Leadership

Andrew Mangino Andrew Mangino
Andrew Mangino
Co-Founder & CEO
Kanya Balakrishna Kanya Balakrishna
Kanya Balakrishna
Co-Founder & President
Akua Soadwa Akua Soadwa
Akua Soadwa
VP
Dream Directors
Anjali Balakrishna Anjali Balakrishna
Anjali Balakrishna
VP
Innovation
Cosmo Fujiyama Cosmo Fujiyama
Cosmo Fujiyama
VP
Dream Academy
Daria Lombroso Daria Lombroso
Daria Lombroso
Deputy CGO
John-Michael Parker John-Michael Parker
John-Michael Parker
VP
Development
Kathleen Barquin Kathleen Barquin
Kathleen Barquin
Executive Assistant
Kerri Aidikoff Kerri Aidikoff
Kerri Aidikoff
Senior Director
Finance
Matt Skibinski Matt Skibinski
Matt Skibinski
VP
Research & Evaluation
Sallomé. Sallomé.
Sallomé.
VP
People
Sydney Henriques-Payne Sydney Henriques-Payne
Sydney Henriques-Payne
Chief of Staff
Taylor Bernal Taylor Bernal
Taylor Bernal
Senior Director
Human Resources
Todd Holcomb Todd Holcomb
Todd Holcomb
CIO

Dream Directors

Jesse Sanchez Jesse Sanchez
Jesse Sanchez
Dream Director
San Francisco
John Caleb Pendleton John Caleb Pendleton
John Caleb Pendleton
Dream Director
Chicago
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Kelly Loopz Kelly Loopz
Kelly Loopz
Dream Director
Newark
Lance Woods Lance Woods
Lance Woods
Dream Director
Detroit
Maria Tranquilli Maria Tranquilli
Maria Tranquilli
Chief Dream Director
California
Mateo Corby Mateo Corby
Mateo Corby
Dream Director
Los Angeles
Matthew Harris Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Dream Director
Chicago
Nadeen Hachem Nadeen Hachem
Nadeen Hachem
Dream Director
Detroit
Nyoka Acevedo Nyoka Acevedo
Nyoka Acevedo
Chief Dream Director
Newark
Russell Harris Russell Harris
Russell Harris
Chief Dream Director
Detroit
Shantrelle Lewis Shantrelle Lewis
Shantrelle Lewis
Chief Dream Director
Philadelphia
Solomon Green Solomon Green
Solomon Green
Dream Director
New Haven
Syreeta Gates Syreeta Gates
Syreeta Gates
Chief Dream Director
New York
TJ Dean TJ Dean
TJ Dean
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Toni Jones Toni Jones
Toni Jones
Dream Director
Detroit
Tunisia Morrison Tunisia Morrison
Tunisia Morrison
Dream Director
New York
Violeta Donawa Violeta Donawa
Violeta Donawa
Dream Director
Detroit
William Malcolm William Malcolm
William Malcolm
Dream Director
Detroit

Innovation

Akua Soadwa Akua Soadwa
Akua Soadwa
VP
Dream Directors
Aly Fox Aly Fox
Aly Fox
National Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Anjali Balakrishna Anjali Balakrishna
Anjali Balakrishna
VP
Innovation
Ben Kimmerle Ben Kimmerle
Ben Kimmerle
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Carrie Sangiovanni Carrie Sangiovanni
Carrie Sangiovanni
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Chris Frank Chris Frank
Chris Frank
Director
Software Engineering
Chris Moncrief Chris Moncrief
Chris Moncrief
Senior Inventor
Christian Shaboo Christian Shaboo
Christian Shaboo
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New Haven
Criag Barowsky Criag Barowsky
Criag Barowsky
Senior Director
Product Operations
Cosmo Fujiyama Cosmo Fujiyama
Cosmo Fujiyama
VP
Dream Academy
Eleanor Jewel Eleanor Jewel
Eleanor Jewel
Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Emma Trout Emma Trout
Emma Trout
Senior Inventor
Hayley Darden Hayley Darden
Hayley Darden
Director
Product Research
Jessica Koehler Yom Jessica Koehler Yom
Jessica Koehler Yom
Director
External Research
Jessica Valoris Jessica Valoris
Jessica Valoris
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
Justice Hatterson Justice Hatterson
Justice Hatterson
Special Projects Associate
Justin Zeigler Justin Zeigler
Justin Zeigler
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Naugatuck
Keyla Marte Keyla Marte
Keyla Marte
Associate
Alumni Community
Lamarr Womble Lamarr Womble
Lamarr Womble
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Lina Gonzalez Lina Gonzalez
Lina Gonzalez
Senior Designer
Lucinda Hearn Lucinda Hearn
Lucinda Hearn
Digital Product Strategist
Malia West Malia West
Malia West
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Matt Skibinski Matt Skibinski
Matt Skibinski
VP
Research & Evaluation
Mica Gutierrez Mica Gutierrez
Mica Gutierrez
Director
Evaluation
Nikhita Prasanna Nikhita Prasanna
Nikhita Prasanna
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Nora Parent Nora Parent
Nora Parent
Senior Director
Product Management
Paula Ramirez Paula Ramirez
Paula Ramirez
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Rebecca Block Rebecca Block
Rebecca Block
Principal Scientist
Sarah Tankoos Sarah Tankoos
Sarah Tankoos
Director
Program Management
Scotty Crowe Scotty Crowe
Scotty Crowe
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Shesheena Bray Shesheena Bray
Shesheena Bray
Director
Dream Academy
Tanvi Girotra Tanvi Girotra
Tanvi Girotra
Deputy to the Chief Innovation Officer
Todd Holcomb Todd Holcomb
Todd Holcomb
CIO
Voncia Barno Monchais Voncia Barno Monchais
Voncia Barno Monchais
Senior Inventor
William Jenkins William Jenkins
William Jenkins
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
Zaki Smith Zaki Smith
Zaki Smith
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Newark

