Team

Our Team

 

Olivia Tournay Flatto, Ph.D. | President

Dr. Olivia Tournay Flatto is the President of The Pershing Square Foundation.  She leads the Foundation’s efforts to deliver social impact by promoting exceptional leaders and innovative ideas in the areas of health and medicine, economic development, social justice, education, and the arts.  In 2013, Dr. Tournay Flatto co-founded the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. She continues to lead the implementation of its mission to enable the pursuit of the most innovative and advanced cancer research by facilitating collaborations between science and business.

Dr. Tournay Flatto spent a decade as President of the Emerald Foundation, an independently funded medical research foundation based in New York City and was the Director of External Affairs at the New York Stem Cell Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her research at both the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia and the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York City.

Dr. Tournay Flatto serves on boards of The Pershing Square Foundation, the Paris Opera and Ballet and the Institute of International Education.  She was recognized by the French Government with the titles of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite” and “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”.

 

Georgia Levenson Keohane  | Executive Director

Georgia is the Executive Director of The Pershing Square Foundation, where she partners with the President to oversee the Foundation’s strategy and programs. She is responsible for the social entrepreneurship portfolio and the creation of new initiatives. Georgia joined The Pershing Square Foundation from New America, where she directed the program on Profits and Purpose. She is also a professor in the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and author of Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century (2013) and Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World’s Most Urgent Problems (Fall 2016).

Georgia’s career has bridged the private and nonprofit sectors. A former McKinsey consultant, she has advised companies, philanthropies, community development and educational organizations, and think tanks. From 2011-2014, Georgia was a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she worked on poverty and inequality, employment and job growth, and social entrepreneurship. She has taught at Yale, and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Georgia holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc from London School of Economics, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.

 

Christina Koury | Program Analyst

Christina is the Program Analyst at The Pershing Square Foundation, where she is responsible for program management, grant administration and communications. Christina joined the Foundation from K2 Advisors, a hedge fund-of-funds firm, where she performed operational due diligence reviews of prospective and existing hedge fund managers from October 2014. Prior to working at K2, Christina worked as a legal and operational due diligence analyst for EFG Asset Management in New York and London.

Christina earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2010 and her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in 2005. She was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 2011.

 

Christy Barrow | Program Associate

Christy is the Program Associate for the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Prize and also supports all science programming of the Foundation. Christy came to the Alliance from Shizuoka City, Japan, where she promoted international understanding and communication as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Prior to the JET Program, Christy worked in the Development Office at The Rockefeller University, a world-renowned center for scientific research and graduate education, where she assisted in all aspects of the nonprofit fundraising initiatives Women & Science and Parents & Science from 2012-2014. As a recent college graduate, Christy worked in the laboratory of Dr. Abigail A. Baird, Professor of Psychological Science at Vassar College.

Christy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in 2011 with a B.A. in Psychology and Japanese.

 

Heather McGee Teodoro  | Executive Assistant

Heather is the Executive Assistant at The Pershing Square Foundation, where she provides overall support to the team. Heather joined the Foundation from Ramius Alternative Solutions, where she was Executive Assistant to the two CEOs. Prior to working at Ramius, Heather worked in politics for several years managing local political campaigns, fundraising for local, state, and federal level candidates, and working for the Utah State Democratic Party.

Heather is an MPA Candidate at NYU Wagner in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, specializing in Social Impact, Innovations and Investment. She earned her B.S. in Political Science from The University of Utah in 2014.

 

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