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.

Nour Abdelmonem
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Nour Abdelmonem

Senior Analyst, Learning Solutions
Rachel Adeyemo
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Rachel Adeyemo

Manager, Special Projects and Operations
Lacey Allen
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Lacey Allen

Associate Partner, Learning Solutions
Maggie Andrews
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Maggie Andrews

Director, Development
Jason Atwood
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Jason Atwood

Director, Research and Learning
Leo Bialis-White
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Leo Bialis-White

Partner, Models and Services, Learning Solutions
Valerie Braimah
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Valerie Braimah

Senior Associate Partner, Innovative Public Schools
Stacey Childress
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Stacey Childress

Chief Executive Officer
Dorenyse Diaz
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Dorenyse Diaz

Associate Partner, Diverse Leaders
Wendy-Ann Dixon-DuBois
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Wendy-Ann Dixon-DuBois

Director, Communications
Thea Fennira
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Thea Fennira

Senior Executive Assistant, Learning Solutions
Elaine Lenore
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Elaine Lenore

Director, Finance
Erin Harless
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Erin Harless

Senior Manager, Research and Learning
Crystel Harris
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Crystel Harris

Director, People
Jessica Henry
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Jessica Henry

Director, Operations
Orlenda Herrera
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Orlenda Herrera

Executive Assistant
Mia Howard
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Mia Howard

Senior Partner, Innovative Schools
Delicia Jones
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Delicia Jones

Chief of Staff
Cody Jones
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Cody Jones

Coordinator, Finance
Ranjana Kohli
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Ranjana Kohli

Senior Coordinator, Grants
Ruth Ann Le
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Ruth Ann Le

Executive Assistant
Dani Lindo
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Dani Lindo

Analyst, Diverse Leaders
Maria Martineau
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Maria Martineau

Director, Partnerships and Engagement
Heather McManus
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Heather McManus

Chief People Officer
Brittany Lynne Miller
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Brittany Lynne Miller

Manager, Communications and Digital Marketing
Kody Melancon
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Kody Melancon

Associate Partner, Diverse Leaders
Frances Messano
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Frances Messano

President
Vanessa Monterosa
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Vanessa Monterosa

Senior Associate Partner, Learning Solutions
Katiusca Moreno
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Katiusca Moreno

Senior Partner, Diverse Leaders
Amy Omand
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Amy Omand

Chief Financial Officer
Eddy Ramirez
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Eddy Ramirez

Senior Manager, Communications
Cristina Rosales
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Cristina Rosales

Manager, People
Jessi Seybert
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Jessi Seybert

Senior Coordinator, Operations
Nathan Shiferaw
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Nathan Shiferaw

Senior Analyst, Innovative Schools
Alexandria Smith
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Alexandria Smith

Analyst, Research and Learning
Erin Stark
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Erin Stark

Senior Associate Partner, Learning Solutions
Stephen Switzer
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Stephen Switzer

Senior Manager, Finance
Antonio Tapia
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Antonio Tapia

Senior Associate Partner, Innovative Schools
Danielle Kristine Toussaint
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Danielle Kristine Toussaint

Chief External Affairs Officer
Ariana Valenzuela
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Ariana Valenzuela

Senior Associate Partner, Innovative Schools
Andrew Vega
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Andrew Vega

Senior Associate Partner, Racial Equity
Thalia Washington
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Thalia Washington

Senior Manager, Development
Cameron White
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Cameron White

Partner, Content and Tools, Learning Solutions
Natalie Wilson
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Natalie Wilson

Partner, Racial Equity

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
Cori Duncan
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Cori Duncan

Chris Gabrieli
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Chris Gabrieli

Angel Morales
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Angel Morales

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 President
Rob Stavis
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Rob Stavis

Charlie Wolfson
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Charlie Wolfson

John Doerr
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John Doerr

Lifetime Director
Dave Goldberg
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Dave Goldberg

(In Memoriam, 1967-2015)
Gaurav Vashist
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Gaurav Vashist

Board Observer