Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund and support teams of educators and innovators.

Maggie Andrews
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Maggie Andrews

Director
Jason Atwood
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Jason Atwood

Director
Scott Benson
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Scott Benson

Managing Partner
Leo Bialis-White
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Leo Bialis-White

Senior Associate Partner
Tonika Cheek Clayton
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Tonika Cheek Clayton

Managing Partner
Stacey Childress
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Stacey Childress

Chief Executive Officer
Keisha Courtney
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Keisha Courtney

Communications Manager
Thea Fennira
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Thea Fennira

Executive Assistant
Elaine Lenore Flaherty
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Elaine Lenore Flaherty

Senior Manager
Erin Harless
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Erin Harless

Manager
Jessica Henry
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Jessica Henry

Senior Manager
Orlenda Herrera
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Orlenda Herrera

Executive Assistant
Carrie-Andrea Koppelman
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Carrie-Andrea Koppelman

Manager
Miho Kubagawa
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Miho Kubagawa

Partner
Raffy Maristela
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Raffy Maristela

Analyst
Heather McManus
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Heather McManus

Partner
Frances Messano
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Frances Messano

Senior Managing Partner
Gabi Netter
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Gabi Netter

Associate Partner
Amy Omand
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Amy Omand

Chief Financial Officer
Daryl Peagler
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Daryl Peagler

Chief Operating Officer
Carmen Plasencia
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Carmen Plasencia

Analyst
Nathan Shiferaw
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Nathan Shiferaw

Analyst
Clare Squire
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Clare Squire

Senior Manager
Stephen Switzer
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Stephen Switzer

Antonio Tapia
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Antonio Tapia

Senior Associate Partner
Ariana Valenzuela
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Ariana Valenzuela

Associate Partner
Justin Wedell
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Justin Wedell

Associate Partner
Cameron White
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Cameron White

Senior Associate Partner
Natalie Wilson
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Natalie Wilson

Associate Partner

Ime Archibong
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Ime Archibong

Brook Byers
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Brook Byers

Stacey Childress
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Stacey Childress

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Gabrieli
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Chris Gabrieli

Dave Goldberg
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Dave Goldberg

(In Memoriam, 1967-2015)
John Doerr
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John Doerr

Lifetime Director
Lisette Nieves
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Lisette Nieves

Kim Smith
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Kim Smith

Paula Sneed
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Paula Sneed

Board Chair
Rob Stavis
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Rob Stavis

Gaurav Vashist
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Gaurav Vashist

Board Observer