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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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Michael Allen, Ed.D.

Postsecondary Leadership 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,…”

Tamika N. Ball

Senior Director of Learning Design

“As a ’07 Teach For America corps member, I began…”

Kim Barboza

Coordinator 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…”

Elissa Bates

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

Dr. Beth Bazer

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships- PD

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

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

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

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

Marty Bruce

Director of Partnerships + Growth

Adri Bullard-Rogers

Executive Assistant + Enrollment Grant Coordinator

Maria 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…”

Paul Chernick

Vice President of Data Solutions

“I am motivated by big questions, tough challenges, exciting opportunities,…”

Rob Chmielewski

Sr. Director of Financial Planning + Analysis

“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…”

Melissa Cooper

Senior Director of Partnerships + Growth

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

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…”

Amber Daniels

Chief Operating Officer

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

Chris Darville

Vice President of Regional Operations

“I was a first-gen college student who grew up poor…”

Katie DeLuka

Data Analyst

“To be honest, my mom motivates me. She is a…”

Vanessa Diaz

Managing Director of Program Innovation

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

Javi Diaz

IT Coordinator

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

Patty Diaz-Andrade

Chief Impact Officer

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

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…”

Lizzie MB Frederick

Director of Operations + Executive Assistant, OCEO

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

Julie Fregien

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

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

Huda Ganatra

Accounting Clerk

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…”

Akhil Ghanta

Analytics Engineer

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…”

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…”

Jasmine Hairston

Manager, Alumni Support

“I am a proud third generation educator and college graduate.…”

Pamela Harris

Coordinator of Shared Executive Support

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

Gepre Henderson

Director of Learning Design

“I am committed to creating opportunities for students to thrive…”

Anthony Hernandez

Senior Director of IT

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

Lynnae Hill

Vice President of Human Assets

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

Takira Hill

Staff 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…”

Tiffany Johnson

Manager of Innovation + Pathways

Jaime Johnson-Duplessis

Director of Fellow Experience

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

Naresh Kachoria

Managing Director of Business Development

“It’s unconscionable that systemic education inequity persists in this day…”

Melissa Kevra

Sr. Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

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

Sam Koenig

Senior Director of Analytics

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

Lianna Kushi

Managing Director, Regional Operations, 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…”

Loreal Latimer

Sr. Director of Program Innovation

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

Cassandra Lo

Coordinator 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…”

Alize Magaña

User Experience Analyst

Semra Malik

Sr. Director of Strategic Analytics

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

Kristin Mance

Controller

“I’m honored to do this work so that all students…”

Caritza Mariani

Director of PD Experience

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

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

Director of Training

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

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

Manager of Student Success + Innovation

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

Marlena Mondesir

Coordinator, Shared Services

Young Pae

Manager of Human Assets, Operations

Becky Partida-Petry

Director of Digital Marketing

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

Jonathan Paul

Chief Regional Operations Officer

Nicole Petraglia

Senior Director of Fellow Experience

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

Haisu Qu

Director of Postsecondary Program Innovation + Design

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

Danyeil Reese

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

Kayla Rickels

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

Karla Robles

Chief Program Officer

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

Seiky Roman

Human Assets Operations Coordinator

Oswaldo 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

Nikki Sanchez

Manager of Partner Success

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

Jeron Schmidt

Senior Director of Training + Support

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

Andrew Schmitz

Managing Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Sr. 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…”

Jenn Spurlin

Sr. Director of Business Operations

“In today’s world, additional training or education after high school…”

Dewayne Stafford

Director of Legal Operations

“The work I do with OneGoal is literally life-changing for…”

Julia Stewart

Director of Data Solutions

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

Jennifer Sundstrom

Sr. 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…”

Jon Swengler

Director of Internal Communications

“Every. Voice. Matters. I do this work because I believe…”

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…”

Catisha Toney

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

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

Helen Park Truong

Sr. Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

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

Renee Vai

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

Andraya White

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

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

Shvonne Williams

Postsecondary Success Coach

Trent Wolf

IT Systems Manager

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

Suzanne Wulach

Senior Director of Program Tool Development + Learning

Laura Zimney

Art Director

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

Heather Zoll

Postsecondary Leadership Coach

OneGoal Bay Area Staff

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Krismin Inocentes Bell

Executive Director

“My own journey as a first-generation college student and first-generation…”

Linda Her

Manager of Program + Development Operations

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

Bradley Hill

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…”