California

Anna Luera Anna Luera
Anna Luera
Dream Director
San Francisco
Branden Balenzuela Branden Balenzuela
Branden Balenzuela
Dream Director
San Francisco
Eve King Eve King
Eve King
Dream Director
San Francisco
Jesse Sanchez Jesse Sanchez
Jesse Sanchez
Dream Director
San Francisco
Jessica Li Jessica Li
Jessica Li
Dream Director
San Francisco
Maria Tranquilli Maria Tranquilli
Maria Tranquilli
Chief Dream Director
California
Mateo Corby Mateo Corby
Mateo Corby
Dream Director
Los Angeles

Chicago

John Caleb Pendleton John Caleb Pendleton
John Caleb Pendleton
Dream Director
Chicago
Matthew Harris Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Dream Director
Chicago

Connecticut

Aly Fox Aly Fox
Aly Fox
National Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Carrie Sangiovanni Carrie Sangiovanni
Carrie Sangiovanni
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Christian Shaboo Christian Shaboo
Christian Shaboo
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New Haven
Frank Brady Frank Brady
Frank Brady
Dream Director
New Haven
George Black George Black
George Black
Chief Dream Director
New Haven
James Huckabey James Huckabey
James Huckabey
Dream Director
New Haven
Jay Kemp Jay Kemp
Jay Kemp
Dream Director
New Haven
Jeroy Smith Jeroy Smith
Jeroy Smith
Dream Director
New Haven
Justin Zeigler Justin Zeigler
Justin Zeigler
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Naugatuck
Malia West Malia West
Malia West
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Solomon Green Solomon Green
Solomon Green
Dream Director
New Haven

Detroit

Brandon Smith Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith
Dream Director
Detroit
Danielle Hughes Danielle Hughes
Danielle Hughes
Dream Director
Detroit
Dominique Mathews Dominique Mathews
Dominique Mathews
Dream Director
Detroit
Jessica Care Moore Jessica Care Moore
Jessica Care Moore
Dream Director
Detroit
Lance Woods Lance Woods
Lance Woods
Dream Director
Detroit
Nadeen Hachem Nadeen Hachem
Nadeen Hachem
Dream Director
Detroit
Russell Harris Russell Harris
Russell Harris
Chief Dream Director
Detroit
Toni Jones Toni Jones
Toni Jones
Dream Director
Detroit
Violeta Donawa Violeta Donawa
Violeta Donawa
Dream Director
Detroit
William Malcolm William Malcolm
William Malcolm
Dream Director
Detroit

Newark

Brit Harley Brit Harley
Brit Harley
Dream Director
Newark
Chopp Stewart Chopp Stewart
Chopp Stewart
Dream Director
Newark
Hassan Munford Hassan Munford
Hassan Munford
Dream Director
Newark
Josephine Quaye Josephine Quaye
Josephine Quaye
Dream Director
Newark
Kelly Loopz Kelly Loopz
Kelly Loopz
Dream Director
Newark
Nyoka Acevedo Nyoka Acevedo
Nyoka Acevedo
Chief Dream Director
Newark
Zaki Smith Zaki Smith
Zaki Smith
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Newark

