Over a forty year career at Phillips Academy (Andover), Becky served in several departments, including admission, residence, college counseling, multicultural development, and the office of the head of school. She has held posts in education or social work for more than forty-five years at a variety of institutions besides the Academy, including Charter Forest Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge and at L’Institut St. Martin in Rennes,
France. She has presented at conferences, including those sponsored by the Principals’ Center at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference, the NAIS Annual Conference and the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education and the CS&A Women’s Institute. She contributed an article
titled “How, When, Where and With Whom Do You Share Your Cultural Diversity?” to Far and Wide: Diversity in the American Boarding School (1998), a collection of essays addressing life in boarding schools; and a chapter in Glory, Trouble and Renaissance at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology (2018), published by the University of Nebraska Press.
In May of 2016, Phillips Academy dedicated the Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center, in honor of the years of support from Becky for the physical, emotional and spiritual
wellbeing of students and staff alike.
Brian is the Director of Development at Lick-Wilmerding. Prior to joining the team at Lick Brian was the Vice President of Individual Philanthropy for GenesysWorks. He joined their national team in 2013 and has worked as a development consultant to numerous non-profits. In addition to consulting he served as Vice President of Advancement, Health Leads – a national, non-profit agency that mobilizes undergraduate volunteers, in partnership with providers in urban clinics, to connect low-income patients with the basic resources — such as food, housing, and heating assistance. His previous position was in Cleveland’s Urban Community School, where he served as Director of Advancement and worked extensively on public-private partnerships within the city.
Before venturing to Cleveland, Brian was Vice President of Development and Alumnae Relations at Regis College and Vice President for Resource Development at Babson College in Massachusetts. He spent the early days of his career at the secondary school level, serving as Campaign Director and Director of Major Gifts at Thacher School in Ojai, California and Director of Special Gifts at Northfield Mount Hermon. Brian has a B.A. in English from Columbia University. He is a graduate of Roxbury Latin and Northfield Mount Hermon.
Lindsey Pollaczek joined Fistula Foundation in 2014, initially based out of Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Programs overseeing the Foundation’s programs in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Amongst her accomplishments is leading the successful Action on Fistula program in Kenya, and launching a countrywide program in Zambia that have collectively provided over 6,000 fistula surgeries and strengthened national capacity for treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Fistula Foundation, Lindsey worked with the humanitarian organization Direct Relief, overseeing the organization’s Maternal and Child Health portfolio, where she designed and implemented programs to improve access to essential health services for women and children, particularly the right to a safe pregnancy and delivery, and treatment for obstetric fistula. Lindsey holds a MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA and is a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Fellowship for Health Equity, a program that supports global leaders working to combat health disparity and promote equity.