Staff + Board

“Posse believes in the value of people.”
—Suzanne Puccerella, Vanderbilt Posse 7 Alumna

National Staff

Deborah Bial, Ed.D., President + Founder
Amanda Aguilar-Oliver, Career + Alumni Program Associate
Haley Andres, Graduate + Fellowship Program Associate
Regina Bain, Associate Vice President
Rico Blancaflor, Vice President of Strategic Projects
Alexandra Bushman, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Jaime Leiva Cabrera, Assistant to the Vice President of Development
Alberto Camilo, Accounting Associate
Claire Connacher, Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Curtis, National Training Specialist
Dorcas Davis, Director of Strategic Projects
Vy Deal, Grants Accountant
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager, Veterans Program
Ebieten Elmsoxogu, Grants Writer
German Esquilin, Senior Accountant
Zachary Fabri, Graphic Designer
Matthew Fasciano, Chief Operating Officer
Marcus Felder, Director, Veterans Program
John F. Gallagher III, National Training Specialist
Melanie Gisin, National Director of Development Operations
Emily Grotheer, Public Relations Associate
Matthew Hernandez, Receptionist
Mydashia Hough, Trainer, Veterans Program
Camille Idiaquez, Senior Development Officer
Pamela Phayme Jones, Director of Training + Evaluation
Gladys Kwateng, Accounting Manager
Samson Lim, National Director of Graduate + Fellowship Programs
Shantá Lindo, National Director of Career + Alumni Programs
Valerie Martinez, National Training Specialist
Amanda Montana, Program Coordinator, Veterans Program
Asia Liza Morales, Strategic Projects Specialist
Jake Moreno Coplon, National Director of Project Advancement
Liz Mulligan-Ferry, Senior Research Associate
Eberechi Obi, National Training Specialist
Francis Occena, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer
Barbara Ofosu-Somuah, Database Administrator and Research Associate
Joseph Prive, Trainer, Veterans Program
Alba Rodriguez, Vice President of The Posse Institute
Hedy Roma, Vice President of Development
Rassan Salandy, Vice President for External Affairs
Mia Simon, Assistant to the President
Virginia Oberlin Steel, Grants Officer
Sanjay Thapa, Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow
George Velazquez Jr., IT Manager
Maxi Villar, HR Generalist

Posse Atlanta

Zenith N. Houston, Director
Vanessa Alamo, Assistant to the Director
TeKeyia Armstrong, Trainer
Kivatah Castilla, Senior Development Officer
Nandi Cotton, Program Coordinator
Teri Gittens, Career Program Manager
Makalani Mack, Trainer
Tevin Neal, Trainer
Nicholas Pratt, Trainer
Marisol Zacarias, Program Director

Posse Bay Area

Farah Elakhaoui, Director
Eloisa Almaraz, Program Director
Karl Rivera, Program Coordinator

Posse Boston

Andrew Gallagher, Director
Danica Daniels, Program Coordinator
Thomas DeAscentis, Trainer
Howard dePass, Trainer
Geanina Fripp, Career Program Manager
Lidia Galindo, Assistant to the Director
Allison Paul, Trainer
Florangel Suero, Trainer
Stephanie V. Tafur, Program Director
Kathryn Torrey, Senior Development Officer

Posse Chicago

Jennifer Tani, Director
Samantha Bahena, Program Coordinator
Tawana Banks, Career Program Manager
Asia Calcagno, Trainer
Caroline D’Andrea, Career Program Manager
Molly Dull, Senior Trainer
Araceli Duran, Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Gutierrez, Senior Trainer
Michael Ivy Jr., Trainer
Simon Jeffrey, Program Director
Marline Johnson, Trainer
Megan Legault, Assistant to the Director
Sara Martinez, Trainer
Danielle Moon, Trainer
Yasmeen Nanlawala, Program Director
Ashli Watts, Trainer

Posse D.C.

Tamara Wilds Lawson, Director
Kenya Bryant, Trainer
Brittany Desgages, Assistant to the Director
Isela Melendez-Carpio, Career Program Manager
Mei Lin Pratt, Trainer
Amarilis Roman, Program Coordinator
Michael Trask, Program Director
Dominique Tucker, Trainer
Sveta Wilkson, Senior Development Officer
Rafael Woldeab, Trainer

Posse Houston

Kamari J. Brewer, Director
Tori Amason, Trainer
Emma Basen-Engquist, Program Coordinator
Chrishaunta Joseph, Trainer
Selam Kidane, Program Director
Anthony Kwak, Trainer
Reine Lucas, Trainer
Julie Ramos, Assistant to the Director
VanKeila Simmons, Career Program Manager
Phuong Ta, Trainer
Mayra Valle, Trainer