New York

Ben Kimmerle Ben Kimmerle
Ben Kimmerle
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Eleanor Jewel Eleanor Jewel
Eleanor Jewel
Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Elisabet Velasquez Elisabet Velasquez
Elisabet Velasquez
Dream Director
New York
JP Reynolds JP Reynolds
JP Reynolds
Dream Director
New York
Lamarr Womble Lamarr Womble
Lamarr Womble
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Nikhita Prasanna Nikhita Prasanna
Nikhita Prasanna
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Paula Ramirez Paula Ramirez
Paula Ramirez
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Scotty Crowe Scotty Crowe
Scotty Crowe
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Syreeta Gates Syreeta Gates
Syreeta Gates
Chief Dream Director
New York
Tunisia Morrison Tunisia Morrison
Tunisia Morrison
Dream Director
New York

Philadelphia

Hakim Pitts Hakim Pitts
Hakim Pitts
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Shantrelle Lewis Shantrelle Lewis
Shantrelle Lewis
Chief Dream Director
Philadelphia
TJ Dean TJ Dean
TJ Dean
Dream Director
Philadelphia

Washington, DC

Jesse Sanchez Jesse Sanchez
Jesse Sanchez
Dream Director
San Francisco
Jessica Valoris Jessica Valoris
Jessica Valoris
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
John Caleb Pendleton John Caleb Pendleton
John Caleb Pendleton
Dream Director
Chicago
Joshua Nelson Joshua Nelson
Joshua Nelson
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Kelly Loopz Kelly Loopz
Kelly Loopz
Dream Director
Newark
Lance Woods Lance Woods
Lance Woods
Dream Director
Detroit
Maria Tranquilli Maria Tranquilli
Maria Tranquilli
Chief Dream Director
California
Mateo Corby Mateo Corby
Mateo Corby
Dream Director
Los Angeles
Matthew Harris Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Dream Director
Chicago
Nadeen Hachem Nadeen Hachem
Nadeen Hachem
Dream Director
Detroit
Nyoka Acevedo Nyoka Acevedo
Nyoka Acevedo
Chief Dream Director
Newark
Russell Harris Russell Harris
Russell Harris
Chief Dream Director
Detroit
Shantrelle Lewis Shantrelle Lewis
Shantrelle Lewis
Chief Dream Director
Philadelphia
Solomon Green Solomon Green
Solomon Green
Dream Director
New Haven
Syreeta Gates Syreeta Gates
Syreeta Gates
Chief Dream Director
New York
TJ Dean TJ Dean
TJ Dean
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Toni Jones Toni Jones
Toni Jones
Dream Director
Detroit
Tony Keith Tony Keith
Tony Keith
Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Tunisia Morrison Tunisia Morrison
Tunisia Morrison
Dream Director
New York
Veracity Savant Veracity Savant
Veracity Savant
Dream Director
Washington
D.C.
Violeta Donawa Violeta Donawa
Violeta Donawa
Dream Director
Detroit
William Jenkins William Jenkins
William Jenkins
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
William Malcolm William Malcolm
William Malcolm
Dream Director
Detroit

