Board Growth

Board Growth

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

John Belizaire is a managing partner at the private equity firm NextStage LLC and a Senior Industry Advisor for Guidewire Software. He brings to the board extensive experience in business development and marketing, and hopes to help the school broaden its base of supporters. His involvement at Harlem Academy includes helping to develop the entrepreneurship club, and spending several afternoons on campus working with students on their projects.

Doug Griebel is the co-founder and Chairman of Rosa Mexicano Restaurants. Under his leadership, the restaurant has grown from one location in New York City to 15 locations in the US and abroad. Doug serves on the boards of several business, restaurant, and nonprofit organizations in New York City.  He has helped to lead capital campaigns at both the Collegiate School and Marietta College, and hopes to leverage his own passion for Harlem Academy’s mission to engage others. 

Rodney Pope is Vice President and Senior Human Relations Director at Turner Construction, where he has worked since 1995. Originally trained in architecture and construction technologies, he has a BS in organizational management and an MS in construction management. For more than a decade, Rodney has led Turner’s extensive volunteer participation in Harlem Academy’s fundraising events and family partnership.