At NextGen, we strive to build a political system that respects, reflects and represents the largest and most diverse generation in American history — and that starts with representation among our team, in our leadership and on our board of directors.
Our board members are executives and thought leaders in business, democracy reform, voter registration, campaign strategy and youth civic engagement. They provide diverse perspectives, strategic insight and organizational oversight to ensure NextGen America is effectively and sustainably fulfilling its mission.
Edward “Ted” White is the Senior Counselor to Fahr LLC, the umbrella entity for investor, philanthropist, and advanced energy advocate Tom Steyer’s business, policy, political, and philanthropic efforts. Ted is also the “name” partner of Denver-based law firm Moye White LLP where his legal practice primarily focuses on business transactions. Ted is the founder and Managing Member of Estabrook Funds which invests in global, multi-strategy funds. His extensive civic leadership includes acting as Chairman of the Boettcher Foundation, Board Chair of the Rocky Mountain Institute, board member at Advanced Energy Economy Institute and Founding Chair of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Ted graduated from Yale University with honors and received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
Delilah currently serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Future Project. She recently served as the Interim Executive Director for the Harris County Democratic Party and is the Co-Founder and President of VoteSimple, a digital voter registration nonprofit organization in Texas dedicated to registering young, BIPOC and queer voters. For the historic November 2020 presidential election, she was the National Field Director for Win Justice and a Senior Advisor to the New Georgia Project which successfully helped flip control of the U.S. Senate. Notably, she was the Texas State Director for Beto for America and in 2018 was the Field Director for Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign. A native of Houston, TX and the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant, her work is dedicated to ensuring our democracy truly reflects progressive values and the striking diversity of our country.
Zack Davis is a senior advisor to Tom Steyer working on advocacy and philanthropic efforts. Zack is a long time grassroots organizer with deep roots in the Midwest. He has spent over a decade advocating for issues like climate change, clean energy and voting rights. Zack received his Masters in Public Administration from Drake University and his Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa.
Andrea Evans has worked extensively at the intersection of law and policy in the private, nonprofit and government sectors. In particular, she has led efforts to promote human rights and women’s rights domestically and abroad. Originally from the East Coast, Andrea has embraced San Francisco as her home and has been very involved in local affairs. She sits on the KIPP Bay Area Board of Trustees and is a former commissioner with the San Francisco Fire Commission and the San Francisco Women’s Commission. Andrea is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
Fleur Fairman is a founding partner with Tom Steyer of Farallon Capital Management and is now an executive at Tinicum Enterprises Inc., a family office. Fleur graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in Brewster, NY with her husband Tim.
Amy Freitag has served as executive director at the J.M. Kaplan Fund since 2014, and was formerly the executive director of the New York Restoration Project and the Tortora Sillcox Family Foundation. She has also worked as a program manager for the World Monuments Fund and as a deputy commissioner of the New York City Parks overseeing design, construction and historic preservation. Amy currently serves on the board of Philanthropy New York, the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and the New York Preservation Archive Project. Amy holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture / Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Theater and American Studies from Smith College.
Sarah Grady is the program and grants manager at the Silver Giving Foundation, where she manages their Democracy portfolio focusing on youth organizing for BIPOC youth, criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, immigrant rights and racial equity. Prior to joining the foundation, Sarah was a program associate on the education team at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Sarah previously worked in development and strategic planning at Council for a Strong America. Sarah serves on the board of the Hope Strengthens Foundation and is the co-chair of the steering committee for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago, and is now based in San Diego.
Tamer Mokhtar co-founded Investing In US, which utilizes a venture capital model in examining hundreds of organizations and founders to determine which are mission-aligned and capable of bringing about scaled impact in the areas of technology integration into voter mobilization efforts, digital media/messaging and turnout. Concurrently, Tamer founded All Americans Vote (AAV), which focuses on non-partisan efforts to engage America’s electorate by elevating turnout among young and diverse voters. Tamer has also worked in quant-based sales/management, corporate sales and executive leadership at both nonprofit and for profit entities, most recently the Advisory Board Company and Education Advisory Board (EAB). Tamer is a graduate of Virginia Tech and received certification in Leadership, Organizing and Action from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Deepak Pateriya has been an organizer, campaigner and alliance builder since the 1990s in community organizing, environmental justice, the labor movement and electoral politics. From 2012 to 2021, Deepak served as chief of staff and later managing director of Community Change and Community Change Action (CC/CCA). Deepak also co-founded Win Justice, the 2018/2020 electoral collaboration of CCA, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Planned Parenthood Votes and Color of Change PAC. Deepak also worked in the labor movement, for SEIU and then the United Food and Commercial Workers, organizing janitorial, health care and retail workers. He also worked at SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles as a community organizer and at the U.S. Student Association. Deepak also serves on the national board of Jobs with Justice, and previously served on the boards of America Votes and the Windcall Institute.
Greg is co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Redwood Grove Capital. Prior to Redwood, Greg spent 32 years at Dodge and Cox, where he was a senior executive and on the investment team. He is a board member of Earthjustice where he is the chair of the Investment Committee and serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. Greg received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oregon State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and he now resides in Woodside, CA.