About Us

The Vision

Using patented candidate testing, DiversiBoard helps companies hire better and faster from a widened, international pool, resulting in a more productive and diverse staff.

The Problem

Hiring Sucks

Companies hire using “feel” and consensus.
They hire those who look like them from a limited pool.
They can’t gauge long-term chemistry.
The process takes too long

… Especially in Tech

Talent shortage: >500K open U.S. jobs
Long time-to-fill: 58 days (avg)
Diversity lacks: <10% POC
High turnover rate: 13.2%

The Solution

A robust pipeline of highly trained, English-speaking engineers and computer scientists, starting with the Caribbean and expanding to include an international pool.

Board of Directors

Eleanor Brown
Eleanor Brown
Founder/Director

Eleanor is a leading scholar of property, migration, globalization, development, and the law. She is currently an Associate Dean for External Affairs and Corporate Partnerships at Penn State, a professor at Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs (SIA), and a Senior Scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.

A Jamaican national, Eleanor has previously been a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, a GWIPP Fellow

at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and a Reginald Lewis Fellow at Harvard Law School. Brown has been published in the law reviews of University of California-Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, NYU, and Yale. She has also published with The New Republic, NYT, and the Los Angeles Times and has been an NPR commentator.

Brown was previously a senior executive at the Caribbean Investment Fund, L.P., and a chair of the Jamaica Trade Board. Brown has recently been appointed by Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, to the CARICOM Commission. She has served on the boards of several publicly traded Caribbean companies and was the youngest director of two subsidiaries of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Jamaica), one of the largest subsidiaries of the largest Canadian bank (by market capitalization). Brown chaired the Conduct Review Committee of the Board for Scotia Jamaica Investment Management.

Brown was previously the youngest director of JPSCo, the electric utility owned by Korea East West Power, Marubeni Corp. of Japan, and the government of Jamaica. She chaired the Pension Fund Subcommittee of the board. Brown was also an external board member of Caribiz, an association of Caribbean alumnae and students of Harvard Business School and the Wharton School. Brown holds a Bachelors in molecular biology from Brown University and a Masters in Politics from Oxford, where she was Rhodes Scholar. She earned her J.D. from Yale.

Susan Berry
Susan Berry
Director

Susan Berry is a Medical Compliance Manager for Boehringer-Ingelheim and has spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various capacities. She is currently leading two global submission projects focusing on facilitating successful regulatory inspections in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China; has contributed to the development of global training programs for different aspects of the Quality Management System; and is leading global projects focusing on gaining regulatory approval for new drug indications. Previously Susan has worked for Affinium Pharmaceuticals helping to synthesize a novel compound that moved into pre-clinical and then Phase 1 clinical development. Before that she worked for Shire Biochem as a Medicinal Synthetic Chemist developing novel compounds as potential antivirals.

Susan holds a Masters in Clinical Research from George Washington University and an M.Phil. in Natural Product Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Hilary Brown-Nixon
Hilary Brown-Nixon
Director

Dr. Hilary Brown-Nixon, M.D., FACS, is a Board Certified and well-respected vascular surgeon. She is a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, where she is a Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospital of the West Indies. She has published numerous articles in an array of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, and the West Indian Medical Journal, and has presented at numerous conferences. Dr. Brown-Nixon is a founding partner of the Vein Centers of Jamaica, which specializes in minimally invasive vascular procedures. The Center has also launched a scholarship program to provide Jamaican medical students with mentoring and financial assistance at university.

Dr. Brown-Nixon holds an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. She completed her training in General and Vascular Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Diahann Young
Diahann Young
Director

Diahann Young leads Innovation, Content and Social Media at the PulteGroup. In her role, she leads the consumer innovation team as well as the social media and search teams. Prior to joining PulteGroup, Diahann served as Multicultural Director at The Coca-Cola Company where she also served in various brand marketing and innovation capacities, including leading the Fanta Brand, creation of the Coca-Cola Mini can and the initiation of Asian and LGBT marketing. She began her career with Proctor and Gamble where she held brand management roles in the Paper Products, and Fabrics and Home Care groups.

Diahann holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from The University of Miami. Diahann is active her community and serves on the Board for the PulteGroup Foundation.