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MEET OUR TEAM

More than 100 individuals make up our regional and national teams. 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.

ONEGOAL National STAFF

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Andrea Anstett

Executive Assistant to the CEO + Director of OCEO Operations

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

Rachel Bennett

Director of Secondary Support

“I do this work because our Fellows are beyond incredible…”

Mason Blenkhorn

Director of Reporting + Analysis

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

Martrice Caldwell

Director of Accounting

“I want to see more students of color succeed. It’s…”

Tony Calero

Director of Data Solutions

“Working as a teacher in a jail, and having been…”

Meital Caplan

Manager of Marketing + Communications

“I’ve always felt a strong pull toward social justice, but…”

Sabine Champagne

Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

“I do this work because I fundamentally believe all children…”

Alvin Chandy

Manager of IT

Anita Chandy

Director of Human Assets

“I remember the moments that I’ve been a victim of,…”

Melissa Connelly

Chief Program Officer

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

Guadalupe Cotto

Staff Accountant

“As a nontraditional, first generation college graduate, I feel a…”

Danielle Durante

Senior Director of Operations

“The potential of our students is beyond measure and is…”

Caitlin FitzSimons

Director of Marketing

“The 12 Lady Wildcats I coach at Lake View High…”

Amber Daniels Fogelman

Chief of Staff to the President

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

John Gilbert

Senior Director of Finance

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

Wallace Grace

Director of Program Design

“I’m motivated to do my work by thinking about a…”

Michelle Grand

Executive Assistant

“The efforts that OneGoal staffers provide each day bring tangible…”

Kwame Griffith

President

“When you see a problem, either you choose to be…”

Cristina Groff

Manager of Human Assets Training

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

Mark Haggarty

Director of New Site Development

“As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a…”

Amy Henning

Director of Curriculum + Learning

Lynnae Hill

Vice President of Human Assets

“Fundamentally, it is about justice to me. I do this…”

Melissa Kevra

Manager of Talent Acquisition Systems

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

Megan Lehrman

Chief of Staff to the CEO

“I am privileged to do this work in the hopes…”

Ahmed Logan

Director of Program Innovation

“I began working in this field in 2008 as a…”

Brynne Mancuso

Senior Director of Development Training + Support

“I do this work because the young people I know…”

Shannon McDougal

Managing Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

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

Patricia McKee

Senior Director of Strategy and Learning

“Without fail, the experiences I’ve had that have created opportunities…”

Jackie Melton

Manager of Curriculum Delivery

Crystal Menzies, PhD

Senior Director of Curriculum Development

“After college I became a teacher at an alternative school,…”

Jeff Nelson

Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer

“I joined OneGoal because I believe at my core that…”

Andy Redman

Chief Operating Officer

“College remains the best proxy for access to life opportunities,…”

Topher Rinek

Managing Director of Data Solutions

“I’m learning and continuously improving every day. There is always…”

Chad Rountree

Managing Director of Training + Support

“I deeply believe the same degree of intentionality that created…”

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Director of Grants Management + Data Systems

John Serpas

Manager of Operations

“I closely identify with the students we’re striving to help.…”

Julia Stewart

Manager of Data Solutions

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

Cassie Supilowski

Director of Data Solutions

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

Gabriela Torres

Senior Director of Postsecondary Support

“Whether it be in K-12 school buildings, educational nonprofits, or…”

Kylie Vadnais

Managing Director of Research + Development

“In college, I spent some time working at a children’s…”

Rachel Vicente

Director of Secondary Support

“I was a classroom teacher in the West Side of…”

Melissa Williams

Director of Partnerships + Support

“In my undergraduate studies, I was a Sociology major. I…”

Suzanne Wulach

Manager of Evaluation

“I don’t believe that equal educational opportunity is “the” answer…”

Keith Zander

Senior Director of Evaluation

Monique Zurita

Managing Director of Marketing + Communciations

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

ONEGOAL Bay Area STAFF

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Lia Izenberg

Executive Director

“I started working in educational equity because of some young…”

ONEGOAL Chicago STAFF

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Alison Adams

Managing Director of Secondary Program

Sara Atkins

Director of Teacher Support

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

Sarah Berghorst

Executive Director

“I do this work because of the indelible marks high…”

Nandi Bhargava

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“When I was in high school, a mentor changed my…”

David Blancas

Director of Teacher Support

“I am the first in my family to attend college.…”

William Collins

Managing Director of Partnerships

“I am the son of a 32-year veteran of the…”

Laura Cummings

Senior Managing Director of Program

“The students I’ve had the pleasure to work with over…”

Maire Daly

Senior Director of Development

“Seeing the real impact that OneGoal has on Fellows is…”

Dominique Davis

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

John Dudley

Director of College Persistence

“I am deeply motivated by the young men I have…”

Robert Emmons

Manager of Program Innovation

“One of my friends was killed on the South Side…”

Jamie Enge

Director of College Persistence

“Seeing youth of color realizing that no matter where they…”

Alejandro Espinoza

Director of School Partnerships

“James Baldwin’s thoughts about segregation define parts of my work. He…”

Lina Fritz

Senior Director of Program Innovation

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

Khaled Ismail

Director for Fellow Support

“My first year of undergrad, I led a campaign to…”

Sashai Jasper

Director of Teacher Support

“The success of my community and my city defines my…”

Veer Kothari

Manager of Development, Corporate + Individual Giving

“My parents came to this country in search of better…”

Chloe Lahre

Manager of External Affairs

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

Priya Linson

Senior Managing Director of External Affairs + Talent Development

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

Janene Maclin

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“When I first started working toward educational equity, I thought…”

