Board of Directors
Project ECHO is a non-profit organization governed by a diverse Board of Directors. Once elected on-to the Board, members serve for a three- year term. ECHO is extremely grateful to its board members who are truly engaged through out the year with our programs, services and events.
Scott Fennel is a co-founder of Level 11, LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on creating strategy and providing execution for B2B and B2C companies and products. Scott also develops new business models/products and takes management and equity positions in outside emerging companies. Prior to Level 11, Mr. Fennel practiced law for 14 years specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law monetizing intellectual property assets. Mr. Fennel received his B.A. from Abilene Christian University, and a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Lee is the Founder and CEO of PeerSpring developing her expertise as the “youth advocacy architect.” Her work has been featured by the United Nations Research Institute in “Youth Media & Participation”; Mashable; PSKF’s “The Future of Gaming” report; and in a New York best-selling book, Millennial Momentum: How A New Generation Is Remaking America. As an expert in generational trends, drivers of popular culture and peer-to-peer marketplaces, Lee has dedicated the last decade of her career to designing youth engagement and empowerment strategies. PeerSpring was founded in January 2015 with the mission of closing the skills-gap for the next generation. Through a project-based learning platform, students use PeerSpring to develop critical 21st century literacies by solving real-world problems.
Dustin Gale, Certified Financial Planner, is a Senior Wealth Advisor at Kayne Anderson Rudnick, In this capacity, Dustin focuses on providing a full range of private wealth management techniques for high net-worth individuals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, their businesses and their charitable endeavors. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2015, Dustin was a Vice President, Private Banker for Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group, where he provided investment management services to high net worth individuals and their businesses. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in Finance, from the University of Arizona. He holds his Series 7, 66, and California Health and Life Insurance licenses.
Chip Goodman, Co-Founder
Chip Goodman co-founded Project ECHO with his wife Vicky in 1996 and he continues to serve on its Board of Directors. He is the founder and president of School-Link Technologies, a leading provider of K-12 cafeteria technology and offers business solutions to school food service operations. Mr. Goodman has spent his entire professional career in the food service industry as both a food service vendor and a software developer. An entrepreneur himself, Mr. Goodman believes in the importance of developing and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in youth. He founded Project ECHO in 1996, in order to provide a vehicle for a meaningful hands-on education and to offer an alternative approach to learning life skills. Mr. Goodman received his bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He and his wife Vicky reside in Santa Monica and they have two grown children.
Jeff Kravitz, Board Chair
Jeff Kravitz is currently a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP where he focuses his practice on business and intellectual property, entertainment, and technology matters. Prior to joining Fox in February, Kravitz was a partner in the intellectual property and entertainment practices at Silver & Freedman and at Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, where he was managing partner from 1999-2002, in Los Angeles. Active in the legal community, Kravitz is a member of the Los Angeles Copyright & Trademark Society, the British American Business Council, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the American Bar Association Sub-Committee on Communications Law. In the past, Kravitz has served as director for the Westwood Homeowners Association, and was on the board of directors for The Westside Congregation (Kehillat Ma’arav). Kravitz was recently named a Top 10 Entertainment IP Lawyer by the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, and he has been selected consistently as a Southern California Intellectual Property “Super Lawyer” since 2003. Kravitz received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles.
David Tokofsky attended public schools from kindergarten to UC Berkeley. He graduated UC Berkeley with a double major in History and Spanish with honors in History. He then earned a number of teaching credentials from Cal State Northridge and became a teacher at John Marshall High School for 12 years. In his third year at Marshall High, David led the school to the LAUSD’s first national championship in the United States Academic Decathlon. At Marshall David taught Advanced Placement courses as well as coached soccer, mock trials and the decathlon. He was California’s teacher of the year earning the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship from the US Department of Education. He has earned fellowships from the National Endowment of Humanities, Stanford University and UC Berkeley. He traveled to Central America and Mexico on a Fulbright Hays Fellowship and was a recipient of the American Council of Young Political Leaders. In 1995, he was elected to the Los Angeles Unified School Board where he served 12 years representing East LA, Northeast LA, and the Southeast cities of Los Angeles county. His most important triumphs on the school board included passing 4 school bonds valued at 15 billion dollars and started LA schools on full day kindergarten.