Ann Ziker, Ph.D.
Board Member
Ann Ziker presently serves as Executive Director of The Brown Foundation, Inc.  Previously, she held several roles at YES Prep Public Schools, including Executive Vice President; Executive Director (interim); and Vice President for Advancement.  Prior to joining YES Prep, Ann served as the founding Managing Director for Education Pioneers-Houston.  From 2008 to 2010, Ann worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she served public and private sector clients on a variety of strategic and organizational issues.  She began her career as a high school social studies teacher in large, comprehensive Texas high school.  Ann holds a BA in Sociology & Political Science (magna cum laude) and a doctorate in History from Rice University.  She and her husband Ben have lived in Houston for many years and have two children, ages 8 and 5.