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The OEF Board of Directors is comprised of Oracle executives and leaders in education and philanthropy who meet regularly to oversee the Foundation's program and strategy.

Board of Directors


Safra Catz
Safra Catz
Chief Executive Officer, Oracle

Safra A. Catz is Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. She was previously President of Oracle since January 2004 and Chief Financial Officer since April 2011. She first served as Oracle's CFO from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April 1999 to October 1999. In 2008, Catz was also appointed to a three-year term as member of the Board of Directors for HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Oracle Education Foundation since its founding in 2000 and has served as chair since 2004.


Matt Mayerson
Matt Mayerson
Vice President, Manufacturing and Distribution, Oracle

Matt Mayerson is vice president of manufacturing and distribution at Oracle. He is responsible for worldwide replication and fulfillment for all Oracle software and education products. Prior to joining Oracle in 1990, Mayerson held various operations positions with Ernst & Young and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation. He is a member of the governance board for the Peninsula chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Mayerson has been a member of the Oracle Education Foundation's Board of Directors since 2006. He received a BS in business economics and an MBA from UCLA.


Kevin Walsh
Kevin Walsh
Chief Technology Officer, Oracle Asia Research and Development Centers

Kevin Walsh directs Oracle's centers for technology R&D in China, Singapore, India, Australia, Japan, and South Korea; he has more than 20 years of business experience in Asia. He founded Oracle's China Development Centers in 2001 and has since expanded Oracle's technology innovation network to the entire Asian region. His team is focused on creating new software technology and industry solutions to address the specific needs of Asia's rapidly growing regions. Show more

Walsh is recognized as a visionary leader and technologist both inside and outside of Oracle. He is a frequent speaker on future trends and emerging technologies that have impact on business and society. His current work includes projects centered on grid computing, digital cities, open source software, ubiquitous sensor networks, embedded systems, social networking, learning technology, and life sciences—in partnership with key stakeholders in industry and government throughout Asia. He has been granted several patents for his inventions of new software technology applications. He is also responsible for developing Oracle's long-term strategy for business growth in China, known as the 'Golden China Initiative'.

Walsh has been a member of the board of the Oracle Education Foundation since 2007 and is an advisor to some of the top universities in Asia and the US. He received his MBA from the University of New Orleans and his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.


John Baugh
John Baugh
Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

John Baugh, Ph.D., is Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences and director of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his tenure at Washington University, Baugh taught at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Swarthmore College. Show more

Baugh has published award-winning books in the fields of anthropology, education, legal affairs, linguistics, sociology, and urban studies. His work bridges theoretical and applied linguistics, with particular attention to matters of policy and social equity in the fields of education, medicine, and the law. He has conducted extensive research regarding the social stratification of linguistic diversity within the US, Austria, Brazil, Hungary, South Africa, and the UK, and is actively engaged in ongoing research that examines the evolution and dissemination of English and other European languages in post-colonial contexts throughout the world. Baugh is a past president of the American Dialect Society and a member of the usage advisory committee for the American Heritage English Dictionary. He has also served as a consultant on several documentary films related to American language and as an expert witness in court cases where matters of voice recognition and language attitudes have been central. Baugh has been a member of the board of the Oracle Education Foundation since 2003. He received his BA in speech and rhetoric at Temple University and his MA and PhD in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the boards of Eastside Prep, Raising a Reader, and Project Pericles.


Barbara Means
Barbara Means
Director, SRI's Center for Technology in Learning

Barbara Means, PhD, is director of the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. She is an educational psychologist whose research focuses on ways in which technology can support students' learning of advanced skills and the revitalization of classrooms and schools. Show more

Means is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and is regarded as a leader in defining issues and approaches for evaluating the implementation and efficacy of technology-supported educational innovations.

Means' published works include the edited volumes Evaluating Educational Technology, Technology and Education Reform, and Teaching Advanced Skills to At-Risk Students, as well as the jointly authored volumes Using Technology Evaluation to Advance Student Learning, The Connected School, Comparative Studies of How People Think, and Learning Online, which was published in April 2014. She currently leads SRI's evaluation work for the Next Generation Learning Challenge, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Means has been a member of the board of the Oracle Education Foundation since 2003. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and her PhD in educational psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was named an SRI Fellow in 2003.


Sally Osberg
Sally Osberg
President and CEO, Skoll Foundation

Sally Osberg has led entrepreneurial organizations and been an agent for social change throughout her career. As president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with founder and chairman Jeff Skoll and heads the organization's team in identifying and supporting innovators pioneering scalable solutions to global challenges. Show more

She is a well-known proponent of thought leadership, research, and alliances that advance the work of social entrepreneurs solving the world's most pressing problems.

Osberg serves on the boards of the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, and the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Oracle Education Foundation since its founding in 2000. She was founding executive director of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, guiding that institution to international recognition for its cutting-edge work in the museum field, and formerly active as a director on the boards of the American Association of Museums, the American, and Women and Philanthropy, among others.

Osberg founded the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, the largest gathering of innovators around the world. As advisor to The Elders and founding board member of the Social Progress Imperative and Index, she has worked to drive an enabling environment for social change. Osberg has also formed strategic partnerships with the UN, USAID, Sundance, TED, and Oxford. She has received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, the Magis Global Changemaker Award from Santa Clara University, been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and been named by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the "Millennium 100" for her role in shaping and leading Silicon Valley.


Dr. Ray Pecheone
Dr. Ray Pecheone
Executive Director, Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)

Raymond Pecheone, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Stanford Center for Assessment Learning and Equity (SCALE), a center launched in 2009 that provides comprehensive supports for standards-based teaching and learning and is built around the development of interactive assessment and multimedia instructional tools to support college and career readiness. Show more

Pecheone is also the co-executive director of the Stanford School Redesign Network and the director of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) program, a consortium of 18 California universities that have joined together to develop a reliable and valid measure of teacher quality.

Formerly, Pecheone was the Connecticut Bureau Chief for curriculum and teacher assessment and developed the first performance-based licensure and inductions system for teachers in the nation. In addition, he co-founded INTASC, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and co-directed the first Assessment Development Laboratory for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He has helped develop the design for revamping the New York State Regents Examinations, served as a consultant to the Council of Chief State School Officers and ETS for the development and validation of a performance-based assessment for school administrators (currently used by fifteen states), and consulted with numerous state education departments. He has published widely in the area of teacher and student assessment. Pecheone has been a member of the board of the Oracle Education Foundation since 2011. He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut.

OEF Staff

Colleen Cassity
Colleen Cassity

Executive Director, Oracle Education Foundation
Senior Director, Oracle Corporate Citizenship

Elizabeth Snyder
Elizabeth Snyder

Vice President, Oracle Human Resources, International

Nicole Snow
Nicole Snow

Manager, Oracle Education Foundation and Oracle Giving

Colleen Cassity
Elizabeth Snyder
Nicole Snow