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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,…”

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…”

Anita Chandy

Director of Human Assets, People Manager Training + Support

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

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

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…”

Grant Crusor

Manager of Data Solution

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

Amber Daniels

Interim Chief of Staff to the Chief Operating Officer

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

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

Manager 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…”

Caitlin FitzSimons

Senior Director of Marketing

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

Jon Garcia

Senior Director of IT

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

John Gilbert

Managing Director of Finance

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

Kwame Griffith

Interim Chief Operating Officer

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

Cristina Groff

Senior Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

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

Amber Hamilton

Managing Director of Regional Development Training + Support

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

Julie Hammond

Managing Director Legal + Compliance

“I do this work because I believe education is one…”

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…”

Melissa Kevra

Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

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

Loreal Latimer

Director of Program Innovation

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

Semra Malik

Director of Strategic Analytics

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

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…”

Christina Patrick

Senior Director of Program Innovation

“I love what a school can and should be. I…”

L’Oreal Payton

Director of Communications

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

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.…”

Laura Obus

Director of Data Solutions

“I do this work because I believe all students should…”

Chad Rountree

Managing Director of Program Innovation

“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…”

Andrew Schmitz

Senior Director of Professional Learning + Coaching

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

Elizabeth Schonhorst

Director of National Development

John Serpas

Director of Operations

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

Shalonda Sherman

Director of Program Learning

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

Myla Skinner

Chief of Staff to the CEO

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

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 Sullender

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…”

Kylie Vadnais

Managing Director of Program Execution

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

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…”

Monique Zurita

Vice President of Marketing + Communications

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

OneGoal Bay Area Staff

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Moneek Bhanot

Director of Postsecondary Strategy + Implementation

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

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…”

Brianna Lawrence

Manager of Development

“I was born and raised between two historically prosperous communities…”

Priya Linson

Interim Executive Director

“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…”

E.M. Miller

Senior Director of Teacher Support

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

Danielle Moehrke

Director of Partnerships

“I believe it is a moral obligation to provide experiences…”

Dominique Myles

Senior Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Veronica Nieves

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…”

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

Director of Curriculum + Teaching

“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…”

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…”

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 Foster

Director of Campus Support

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

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…”

Jocelyn Veasley

Director of Campus Support

“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…”

Ebonie Williams

Senior Director of Post-Secondary Program + Partnerships

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

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

Director of Teacher Support

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

Rohini Muralidharan

Director of Teacher Support

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

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

Director of Teacher Support

“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…”