Title and Organization:
Derwin Sisnett is the managing partner of Rethink Community, a social impact investment fund that provides capital for real estate assets collectively centered on education, housing, healthcare, and the workforce. Derwin is also a partner at Maslow Development Inc. (Maslow), a not-for-profit real estate development company that co-designs and develops communities around high performing schools.
Prior to Rethink Community and Maslow, Derwin co-founded and served as the CEO of Gestalt Community Schools (GCS), a charter management organization that develops high-performing, community-based charter schools in Memphis, Tennessee. Under his leadership, GCS grew into one of the highest-performing network of schools in Tennessee.
Derwin has held numerous board seats at healthcare, foundation, and education-based organizations. In addition to his work at Rethink Community, Derwin serves on the Power Center CDC Board of Directors, the Crosstown Arts Board of Trustees, the Memphis Light, Gas & Water Board of Commissioners, and the Tennessee Charter School Center Board of Directors. Derwin is a Broad Academy Fellow. He is a member of the fifth class of Aspen-Pahara Education Fellows and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.