Meet the Board

Board of Directors

We believe in transparency, that's why you can contact the Board at any time by sending an email to board@bigupkidz.org.

 

Jeremy George , Board Chair
Partner, PwC

Jeremy has served on Big Up Kidz' board of directors since June 2015, and as the chairperson since July 2016. He is an assurance partner in PwC's Asset & Wealth Management (AWM) practice, where he serves as an engagement partner and business adviser for alternative investment funds (including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds-of-funds, and venture funds) and SEC registered investment companies and business development companies. Jeremy also has experience serving PwC's higher education clients, which maintain significant endowments that invest in a variety of strategies, and has national practice roles leading PwC's AWM staff learning and development program, overseeing its AWM-specific standardized audit programs, and in certain people and technology transformation initiatives. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in New York and California.

Jeremy James, Treasurer
Senior Manager, PwC

Jeremy has over 15 years of experience providing assurance services to industrial products, information technology and retail and consumer companies in a variety of capacities. Jeremy has performed integrated audits of both publicly traded and private companies that included supervising large multi-national engagement teams, coordinating the work of specialists, leading National Office consultations, and serving as a primary day-to-day contact for all client related matters on the engagement. Jeremy’s clients rely on his ability to effectively evaluate and provide advice on the finance and accounting implications of a number of complex matters including: revenue recognition models, mergers, and acquisitions, SEC reporting and compliance, information technology system implementations and internal control related matters. 

Rochelle Lether
Founder, Board Member

Mrs. Lether began working in After School Programs as a volunteer at HUG house (an After School Program for children of the homeless) in 2002. She has also worked abroad, in both Brazil (helping to to build education among sustainable indigenous communities) and in Indonesia (as a teacher and journalist). Since her return to the States, she has worked as an International Exchange Program Director and After School Program Director. 

In 2011, she founded Big Up Kidz, a non-profit After School Program. She has always had a passion for After School Programs, because they provide the additional support and reinforcement that is needed for schools in underserved communities, as well as keeping children off the streets and out of trouble during peak unsupervised times.

Rochelle Lether is a graduate of Pitzer College, of the Claremont Five Universities. She obtained her degree in International Studies, with an emphasis on Developing Countries as well as a minor in Visual Arts.

 

 Harvey Holt, board member