TWI operated with a staff of two co-executive directors working in close collaboration with a board of directors. This page reflects TWI’s leadership at the time of its closing in June 2022.

Our Staff

Our Trustees

whitman institute trustee jorge blandon

Jorge Blandon

Board Chair of The Whitman Institute

jamie allison-hope whitman institute

Jamie Allison-Hope

Executive Director of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

whitman institute trustee sonya childress

Sonya Childress

Senior Fellow, Perspective Fund

Shannon Farley

Shannon Farley

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fast Forward

whitman institute trustee vanessa whang

Vanessa Whang

Arts, Humanities, & Philanthropy Consultant