Executive Team

Sam Schaeffer

Chief Executive Officer
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Samra Haider

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Christopher Watler

Executive Vice President
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Yuri Okumura

General Counsel and Head of Compliance
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Eric Walker

Chief Information Officer
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Mary Bedeau

Deputy Executive Director, NYC
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Jessica Centeno

Deputy Executive Director, Upstate, NY & Midwest Regions
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Sarah Glenn-Leistikow

Deputy Executive Director, California
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Patience Lewis-Walker

Deputy Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, Southern Regions & Mountain Plains
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Amber Greenleaf

Senior Director, Employee Experience
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Shih-Chang Lu

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
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Senior Leadership Team 

Cynthia Brackett

Senior Director, NYC Vocational Services

Ashley Cheng

Manager, Inclusive Experience

Thailia Elcock-Bowen

Director, Employee Relations

Victor Ellis

New York State Regional Director

Jacqueline Fusco

Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

Robert Garcia

Director, Controller

Michelle Guelbart

Senior Director of Development

Valerie Greenhagen

Regional Director, Central Region

Christina Johnson

Regional Director, Northern California

Christine Kidd

Director, Constituent Advancement

Pamela Lachman

Senior Director, Investment and Power Building

KaShonda Lawson

Regional Director, Northern California

Olu Martins

Regional Program Director, Midwest

Brittany Murrey

Director of Advisory Services

Casey Pheiffer

Director, Federal Policy

Simone Price

Director of Organizing

Sierra Rigotti

Director, External Affairs Operations

Genevieve Rimer

Senior Director of Inclusive Hiring

Ayanna Teesdale

Director of Financial Operations

Johanna King-Vespe

Senior Director, Program Services

Pat Viklund

Director, Strategic Implementation

Aaron Walling

Regional Director, Southern California

Dane Worthington

Director, Mobility Foundations


Emary Aronson

Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Advisor to the CEO, The Robin Hood Foundation
New York, NY

Elizabeth Balfour

Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
San Diego, CA

Brandon Belford

Chief Commercial Officer, Applegreen Electric
New York, NY

Melanca Clark

President and CEO, Hudson-Webber Foundation
New York, NY

Bruce Evans

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Deutsche Bank
New York, NY

Katie Beirne Fallon

EVP of Communications, Public Affairs and Policy, Fidelity Investments
Washington, DC

Ellen V. Holloman

Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
New York, NY

Abd’Allah Lateef

Senior Strategist & Racial Equity Specialist, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Philadelphia, PA

Kathryn Mannes

Vice President, Jobs For The Future
Washington, DC

Michael Mendoza

Director of National Advocacy, Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Los Angeles, CA

David Moskovitz

Senior Managing Director, Accenture
New York, NY

Cristine Soto DeBerry

Executive Director, Prosecutors’ Alliance of California
San Francisco, CA

Andrew van der Vord

Global Co-Head of Consumer Retail, Deutsche Bank
New York, NY