Dr. Mara Perez has been working in collaboration with non-profit and business leaders for 20 years. To date, she has served nearly one hundred organizations, most of which concentrating on low-income populations of color, including Blacks and Latinos. Her expertise is in philanthropy, social justice, equity, leadership development, and education. In 1998, Dr. Perez earned a PhD. in Sociology from The University of Chicago. She has also received the Marin Award as Latino Business Person of the Year. Dr. Perez was a fellow of the Coro Community Leadership Program, and last year participated in an executive leadership program at Stanford University about the science of decision-making. She’s helping LeaderSpring thrive through this time of transition and transformation to come out stronger in 2018.