Jean Desravines serves as the Chief Executive Officer of New Leaders. New Leaders is a national non-profit that ensures high academic achievement for every student by attracting and preparing outstanding leaders and supporting the performance of the urban public schools they lead. Before joining New Leaders, he served as Senior Counselor to the Chancellor of New York City under the Bloomberg Administration. Jean is a member of several boards including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), KinderCare, America Achieves, The Moriah Fund and St. Francis College in Brooklyn. He is the co-founder of Innovation for Equity and the co-chair of the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund. Jean recently served on Mayor Adam's education transition committee with Chancellor Banks. He also served as a member of Governor Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission and was named to Forbes “Impact 30,” recognizing the world’s leading social entrepreneurs from across the country. Jean has been featured in EdWeek, The New York Times, The 74, Inside Higher Ed, and Forbes, among others. He co-authored two books: Breakthrough Principals and The School Leadership Playbook.