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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

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…”

Mason Blenkhorn

Director of Reporting + Analysis

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

Lizzie Brubaker

Director of Operations + Executive Assistant, OCEO

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

Martrice Caldwell

Senior Director of Accounting

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

Maria Canales

Senior Director of PD Experience

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

Meital Caplan

Director of Digital Marketing

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

Nancy Chavez

Strategy + Learning Lead

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

Paul Chernick

Managing Director 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

Director of Professional Learning

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

Gia Cornelius

Manager of Operations

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

Amber Daniels

Interim Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer

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

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

Managing Director of Program Design + Data Strategy

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

Leila El-Badawi

Director of Human Assets, Operations

“All students deserve an equitable opportunity to achieve their college…”

Jacqueline Fayne-Knox

Staff Accountant

“Living on the border of Chicago and Oak Park, one…”

Jon Garcia

Senior Director of IT

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

Tiffany Gholston

Chief of Staff to the CEO

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

John Gilbert

Managing Director of Finance

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

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…”

Amber Hamilton

Managing Director of Regional Operations, Development

“Both of my parents started their career as teachers in…”

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

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…”

Monique Jaramillo

Vice President of Marketing + Communications

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

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

Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

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

Sam Koenig

Senior Analyst

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

Loreal Latimer

Director of Program Innovation

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

Jamie Luedtke

Managing Director of Regional Training + Support

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

Matt Lynch

Director of PD Experience

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

Semra Malik

Director of Strategic Analytics

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

Vanessa Martinez-Brunton

Manager of Data Solutions

“As a first-generation college graduate I relied on teachers and…”

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…”

Monica Milligan

Chief Program Officer

“I’m motivated by the deep belief that we can and…”

Aaron Mitich

Account Director, District Partnership Program

“I do this work to ensure the next generation of…”

Nicole Petraglia

Senior Director of Fellow Experience

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

Lindsay Quarles

Director of Program Learning

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

Larry Ruffin

Vice-President of Finance and Operations

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

Nikki Sanchez

Manager of Partner Success

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

Jeron Schmidt

Account Executive, District Partnership Program

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

Andrew Schmitz

Senior Director of Professional Learning + Coaching

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

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Sr. Director of National Development

Shalonda Sherman

Director of Program Learning

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

Jenn Spurlin

Director of Shared Executive Support

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

Julia Stewart

Director of Data Solutions

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

Rebekka Bagatsing

Director of Human Assets, Operations

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

Jennifer Sundstrom

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…”

Jon Swengler

Director of Internal Communications

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

Daranee Teng

Director of Program Learning, Qualitative

“I believe the identities and circumstances we’re born into profoundly…”

Monique Thomas

Manager of Human Assets

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

Nikki Thompson

Chief Regional Operations Officer

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

Suzanne Wulach

Director of Program Learning

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

Keith Zander

Managing Director of Program Learning

Laura Zimney

Senior Designer

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

OneGoal Bay Area Staff

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Gold Chhim

Director of School Partnerships

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

Krismin Inocentes

Managing Director of Program

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

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…”

Meaghan Reuler

Director of Teacher Support

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

OneGoal Chicago Staff

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Alison Adams

Regional Vice President of Program

Sara Atkins

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Ariel Belk

Director of Program Support

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

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…”

Jamie Enge

Director of Teacher Support

“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…”

Kelly Finnerty

Director of Teacher Support

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

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…”

Rimsha Ganatra

Manager of Development, Foundation + Public Funding

“I work at OneGoal to help students reach their full…”

Natasha Hamilton

Director of Secondary Partnerships

“I am inspired by our Fellows, educators, activists, and change-makers…”

Emily Henriquez

Manager of External Affairs + Development Operations

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

Sashai Jasper

Director of Secondary Partnerships

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

Marline Johnson

Director of Teacher Support

“I believe that not only interpersonal change but systems change…”

Chloe Lahre

Director of External Affairs

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

Priya Linson

Executive Director

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

E.M. Miller

Senior Director of Teacher Support

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

Dominique Myles

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…”

Chikamso Odume

Director of Teacher Support

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

Julie Ong

Director of Program Innovation

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

Rachel Oppenheimer

Director of Program Innovation

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

Ci Phillips

Manager of Program Innovation

“This Black girl from the south side of Chicago didn’t…”

Molly Rankin

Sr. Director of Teacher Support

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

Alex Ritson

Sr. Director of Curriculum + Support

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

Katerina Roldan

Executive Assistant + Manager of Operations

“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…”

Jin Schrattenecker

Sr. 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

Managing Director of Persistence

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

Nicole Taylor

Director of Teacher Support

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

Susie Tovar

Director of Teacher Support

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

Matea Varvodic

Director of Development

“As an immigrant and first-generation graduate, I do this work…”

Ashli Watts

Director of Teacher Support

“I have inherited a motivation to seek educational advancement for…”

Andraya White

Director of Teacher Support

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

OneGoal Houston Staff

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Sunila Artani

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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

Melissa Balderas

Director of External Relations + Individual Giving

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

Terra Browne

Director of Campus Support

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

Karimah Crosson

Director of Postsecondary Support

““If we don’t figure out a way to create equity,…”

Raven Brooks

Sr Director of Secondary Program + Partnerships

“I do this work because quality education around college access…”

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…”

Brandin LeBlanc

Director of Data + Learning

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

Zachary Marx-Kuo

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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

Tekora Scruggs

Director of Postsecondary Support

“I became interested in working deeply towards educational equity when…”

Jocelyn Veasley

Director of Development, Foundation + Corporate Giving

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

Angela Wedlick

Managing Director of Program Strategy

“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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Nehia Al-Shanniek

Director of Teacher Support

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

Yanley Francois

Manager of Fellow Persistence

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

Jesse Frieder

Director of Partnerships

“I believe that all students in this country should have…”

Alicia McKinney

Manager of Program

“What defines my work is the belief that black and…”

Cori Mykoff

Sr. Director of Development

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

Ainsley Robles

Director of Teacher Support

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

Ellie Rosen

Manager of 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.…”

Amanda Seider

Executive Director

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

Jamie Shin

Manager of Development

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

Becky Vogel

Senior Director of Partnerships

OneGoal Metro Atlanta Staff

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Cortney Duritsa Lockhart

Sr. Director of Program

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

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…”

Tiffany Scott

Senior Director of Development

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

OneGoal New York Staff

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Jenny Estevez-Cray

Director of Partner Support

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

Stephanie Flores

Director of Strategy + Learning

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

Terrell Garrett

Sr. Director of Coaching and Persistence

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

Valerie Hennessy

Senior Director of Curriculum + Support

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

Eris Johnson-Smith

Director of Teacher Support

“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…”

Rasha Kaplan

Director of Partner Engagement

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

Shin Hye Kim

Coordinator of Program

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

Julia Morris

Manager of Development, Operations and Individual Giving

“I previously taught third and fourth grade at a charter…”

Shawn Sadjatumwadee

Managing Director of Program Execution

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

Rochelle Sinclair

Executive Director

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

Ayesha Singh

Managing Director of Development

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

Flosha Tejada

Director of Teacher Support

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

Grant Thomas

Managing Director of Partnerships

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