Staff

Meet our staff

Alejandro Gibes de Gac, CEO and Founder

Alejandro Gibes de Gac

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Chief Executive Officer and Founder

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Erin McGuire, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Change Management

Erin McGuire

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Senior Advisor, Strategy and Change Management

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Sanjeev Midha

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President

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Nnenna Akotaobi, Assistant Vice President, People Operations & Strategy

Nnenna Akotaobi

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Vice President, People Operations & Strategy

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Charles Brown, Chief of Staff

Charles Brown

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Chief of Staff

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Jeff Feinman, Vice President, Partnerships

Jeff Feinman

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Vice President, Partnerships

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Megan Rosenbach, Vice President, Impact Strategy

Megan Rosenbach

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Vice President, Impact Strategy

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Rukiya Ross, Vice President, Business Strategy

Rukiya Ross

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Senior Vice President, Operations

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Greg Sampson, Vice President, Engineering, Systems, and Products

Greg Sampson

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Vice President, Engineering, Systems, and Products

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Business Strategy
Rukiya Ross, Vice President, Business Strategy

Rukiya Ross

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Senior Vice President, Operations

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Ezuego Akotaobi

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Senior Associate, People Operations

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Nnenna Akotaobi, Assistant Vice President, People Operations & Strategy

Nnenna Akotaobi

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Assistant Vice President, People Operations & Strategy

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Melody Aminpour, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Melody Aminpour

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Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

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Caleb Booker

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Senior Warehouse Manager, East Coast

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Jennifer Cody, Salesforce Administrator

Jennifer Cody

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Salesforce Administrator

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Andrew Barclay, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Andrew Barclay

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Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

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Jay Fullenwider, Senior Associate, Finance

Jay Fullenwider

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Senior Associate, Finance

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Kaitlin Hanrahan, Accounting Clerk

Kaitlin Hanrahan

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Accounting Clerk

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Val Hoffman

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Fulfillment Coordinator

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Stephanie Kernisan, Coordinator, Print and Production

Stephanie Kernisan

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Coordinator, Print and Production

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Benjamin Kitchens, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Benjamin Kitchens

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Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

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Bill Kopco, Director, Growth Marketing

Bill Kopco

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Director, Growth Marketing

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Thomas Laffey

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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Jasmyn Mackell, Associate, Talent Acquisition

Jasmyn Mackell

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Associate, Talent Acquisition

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Mikaela McGee, Associate, Talent Acquisition

Mikaela McGee

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Associate, Talent Acquisition

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Sara Monostra, Senior Director, Salesforce

Sara Monostra

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Senior Director, Salesforce

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Felix Polanco, Coordinator, Customer Service

Felix Polanco

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Coordinator, Customer Support

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Jeff Schwarting, Controller

Jeff Schwarting

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Controller

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Brian Varneke, Director, National Warehouse Operations

Brian Varneke

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Director, National Warehouse Operations

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Erlan Vazquez, Graphic Designer

Erlan Vazquez

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Graphic Designer

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Gabby Werner, Coordinator, Salesforce Systems

Gabby Werner

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Coordinator, Salesforce Systems

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Cathy White, Senior Director, Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications

Cathy White

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Senior Director, Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications

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Impact Strategy
Megan Rosenbach, Vice President, Impact Strategy

Megan Rosenbach

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Vice President, Impact Strategy

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Rebecca Block, Assistant Vice President, Innovation & Improvement

Rebecca Block

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Assistant Vice President, Innovation & Improvement

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Melissa Callaghan, Director, Design Research

Melissa Callaghan

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Director, Design Research

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Keo Chea-Young, Ed. D., Assistant Vice President, Academic Research & Design

Keo Chea-Young

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Assistant Vice President, Academic Research & Design

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Caleb Chen, Experience Designer

Caleb Chen

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Experience Designer

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Alison De Simone

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Assessment Specialist

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Hannah D'Onofrio, Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

Hannah D'Onofrio

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Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

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Isis Green, Senior Research Associate

Isis Green

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Senior Research Associate

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Amanda Hamilton-Roos, Director, Learning Design, Family Educator Partnerships

Amanda Hamilton-Roos

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Director, Learning Design, Family Educator Partnerships

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Jodut Hashmi

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Assistant Vice President, Evaluation

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Katheryn Heinz, Senior Experience Designer, IST

Katheryn Heinz

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Design Strategist

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Kesi Howard, M.S., Director, Program Development

Kesi Howard, M.S.

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Director, Program Development

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Dave Johnson, Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

Dave Johnson

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Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

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Aliya Krall

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Senior Learning Designer

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Angie Leuchtmann headshot

Angie Leuchtmann

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Senior Learning Designer 

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Kara Martinez, Learning Designer

Kara Martinez

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Learning Designer

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Aidan O'Donnell, Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

Aidan O'Donnell

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Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

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Kelly Qian

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Senior Associate, Data and Analytics

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Ronald Ricardo, Experience Designer

Ronald Ricardo

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Experience Designer

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Hannah Rodriguez

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Senior Associate, Design Research

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Lauren Sanchez

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Program Development Coordinator

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Jennifer Schmidt

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Senior Learning Designer, Scholar Instruction

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Juliana Ventriglia, Project Lead

Juliana Ventriglia

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Project Lead

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Partnerships
Jeff Feinman, Vice President, Partnerships

Jeff Feinman

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Vice President, Partnerships

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Teresa Arriaga, Executive Director, West

