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Meet Our Team

More than 100 individuals make up our regional and national staff. Each of us brings our unique perspectives and experiences, but we’re united by the belief in the potential of all students, and are driven to be part of the solution.

National Staff

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Sulaiman Alkhalaki

IT Coordinator

Michael Allen, Ed.D.

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I am motivated by the unique opportunity that our generation…”

Cynthia Amaya

Director of Curriculum Design

Andrea Anstett

Senior Director of External Affairs

“I believe that a college degree can be a microphone,…”

Kim Barboza

Manager of Individual Giving

“I view development work as a part of community care;…”

Stephen Barker

Director of Communications

“I’m a first-generation college grad and I am motivated to…”

Dr. Beth Bazer

Managing Director of Program Design + Strategy

“I am inspired by the potential to have a positive…”

Ariel Belk

Senior Director of Postsecondary Success + EG

“I see my work as as planting a flower and…”

Sydney Bennett

Digital Marketing Manager

“I was so inspired by OneGoal’s mission and impressed with…”

Mason Blenkhorn

Sr. Director of Reporting + Analysis

“My background as a classroom teacher showed me that students…”

John Boumgarden

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“My work is defined by the privilege and opportunity to…”

Sabrina Brashear

Accounts Payable Accountant

Brianna Brown

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

““As a first-generation college student venturing into the field of…”

Marty Bruce

Director of Partnerships + Growth

Adri Bullard-Rogers

Manager of Operational Support

Maria Alejandra Canales

Managing Director of Program Implementation

“As a first-generation American, I know the challenges that face…”

Dominique Charles

Manager of DPP Operations + Executive Assistant

“I do this work because before I was able to…”

Rob Chmielewski

Managing Director of Financial P + S

“A sound education serves as the backbone of a successful,…”

Melissa Connelly

Chief Executive Officer

“I am a first-generation graduate who, in spite of starting…”

Gia Cornelius

Director of Operations

“I do this work because this work was done for…”

Katie Czolgosz

Manager of National Corporate and Foundation Giving

“I do this work because it’s so important that each…”

Jonathan Dacula

Director, Talent Acquisition

“I have seen and experienced firsthand the hypocrisy that exists…”

Amber Daniels

Chief Operating Officer

“A college degree opens a door to a set of…”

Cynthia De La Rosa

Senior Director of Program Innovation

“I am committed to supporting historically marginalized young people to…”

Alysa Delgado

Senior Director Program Tool Development

“I do this work because I know firsthand the value…”

Javi Diaz

IT Manager

“As a first-generation and brown college student at a predominantly…”

Vanessa Diaz

Managing Director of Program Innovation

“College was always my dream. I knew it was why…”

Jelena Dobic

Chief External Officer

“I do this work for my mother, for Mrs. Park,…”

Kirat Doshi

Senior Managing Dir of Program Design + Analytic

“I first started working on education equity in 2011 when…”

Ivory Duncan

Senior Director, OneGoal Leadership Network Design

“I joined OneGoal because of its commitment to equity, a…”

Dustin Dunlavy

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“Education provides freedom. Freedom to change the world; change a…”

Alexas Durr-Terry

Manager, Marketing and Communications Operations

Asya Evans

Staff Accountant

Nicole Fadavi Snyder

Vice President, Partnerships & Growth

“Access to quality education, empowerment, preparedness, and the ability to…”

Stephanie Flores

Managing Director of Regional Operations

“I believe deeply in the talent and strength of the…”

Lizzie MB Frederick

Director of Operations + Executive Assistant, OCEO

“I am motivated daily to provide the opportunities for our…”

Julie Fregien

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I believe that when students have access to quality postsecondary…”

Jonathan Garcia

Managing Director of IT + Security Architect

“I do this work because I enjoy helping people who…”

Yesenia Garcia

Manager of Operations

“I’ve had the unique opportunity to experience OneGoal at it’s…”

Milissa McClaire Gary

Managing Director of Secondary Partnerships

“In 2004, I entered my first classroom as a high…”

Tiffany Gholston

Chief of Staff to the CEO

“I am motivated every day knowing the work we do…”

John Gilbert

Vice President of Finance

“Education has given me a world of professional opportunity and…”

Einat Gratziani

Sr. Director of Digital Marketing

“Working at OneGoal gives me the opportunity to make an…”

Kelsey Griffin

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

“I find motivation in my day-to-day work by approaching my…”

