Darius Graham, Founder & Director
Darius leads the overall operation and strategy of DC Social Innovation Project. Prior to founding DCSIP, Darius was an associate in the corporate restructuring group at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Recognized as a leader in the social sector, he was appointed to serve as a Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence in the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Darius has served on the board of directors of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship in Washington, DC and the Donald P. McCullum Youth Court in Oakland, CA. In 2010, Darius was appointed by the mayor to serve on the District of Columbia Commission on National & Community Service. Darius is author of the award-winning book, Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World. Darius received a B.A. summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law.
Omar Hashmi, Co-founder & Board Member
Omar is currently an associate in the corporate group at the law firm Squire Sanders in Palo Alto, California. In the past, he has worked with two start-up businesses assisting them in various areas including business development and accessing seed capital. Omar has served in critical roles and advised a variety of international and domestic non-profits. Omar received a B.S. from California State University, Fresno and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Howard University.
Steve Boyd, Board Member
Steve serves as managing partner of DC Community Energy Partners, a consulting practice that provides services in the energy arena to government, business, and nonprofit clients. He is also principal of Boyd Strategies, which provides strategy, management, communications, business development, fundraising, and civic engagement consulting to advocacy groups, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. Steve has managed organizations, programs and campaigns addressing economic development, clean energy, educational opportunity, and social justice for over eighteen years.
Nancy Burnett, Board Member
Nancy serves as Acting Associate Director, Office of Minority, Women and Inclusion at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Previously she was a senior attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission and a senior strategist with Tucker Spearman & Associates, Inc., an EEO and Inclusion management company. Nancy is a member of the Board of External Advisors to the Business Law Society of the Howard University School of Law, and is a founding and current board member of the Alliance of Securities and Finance Educators, an alliance of volunteers that facilitates and provides design and delivery of securities and finance curriculum to diverse student and faculty audiences.
Jessica Chakraborty, Board Member
Jessica recently served as Senior Manager, Strategic Development & Partnerships at BoardSource, a non-profit resource and training organization for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. Previously she served as manager of corporate relations for Capital Area Food Bank and also as chairperson of the Washington, DC chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Jessica has a M.P.A. from The George Washington University and a B.A. summa cum laude from Oglethorpe University.
Jenny Everett, Board Member
Jenny is the Associate Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of innovative organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Jenny has fifteen years’ experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she was the Senior Program Manager, Membership and Individual Donors at Hispanics in Philanthropy. She has also worked with DoubleClick in San Francisco and the Concha y Toro winery in Santiago, Chile. During business school, she worked with Agora Partnerships in Nicaragua, Enterprise Solutions for Poverty in New York, and Investors’ Circle in San Francisco. She is a former member of the Advisory Council of the New York Venture Philanthropy Fund and the Board of Refugee Transitions in San Francisco. She has an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in Latin American Studies from Davidson College.
Scott Moy, Board Member
Scott is a Manager in Accenture’s Corporate Strategy Practice specializing in strategic planning, business case development, financial analysis, and organization design. While at Accenture, Scott has focused on helping public service and private sector clients including Duke Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Open Society Foundation, and UNICEF. He has advised senior clients on the necessary capability and strategic investments to help them realize their mission and strategic goals.