Leadership & Staff

Staff

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National Office Staff

Andrew Jaime

Finance Manager

    Anourack Chinyavong

    Graphic Designer

      Austin Sowa

      Policy Associate, Office of the Founder

        Beatrice Dermer

        Senior Education Grants Specialist

          Beki San Martin

          Special Assistant, Executive Office

            Benjamin Dawson

            Webmaster

              Ciara Mackey-Hall

              Program and Outreach Manager, CDF Freedom Schools®

                Crystal Rucker

                Regional Development Director

                  David McClure

                  Director of Information Technology

                    Donneika Bullock

                    Development Donor Database Associate

                      Emily-Gardner

                      Emily Gardner

                      Communications Director

                        Erica Fields

                        Data and Systems Manager, CDF Freedom Schools®

                          Farai Sikipa

                          Development Digital Marketing Director

                            Gijs deLeede

                            Chief Financial Officer

                              Janet Canada

                              Business Office Manager, CDF Freedom Schools®

                                Jennifer Gaillard

                                Development Marketing Director

                                  John Robinson

                                  Network Administrator

                                    Joseph Worthy

                                    National Organizer

                                      Joshua Stewart

                                      Communications Associate

                                        Joy Masha

                                        DC Freedom Schools Instructions and Administrative Supervisor CDF Freedom Schools®