Posse Los Angeles

Tamara Y. Craver, Director
Miyelle Elise Aiken, Career Program Manager
Mary Avila, Development Director
Jasmyn Culpepper, Career Program Manager
Jennifer DeGuzman, Program Director
Amir Haylock, Trainer
Aaron H. Henderson Jr., Senior Trainer
Lillian Ma, Development Officer
Stephanie Magana, Program Coordinator
Margarita López Marroquin, Trainer
Ashleigh Miller, Trainer
Cristina Perez, Assistant to the Director
Darwin Rodriguez, Trainer
Sandy Rodriguez, Program Director
Melvin Earl Villaver Jr., Trainer
Aaron Vogel, Trainer
Steven Zatarain, Trainer

Posse Miami

Nadine Dalrymple, Director
Matias Buchhalter, Assistant to the Director
Denise Carter, Program Coordinator
Casey Dachs, Senior Development Officer
Quincie Doucet-Barron, Trainer
David Durand, Program Director
Jon Flowers, Trainer
Zoe Fried, Career Program Manager
Samuel Turow, Trainer
Jessica Woolverton, Trainer
Alexandra Zetlaoui, Trainer

Posse New Orleans

Gabe Christian-Sola, Trainer
Jack Duffy, Senior Development Officer
Courtney Evans, Trainer
Chandler Keen, Assistant to the Director
Kevin Kousha, Program Coordinator
Barbara Reynolds, Trainer
Tonia Salas, Career Program Manager
Jon Thorne, Trainer
Prisca Washington, Program Director

Posse New York

Shreya Malena-Sannon, Director
Cindy Almanzar, Career Program Manager
Lucero Batista, Career Program Manager
Evan Bell, Trainer
Gregory Boles, Program Coordinator
Megan Cox, Program Director
Mikasa Famorca-Benjamin, Trainer
Michael Ferron, Trainer
Gabe Gaskin, Senior Trainer
Karina Hernandez, Senior Trainer
Bonnie Maldonado, Trainer
Darlene Reyes, Trainer
Kaye Reyes, Program Director
Nina Rodgers, Program Coordinator
Kaveri Sengupta, Program Coordinator
Michelle Shin, Career Program Manager
Din Tolbert, Program Director
Jessica Unterreiner, Trainer
Michael Williams, Senior Trainer

National Board of Directors

Chair

Brad Singer, Partner, ValueAct Capital

President + Founder

Deborah Bial, The Posse Foundation

Secretary

Philip M. Pead, Managing Partner, Beacon Point Partners

Treasurer

Juan Rajlin, Corporate Treasurer, Mastercard

Jeff Abbott, Executive Vice President, Global Channel Business Unit, Infor; Chair, Posse Atlanta Advisory Board
Michael Ainslie, Chair Emeritus; Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Koby Altman, General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers; Middlebury College Posse Alumnus (New York)
Michael Beckwith, Managing Director, Maverick Capital; Chair, Posse Bay Area Advisory Board
Robbie Oxnard Bent, Lecturer in Writing, Purchase College
Alan Berro, Partner, Capital World Investors
Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President of Digital and Emerging Businesses, NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content; Chair, Miami Advisory Board
Alastair Borthwick, Head of Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Donella P. Brockington, Vice President, Conduent; Chair, Posse D.C. Advisory Board
Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Anne Chwat, General Counsel & Secretary, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Hon. David N. Dinkins, Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University; 106th Mayor, City of New York
Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chief Human Resources Officer, Moderna Therapeutics; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board
Henry Ellenbogen, Vice President, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Harold Ford Jr., Private Sector
Steve Gallucci, Managing Partner, Deloitte; Chair, Posse New York Advisory Board
Michele Ganeless, Media Consultant
Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
Kelly Granat, Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital
James S. Hoyte, Of Counsel, ADS Ventures; Founding Chairman, Posse Boston; Former Trustee, Wheaton College
Barbara Janulis, Private Sector
Michael Kluger, Managing Director, Altaris
Steven M. Lefkowitz, Managing Partner, Sagewind Capital LLC
William M. Lewis, Jr., Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard & Co., Ltd.
Chris Lord, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Criterion Capital Management LLC
Elizabeth P. Myers, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, JPMorgan
Diane B. Patrick, Esq., Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor
Dan Pickering, Co-President, Chief Investment Officer, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Chair, Posse Houston Advisory Board
William A. Plapinger, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Chair, Vassar College Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Raich, Co-President, Moelis & Company Holdings LLC
Rick Rizzo, Retired CEO, C.B. Fleet Laboratories; Chair, Posse New Orleans Advisory Board
Glen T. Senk, Chairman & CEO, Front Row Partners LLC
Susie Scher, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Eugene B. Shanks, Jr., Corporate Director, Private Sector; Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan W. Thayer, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Exelon; Chair, Posse Chicago Advisory Board
David A. Thomas, President, Morehouse College
Adam Townsend, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, CBS
Mitch Truwit, Co-CEO, Apax Partners
Jeffrey Ubben, Chair Emeritus; Founder and Managing Partner, ValueAct Capital
Daniel Weiss, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Wilcox, Managing Director, Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management; Chair, Posse Los Angeles Advisory Board