Cristina Groff

Managing Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

“I do this work because if not me, who? It…”

Alexander Hahn

Managing Director of Growth

“I do this work for students facing similar situations my…”

Pamela Harris

Manager of Development Operations

“Working with the OneGoal Fellows—seeing their passion, determination, and commitment—fostered…”

Anthony Hernandez

Senior Director of IT

“I do this work because I know first-hand that getting…”

Julie Hess

Senior Director, OLN Design

“Every child deserves equitable access to high quality postsecondary options.…”

Takira Hill

Senior Accountant

“I want to be the reason a Fellow chooses to…”

Xinyi Hu

Director, User Experience Design

“I am a designer with a background in Arts and…”

Tatyana Jackson

User Support Coordinator

“I do this work to bring my experiences to other…”

Monique Jaramillo

Vice President of Marketing + Communications

“Every Fellow I speak with cements my commitment to this…”

Lynn Jean-Louis

Director, Project Management

“I joined OneGoal because I realized so much of the…”

Tiffany Johnson

Manager of Innovation + Pathways

Jaime Johnson-Duplessis

Director of Fellow Experience

“The work of educational equity began for me during my…”

Amanda Kanekuni

Managing Director of Strategy + Operations

Claudia Kemp

Manager of Operational Support

“I do this work because I am passionate about our…”

Melissa Kevra

Sr. Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

“I feel there is nothing more important than working to…”

James Kho

Senior Managing Director, Product Development

“I’ve been through the experience of facing challenges in high…”

Sam Koenig

Senior Director of Analytics

“I do this work to support our students reach their…”

Lianna Kushi

Managing Director of Regional Development

“My high school in North Carolina was desegregated in 1970…”

Garrett LaRock

Financial Analyst

“I believe that everyone should have access to a good…”

Chloe Lahre

Sr. Director of Marketing + Communications

“I come from a family of teachers, so I was…”

Owen Lanphear

Director of Applied Learning

“I do this work because I believe that quality education…”

Khadeejah Lasuc Lewis

Vice President, Human Assets

“Khadeejah uses an asset-based, holistic approach to systems change rooted…”

Cassandra Lo

Manager of Analytics

“My freshman year of college I could clearly see the…”

Jamie Luedtke

Managing Director of Reg Ops, Program

“I believe educational inequity is the most pressing issue of…”

Matt Lynch

Senior Director of PD and Staff Experience

“While working abroad, I experienced the impact and opportunity that…”

Sarah Lyons

Director of Operational Support

Alize Magaña

User Experience Analyst

“As a first-generation college graduate, I understand the struggles of…”

Semra Malik

Sr. Director of Strategic Analytics

“In my day-to-day work, I get to think about how…”

Caritza Mariani

Senior Director, Learning and Development Design

“Hope defines my work. I think that most dedicated educators,…”

Maliika Marsh

Senior Financial Analyst-Business Partner

“I joined OneGoal because I wanted my work to support…”

Rachel Martin

Senior Analyst

“As a former admission counselor, I had to say “no”…”

Meredith Martindale

Director of Curriculum Design

“As a high school teacher, I saw firsthand the effects…”

Delilah Marto

Manager of Data Solutions

“I was lucky to have had a lot of support…”

Danny Mason

Senior Director of Training + Support

“The impact that we have to assist in adjusting the…”

Esmirna Matos

Director of Program Learning

“I believe that higher education is a fundamental human right…”

Shannon McDougal

Managing Director of Human Assets

“At the end of the day, I’m most inspired by…”

Andrew McLean

Director of Fellow Experience

“I believe that education is the foundation for any just…”

Chelsea McMillan

Director of Fellow Experience

“My progressive and diverse professional experience in higher education informs…”

Will Murphy

Managing Director of Program Learning

“I believe we live in a world where talent is…”

Sandy Navarro

Executive Assistant

Emily Parker

Product Manager

“I joined OneGoal because of the important work this organization…”

Becky Partida-Petry

Director of Digital Marketing

“Every student deserves the tools and support they need to…”

Jonathan Paul

Chief Regional Operations Officer

“My career in educational equity is now in its third…”

Anairis Perez

Senior Director, Learning Experience Design

“Being of service to others motivates and defines my work.…”

Nicole Petraglia

Senior Director of Fellow Experience

“This is the most important work in the world. Education…”

