Board of Trustees
Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul Général, Honorary Chairman
Andrea Kennedy, Vice Chair
Orpheus Sean Luiz Crutchfield
Orpheus S. L. Crutchfield is a life-long San Francisco Bay Area native, known for advising hundreds of educational nonprofits locally, regionally and nationally. He is a graduate of San Francisco’s renowned Lowell High School, the oldest public school in the West, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of California at Berkeley, and concluded all coursework for a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration, at the University of San Francisco.
He is the President of StratéGenius, which works with 55-60 specially selected schools across the nation that are leaders in diversity. He also consults and presents internationally, including South Africa, Cuba, Germany, India and Brazil. Mr. Crutchfield has been a regular speaker at the NAIS Annual Conference, the NAIS People of Color Conference and the California Association of Independent Schools, where he most recently presented on Board Diversity Committees, among many other cutting-edge and provocative sessions. His areas of expertise include recruiting a diverse pool, retention, cultivating underrepresented communities and candidates of color, community organizing and board development/diversity.
He also works with the University of California, Berkeley’s world class College of Engineering to help them recruit and prepare women and underrepresented minorities for computer science and engineering fields through the nonprofit Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology, its high school Information Technology Leadership Program, and its middle school program, Science for Youth.
Orpheus is presently a trustee with French American International School/International High School (CA), The San Francisco School, SpeakOut (national nonprofit artist and speakers bureau), has been a board member of Saint Mark’s School (CA), Marin Horizon (CA) and Windrush School (where his daughter is a student) and is a member of the Gold “C” committee through the BGCSF. He has advised several boards, including Marin Academy (CA), Corlears School (NY), Roger’s Park Montessori School (IL), Giddens School (Head Search- WA), the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, South Africa (Head & senior leadership searches), the San Francisco Bay Area People of Color in Independent Schools’ board and numerous faculties and administrations nationally.