Executive Team

Sam Schaeffer

Chief Executive Officer
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Samra Haider

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Christopher Watler

Chief External Affairs Officer
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Panagiota Mahendru

Chief Financial Officer
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Yuri Okumura

General Counsel and Head of Compliance
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Emily Hackworth

Chief Operating 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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Senior Leadership Team 

Meenal Aggarwal

Senior Director, Financial Analysis and Planning

Jonathan Bonaiuto

Director, Quality & Social Enterprise Support

Derick Bowers

Director, Social Enterprise NYC

Cynthia Brackett

Senior Director, NYC Vocational Services

Monique Brown

Regional Director, Bay Area California

Ashley Cheng

Manager, Inclusive Experience

Ryan Conroy

Director, Prosper OK

Thailia Elcock-Bowen

Director, Employee Relations

Victor Ellis

New York State Regional Director

Robert Garcia


Jacky Goh

Senior Director of Development

Valerie Greenhagen

Regional Director, Central Region

Amber Greenleaf

Senior Director, Employee Experience

Sharon Hang

Assistant General Counsel

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

Amy Mendoza

Director, Social Enterprise Training & Quality

Brittany Murrey

Director of Workforce Advisory Services

Casey Pheiffer

Director, Federal Policy

Simone Price

Director of Organizing

Sam Rigotti

Director of Institutional Giving

Genevieve Rimer

Director of Inclusive Hiring - Field Building

Bari Samad

Director of Communications

Ayanna Teesdale

Director of Financial Operations

Johanna King-Vespe

Senior Director, Program Services

Pat Viklund

Director, Strategic Implementation

Eric Walker

Chief Information Officer

Aaron Walling

Regional Director, Southern California

Jacqueline Weinberger

Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Region

Ahmed Whitt

Director, Learning and Evaluation

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

Vice President and Chief of Staff, Lyft
Oakland, CA

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

Executive Vice President and Global Impact Officer, McDonald's
Mclean, VA

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

Adam Luck

Executive Director, City Care Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK

Kathryn Mannes

Vice President, Jobs For The Future
Washington, D.C.,

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 Retail and Consumer, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
New York, NY