Ci Phillips

Manager of Program Digital Strategy

Chrystalia Pines

Sales Enablement Manager

La’Brea Pringle

Director of Curriculum Design

“I joined OneGoal to fulfill a part of (what I…”

Haisu Qu

Senior Director of Program Innovation

“My former students motivate my day-to-day work. I believe in…”

Oscar Ramirez

Quality Assurance Engineer

“I am a first-generation college graduate and a higher education…”

Danyeil Reese

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

Kayla Ritter Rickels

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I am motivated by the greatness each student holds. It…”

Karla Robles

Chief Program Officer

“My lived experiences as an immigrant and first-generation college graduate…”

Katerina Roldan

Director of Student Engagement

“I entered college as a participant of an early orientation…”

Seiky Roman

Human Assets Operations Coordinator

“I do this work because I want children who look…”

Danny Ronquillo

Director of Data Solutions

“I truly believe higher education will change people’s opportunities in…”

Destiny Saldivar

Senior Director of Postsecondary Program Innovation + Design

“One of my personal and work values is JOY because…”

Nikki Sanchez

Director of Partner Success

“We’ve spent centuries fueling an inadequate system that puts women…”

Jeron Schmidt

Managing Director of Partnerships + Growth

“The quest for an equitable education system, although at times…”

Andrew Schmitz

Senior Managing Director of Secondary Partnerships

“There are thousands of educators across districts and schools working…”

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Managing Director of National Development

Kenya Shakir

Manager of Data Solutions

“I do this work to fight for equity in a…”

Shalonda Sherman

Senior Director of Program Learning

“I believe the paths toward equity must be even more…”

Julia Stewart

Senior Director of Data Solutions

“For many years I worked as a paid tutor for…”

Jennifer Sundstrom

Managing Director of National Development

“I entered college vastly unprepared, lacking the skills and mindsets…”

Cassie Supilowski

Sr. Director of Data Solutions

“My experience in the classroom both in Chicago and abroad…”

Kait Sweetman

Vice President of Technology

“My work is defined by a commitment to deeply understanding…”

Monique Thomas

Senior Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

“What is defining my work is a desire to support…”

DaOndra Thompson-Bamgbala

Sr. Director of Human Assets, Operations

“I do this work for children who look like me…”

Mariama Toffa

Postsecondary Success Coach

Catisha Toney

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I do think work to be a part of the…”

Vi Truong

Director of Legal Operations

Helen Park Truong

Sr. Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

“I am most energized and inspired by the amazing people…”

Chandler Turner

Coordinator, Program Innovation

“I joined OneGoal to continue equity efforts in higher educational…”

Renee Vai

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I have dedicated my career in education to empowering all…”

Makenzie Valencia

Partnership Development Manager

Mindy Wade

Senior Managing Director of Finance (Controller)

“The difference between the American Dream and reality was enough…”

Andraya White

Managing Director of Program Implementation

“I am driven to do this work because I have…”

Shvonne Williams

Postsecondary Success Coach

“When passion and purpose meet, you have no choice but…”

Trent Wolf

Director, IT Systems and Security

“I do this work because it was done for my…”

Laura Zimney

Art Director

“Design is a tool for transformation, and my hope is…”

Heather Zoll

OneGoal Leadership Network Coach

“I am inspired to do this work to pay forward…”

California Staff

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Rohan Dorairaj

Director of Growth and Brand Initiatives

Linda Her

Manager of Program + Development Operations

“Educational equity is something that I have dedicated my life…”

Bradley Hill

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I do this work for the goal of collective liberation…”

Gabriela Llort Jones

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work because I want to see the…”

Zuleica Lopez

Senior Director of Program

“As a first generation college student, education changed the trajectory…”

Kelsea McDonough

Sr. Director of Development

“I joined OneGoal to be part of a movement combining…”

Patrice Moland

Director of Postsecondary Success

“I do this work because I believe all young people…”

Symone Morales

Executive Director

“As a first generation college student myself, I understand the…”

Yendy Rebollo

Manager of Postsecondary Support

Meaghan Reuler

Managing Director of Program

“I believe that teachers play the most important role in…”

Illinois Staff

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Alison Adams

Regional Vice President

“Every young person should have the time and space to…”

Aleita Anderson

Director of New School Partnerships

Sara Atkins

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“I do this work for the young people and to ensure everyone…”

Lovliana Baptiste

Director of External Affairs

“What motivates me is all of the students I’ve had…”

