustee of The Papal Foundation; trustee of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises; trustee of Carnegie Corporation of New York; and a Knight of Malta. He also is a member of The Trilateral Commission and serves on the Board of Directors of Freddie Mac.
Formerly, Boisi was a member of the advisory board of Grupo Santander (Spain); chairman of the Board of Trustees for Boston College; chairman of the Graduate Executive Board of The Wharton School; a member of the Investment Banking Committee for the American Stock Exchange; director at Communities In Schools; and a trustee of Friends Academy.
Mr. Raymond G. Chambers*Co-Founder
Raymond Chambers co-founded MENTOR in 1990 and served as co-chair of the board of directors. Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who has directed most of his efforts toward children. He is the founding chairman of the Points of Light Institute and the co-founder of America’s Promise Alliance, along with General Colin Powell. Chambers is founding chairman of The Millennium Promise Alliance and co-founding chairman of Malaria No More.
Chambers also is the founding chairman of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His board memberships include those with MENTOR, The Points of Light Institute, America’s Promise Alliance and Communities In Schools. He is the chairman of Wesray Capital Corporation, which he co-founded with William E. Simon.
In February 2008, the secretary-general of the United Nations appointed Chambers as the first special envoy of the secretary-general for malaria, and in December 2008, President George Bush recognized Chambers with the Presidential Citizens Medal for his work to help children worldwide.
Mr. Willem Kooyker*Chairman
Willem Kooyker has been involved with MENTOR since 1993 as a member of the board of directors, chairman of the audit committee, a member of the Telemachan Council, a founder of the PATHWAYS Initiative. Kooyker is the Chairman of Blenheim Capital Management, LLC. He began his trading career in 1964 with Internatio-Muller in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He eventually became managing director of the International Trading Group and stayed until 1981, when he joined Commodities Corporation as president. In 1984, Kooyker started a new company, Tricon Holding Company, Ltd., which currently remains active in the forest products industry. In 1988, Kooyker started Blenheim Capital Management, LLC.
Separate from Blenheim, Kooyker was a co-founder and board member of Derivatives Portfolio Management (DPM), formed in 1993. In the first quarter of 2005, DPM was sold to Mellon Financial Corporation (“Mellon”) and renamed DPM Mellon, LLC. He also was a founding director of the regional Somerset Valley Bank (SVB) in New Jersey. SVB was bought by Fulton Financial Corporation in 2005, and Kooyker has since become a member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Risk Committee.
Kooyker is a majority shareholder and board member of Investor Analytics LLC, and his professional affiliations have included a four-year term as president of the Cocoa Clearing Association; board service with the Cocoa Merchants Association of America and the New York Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange; and former membership in the NY Mercantile Exchange.
Kooyker’s current not-for-profit activities include being a council member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., which engages in the study of national and world affairs.
Mr. David A. Coulter**Vice-Chair
Warburg Pincus LLC
Mr. Michael Bolton**The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc.
The Honorable Bill Bradley**Allen & Company LLC
Mrs. Marian L. Heard*Vice-Chair
Oxen Hill Partners
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean**THK Consulting, LLC
Mr. Jeffrey W. Durkee*M&T Investment Group
Mr. Alan D. Schwartz*Vice-Chair
Mr. Thomas G. MendellT.G. Mendell Corp.
The Reverend J. Donald Monan, S.J.Boston College
Mr. Phil Ramone** (In Memoriam)Phil Ramone, Inc.
Jean Rhodes, Ph.D.**Chair, MENTOR's Research & Policy Council
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Mr. Bill RussellCenter Court Productions
Mr. Haim Saban**Saban Capital Group
Mr. John A. Schneider**Allen & Company LLC
Mr. James D. Sinegal**Costco Wholesale
Mrs. Sue Anne Wells
Mrs. Denise M. WhiteViacom
Tom OsborneFormer U.S. Congressman
Retired University of Nebraska Athletic Director and Football Coach
Kathryn R. WilliamsonThe Gift Box, LLC
Ms. Nancy AltobelloErnst & Young
J. Markham Green
David Shapiro*President and CEO