Jack Kerins

President & COO

Jack is President, Co-founder and COO at Backpak. He has a 40 year+ career in technology, has been involved at the executive levels of multiple IPOs and and was responsible for over 1,200 employees at ICT Group.

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Kirsten Bronkovic

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Kirsten’s unique blend of experience in both business and education creates her idealistic, yet practical approach to solving issues in today’s schools. Over the last several years, she has held strategic positions in education leadership, had the privilege of teaching, and has served both private and public schools. Before her life in education, she had a successful career in executive recruiting. Kirsten holds a Master’s degree in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Lori High

Director Business Development

Lori has over 20 years of sales experience in the Publishing and Swiss Watch industries. She is passionate to go beyond bridging the digital divide, making education accessible and equitable globally. Lori is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in Fine Arts.

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Brittney Lau

Product Manager

Brittney Lau is an experienced product manager at Backpak who specializes in driving the vision and roadmap. Her customer support background brings an empathetic approach to product management and she focuses on collaboration between customer and company, with cross-functional partners to deliver successful results. Brittney is passionate about learning and helping others to succeed through leadership and coaching.

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Olexandra Voloshyna

Business Analyst

Olexandra has over 5 years of experience in the IT field as a QA Engineer, Proxy Product Owner, Project Manager and Business Analyst. She is also a certified professional scrum product owner (PSPO1).

Olexandra is a passionate about agile approaches to valued-driven software delivery.

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Dr. Michael McKenna

Curriculum Committee Chair

Dr. McKenna has been in education for almost 20 years and has spent over a decade in leading high-achieving, award-winning schools. His schools have been recognized at both the state and federal level, including a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and, most recently, a Title I Distinguished School. Dr. McKenna holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. He obtained his doctorate in Educational Administration from Temple University in 2011.

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Jason Koye

Privacy Committee Chair

Jason Koye currently serve as General Counsel, North America & Worldwide Privacy Officer for Omnicom Media Group. He has over 15 years of experience, focusing on privacy, compliance and general commercial legal matters while working at international publicly traded companies and market leaders in the digital media & marketing, healthcare technology and consumer products sectors.

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Michael Kerins, CFA, FRM

Chairman of the Board

Mike is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RobustWealth. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and has a certificate in Computational Finance from the University of Washington.

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Greg Cathcart

Member

Greg is the CEO & Founder of Excellis Health Solutions. As a recognized industry leader for 20+ years, Greg has worked with HDA, NACDS, FDA, and GS1 to optimize the pharmaceutical supply chain. Greg is the founding member of the leading global consortium Global Track & Trace (GTT) for pharmaceutical products. Prior to founding Excellis Health Solutions, Greg served in executive positions for leading-edge companies, such as SAP America and Johnson & Johnson Corporation.

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Charles Thomas

Member

Charles has more than 30 years of experience working in the insurance industry. Charles joined GMG Insurance Agency in 2003, and by 2009, became principal and co-owner. He is a volunteer board member and former president for UMBB, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on delivering services and resources to individuals who have experienced life-altering challenges. He is an active Angel Investor with a successful record in FinTech startups.

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Jack Kerins

Member

Jack is President, Co-founder and COO at Backpak. He has a 40 year+ career in technology, has been involved at the executive levels of multiple IPOs and and was responsible for over 1,200 employees at ICT Group.

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Backpak Team

Innovators, Technology Experts, and Successful Sales Entrepreneurs Who Collaborate On Our Mission to Improve the Lives of Families

Our Mission

Backpak’s program, developed with an innovative social organization, is a model for helping families help themselves. We propel families forward and give them the skills and resources for a better life, financially, socially, educationally. Our combination of Technology and Intervention Coaching drives the success of our program.

Team

Jack Kerins

President & COO
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Kirsten Bronkovic

Head of Strategic Partnerships
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Lori High

Director Business Development
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Brittney Lau

Product Manager
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Olexandra Voloshyna

Business Analyst
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Advisory Board

Dr. Michael McKenna

Curriculum Committee Chair
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Jason Koye

Privacy Committee Chair
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Board of Directors

Michael Kerins, CFA, FRM

Chairman of the Board
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Greg Cathcart

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Charles Thomas

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Jack Kerins

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