Hilary Bond

Director of Digital Content

“Throughout my career I have had the privilege of supporting…”

Jacob Caplan

Director of New District Partnerships

“I have been connected to OneGoal since 2013 as both…”

Liliana Chiaro

Manager of Program Operations

“Having taught in a Title 1 school system, I have…”

Pam Johnson Davis

Director of Fellow Support

“The law of conservation of energy says that energy cannot…”

Katie Dudek

Director of Teacher Support

“I previously served as a college counselor at a high…”

Kelly Finnerty

Director of Teacher Support

“My work is defined by the notion that, as long…”

Lina Fritz

Regional Vice President of Innovation

“My mother worked as a cashier on an annual salary…”

Rimsha Ganatra

Senior Director of Development

“I saw firsthand the difference that counseling and access to…”

Laura Garcia

Director of Teacher Support

“After over a decade in the classroom, it was clear…”

Karen Guadarrama

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I do this work because I did not see a…”

Jocelyn Hernandez

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“I joined OneGoal because I believe in the work we…”

Lakesha Jones

Manager of External Affairs + Dev Ops

Teara Kemp

Senior Director, Secondary Partnerships

“My work is defined by genuine love. At the very…”

Vanessa Lee

Director of Teacher Support

“I joined OneGoal because I have been a Program Director…”

Priya Linson

Executive Director

“I grew up in a fiercely divided community, splintered across…”

Arika Linton

Director of Teacher Support

“I joined One Goal because I believe in postsecondary work.…”

Keon McCottrell

Director Of Teacher Support Y1/Y2

“I joined OneGoal to be a part of an impactful…”

E.M. Miller Saunders

Senior Director of Postsecondary Support

“In her book Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks wrote, “As…”

Jasmine Moorman

Coordinator of Data Entry

Dominique Myles

Managing Director of Talent + Operations

“Access and support were undoubtedly the levers that made the…”

Veronica Nieves

Sr. Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“As a native Chicagoan, Chicago Public Schools student, and first-generation…”

Lindsey Nurczyk

Managing Director of Partnerships and Growth

“I started working with OneGoal Fellows as a Program Director…”

Kelly O’Brien

Manager of Program

Ifunanya Chika Odume

Sr. Director of Teacher Support

“I am motivated by Dr. Ali Binazir’s thought that the…”

Julie Ong

Managing Director of External Affairs

“As a first generation college student in a family forced…”

Jasmin Price

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“My biggest motivator is watching the children you’ve poured into…”

Maurie Richie

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I want to be part of an organization that help…”

Luz Rodriguez

Director of Operations/Executive Assistant

Tekla Sauter

Director of Innovation

Jennifer Sichory

Director of Teacher Support

“After I graduated high school, my mother looked at me…”

Christine Smith

Director of Teacher Support

“I am motivated by the African Proverb, “It takes a…”

Andrew Stricker

Senior Director of Data and Learning

“Becoming a OneGoal Program Director allowed me to better understand…”

Oudete Taylor

Managing Director of Program

“The brilliance and resilience in the young people I serve…”

Susie Tovar

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“As a first-generation college graduate, I am willing to learn,…”

Tatiana Washington

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I’ve always gravitated toward tutoring and mentoring kids in my…”

Briana White

Director of Program Support

“I started to become interested in working toward education equity…”

Massachusetts Staff

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Lyndsea Arikian

Director of Teacher Support

“I believe deeply that first generation students deserve to be…”

Joaquin Corvalan

Director of Individual Giving

“My mission is dedicated to empowering others to pursue education…”

Damara Garcia-Garcia

Director of Teacher Support

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the unwavering…”

Andrew Hutner

Manager of Development

“I am motivated in my day-to-day work knowing that in…”

Sara Jean-Francois

Director of Partnerships

“I do this work because someone did it for me,…”

Lindsey Kreckler

Director of Teacher Support

“All students must have access to the postsecondary pathway that…”

Hannah Lemon

Manager of Partnerships

“I do this work because I want to live in…”

Daniel Lopez

Managing Director of Program

“Many years ago, I walked down to my mailbox and…”

Deanna Miranda

Director of Growth, Strategy, and Operations

Cori Mykoff

Managing Director of External Affairs

“My work is defined by curiosity. I am grateful to…”

Theresa Pickens

Manager of Postsecondary Success

Ainsley Robles

Sr. Director of Program

“The audacious goals and visions my students shared with me…”

