Leadership & Oversight
Brad Neuenhaus. After a long career in Marketing Technology Brad became involved in education. He was a founding partner at Keys to Literacy and since 2017 has served as a senior executive at MindEdge Learning, an online learning provider. Brad’s interest in literacy started in 1971 when he volunteered to tutor struggling readers in Paterson, New Jersey. After a long career as a Fortune 1000 executive and entrepreneur, he returned to his passion for literacy and in 2007 founded Keys to Literacy. Brad has served on the HILL board since 2016. He believes in the HILL mission and its ability to help districts, schools, teachers, and students build lifelong literacy skills. Brad has a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Darci Burns, Ph.D.
David C. Poole
David Poole founded Lahinch Capital, a family wealth management vehicle, in December 1997. Prior to setting out on his own, he served as a Senior VP – Wealth Management at several financial institutions, Lehman Brothers, PaineWebber, and Tucker Anthony. David graduated from Lehigh University with a BS degree in finance and began his career at AT&T. There, he developed an interest in the challenges facing our institutions of higher education while managing a team that sold to universities in NJ. Successes came in the mid-‘80’s with sizable wins at Stevens Institute (sale of PC’s to all incoming Freshman) and Princeton (departmental networking using mini-computers). Since 2010, David has been very active in the education startup community, as an advisor and investor to many small companies.