Emeritus

Timothy H. Ubben, Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University

Life Directors

Patricia Arnold, Trustee Emerita, Wheaton College
Anson M. Beard Jr., Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
Anthony J. Collerton, Private Sector
Wade Fetzer, Retired Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Past Chairman and Current Member, University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors
Garrett Moran, President, Year Up

advisory boards

national board of advisors

Derek Bok
Adam Bryant
Hon. Gaston Caperton
Patricia Gándara
Joe Gregory
Bob Herbert
Doug Herzog
Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
John Leguizamo
Gary Orfield
Pamela Shriver
Harry Smith
Lesley Stahl
Claude M. Steele
Vincent Tinto
Bill Whitaker

atlanta advisory board

Jeff Abbott, Chair
Jason T. Connor
Tamika Curry Smith
Miriam Huppert
Ollie McCoy
Jovita Moore
Jonathan Parris
Mike Passilla
Alisha Penick
Carl E. Peoples
Rosemarie A. Thurston
Victoria Wilson

bay area advisory board

Michael Beckwith, Chair
Seth Blackman
David W. Bonnette
Tony Brenner
Louis Chang
Patrick Fu
Brian Harvey
David Korol
Jon Meyer
Rasheed Mitchell
Adedotun Odewale
Kristin Resnansky
Ashish Shah
Riaz Taplin
Briana Zelaya

boston advisory board

Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chair
Lynn S. Blake
T. Michael Brock
Sabrina A. Debrosse
Kenneth DiPietro
Churchill G. Franklin
Linda Tilton Gibson
Amy Hurwitz Gutschenritter
James S. Hoyte
Bobbi Kates-Garnick
Kidus Mezgebu
Paul T. Quistberg
Melissa M. Reilly
Bill Rutledge
Catherine A. Saunders
Marcus L. Smith
William F. “Ted” Truscott
Geoff Tuff
Warren Valdmanis

chicago advisory board

Jonathan W. Thayer, Chair
Rod Adams
Robert G. Byron
Kathleen Cantillon
Celeste Center
Sarah Cuthill
Michael C. Ford
Patricia Wilson Fridley
Laura Garciduenas
Andrew A. Johnson
Geraldine Keefe
Richie Marrero
Richard Metzler
Julie Parsons
Jim Pigott
Peter Saravis
Hon. Amy J. St. Eve
Edward T. Swan
Diane Swonk

d.c. advisory board

Donella P. Brockington, Chair
Odinakachi Anyanwu
Mark Carlson
Eli Cohen
Wesley Combs
William E. Cook Jr.
John Gilkes
David B. Harrison
Holly Hassett
Walter Lohmann
Sarah Martinez Roth
James Owen Mathews
Thomas W. Rabaut
Lydia W. Thomas, Ph.D.
Jeff Wood

houston advisory board

Dan Pickering, Chair
Erin Asprec
James P. Baker
Luciano Batista
Andrea Gomez
Jazmin Lesane
James P. Loucks
Javier Loya
Scott McClelland
Brooks McGee
Patti Wilkie Proietti
Carol M. Wood
Steve Wyatt
Forrest E. Wylie

los angeles advisory board

James Wilcox, Chair
Eric Beckman
Lorenz Cisne
Jim Evans
Susan Goldsmith
Lee Hutter
Linda Jahnke
Jonathan Larsen
Russell P. Levine
Jamal Matthews
Joseph Mazza
Ty Ondatje
Bill Pisani
Kenneth Ren
Eric Schiffer
Greg Sinaiko
Rajneesh Vig
Jim Vincent

miami advisory board

Peter E. Blacker, Chair
Jean M. Bell
David K. Black
Ana Cesar
Enrique A. Conde
Eleni Pryles Kalisch
David Lester
LeeAnn Lester
Manuel Enrique Machado
Joseph Mamounas
Jessica Moulite
Vic Pynn
Lisa Sanders
Bijan Toghiani
Jean-Pierre Trouillot
Sean Wolfington

new orleans advisory board

Rick Rizzo, Chair
Anne Baños
Kim M. Boyle
Tayler Butler
Scott Cowen
Jill Glazer
Jeffrey Goldring
William H. Hines
Angel King Johnson
Efren Lopez
Nic Perkin
Michael O. Read
Hugh C. Riddleberger
Don Vinci

new york advisory board

Steve Gallucci, Chair
Iyan Adewuya
James C. Clark
Paul DeNoon
Gerry Dixon
Dashawn Ealey
Chris Heffernan
A.J. Murphy
Monique L. Nelson
Antoinette Rangel
Maggie Quinn Walker