Passion Impact Board of Directors

Jordan Sessler

Jordan Sessler

Director

Rebecca Simmons

Rebecca Simmons

Director

Matthew Burns

Director

Robert Burns

Director

Brian Peierls

Director

Bradley Burns

Chair


Jordan Sessler

Jordan Sessler

Director, Board of Directors
Boston, Massachusetts 

Graduate of Harvard University. Founder of 501(c)3 non-profits: Foundation For Joy and Eco-Texas. Experience gaining grants and working with board members. Poised with previous nonprofit operating experience mixed with fresh legal cases, Jordan has teamed up with us for long-term possibilities focused on legal and strategic growth.

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Rebecca SimmonsRebecca Simmons

Director, Board of Directors
Harrisonburg, VA

Assistant Professor at James Madison University (courses taught include: business statistics, operations management and business process management/improvement). Over ten years of professional experience working in process improvement and process design. Experience with higher education service learning. Holder of Six Sigma Black Belt in operational capacity. Rebecca focuses her energy on breaking down the process of connecting with students and building the programs.

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Matthew BurnsMatthew Burns

Director, Board of Directors
San Francisco, CA

CFA Charterholder. BS in Business Administration and a BA in Applied Mathematics from The University of California, Berkeley. 10 years of professional investment experience. Matthew is an extensive devil’s advocate and miner of our finances.

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Bob BurnsRobert Burns

Director, Board of Directors
Austin, TX

Senior partner at Burns, Anderson, Jury, and Brenner LLP Law Firm. Previously sat on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood and the Citadel Club. Sits on the State Bar of Texas court rules committee. Brings an experienced legal perspective to the table with pinpointed questions on our approach to legally carrying out projects.

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The Peierls Boys

Brian Peierls

Director, Board of Directors
Austin, TX

Brian has an extensive knowledge of nonprofit organizational structure, budgets, program advancement, documentation requirements, and communication. Instrumental in guiding program growth, evaluation, and grant application structure.

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DSC_0072Brad Burns

Chairman, Board of Directors
Austin, TX

Focused on chasing his passions, Brad is a constant innovator and a devil’s advocate with a fire fueled by conviction. His collaboration in co-founding Passion Impact has helped propel us forward. 

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