Vanessa Magana

Postsecondary Success Coach

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…”

Meaghan Reuler

Managing Director of Program

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

OneGoal Chicago Staff

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Alison Adams

Regional Vice President of Program

Alkhalaki Sulaiman

Coordinator of Program Innovation

Sara Atkins

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Lovliana Baptiste

Manager of Program Innovation

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

Ariel Belk

Director of Program Support

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

Bond Hilary

Director of Program Innovation

Maire Daly

Managing Director of External Affairs

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

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

Managing Director of Program Innovation

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

Laura Garcia

Director of Teacher Support

Citlalli Gonzalez

Director of Enrollment Support

“As a first-generation college student, I didn’t have many resources…”

Karen Guadarrama

Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

Emily Henriquez

Manager of External Affairs + Development Operations

“I grew up in a small, rural town and it…”

Ryan Jameson

Dir. of Development, Individual + Corporate Giving

“My experiences as a first-generation college graduate, CPS alumnus, and…”

Teara Kemp

Director of New Secondary Partnerships

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

Priya Linson

Executive Director

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

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

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

Jasmine Moorman

Data Support and Operations Coordinator

Dominique Myles

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

“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 Foundations

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

Ifunanya Chika Odume

Sr. Director of Teacher Support

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

Julie Ong

Senior Director of Development

“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…”

Katerina Roldan

Director of Operations + Executive Assistant

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

Mariana Saucedo

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

“I do this work for all of the students that…”

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

Director of Teacher Support

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

Nicole Taylor

Director of Teacher Support

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

Oudete Taylor

Managing Director of Postsecondary Program

“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,…”

Matea Varvodic

Sr. Director of External Affairs

“As an immigrant and first-generation graduate, OneGoal’s impact resonates with…”

Tatiana Washington

Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

Briana White

Manager of Student Funding Support

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

OneGoal Houston Staff

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Raven Brooks

Managing Director of Program

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

Rafael Chairez

Director of Campus Support

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

Emily Garza

Director of Campus Support

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

Kelsey Griffin

Director of Campus Support

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

Bianca Huff

Director of Workforce Development

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

Selam Kidane

Senior Director of Postsecondary

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

Brandin LeBlanc

Senior Director of Data + Learning

“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…”

Arshia Memon

Manager of Development

“Watching learning happen is a beautiful thing. Seeing the exact…”

Michael Negussie

Manager of Institutional Giving

Carlos Perrett

Sr. Director of External Affairs

“I firmly believe that talent is broadly distributed, but opportunity…”

Cecily Smith

Manager of Postsecondary Support

Angela Wedlick

Regional Vice President

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

Patty Williams-Downs

Executive Director

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

OneGoal Massachusetts Staff

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Lyndsea Arikian

Director of Teacher Support

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

Yanley Francois

Manager of Fellow Persistence

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

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…”

Owen Lanphear

Manager of Program Operations

Hannah Lemon

Manager of Partnership Operations

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

Daniel Lopez

Sr. Director of Partnerships

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

Cori Mykoff

Sr. Director of Development

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

Ainsley Robles

Sr. Director of Program

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

Adam Seidel

Managing Director of Program

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

Amanda Seider

Executive Director

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

Taylor Morgan

Director of Program

OneGoal Metro Atlanta Staff

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Cortney Duritsa Lockhart

Managing Director of Program

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

Makayla Mincey

Manager of Postsecondary Support

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

Nicole Dupree Plummer

Sr. Director of Growth Strategy + Partnerships

“When I saw how great the gap was between the…”

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…”

Tiffany Scott

Senior Director of Development

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

De’Monica Underwood

Director of Postsecondary Access

“I am motivated by my ability to break generational cycles…”

OneGoal New York Staff

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Jenny Estevez-Cray

Director of Teacher Support

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

Stephanie Flores

Senior Director, Regional Impact

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

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…”

Eris Johnson-Smith

Director of Coaching, Curriculum + Training

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

Payal Kapadia

Senior Director of Coaching + Teacher Support

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

Shin Hye Kim

Manager of Program

“The education a student receives goes on to affect every…”

McCallick Brenna

Director of Development, Grants + Data

Bethany Nelson

Senior Director of Development

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…”

Maxiel Sanchez

Director of Development, Individual & Corporate Giving

“As a woman of color, I seek for equity and…”

Rochelle Sinclair

Executive Director

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

Flosha Tejada

Director of Coaching + Postsecondary Enrollme

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