Adam Seidel

Regional Vice President

“My work is defined by what Martin Luther King Jr.…”

Amanda Seider

Executive Director

“I am deeply motivated by the solvability of the problem…”

Erika Sologuren

Senior Director of Partnerships

“I do this work because I have lived the impact…”

Morgan Taylor

Director of Program

“All students should have access and the knowledge to make…”

Metro Atlanta Staff

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Quentin Hill

Manager of Postsecondary Success

“Being a product from Atlanta Public Schools, OneGoal’s mission to…”

Breale Howard

Manager of Postsecondary Success

“I joined OneGoal because I love being able to help…”

Lauren Labitue

Director of Postsecondary Access

“I do this work because I am an advocate for…”

Sarah Lewis

Manager of Regional Operations

“It is my desire for my work to involve contributing…”

Cortney Duritsa Lockhart

Managing Director of Program

“Every student deserves an equitable opportunity to live the life…”

Makayla Mincey

Director of Postsecondary Success

“My work is defined by my desire to be my…”

Nicole Dupree Plummer

Sr. Director of Growth Strategy + Partnerships

“I knew very young that I wanted to devote my…”

Taylor Ramsey

Executive Director

“My first job out of college was in the educational…”

Elaina Ross

Director of Postsecondary Access

“I believe all children deserve champions who are championing behind…”

New York Staff

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Kyle Campbell

Director of Grants + Communication

“I want to help address the inequality in education by…”

Lydia Cardona

Manager of Data and Operations

Erika Castellar

Director of Teacher Support, Y3

Jenny Estevez-Cray

Senior Director of Talent and Operations

“My work is defined by the ‘aha’ moments that our…”

Rebecca Forbes

Director of Partner Engagement

“I am inspired by the power of positive role models…”

Terrell Garrett

Sr. Director of Coaching and Persistence

“Because I was once in the shoes of the students…”

Alaina Harper

Executive Director

“I joined OneGoal because I have seen the impact of…”

Eris Johnson-Smith

Senior Director, Coaching and Teacher Support

“I’ve always worked toward educational equity, starting when I was…”

Payal Kapadia

Managing Director of Program

“I was privileged to grow up in several countries and…”

Jyothi Nair

Director of Individual and Corporate Giving

“I believe deeply in community over competition. Relationship-building and storytelling,…”

Bethany Nelson

Senior Director of Development

“My commitment and passion for OneGoal’s mission comes from a…”

Justine Ouano

Director of Teacher Support

“My professional mission is to partner with students and other…”

Shawn Sadjatumwadee

Managing Director of Program Execution

“As a second-generation American and first-generation high school and college…”

Fatimah Shalash

Director of Teacher Support

“As a first-generation Palestinian American, I come from a long…”

Flosha Tejada

Senior Director of Partnerships and Growth

“Usually, what defines my work is the persistence of systemic…”

Texas Staff

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Volnae Bonner

Director of Campus Support

“Growing up I had an amazing support system of adults…”

Brandon Bourque

Senior Director of External Affairs

“I knew what it was like to feel lost and…”

Raven Brooks

Regional Vice President

“I do this work because ALL students having access to…”

Adrionn Caldwell

Director of Campus Support

“During my time as a OneGoal Program Director, I witnessed…”

Rafael Chairez

Director of Campus Support

“Every single student deserves the chance to be their best…”

Alex Dailey

Executive Director

“I know the feeling of uncertainty that comes from aspiring…”

Emily Garza

Senior Director of Program

“Knowledge being power is what defines my work. Students need…”

Selam Kidane

Senior Director of Growth Strategy + Partners

““When you see something that is not right, not just,…”

Brandin LeBlanc

Managing Director of Partnerships + Growth

“When I was given the opportunity to be a OneGoal…”

Elvira Marquez

Director of Campus Support

“My nieces motivate me daily and I think about them…”

Zachary Marx-Kuo

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

“My parents worked hard and used their privileges to give…”

Keionna Sanders

Director of Postsecondary Support

Cecily Smith

Director of Postsecondary Support

“For the past decade or so, I have served in…”

Jamiece Spears

Manager of Partnerships and Operations

Ashley Strickland

Director of Campus Support

Luke Wozny

Director of Individual and Corporate Giving

“Growing up in small town, postsecondary education wasn’t always looked…”