Executive Team

Sam Schaeffer

Chief Executive Officer
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Samra Haider

Chief Strategy Officer and National Executive Director
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Christopher Watler

Executive Director, New York State
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Brad Dudding

Chief Impact Officer
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Panagiota Mahendru

Chief Financial Officer
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Yuri Okumura

Director, Legal and Compliance
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Jessica Gillota

Chief Development Officer
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Bill Heiser

Senior Director, State Policy
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Senior Leadership Team 

Mary Bedeau
Deputy Executive Director, New York

Ashley Blake
Regional Director, Mid-West

Jonathan Bonaiuto
Director, Sales Strategy & Social Enterprise

Derick Bowers
Director, Social Enterprise NYC

Cynthia Brackett
Senior Director, Vocational Services

Jessica Centeno
Deputy Executive Director, New York

Ryan Conroy
Director, Participant Engagement & Support

Kelly Doyle
Deputy Executive Director, Midwest and Central Regions

Thailia Elcock-Bowen
Director, Human Resources

Robert Garcia
Director, Controller

Sarah Glenn-Leistikow
Deputy Executive Director, California

Amber Greenleaf
Director, Employee Experience

Sharon Hang
Assistant General Counsel

Christina Johnson
Regional Director, California

Christine Kidd
National Director, Program Innovation

Pamela Lachman
Director, Strategic State Initiatives

Patience Lewis-Walker
National Director, Business Development

Ayanna Teesdale
Director, Payroll

Johanna Vespe
National Director, Quality Assurance; Interim Deputy Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

Pat Viklund
Director, Launch and Training

Ahmed Whitt
Director, Learning and Evaluation

Tim Williams
Senior Director, Operations

Dane Worthington
Director, Economic Opportunity