Our People

Julie Anne Green

Executive Director


Griselda Macias

Program Director

Suzanne Armstrong

Development & Communications Director


Molly Friesenborg

Operations and Evaluation Manager

Jesseca Myers

Development and Communications Manager

Silvana Rueda

Scholars Program Manager

Allie Sirrine

Scholars Program Coordinator

Danny Valerio

Administrative Assistant

Jamila Williams

Career Pathways Program Manager

Susan Krause Bell, Chair

Promontory Financial Group

Michael Kershow, Secretary

International Trade Lawyer (retired)

Barbara Kafka, Treasurer

World Bank (retired)

Vincena Allen

Chief Growth Officer at The SEED Foundation in Washington, DC,

Andrew Brown

Stanford Properties, LC

Jon Ettinger

World Bank

Elizabeth Haile Hayes

Attorney (retired)

Romana Li

Sallie Mae (retired)

Jonathan D. Mathis, Ph.D.

The Next Step Public Charter School

Natasha Rodriguez

University of Maryland Global Campus

Emily van Agtmael

Teacher and Interior Designer (retired)

Kim Vinick

Marshfield Associates

Jon A. Ettinger, Chair

MIGA, World Bank Group

Rebecca Rice, Vice Chair

Share Our Strength

Sheila Archambault Helke

Federal Government

Erika A. Gray

International Tax Services, Ernst and Young

Kendra Grinnage

Kennedy & Company

Sarah Haas

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Adele Navarrete

Logistics Management Institute (LMI)

Nicholas Turza

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tom Wood

Greater Washington Partnership

Roger Figueroa

Latin American Youth Center

Bre’Anna James

Federal Trade Commission / Trinity Washington University

Michael Ludgardo

United Cerebral Palsy

Gennell Miller

Community Connections

Brittany Okafor

District of Columbia Public Charter School

Natasha Rodriguez

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Prabuddi Umanda Weerasinge

American University