Teresa Arriaga

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Executive Director

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Monica Brancheau, Executive Director

Monica Brancheau

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Executive Director

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Ali Donovan, Senior Advisor, Partnerships

Ali Donovan

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Senior Advisor, Partnerships

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Alli Farer, Director, Institutional Giving

Alli Farer

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Director, Institutional Giving

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Lisa Fyfe, Account Executive

Lisa Fyfe

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Account Executive

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Tyobista Girma, Senior Associate, Sales Operations

Tyobista Girma

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Associate Director, Sales Operations

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Katie Hanna, Associate Director, Development

Katie Hanna

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Associate Director, Development

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Jocelyn Jessop, Director, Proposal Management and Special Projects

Jocelyn Jessop

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Director, Proposal Management and Special Projects

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Andrew Karas, Assistant Vice President, National Partnerships Assistant Vice President, National Partnerships

Andrew Karas

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Assistant Vice President, National Partnerships

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Allan La Grenade-Finch, Executive Director

Allan La Grenade-Finch

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Executive Director

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Ryan LeClaire

Ryan LeClaire

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Assistant Vice President, Sales

 

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Georgia Moss, Executive Director

Georgia Moss

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Executive Director

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Mary Paranac, Senior Director, Program Design

Mary Paranac

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Executive Director 

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Salina Riggs-Molina

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Project Lead

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Anne Tatreau, Assistant Vice President, Development

Anne Tatreau

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Assistant Vice President, Development

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Hannah West

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Associate Director, Institutional Giving

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Kris Wiener, Associate Director, Development

Kris Wiener

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Associate Director, Development

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Partner Success
Sharifa Kelly, Senior Director, Program Design

Sharifa Kelly

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Assistant Vice President, Program Success

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Laura Menio, Senior Director, Project Management

Laura Menio

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Interim Assistant Vice President, Program Support

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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

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Program Director

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Yareni Carrasco, Associate Director, Community Support

Yareni Carrasco

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Program Director 

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Lucy Clark, Program Director

Lucy Clark

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Program Director

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Leah Coppage-Gross, Project Manager, Contracts

Leah Coppage-Gross

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Project Manager, Contracts

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Danielle Defassio, Project Manager, Contracts

Danielle Defassio

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Project Manager, Contracts

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Mariya Del Rio, Project Manager, Contracts

Mariya Del Rio

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Project Manager, Contracts

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Alanna DiGioia, Director, Project Management

Alanna DiGioia

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Director, Project Management

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Lauren Eisenmann

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Program Director

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Amira Elsheikh, Senior Associate, Professional Development

Amira Elsheikh

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Senior Associate, Professional Development

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Annie Ferrell

Annie Ferrell

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Senior Director of Programs

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Mia Flowers, Project Lead

Mia Flowers

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Project Lead

 

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Stephanie Genevie, Senior Director, Program Design

Stephanie Genevie

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Senior Director, Program Design

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Tyobista Girma, Senior Associate, Sales Operations

Tim Ghazzawi

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Program Director 

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Katie Gillespie

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Senior Director, Programs

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Britney Herring, Program Director

Britney Herring

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Program Director

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Erin Howard

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Program Director

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Miranda Larsen, Senior Associate, Professional Development

Miranda Larsen

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Senior Associate, Professional Development

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Thiago Lima, Director, Professional Development

Thiago Lima

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Director, Professional Development

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Iralys Lopez, Program Director

Iralys Lopez

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Program Director

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Desiree Marks, Senior Director, Program Design

Desiree Marks

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Senior Director, Program Design

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Jojo Miller, Senior Director, Program Design

Jojo Miller

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Senior Director, Program Design

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Nicole Orzetti, Program Director

Nicole Orzetti

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Program Director

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Diana Rodriguez, Project Manager, Contracts

Diana Rodriguez

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Project Manager, Contracts

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Shantel Shaw, Program Director

Shantel Shaw

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Program Director

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evan thompson

Evan Thomson

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Project Manager

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Jade Wallace, Program Director

Jade Wallace

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Program Director

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Jesella Zambrano, Program Director

Jesella Zambrano

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Program Director

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Project Management Office
Charles Brown, Chief of Staff

Charles Brown

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Chief of Staff

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Alanna DiGioia, Director, Project Management

Alanna DiGioia Jackson

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Director, Project Management

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Ali Ewell, Special Assistant to the President

Ali Ewell

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Special Assistant to the President

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Megan Storti, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Megan Storti

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Executive Assistant to the CEO

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Product, Engineering, Automation, and Quality Assurance
Greg Sampson, Vice President, Engineering, Systems, and Products

Greg Sampson

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Vice President, Product, Engineering, Automation, and Quality Assurance

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Shoaib Ahamed, Lead Full Stack Developer at Springboard Collaborative

Shoaib Ahamed

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Lead Full Stack Developer

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Temani Beck, Scrum Master

Temani Beck

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Scrum Master

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Ivan Carter, Senior Product Designer

Ivan Carter

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Senior Product Designer

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Samata Chava, Quality Assurance Lead

Samata Chava

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Quality Assurance Lead

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Nick Layman, Interim Assistant Vice President, Products

Nick Layman

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Interim AVP, Products

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Jillian Miskell Headshot

Jillian Miskell

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Product Owner

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Bridgetta Parker, Product Owner

Bridgetta Parker

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Product Owner

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Briana Rahmani, Project Lead

Briana Rahmani

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Project Lead

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