Dom McKoy

Director of School Partnerships

“Growing up, it was never a guarantee that I would…”

Arij Mikati

Senior Director of Teacher Support

“As an immigrant with English as my second language, I…”

E.M. Miller

Director of Teacher Support

“I believe this is some of the most important social…”

Veronica Nieves

Manager of Partnerships

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

Lindsey Nurczyk

Senior Director of Teacher Support

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

Rachel Oppenheimer

Manager of Program Innovation

“I do this work because a young person’s chances at…”

Sergio Perelli

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work for the millions of students across…”

Molly Rankin

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work because it matters. After working in…”

Alex Ritson

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work for a more just and equitable…”

Katerina Roldan

Executive Assistant

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

Phasha Spencer

Director of School Partnerships

“I do this work because I sincerely believe that all…”

Samuel Stern

Director of Partnerships + Program Innovation

“A healthy marriage of rage and an indomitable belief in…”

Andrew Stricker

Director of Teacher Support

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

Oudete Taylor

Senior Director of College Persistence

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

Susie Tovar

Director of Teacher Support

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

Channel Turbides

Coordinator of Program

“I do this work because everyone has what it takes…”

Barry Tyler Jr.

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I do this work because I believe in the potential…”

Paula Viñales-Bowman

Director of Teacher Support

“Having been a OneGoal Program Director and working directly with…”

Lydia Young

Director of Teacher Support

“I always knew I wanted to serve. Service found its…”

Maral Zonooz

Director of School Partnerships

“I’m motivated by results, progress, and the success stories—both anecdotally…”

ONEGOAL Houston STAFF

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Melissa Balderas

Coordinator of Development

“It’s rare to find workplaces where every individual is passionate…”

Maria Canales

Senior Director of Teacher Support

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

Chanel Fields

Director of Teacher Support

“My “why” is simple: impact. With OneGoal I have the…”

Chantelle George

Director of College Persistence

“I believe that all students can earn a college degree…”

Haskel Harvey

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I do this work because I have a responsibility to…”

Katie Jones

Senior Director of Postsecondary

“Though I have worked in education for nearly 15 years,…”

Brilliance Jones

Manager of Development

“I’ve worked with students who held the potential to be…”

Billy Kearney

Executive Director

“I wasn’t able to fully articulate it then but working…”

Matt Sawyer

Director of Teacher Support

“As someone who dropped out of college twice before graduating,…”

Michael Tee

Director of Teacher Support

“When discussing the future for our children and students, the…”

Jocelyn Veasley

Director of Teacher Support

“My life’s work includes encouraging students to develop their inner…”

Terra Williams

Director of Teacher Support

“Our Fellows motivate me in my day-to-day work. The trust…”

James Williams

Managing Director of Development

“Daily, I’m motivated by the knowledge that our work is…”

Venice Williams

Director of College Persistence

“I’m motivated by the thoughtful, innovative, and difficult conversations my…”

Ebonie Williams

Director of Teacher Support

“My grandmother, a daughter of a sharecropping family with only…”

Patty Williams-Downs

Managing Director of Program

“Our Fellows’ stories of struggles, resilience, defeat, and triumph give…”

Marisa Wolf

Executive Director

“Our Fellows—what they can accomplish (and have!) when given the…”

ONEGOAL Massachusetts STAFF

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Patty Diaz-Andrade

Executive Director

“The moment I learned about OneGoal, I was transported to…”

Sarah Halberstadt

Director of Teacher Support

Janeisa Lashley

Manager of Operations + Development

“I am very passionate about education and know the importance…”

Marisa Lopez

Director of Teacher Support

“As an American immigrant and first generation college student, I…”

Curtis Powell

Coordinator of Program

“My path to college was filled with uncertainty, unfamiliarity, and…”

Danny Rojas

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“I am passionately moved by this work daily because as…”

Adam Seidel

Managing Director of Program

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

Alba Torres

Director of Development

“I see myself and my closest friends and family reflected…”

Becky Vogel

Director of District + School Partnerships

ONEGOAL Metro Atlanta STAFF

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Brooke Flowers

Executive Director

“Helping to access and unleash the power that resides in…”

Norledia Moody

Director of District + School Partnerships

“I do this work because students who look like me…”

Racquel Quarless

Director of Teacher Support

“As a Prep for Prep scholar, I saw at a…”

ONEGOAL New York STAFF

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Joyce Chiao

Manager of Operations

“My work is not defined by a ‘what,’ so much…”

Stephanie Flores

Manager of Program

“As a first-generation college graduate, the opportunities that have been…”

Terrell Garrett

Director of Teacher Support

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

Amber Hamilton

Senior Director of Development

“My parents were both first generation college students. Even though…”

Valerie Hennessy

Director of Teacher Support

“While I was at Fordham University and knew that I…”

Payal Kapadia

Director of Teacher Support

“I began my work in education directly after graduating college,…”

Rasha Kaplan

Director of School Partnerships

“My senior year of undergrad, I interned at a small…”

Nicole Petraglia

Director of Teacher Support

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

Rochelle Sinclair

Managing Director of Program

“After spending many years as a strategy consultant, I switched…”

Grant Thomas

Director of School Partnerships

“I first started working toward educational equity in 2009 as…”

Nikki Thompson

Executive Director

“The New York City subway motivates my work. It’s the…”

Craig Weiner

Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships

“Finding ways to clear a path for students to focus…”

Katharine Zeigler

Manager of Development

“I understand that my educational background is deeply privileged, but…”