Our People

Julie Anne Green

Executive Director


Griselda Macias

Program Director

Suzanne Armstrong

Development & Communications Director


Ellie Geraghty

Alumni and Career Manager


Molly Friesenborg

Operations and Evaluation Manager

Silvana Rueda

Scholars Program Manager

Allie Sirrine

Scholars Program Coordinator

Jamila Williams

Career Pathways Program Manager

Barbara Kafka, Chair

World Bank (retired)

Michael Kershow, Secretary

International Trade Lawyer (retired)

Andrew Brown

Stanford Properties, LC

Jon Ettinger

World Bank

Ray Foote

National Forest Foundation

Michael Gould, Founder

World Bank (retired)

Romana Li

Sallie Mae (retired)

Jonathan D. Mathis, Ph.D.

The Next Step Public Charter School

Patience B. Peabody

Flamboyan Foundation

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

César Monarrez

Booz Allen Hamilton

Adele Navarrete

Logistics Management Institute (LMI)

Nicholas Turza

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tom Wood

Orr Group

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)

Priyanka Sharma

VFS Global Services

Prabuddi Umanda Weerasinge

American University