HISTORY


Game Theory Academy was founded by Patricia Johnson in 2008 with the support of board members Namita Kamath and Debra Koffler.

Patricia Johnson, after receiving her MBA at the Yale School of Management in 2002, joined Pacific News Service/New America Media. During her tenure as Finance and Development Director she managed the organization’s doubling in size and wrote the business plan for a successful earned income venture. Over time, she became involved with the organization’s youth programs, helping launch two new projects: a youth advocacy collaborative with the state library and a youth magazine based in Fresno, Ca. Patricia also conducted writing workshops in juvenile halls in Alameda and Fresno counties from 2003-2009 for The Beat Within. She received a BA in political science from the University of California at Berkele.

GTA’s founding board members, with Patricia, are Namita Kamath, Director of Consulting at CB Richard Ellis, and Debra Koffler, Executive Director of Conscious Youth Media Crew. In 2012 two new members joined the Game Theory Academy board: Moira Geraghty, President of Solar Projects Solutions, and Dan Cavenaugh, Senior Executive at Accenture.

A small group of believers jumped in to invest in Game Theory Academy when we launched in December 2008. Eternal thanks to these founding partners:

Gifts of $500 or more. Thank you! * Namita Kamath & Keith Deming * Greta Hotopp * Susan Cheng & Jonathan Hobley * Bob & Betty McGarry * Suresh & Vijaya Kamath * Kathy & Terry White * Debbie & Mike Ducar * Carol & Lawrence Goode * The Howard Cohen Family * Donovan & Rachel Walsh * Kyra & Alex Lilien * Joan Cornwell * Moha Desai & Vinit Patel * Elizabeth Ann Elling * Kathy & Chris Vuturo * Brandon Stander * Vinod Palathinkara * Jeff Jones * Karen Daitch

Gifts of $10-$499. Thank you! * Lou Blemaster * Susan & Mike Burnett * Greg Cluster * Deborah Cronen * Damian & Maneesha Jacoby * Rakhi Kumar * Britta Nelson * Hope & Neil Norman *  Olivia Rathbone * John & Joanne Ryan