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National Staff

Deborah Bial, Ed.D., President + Founder
Lester Alemán, Special Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Gyulnara Barnett, Strategic Projects Manager
Rico Blancaflor, Vice President of Creative Content
Jaime Leiva Cabrera, Development Associate
Peter Chang, Accounting Manager
Vy Deal, Revenue Accountant
Ebieten Elmsoxogu, Grants Writer
Germán Esquilín, Senior Accountant
Matthew Fasciano, Chief Operating Officer
John F. Gallagher III, Program Design + Implementation Specialist
Gabe Gaskin, Program Design + Implementation Specialist
Greisy Genao, Administrative Assistant
Melanie Gisin, National Director of Development Operations
Emily Grotheer, Communications Specialist
Tristan Haughton-Derima, Assistant to the Vice President of Development
Amberine Huda, National Director of Alumni Programs
Camille Idiaquez, National Director of Development
Peter Kaplan, Graphic Designer
Shantá Lindo, National Director of Career Programs
Jake Moreno Coplon, Vice President of Strategic Projects + Training
Liz Mulligan-Ferry, National Director of the Posse Institute
Mackenzie Niness, Career + Alumni Program Associate
Eberechi Obi, Program Design + Implementation Specialist
Francis Occeña, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer
Barbara Ofosu-Somuah, Database Administrator and Research Associate
Emely Paulino, Research Associate
Stacey Pierce, Associate Vice President
Peter Raucci, National Director of Graduate + Fellowship Programs
Hedy Roma, Vice President of Development
Rassan Salandy, Vice President for External Affairs
Virginia Oberlin Steel, Grants Officer
Nicole Taylor, Associate Vice President
Orin Troyer, Graduate + Fellowship Program Associate
Christian Vazquez, Assistant to the President
Maxi Villar, HR Generalist
Gerry Young, Accounting Associate

Posse Atlanta

Zenith N. Houston, Director
Melissa Alamo, Trainer
Lillian Alton, Trainer
TeKeyia Armstrong, Program Director
Teri Gittens, Career Program Manager
Brianna Harris, Trainer
Markie Morrison, Program Coordinator
Tevin Neal, Senior Trainer
Ayanna Zulu, Assistant to the Director

Posse Bay Area

Farah Sutton, Director
Eloisa Almaraz, Program Director
Ibrahim Ibrahim, Trainer
Mary Madden, Development Officer
Victoria Sánchez, Career Program Manager
Emily Sprague, Program Coordinator
Isabella Stork, Trainer

Posse Boston

Andrew Gallagher, Director
Alexander Black, Program Coordinator
Howard dePass, Senior Trainer
Geanina Fripp Emerson, Career Program Manager
Amelia Graber-Lipperman, Trainer
Mary Meas, Assistant to the Director
Allison Paul, Senior Trainer
Stephanie V. Tafur, Program Director
Kathryn Torrey, Senior Development Officer

Posse Chicago

Jennifer Tani, Director
Emilio Araujo, Trainer
Samantha Bahena, Program Coordinator
Bailey Bagneris, Trainer
Uriah Brown, Trainer
Elizabeth Gutierrez, Program Director
Abigail Hernandez, Trainer
Simon Jeffrey, Program Director
Krista Kee, Trainer
Lauren Kee, Career Program Manager
Megan Legault, Assistant to the Director
Sara Martinez, Trainer
Danielle Moon, Career Program Manager
Valeria Stutz, Program Coordinator
Caryn Turgeon, Senior Development Officer
Deandre Turton, Trainer
Yliana Velazquez, Trainer

Posse D.C.

David Barber, Director
Kelitah Armstrong, Program Director
Alice Flood, Program Coordinator
Samantha Garzillo, Trainer
Jamila Hayes, Career Program Manager
Nneoma Ibezim, Development Officer
Sharon Nicol, Trainer
Carlos Piedrasanta, Trainer
Dexter Rowell, Trainer
Zai Rutter, Assistant to the Director

Posse Houston

Zakiya Thomas, Director
Emma Basen-Engquist, Program Coordinator
Jessica Jennings, Trainer
Stanley Kang, Program Director
Breanna LeCompte, Trainer
Reine Lucas, Trainer
VanKeila Simmons, Career Program Manager
Marla Turan, Senior Development Officer

Posse Los Angeles

Nikki Kealalio, Director
Miyelle Elise Aiken, Career Program Manager
Jacqueline Amezcua, Trainer
Mary Avila, Development Director
Daniel Gross, Trainer
Amir Haylock, Senior Trainer
Aaron H. Henderson Jr., Program Director
Fidelia Igwe, Trainer
Nicolas Lee, Trainer
Julius Moyo, Program Director
Cristina Perez, Development Officer
Cynthia Ramirez, Trainer
Christina Rozario, Assistant to the Director
Christopher Stern, Trainer
Jonathan Wanless, Program Coordinator
Kiavanne Williams, Trainer
Margarita Williamson, Program Coordinator

Posse Miami

Nadine Dalrymple, Director
John Manuel Alba-Cerritos, Trainer
Yadira Capaz, Assistant to the Director
Denise Carter, Program Coordinator
Zoe Fried, Career Program Manager
Dominique Fitzgerald Lindsey-Gonzalez, Trainer
Samantha Lunsford, Trainer
Brax Tinkler, Senior Development Officer
Jessica Woolverton, Program Director

Posse New Orleans

James Dabney, Director
Justina Boyd, Career Program Manager
Elizabeth Comer, Senior Development Officer
April Defillo, Assistant to the Director
Nikquania Gamble, Program Coordinator
Diana Gonzalez, Trainer
Meonyez Goodwin, Trainer
Jorge Reynoso, Trainer
Toussaint Trahan, Trainer
Prisca Washington, Program Director

Posse New York

Natalie Friedman, Director
Evan Bell, Senior Trainer
Kaz Boschen, Trainer
Ernest Butts, Program Coordinator
Lorena Cariño, Trainer
Valeria Cortes-Rivera, Program Coordinator
Rachelle Eason, Trainer
Mikasa Famorca-Benjamin, Career Program Manager
Mary Oluokun, Trainer
Serena Rodriguez, Assistant to the Director
Isabella Rogovin, Career Program Manager
Anthony Scrima, Trainer
Sofia Tomé, Program Director
Michael Williams, Senior Trainer

Posse Veterans

Adam Lessuck, Director
Eric Barbour, Trainer
Sidney Covington, Trainer
Nicolette Dixon, Trainer
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager
Amanda Montana, Trainer
Molly Pearl, Program Director
Max Wagh, Program Coordinator

Posse Virtual Program

Augusta Irele, Director
Victoria DeFreitas, Program Director
Raechelle Ellison, Program Coordinator
Jared Nunes, Trainer
Xianna Ortiz, Trainer
Mel Seymour, Trainer

Board of Directors & Advisory Boards

Donella Tamika Tamara Power Of 10 Dc 2017Our boards bring industry expertise and growth support to each of our cities and nationwide. Meet Posse’s board members.