Our team

Our talented staff is the heart and soul of our 25+ year organization. We share a steadfast commitment to making our city's next generation our city's best generation.


Rehana Farrell

Executive Director

Lauren Elicks McCort

Chief Program Officer

Jeff Paquette


staff partners

Gloria Benton

Social Media and Digital Content Assistant

Krystal Cason

Director, Strategy and Operational Effectiveness

LaMarr Coles III

Senior Associate Director, Strategy & Operational Effectiveness

Hannah D'Arcy

Development Associate

Alexis Duke

Operations Associate

Marc Fernandes

Director, Impact Evaluation

Tracie Gilstrap Marshall

Director, Partner Network Engagement

Jhanelle Gopie

Senior Associate Director, Strategy & Operational Effectiveness

Mayci Hicks

Brand Storyteller, Associate Director of Programs

Paul Hoover

Senior Associate Director, Development

Allyson Leyenberger

Senior Associate Director, Grants & Institutional Partnerships

Rachel Lieberman

Director, Finance, Administration & Operations

Ellie Reiter

Director, Governance & Leadership

Emma Rippee

Director, Philanthropic Strategy & Engagement

Mariana Rivero

Operations Associate

Troy Runge

Development Associate

Krystalle Shoy

Director, Marketing & Communications

Victoriya Sonson

Program Associate of Governance and Leadership

Jaynellen Stokes-Walters

Associate Director, Research and Strategic Initiatives

Paul Vergara

Senior Associate Director, Impact Evaluation

Taylor Wright

Director, Corporate & Institutional Partnerships