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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

Deputy Chief of Staff

“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

Senior Director of Accounting

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

Maria Canales

Senior Director of Curriculum Design

“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…”

Sabine Champagne

Senior Director of Human Assets, Business Partner

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

Anita Chandy

Director of Human Assets, Learning + Culture

“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…”

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,…”

Danielle Colon

Executive Assistant to the President

“I define my work as a piece to the greater…”

Melissa Connelly

Chief Executive 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…”

Grant Crusor

Manager of Data Solution

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

Patty Diaz-Andrade

New Delivery Models Lead

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

Kirat Doshi

Managing Director of Analytics

“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…”

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…”

Chantelle George

Senior Director of District Engagement

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

John Gilbert

Managing Director of Finance

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

Kwame Griffith

President

“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…”

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…”

Loreal Latimer

Director of Postsecondary Support

“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…”

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 + Board Chair

“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…”

Lindsay Quarles

Manager of Evaluation

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

Chad Rountree

Interim Chief Program Officer

“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

Director of Operations

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

Myla Skinner

Chief of Staff to the CEO

“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…”

Jon Swengler

Director of Internal Communications

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

Daranee Teng

Senior Director of Curriculum Learning

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

Nikki Thompson

Chief Regional Operations Officer

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

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…”

Suzanne Wulach

Director of Evaluation

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

Lydia Mercer

Director of Secondary Support

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

Keith Zander

Senior Director of Evaluation

Laura Zimney

Senior Designer

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

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…”

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

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…”

David Blancas

Director of Teacher Support

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

Maire Daly

Managing Director of External Affairs

“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…”

Katie Dudek

Director of Teacher Support

“I previously served as a college counselor at a high…”

John Dudley

Director of Fellow Support + Persistence

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

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…”

Rimsha Ganatra

Manager of Development, Foundation + Public Funding

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

Natasha Hamilton

Director of Teacher Support

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

Emily Henriquez

Coordinator of External Affairs

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

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…”

Brianna Lawrence

Manager of Development

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

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…”

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

Manager 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…”

Sergio Perelli

Director of Teacher Support

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

Ci Phillips

Manager of Program Innovation

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

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 + Manager of Operations

“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,…”

Matea Varvodic

Director of Development

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

Paula Viñales-Bowman

Director of Teacher Support

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

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 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…”

Karimah Crosson

Director of Postsecondary Partnerships

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

Raven Foster

Director of Teacher Support

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

Bianca Huff

Manager of Fellow Support

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

Brandin LeBlanc

Director of Teacher Support

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

Alexandria Mackzum

Manager of Data and Operations

“I do this work because I have experienced and witnessed…”

Zachary Marx-Kuo

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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

Lereca Monik

Managing Director of Development

“I know what is feels like to need accesses and…”

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…”

Terra Williams

Director of Teacher Support

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

Ebonie Williams

Senior Director of Completion

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

Venice Williams

Director of Teacher Support

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

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 Postsecondary Partnerships

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

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…”

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.…”

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 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…”

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…”

Phil Pierre

Director of District and School Partnerships

“The opportunity to touch the lives of youth in cities…”

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 School Partnerships

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

Stephanie Flores

Director of Program 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 + Coaching

“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 Curriculum + Coaching

“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…”

Shin Hye Kim

Coordinator of Program

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

Nicole Petraglia

Director of Program Strategy + Implementation

“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

Managing Director of Program

“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 Program

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

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…”