Ann O'Leary

Co-Founder, Former Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

Ann O’Leary is the co-founder of the Opportunity Institute and former Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Ann was most recently the Senior Vice President of Next Generation and Director of Too Small to Fail. 

Ann previously served as a lecturer in health law at UC Berkeley School of Law, executive director of the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security, a deputy city attorney in San Francisco, legislative director to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and led the children and family policy team on the White House Domestic Policy Council under President William J. Clinton. She also served as a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, advising the incoming administration on early childhood education issues.

She earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, a Master’s on Education Policy from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.