In a storied career, Tara VanDerveer has established herself as one of the top coaches in the history of collegiate and international women’s basketball, and been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2002).

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Head Women's Basketball Coach, Stanford

Tara VanDerveer

Mala Batra joined Aspire in 2011 and has managed various functions including strategy, growth, and operations – overseeing the launch of six new schools, designing the organization’s strategic planning process, and leading Aspire through the selection process of Memphis as the its first expansion city outside of California.

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CEO Aspire Public Schools

Mala Batra

With the belief that there is no limit to what children can achieve, Supna advises and guides Shay and his team of kid do-gooders to think out of the box and set the bar high. Supna is also on the board of Concept Hotels and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berekeley.

Partner, Concept Hotels

Supna Patel

Akshaan has been involved in every Alley-Oop Kids project since the beginning, back when he was only a 5th grader. He devotes his time and heart to basketball both personally and to spread the joy to other kids.

9th Grade

Akshan Ahuja

Keith brings with him years of college basketball coaching experience at Stanford, Menlo College and Cal State Stanislaus. In his current role at Menlo School Head Basketball Coach, Keith has led the team to numerous league and CCS championships

Menlo School Head Basketball Coach

Keith Larsen

Amit Ahuja is the Vice President of Ecosystem Development at Adobe where he is responsible for building and managing strategic partnerships and initiatives.

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VP Ecosystem Development, Adobe

Amit Ahuja,

Passionate from a very young age about basketball, Shay Patel is constantly striving for athletic excellence while playing for Esface (AAU) and for Menlo School. Shay is even more passionate about helping other kids, local and far, get the same sports experiences and gear he has.

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Shay Patel

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