                                          Julie Clover

                                          Director of Foundation Relations

                                            Jylise Smith

                                            Development Project Coordinator

                                              Kathleen King

                                              Kathleen King

                                              Interim Policy Director

                                                KC Ortiz

                                                Development Database and Decision Support Manager

                                                  Kia Croom

                                                  Director of Strategic Partnerships

                                                    Kindra Nicol

                                                    Program Outreach and Engagement Associate, CDF Freedom Schools®

                                                      Laura Trevino

                                                      Accounting Manager

                                                        Lenora Robinson

                                                        Senior Administrator Assistant, Office of the Founder

                                                          Lisa Robinson

                                                          Associate Managing Editor

                                                            Lori Washington

                                                            Foundation and Corporate Partnership Officer

                                                              Lovie Brock

                                                              Receptionist/Human Resources Assistant

                                                                Mamie Berry

                                                                Director of Administration/Human Resources

                                                                  Marian Wright Edelman

                                                                  Founder and President Emerita

                                                                    Mark Publow

                                                                    Chief Development Officer

                                                                      Max Lesko

                                                                      National Executive Director

                                                                        Mina Dixon Davis

                                                                        Policy Associate

                                                                          Pamela Branch

                                                                          Grants and Accounting Associate

                                                                            PeLar Bennett-Pryor

                                                                            Benefits Administrator

                                                                              Philippa Smithey

                                                                              National Director, CDF Freedom Schools

                                                                                Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris

                                                                                Religious Affairs Advisor

                                                                                  Sarah Bonner

                                                                                  Controller

                                                                                    Sean Dowdie

                                                                                    Cash Manager and Senior Accountant

                                                                                      Sheehan Whelan

                                                                                      Donor Stewardship Manager

                                                                                        Sierra Campbell

                                                                                        Special Assistant

                                                                                          Stefanie Sprow

                                                                                          Deputy Director, Child Welfare and Mental Health

                                                                                            Steven Olender

                                                                                            Steven Olender

                                                                                            Senior Policy Associate, Child Welfare and Mental Health

                                                                                              Tara Alexis McCoy

                                                                                              Director of Program and Training Initiatives, CDF Freedom Schools®

                                                                                                Tara Barr

                                                                                                Salesforce Database Manager

                                                                                                  Teri Hatch

                                                                                                  Digital Communications Manager

                                                                                                    Yasmin Cespedes-Zaman

                                                                                                    Beat the Odds® Program Associate/21CCLC Administrative Clerk

                                                                                                      Yoonjung Park

                                                                                                      Director of Education Research and Analysis, CDF Freedom Schools®

                                                                                                        Zachary Tilly

                                                                                                        Policy Associate

                                                                                                          Zarrar Mujaddidi

                                                                                                          Facilities Manager

                                                                                                            California

                                                                                                            Ali Forman

                                                                                                            Senior Development Manager

                                                                                                              Angelica Salazar

                                                                                                              Director of Education Equity

                                                                                                                Betty Fang

                                                                                                                Policy Associate, Education and Justice

                                                                                                                  Cadonna Dory

                                                                                                                  Director of Communications

                                                                                                                    Danielle Lafayette

                                                                                                                    Senior Community/Political Organizer

                                                                                                                      Dominique Nong

                                                                                                                      Senior Policy Associate

                                                                                                                        Janis Connallon

                                                                                                                        Senior Health Policy Associate

                                                                                                                          Kruti Parekh

                                                                                                                          Probation Coalition Coordinator

                                                                                                                            Linda Swank

                                                                                                                            Administrative and Operations Coordinator

                                                                                                                              Lorena Sanchez

                                                                                                                              Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives

                                                                                                                                Meghan Best

                                                                                                                                Assistant Staff Attorney/Policy Associate

                                                                                                                                  Patricia Soung

                                                                                                                                  Director of Youth Justice Policy and Senior Staff Attorney

                                                                                                                                    Saira Soto

                                                                                                                                    Deputy Executive Director, Programs and Administration

                                                                                                                                      Shimica Gaskins

                                                                                                                                      Executive Director, CDF-CA

                                                                                                                                        Haley Farm

                                                                                                                                        Dr. Janet Wolf

                                                                                                                                        Director of Public Theology and Nonviolent Organizing

                                                                                                                                        Children’s Defense Fund

                                                                                                                                          Gerald Wagner

                                                                                                                                          Facilities and Security Manager

                                                                                                                                            Kenneth Libby

                                                                                                                                            Business Manager

                                                                                                                                              Melanie Crowley

                                                                                                                                              Housekeeper

                                                                                                                                                Michael Sands

                                                                                                                                                Maintenance Technician

                                                                                                                                                  Ndume Olatushani

                                                                                                                                                  Consultant

                                                                                                                                                    Theresa Venable

                                                                                                                                                    Langston Hughes Librarian

                                                                                                                                                      Minnesota

                                                                                                                                                      Alisha Porter

                                                                                                                                                      Finance and Operations Director

                                                                                                                                                        Bharti Wahi

                                                                                                                                                        Executive Director, CDF-MN

                                                                                                                                                          Caroline Fong

                                                                                                                                                          Youth Program Associate

                                                                                                                                                            Eric Armacanqui

                                                                                                                                                            Policy and Legislative Affairs Director

                                                                                                                                                              Jennifer Bertram

                                                                                                                                                              KIDS COUNT Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                May Losloso

                                                                                                                                                                Senior Organizer

                                                                                                                                                                  Nicole Hernandez

                                                                                                                                                                  Youth Development Director

                                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Davis

                                                                                                                                                                    Sanford Middle School Afterschool Site Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                      Yvonne Lerew

                                                                                                                                                                      Development Director

                                                                                                                                                                        New York

                                                                                                                                                                        Benjamin Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Health Policy

                                                                                                                                                                          Charlotte Pope

                                                                                                                                                                          Education Justice Policy Manager

                                                                                                                                                                            Jamila Baucom

                                                                                                                                                                            Director of Development

                                                                                                                                                                              Julia Davis

                                                                                                                                                                              Director of Youth Justice and Child Welfare

                                                                                                                                                                                Kimberley Chin

                                                                                                                                                                                Deputy Director

                                                                                                                                                                                  Korla Roberts

                                                                                                                                                                                  Youth Leadership and Advocacy Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                    Maria Caba

                                                                                                                                                                                    Youth Leadership and Advocacy Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                      Naomi Post

                                                                                                                                                                                      Executive Director, CDF-NY

                                                                                                                                                                                        Olga Gonzalez

                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Manager of Administration

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ohio

                                                                                                                                                                                          Alison Paxson

                                                                                                                                                                                          Policy Fellow

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ashon McKenzie

                                                                                                                                                                                            Policy Director

                                                                                                                                                                                              Nicole Thomas

                                                                                                                                                                                              Project Manager, Research and Data

                                                                                                                                                                                                Pamela Kreber

                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Director of Operations & Fundraising

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracy Nájera

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Executive Director, CDF-OH

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Southern Regional

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amanda Furdge

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Young Women’s Leadership Director/Social Media DB Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gloria Shields

                                                                                                                                                                                                      SRO Program Associate/ Benefits Bank Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Cook

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cleaning Staff

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Fennell

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Program Operations Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Southern Regional Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rubystine Bridges

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Program Development Associate, CDF Freedom Schools®

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shaquite Pegues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director of Ella Baker Leadership Development

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shirlett Stapleton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Administrative & Grants Management Officer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verlillian Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gateway to Kindergarten Readiness Project Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Texas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cecilia Joseph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Director of Operations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheasty Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior Policy Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cindy Ross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Community Health Program Coordinator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Clarissa Webb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Youth Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crystal Marcial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Health Outreach Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graciela Camarena

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jo DePrang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Policy Research Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laura Guerra-Cardus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deputy Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary Carreon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community Health Outreach Associate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patrick Bresette

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Executive Director, CDF-TX