John’s role is to provide executive leadership and work directly and collaboratively with the Board of Directors to establish the vision and direction of the Plunk Foundation. John has spent the last 10 years helping college students, veterans, and professionals connect through various grant opportunities and university affiliations.
Yelena Simonova, MBA
BOARD MEMBER & VP OF THE BOARD
Yelena has spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble and is currently a leader in their IT purchasing department and recipient of the P&G CEO Award. Yelena has received her MBA from Chicago Booth is a servant leader who believes in the empathetic approach to leadership.
BOARD MEMBER & SECRETARY
Brian has worked his way up as a Sr. Network Engineer at Cincinnati Financial. He is passionate about helping people understand that they are NOT their qualifications. He spends his time guiding people on how to learn skills and build connections to get started on their dream careers.
Liza is a business development leader at Infor and a dedicated founding member of the Plunk Foundation. Her experience over the years helps the Plunk Foundation make vital strategic decisions to drive purpose and impact for the nonprofit.
As a volunteer founding member, Liza is passionate about how technology can make a difference in people's lives. That is why she helped start the Plunk Foundation, believing that technology can change things for the better. She wants to improve the lives of women, children, and communities that need help. For Liza, digital privacy is the way to save lives, strengthen democracy, and protect the vulnerable around the world.