Our People

Elizabeth Ash

Special Assistant


Molly Friesenborg

Assistant Director of Evaluation

Jasmine Froe

Career Pathways Manager


Julie Anne Green

Executive Director


Shannon Jeffries

Assistant Director of Scholar Success


Nicholas Lorenz

Communications and Grants Manager


Griselda Macias

Program Director

Jesseca Myers

Development Manager

Allie Sirrine

Scholars Program Manager

Danny Valerio

Administrative Assistant

Jamila Williams

Assistant Director of Career Success

Susan Krause Bell, Ph.D., Chair

Promontory Financial Group

Patience B. Peabody, Vice Chair

Flamboyan Foundation

Barbara Kafka, Treasurer

World Bank (retired)

Jonathan D. Mathis, Ph.D., Secretary

The Next Step Public Charter School

Emily van Agtmael

Trustee, Sunrise Foundation

Vincena Allen

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

Kendra Grinnage

Kennedy & Company

Elizabeth Haile Hayes

Attorney (retired)

Michael Kershow

Attorney (retired)

Natasha Rodriguez

University of Maryland Global Campus

Kim Vinick

Marshfield Associates

Roberta Baker

National Geographic Partners

Elizabeth R. Chang

Account Executive, Salesforce

Jon A. Ettinger

MIGA, World Bank Group

Ellie Geraghty

Alumni and Career Manager


Erika A. Gray, Chair

International Tax Services, Ernst and Young

Sarah Haas

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Sheila Archambault Helke

Federal Government

Joi Baker Jones

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Adele Navarrete

Logistics Management Institute (LMI)

Rebecca Rice

Share Our Strength

Sarah Shapiro

U.S. Senate

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)

Halek Sanchez

Olive Ole

Prabuddi Umanda Weerasinge

American University