Board of Directors

Safra Catz is President of Oracle Corporation. Ms. Catz served as Executive Vice President between November 1999 and January 2004 and as Senior Vice President between April 1999 and October 1999. Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Catz was at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a global investment bank that has since merged with Credit Suisse First Boston, where she was a Managing Director from February 1997 to March 1999, and a Senior Vice President from January 1994 until February 1997. Ms. Catz held various investment banking positions from 1986 until January 1994.
Matt Mayerson is Vice President of Manufacturing & Distribution of Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for the worldwide replication and fulfillment for all Oracle software and education products. Prior to joining Oracle in 1990, Mr. Mayerson held various operations positions with Ernst & Young and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation. Mr. Mayerson is a member of the board of directors of the Peninsula chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America. He received a Bachelor's degree in business economics and an MBA from UCLA.
Kevin Walsh is Senior Vice President of Research and Development in the Asia Pacific Division at Oracle Corporation. Mr. Walsh is responsible for Oracle's Asia Research and Development Centers and manages teams in China, Japan, India, Singapore and Korea. Since joining Oracle in 1988, he has led many of Oracle's leading-edge business and technology units in Asia and at Oracle's headquarters in Redwood Shores. Kevin has overseen the development of Oracle's first products on Linux, worked with various database technology projects including the first ports of Oracle to Massively Parallel Processor systems, and database server appliances. He also serves as a member of the senior management team of Oracle's Asia Pacific and Japan Divisions, where he has been a key contributor to Oracle's rapid growth in the region since 1995. He is an advisor to many governments in the region on technology policy, industry adoption and future trends. His work currently focuses on developing emerging technology solutions to meet the needs of Oracle's largest customers in Asia. Prior to joining Oracle Mr. Walsh was an Information Systems Architect with McDermott International, where he was responsible for Oracle database systems in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Walsh received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans at New Orleans, Louisiana.
John Baugh 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, Dr. Baugh taught at Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, and Swarthmore College. Dr. 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 U.S., 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. Dr. 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 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. Dr. Baugh received his B.A. in Speech and Rhetoric at Temple University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently sits on the Boards of Eastside Prep, Raising a Reader, and Project Pericles.
Barbara Means directs the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, an independent nonprofit research organization based in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Means' research focuses on ways to foster students' learning of advanced skills through the introduction of technology-supported innovations. Her recent work includes the evaluation of GLOBE, an Internet-supported environmental science and education project involving thousands of schools worldwide, and serving as co-director of the assessment research team of the Center for Innovative Learning Technologies. Dr. Means served on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning, which produced the volume How People Learn, and as a member of the Academy's Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA). Her published works include the edited volumes Evaluating Educational Technology, Technology and Education Reform, and Teaching Advanced Skills to At-Risk Students and the jointly authored volumes The Connected School and Comparative Studies of How People Think. Dr. Means earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in education and intellectual development at the University of California, Berkeley.
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. 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. In addition to her service on the Board of the Oracle Education Foundation, Sally serves on the boards of the Skoll Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund, and the Palestine-based Partners for Sustainable Development. 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 Leadership Forum, and Women and Philanthropy, among others. Sally has received the John Gardner Leadership Award from the American Leadership Forum, 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 is the founder and Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Assessment Learning and Equity (SCALE), a new 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. Prior to launching the SCALE center, Dr. Pecheone held a variety of leadership roles in the Connecticut State Department of Education as the Bureau Chief for Curriculum, Research, Testing and Assessment, the Co-director of the first Assessment Development Lab for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBTS), and as a lead consultant to the Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) for the design and development of innovative assessments for teachers and administrators. Additionally, Dr. Pecheone co-founded the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), which develops national standards and assessments for teachers and administrators and is housed at the Council of Chief State School Officers. During a sabbatical at Teachers College Columbia, he directed the redesign of the New York student assessment system including the NY Regents examination. Lastly, he is directing a large scale student assessment research project in NYC to develop performance assessment systems for students that support deeper learning and are designed to prepare all students for college and career success.
OEF Staff
Executive Director
Colleen Cassity

Hui Seng Boon

Elizabeth Chase

Lai Heng Chua

Karri DeMatteis

Holly Ficarra

Lynne Gill

Courney Jakul

Ann Kato

Jane Richardson

Krishna Sistla

Nicole Snow