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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…”

Maria Canales

Senior Director of Curriculum Design

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

Meital Caplan

Manager of Marketing + Communications

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

Sabine Champagne

Senior Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

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

Alvin Chandy

Director of IT

Anita Chandy

Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

“I remember the moments where I’ve experienced, or have witnessed,…”

Nancy Chavez

Vice President of Strategy and Learning

“During college, my first exposure to educational and social inequity…”

Melissa Connelly

Chief Program Officer

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

Melissa Cooper

Director of Secondary Partnerships Support

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

Guadalupe Cotto

Staff Accountant

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

Grant Crusor

Manager of Data Solution

“What we do or do not know significantly impacts the…”

Kirat Doshi

Managing Director of Analytics

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

Leila El-Badawi

Manager of Human Assets, Operations

“Although my parents came to this country with college degrees,…”

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…”

Jon Garcia

Senior Director of IT

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

John Gilbert

Senior Director of Finance

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

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

Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

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

Lindsay Harris

Manager of Evaluation

“True progress, progress that disrupts the status quo, requires innovation.…”

Amy Henning

Senior Director of Curriculum Learning

Lynnae Hill

Vice President of Human Assets

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

Melissa Kevra

Director of Human Assets, Talent Analytics + Special Projects

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

Veer Kothari

Manager of Curriculum Learning

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

Loreal Latimer

Director of Postsecondary Support

“This work changed my life. As a Fellow, OneGoal exposed…”

Ahmed Logan

Director of Program Innovation

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

Shannon McDougal

Managing Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

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

Patricia McKee

Managing Director of Regional Operations

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

Zondwayo Mulwanda

Manager of Curriculum Development and Delivery

“As an undergrad in Minneapolis, I worked as an afterschool…”

Jeff Nelson

Co-Founder + Chief Executive Officer

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

Jessica Newman

Coordinator of Training & Support

“In college, I wanted to know ‘where are all the…”

L’Oreal Payton

Director of Communications

“Growing up, there was not only an expectation that I…”

Andy Redman

Chief Operating Officer

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

Chad Rountree

Managing Director of Training + Support

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

Larry Ruffin

Vice-President of Finance and Operations

“The progress that our Fellows make every day and the…”

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Director of Donor Engagement

John Serpas

Manager of Operations

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

Myla Skinner

Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Executive Officer

“I do this work because I deeply believe that our…”

Phasha Spencer

Director of Secondary Partnerships Support

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

Julia Stewart

Director of Data Solutions

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

Rebekka Sullender

Director of Human Assets, Operations

“I deeply believe that every young person deserves the right…”

Jennifer Sundstrom

Director of Individual Giving

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

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…”

Courtney Ward

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

“I believe it is the convergence of ideas and innovation…”

Suzanne Wulach

Manager of Evaluation

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

Lydia Young

Director of Secondary Support

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

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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Moneek Bhanot

Senior Director of Curriculum + Coaching

“I am driven to do this work because our students…”

Gold Chhim

Director of Partnerships

“The opportunity to make a difference in the Bay Area…”

Lia Izenberg

Executive Director

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

Zuleica Lopez

Director of Teacher Support

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

Kelsea McDonough

Director of Development

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

ONEGOAL Chicago STAFF

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Alison Adams

Regional Vice President of Program

Sara Atkins

Director of Teacher Support

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

Ariel Belk

Manager of Program

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

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

Regional Vice President of External Affairs

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

Maire Daly

Senior Director of Development

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

Pam Johnson Davis

Manager of Fellow Support + Persistence

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

John Dudley

Director of Fellow Support + 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 Fellow Support + Persistence

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

Alejandro Espinoza

Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

Anne Frazier Frisbie

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I began my work in a Chicago South Side high…”

Lina Fritz

Managing Director of Program Innovation

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

Janene Ingram

Senior Director of Enrollment

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

Khaled Ismail

Director of 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…”

Chloe Lahre

Director of External Affairs

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

Priya Linson

Regional Chief of Staff

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

Danny Mason

Director of Teacher Support

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

Arij Mikati

Senior Director of Persistence

“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…”

Dominique Myles

Senior Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Veronica Nieves

Manager of External Affairs

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

Lindsey Nurczyk

Managing Director of Foundations

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

Rachel Oppenheimer

Director 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 Partnerships + Program Innovation

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

Alex Ritson

Director of Curriculum + Teaching

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

Katerina Roldan

Executive Assistant

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

Jin Schrattenecker

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“Even when the work is hard, I know that I…”

Andrew Stricker

Director of Teacher Support

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

Oudete Taylor

Senior Director of Program Innovation

“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,…”

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…”

Tracy Woodley

Manager of Development, Foundation + Public Giving

“I believe education is crucial to overcoming systemic inequality and…”

Maral Zonooz

Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

ONEGOAL Houston STAFF

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Sunila Artani

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“Through my experiences of tutoring in underserved communities throughout college,…”

Melissa Balderas

Manager of Development

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

Chanel Fields

Director of Teacher Support

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

Chantelle George

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Haskel Harvey

Senior Director of Partnerships

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

Bianca Huff

Manager of Fellow Support

“I saw two of my close friends fail out of…”

Brilliance Jones

Manager of Development

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

Brandin LeBlanc

Director of Teacher Support

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

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…”

Angela Wedlick

Managing Director of Program

“My work is defined by impact. Every one of our…”

Venice Williams

Director of College Persistence

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

Ebonie Williams

Senior Director of Teacher Support

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

Terra Williams

Director of Teacher Support

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

Patty Williams-Downs

Executive Director

““Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use…”

ONEGOAL Massachusetts STAFF

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Nehia Al-Shanniek

Director of Teacher Support

“At a young age I internalized the belief that school…”

Patty Diaz-Andrade

Executive Director

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

Yanley Francois

Manager of Fellow Persistence

“I do this work to be the change I want…”

Roman Gierok

Coordinator of Program

“For me, college was the first place I found a…”

Sarah Halberstadt

Senior Director of Curriculum + Coaching

Marisa Lopez

Director of Teacher Support

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

Ainsley Robles

Director of Teacher Support

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

Danny Rojas

Senior Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Ellie Rosen

Manager of School Partnerships

“I first became interested in working toward educational equity when…”

Adam Seidel

Managing Director of Program

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

Jamie Shin

Coordinator of Operations + Development

“I believe that it is an injustice to live passively…”

Alba Torres

Director of Development

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

Becky Vogel

Senior Director of District + School Partnerships

ONEGOAL Metro Atlanta STAFF

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Brittany Collins

Managing Director of Program

“Driving my work is an inflexible belief and obsessive commitment…”

Brooke Flowers

Executive Director

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

Racquel Hill

Director of Teacher Support

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

Norledia Moody

Director of District + School Partnerships

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

Rohini Muralidharan

Director of Teacher Support

“I do this work because I want my former 6th…”

Tiffany Scott

Director of Development Strategy and Operations

“After relocating to New York City following college graduation, I…”

ONEGOAL New York STAFF

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Daniela Boykin

Senior Director of Postsecondary Strategy

“As a bi-racial child of a single parent immigrant, I…”

Rashi Dhanda

Manager Of Operations

“I have always understood my privilege when it comes to…”

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…”

Valerie Hennessy

Director of Teacher Support

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

Payal Kapadia

Director of Teacher Support

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

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…”

Richard Robinson

Manager of Fellow Support + Persistence

“The community I come from, the students who live there…”

Shawn Sadjatumwadee

Senior Director of Curriculum and Coaching

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

Rochelle Sinclair

Managing Director of Program

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

Grant Thomas

Senior 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 Postsecondary 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…”