schott 2023 impact report

Meet Our Staff

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Meet the Schott staff and read our mottos for 2024.

Dr. John H. Jackson

Dr. John H. Jackson

President and CEO

"We were made for this moment."
Diego Alvarez

Diego Alvarez

Director of Finance and Operations

"Have courage and be kind."
Darius Bartolomei

Darius Bartolomei

Program Associate

"Be excellent to each other."
Diallo Brooks

Senior Equity Fellow

"Courage to learn, wisdom to lead."
Melissa Daar Carvajal

Communications Director

"Gotta Dance!"
Shawna Ellis

Executive Assistant to the President

"If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it."
Andrea Garvey

Operations and Grants Manager

"Work smarter, not harder."
Kayla Henderson-Wood

Communications Specialist

"Phone eats first!"
Lauren Hadi

Senior Vice President of Advancement

"Go BIG!"
Claude Kabuya

Staff Accountant

"Life is a one ticket trip, so travel in the first class."
Lisa Michel

Lisa Michel

Operations Assistant

"It’s about progress, not perfection."
Thalya Reyes

Thalya Reyes

Communications Associate of Programs and Advocacy

"While there is life, there is hope."
Patrick St. John

Digital & Creative Director

"Teamwork makes the dream work!"
Diana Tate Vermeire

Senior Vice President of Strategy

"Trust Yourself"
Precious Waldron-López

Precious Waldron Lopez

Regional Program Officer, Northeast

"Live a life you love."
Juontel White

Juontel White

Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy

"Change your thinking, change the world."
Melissa Wiggins

Senior Development Associate

"You can’t pour from an empty cup."
Mike Woodward

Mike Woodward

Regional Program Officer, South

"Iron sharpens iron."
Michael S. Wotorson

Michael Wotorson

Director, National Opportunity to Learn Network

“I would stop speaking about the past if it were not so present."