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Our Staff

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Alba Rodriguez


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Grace Coy

Chief Operating Officer
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Ileana Font-Soloway

Senior Director of Communications/Development
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Nayira Polanco

Senior Director of Programs

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Selvin Sinclair

Associate Director of OST

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Robert Dupree | Human Resource Manager
Andy Abell | Communications/Development Associate
Matias Rodriguez | Administrative Associate

Out-of-School Time and Girls Initiatives Leaders

Girls Initiatives:
Coordinator: Marcella Coulson

PS 90:
Program Director: Selvin Sinclair 

PS 188: 
Program Director: Renee Smith

PS 298:
Program Coordinator: Jeanette Ramos

PS 329:
Assistant Director: Ariel Mack

Brooklyn Collaborative Studies MS: 
Program Director: Ashley Armand
Assistant Director: Jaada Stewart

New Design Middle School:
Program Director: Antoine Noble

Eagle Academy:
Program Director: Stephen Johnson

Urban Assembly for Future Leaders: 
Program Director: Ra’Shonda Flowers

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Tracy Richelle High | Chair | Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Alison Martier Schweizer | Co-Vice Chair | Chair of Nominating Committee

Ayisha A. Saul | Co-Vice Chair | Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee | Global Lead HR Business Partner | Blackrock
Lorryn Mai | Secretary | Partner, Ernst & Young
Paige L. Rabalais | Treasurer & Co-Chair of Finance and Investment Committee | Managing Director, Commonfund

Board Members

Regan Arntz-Gray | Associate, Portfolio Strategy, Willett Advisors
Patricia Canning | Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee | PMC Solutions Group
Barbara Denham | Senior Economist, Cities and Regions, Oxford Economics
Linda Derrick | Head of Conventional Trust Solutions, Corporate Trust, BNY Mellon
Maggie Gregg | Co-Chair, Fundraising & Communications Committee | Chief People Officer, Nutrafol
Diane Sinti | Co-Chair of Fundraising & Communications Committee | Global Work re-Architected Leader & Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
Natalie R. Williams | Chair of Audit Committee | Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel, Consumer & Community Banking & General Counsel, Card & Strategic Transactions, JPMorgan Chase

Young Professionals Leadership Council

Tracy Davis | YPLC Chair
Brianna Dedeaux | Freddie Mac
Diane Taha | CVS Health
Gloria Bui | McKinsey & Company
Helen Feng | Oliver Wyman
Liz Benn | New York Mets
Margarete Ousley | RH
Mekala Keshu | RBC Capital Markets
Monica Earle | Duolingo
Nicola Bain | CLA
Samantha Sloves | Olayan America
Shelbi Cornelison | Atlantic Records
Virginia Albert | Devito/Verdi