Our Team

Extraordinary Futures

Ensuring our Scholars thrive in college and career takes the dedication and commitment of our entire team. Together, we champion each Scholar’s greatness. Because when they thrive, we all thrive.

Senior Leadership

  • Ava Archibald

    Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

  • Amanda Foster

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Chuck Gordon

    Interim Chief Advancement Officer

  • Tyra Montina

    President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Raynise A. Smith

    Chief Program Officer

  • Steve Stein

    Chief Executive Officer


  • Elizabeth Beal

    Regional Recruiter, Boston

  • Marc Whittaker Bennett

    Program Director, OnRamp

  • Kate Berezo

    Director of Mentorship

  • Wendy Coleman Blue

    Career & Placement Coach, Engineering and Technology Career Pathway

  • Katherine Burroughs

    College Success Manager

  • Leanna K. Carroll

    Program Operations Manager, Thrive Academies

  • Erin Cherewatti

    Career & Placement Coach, Life Sciences Career Pathway

  • Dennis Constanza Cifuentes

    Corporate Partnerships and Placement Associate

  • Taiomi Cruz

    College Access Manager

  • Nico Curdumi

    Director, Engineering and Technology Career Pathways

  • Antonio Amaro Diaz

    College Success Manager

  • Annie Duerr

    Program Manager, Communications & Events

  • Cynthia Espinoza

    Director of Summer Academy

  • Paloma Figueroa

    Scholar Recruitment Manager

  • Briana Ford

    Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships

  • Gail Ford

    Program Director, Thrive Academies

  • Ymani Francis

    College Success Manager

  • Mike Harris

    Career & Placement Coach, Engineering and Technology Career Pathway

  • Tylór Hart

    Senior College Success Manager

  • Carlin Hsueh

    Director of STEM Corporate Accounts

  • Rosanna Inirio

    College Success Manager

  • Michelle Jackson

    Director, Law Career Pathway

  • Pablo Jimenez

    College Access Manager

  • Julie Le

    College Success Manager

  • Tilo Lopez

    College Access Manager

  • Lisa Lovett

    Managing Director, Career Pathways

  • Leslie Lindsey

    Digital Learning Designer

  • Matt Lisle

    Managing Director of Digital Learning

  • Zari Mahoney-Johnson

    College Access Manager

  • Charlie Mangiardi

    Director, Core & Consulting Pathways

  • Cristal Garcia Martinez

    Program Manager, Partners & Events

  • Leo Martinez

    Scholar Recruitment Manager

  • Valerie Martinez

    Career & Placement Coach, Life Sciences Career Pathway

  • Katie Miles

    Director of Corporate Partnerships

  • Kahzah Mims

    Managing Director of Alumni Engagement & Mentorship Programs

  • Eduardo Najera

    Program Manager, Career Recruitment & Engagement

  • Matt Neal

    Managing Director, Academies

  • Kara Nelson

    Director of Corporate Partnerships, Life Sciences

  • Lina Palancares

    College Access Manager

  • Monique Perez

    Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships

  • Erica Privott

    Alumni Career Coach

  • CaVar Reid

    Managing Director of High School & College Programs

  • Breylon A. Smith

    Director of Educational Partnerships, Thrive Academies

  • Preston Spivey

    College Access Manager

  • Carl Tart

    Engagement Manager

  • Ari Toles

    Senior Scholar Recruitment Manager

  • Alex Toomey

    Career & Placement Coach, Consulting Career Pathway

  • Karla Venegas

    Mentorship Engagement Manager

  • Rachana Vyas

    Senior Program Director, Life Sciences Career Pathways

  • Janelle L. West

    Director of Faculty

  • Alzeta Wilson

    Program Operations Manager, Summer Academy

  • Randy Winston

    Director of Outreach


  • Thomas Chang

    Los Angeles Executive Director

  • Diana Cortes

    Development Associate

  • Bethany Goldszer

    Director of Site Growth

  • Angela Gordillo

    Managing Director, Foundation Giving

  • Kylia Kummer

    Chicago Executive Director

  • Steven Lake

    Cleveland Executive Director

  • Dan Navisky

    Boston Executive Director

  • Hannah Oberholtzer

    Jacksonville Executive Director

  • Marcie Perez

    Managing Director of Communications and Content Strategy

  • Heather Rindels

    Managing Director, Regions

  • Thomas Rivera-Patterson

    Executive Director, New York

  • Martha Sanchez

    Major Gifts Officer

  • Pam Serwa

    S.E. Michigan Executive Director

  • Mark Teshirogi

    Senior Grants Administrator


  • Antawn Eagan

    Operations Coordinator

  • Sarah Hehrer

    Manager of Data, Impact, & Evaluation

  • Nate Marsh

    Senior Director of Business Intelligence

  • Betsy Noecker

    Development Operations Manager

  • Dorcas Omojola

    Director of Finance and Administration

  • Mark Osborne

    Managing Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Internal Communications

  • Emily Parrott

    Senior Director of Research and Evaluation

  • Adriana Ryan

    Director of Talent Recruitment

  • Alexandra Strong

    Talent Operations Manager

  • Trevor Tierney

    Director of Talent Operations

  • Nicole Wainwright

    Managing Director of Talent & Operations

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