President & Co-Founder
Jill is the mother of two amazing children and President for Taly Foundation. As a successful sales professional for more than 20 years, Jill focused on solving complex business issues at every level for her clients. With a passion for making an impact and advocating for children so they can achieve their full potential, Jill is thrilled to lead Taly Foundation in its mission to provide access to and improve the quality of early childhood education.
Jill brings to Taly Foundation her dedication to children and advocating on their behalf. She volunteered for the first time while in elementary school and fell in love with bringing smiles and laughter to children. Jill continued to celebrate victories with children as a babysitter, lifeguard, and summer camp counselor throughout high school and college. Jill believes that every child deserves access to, and the ability to successfully participate in, a quality preschool program. Jill is committed to helping children experience excellence in early childhood education, express themselves, and develop a deep love of learning.
Treasurer, Co-Founder & Chairman
Phil has spent more than 20 years in Operations managing risk, objectively measuring success, and building talented teams to meet business needs in creative ways. As an Operations Manager at Google, he focused much of his time integrating and operating acquired companies. In his previous role as the Vice-President of Operations at ITA Software, Phil helped guide ITA from a startup to its ultimate acquisition by Google.
Phil's passion for helping his teams succeed in business is only outmatched by his devotion to young children. He is excited to commit his methodologies and analytical spirit to positioning Taly as the leading influence on quality early childhood education and establishing a model that can be replicated nationwide.
Archie Jones is a product of high-quality preschool education. He attended preschool for several years and his mother began her career in education as a preschool teacher. This drives his involvement in Taly Foundation and its mission to provide access to high-quality preschool education.
Archie spent his early career in private equity with firms in New York City and Boston. He has served on several corporate and non-profit boards. He currently serves on the following boards: AIT Worldwide Logistics, Year Up- Atlanta and Taly Foundation.
Archie is currently the Chief Financial Officer of NOWaccount Network Corporation. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Morehouse College with a major in Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Archie resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three sons.
Lisa Kuh has been in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, district administrator, and researcher. She is committed to providing quality places for teachers, children, and families to learn, play, and grow. Lisa earned her doctorate from University of Washington's College of Education, and has a masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She is currently the Director of Early Education for the city of Somerville, Massachusetts where she works to align early education and care practices across the city and cultivate high quality programming. Prior to working in Somerville she held positions as an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire, and a classroom teacher, lecturer, and researcher at Eliot-Pearson Children's School at Tufts University.
Lisa has also published and presented in the areas of outdoor playspaces and environments for young children, teacher professional development, documentation, Montessori education, and anti-bias education, as well as literacy and math content. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, has two sons, and an almost empty nest.