Board &
Staff

Board

Alandra Washington

Board Chair

Vice President for Transformation and Organizational Effectiveness, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Kyle Serrette

Vice Chair

Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association

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Susan Taylor Batten

Board Member

President & CEO, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

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Dorian Burton

Board Member

Chief Program Officer & Assistant Executive Director, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

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Valeria Do Vale

Valeria Do Vale

Board Member

Co-director, Stories Inspiring Movements

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Carolina Espinal

Board Member

Founding Principal, Mozaic Strategies

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Tomeka Hart Wigginton

Tomeka Hart Wigginton

Founder and Principal

The HarWigg Group

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Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

MacArthur Foundation

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Mark Paley

Board Member

Director of Administration & Finance, Hyams Foundation

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Marc Philpart

Marc Philpart

Executive Director

California Black Freedom Fund

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Carlos Rojas Álvarez

Board Member

Director of Executive Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Decolonizing Wealth Project/Liberated Capital

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Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari

Board Member

Advocacy Director, Alliance for Quality Education

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Julian Vasquez Heilig

Board Member

Dean, University of Kentucky College of Education

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Staff

Diego Alvarez

Diego Alvarez

Director of Finance and Operations

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Darius Bartolomei

Program Associate

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Diallo Brooks

Diallo Brooks

Senior Equity Fellow

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Melissa Daar Carvajal

Melissa Daar Carvajal

Communications Director

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Shawna Ellis

Executive Assistant to the President

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Andrea Garvey

Operations and Grants Manager

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Kayla Henderson-Wood

Communications Manager

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Thalya Reyes

Thalya Reyes

Communications Associate of Programs and Advocacy

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Patrick St. John

Digital & Creative Director

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Diana Tate Vermeire

Diana Tate Vermeire

Senior Vice President of Strategy

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Precious Waldron Lopez

Precious Waldron-López

Regional Program Officer, Northeast

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Juontel White

Juontel White

Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy

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Melissa Wiggins

Senior Development Associate

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Mike Woodward

Mike Woodward

Regional Program Officer, South

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Michael Wotorson

Michael S. Wotorson

Director, National Opportunity to Learn Network

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