Headquarters

Andrew Mangino Andrew Mangino
Andrew Mangino
Co-Founder & CEO
Kanya Balakrishna Kanya Balakrishna
Kanya Balakrishna
Co-Founder & President
Akua Soadwa Akua Soadwa
Akua Soadwa
VP
Dream Directors
Aly Fox Aly Fox
Aly Fox
National Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Anjali Balakrishna Anjali Balakrishna
Anjali Balakrishna
VP
Innovation
Ariel Arnold Ariel Arnold
Ariel Arnold
Senior Accounting Associate
Ashley Mui Ashley Mui
Ashley Mui
Senior Event Producer
Ben Gellman Ben Gellman
Ben Gellman
Associate Director
Talent & Culture
Ben Kimmerle Ben Kimmerle
Ben Kimmerle
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Carrie Sangiovanni Carrie Sangiovanni
Carrie Sangiovanni
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Chris Frank Chris Frank
Chris Frank
Director
Software Engineering
Chris Moncrief Chris Moncrief
Chris Moncrief
Senior Inventor
Christian Shaboo Christian Shaboo
Christian Shaboo
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New Haven
Criag Barowsky Criag Barowsky
Criag Barowsky
Senior Director
Product Operations
Cosmo Fujiyama Cosmo Fujiyama
Cosmo Fujiyama
VP
Dream Academy
Dan McIntosh Dan McIntosh
Dan McIntosh
Senior Impact Producer
Dana Bunns Dana Bunns
Dana Bunns
Research Associate
Daria Lombroso Daria Lombroso
Daria Lombroso
Deputy CGO
Eden Sapir Eden Sapir
Eden Sapir
Associate
Marketing
Edwin Gil Edwin Gil
Edwin Gil
Office Manager
Eleanor Jewel Eleanor Jewel
Eleanor Jewel
Innovation Chief Dream Director (CDDi)
Emma Trout Emma Trout
Emma Trout
Senior Inventor
Erin Hinkle Erin Hinkle
Erin Hinkle
Director
People Relations
Gemar Mills Gemar Mills
Gemar Mills
Chief Education Officer
Hayley Darden Hayley Darden
Hayley Darden
Director
Product Research
Jessica Koehler Yom Jessica Koehler Yom
Jessica Koehler Yom
Director
External Research
Jessica Valoris Jessica Valoris
Jessica Valoris
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
John-Michael Parker John-Michael Parker
John-Michael Parker
VP
Development
John Zelenka John Zelenka
John Zelenka
Senior Director
Partnerships
Justice Hatterson Justice Hatterson
Justice Hatterson
Special Projects Associate
Justin Zeigler Justin Zeigler
Justin Zeigler
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Naugatuck
Kat Evasco Kat Evasco
Kat Evasco
Senoir Director
Movement
Katherine Welsh Katherine Welsh
Katherine Welsh
Video Producer
Kathleen Barquin Kathleen Barquin
Kathleen Barquin
Executive Assistant
Katie Longofono Katie Longofono
Katie Longofono
Writer
Kayla Mason Kayla Mason
Kayla Mason
Director
Expansion
Kerri Aidikoff Kerri Aidikoff
Kerri Aidikoff
Senior Director
Finance
Keyla Marte Keyla Marte
Keyla Marte
Associate
Alumni Community
Lamarr Womble Lamarr Womble
Lamarr Womble
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Lara Galinsky Lara Galinsky
Lara Galinsky
Entrepreneur in Residence
Leah Mendelson Leah Mendelson
Leah Mendelson
Senior Associate
Community Engagement
Lila Jane Mabe Lila Jane Mabe
Lila Jane Mabe
Senior Director
Development Operations
Lina Gonzalez Lina Gonzalez
Lina Gonzalez
Senior Designer
Lucinda Hearn Lucinda Hearn
Lucinda Hearn
Digital Product Strategist
Maggie Moore Maggie Moore
Maggie Moore
Director
Communications
Malia West Malia West
Malia West
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Norwalk
Matt Skibinski Matt Skibinski
Matt Skibinski
VP
Research & Evaluation
Mica Gutierrez Mica Gutierrez
Mica Gutierrez
Director
Evaluation
Nick Gibson Nick Gibson
Nick Gibson
Senior Systems Associate
Nikhita Prasanna Nikhita Prasanna
Nikhita Prasanna
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Nora Parent Nora Parent
Nora Parent
Senior Director
Product Management
Paula Ramirez Paula Ramirez
Paula Ramirez
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Rebecca Block Rebecca Block
Rebecca Block
Principal Scientist
Sallomé. Sallomé.
Sallomé.
VP
People
Sarah Tankoos Sarah Tankoos
Sarah Tankoos
Director
Program Management
Sarah Zapiler Sarah Zapiler
Sarah Zapiler
Director
Future U
Scotty Crowe Scotty Crowe
Scotty Crowe
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
New York
Shesheena Bray Shesheena Bray
Shesheena Bray
Director
Dream Academy
Sydney Henriques-Payne Sydney Henriques-Payne
Sydney Henriques-Payne
Chief of Staff
Tanvi Girotra Tanvi Girotra
Tanvi Girotra
Deputy to the Chief Innovation Officer
Taylor Bernal Taylor Bernal
Taylor Bernal
Senior Director
Human Resources
Troy Mitchell Troy Mitchell
Troy Mitchell
Senior Associate
People Relations
Voncia Barno Monchais Voncia Barno Monchais
Voncia Barno Monchais
Senior Inventor
William Jenkins William Jenkins
William Jenkins
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
DC
Zaki Smith Zaki Smith
Zaki Smith
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Newark

Board of Directors

Andrew Mangino Andrew Mangino
Andrew Mangino
Co-Founder & CEO
Kanya Balakrishna Kanya Balakrishna
Kanya Balakrishna
Co-Founder & President
Brendan Cullen
Brendan Cullen
Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan
Hope Taitz
Hope Taitz
Former Managing Partner, Catalyst Partners; Board of Directors, Pencils of Promise
Jeff Ingram
Jeff Ingram
Senior Managing Director, McCourt Global
Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
CEO, Junto Capital
Maria Vecchiotti
Maria Vecchiotti
Attorney, Philanthropist
Mariely Garcia
Mariely Garcia
Future Project 2013 Alum; Student, Bowdoin College
Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt
Chairman and CEO, McCourt Global
Ted Dintersmith
Ted Dintersmith
Philanthropist; Producer, "Most Likely to Succeed"
Tim Shriver
Tim Shriver
Chairman, Special Olympics; Chairman, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Tony Wagner
Tony Wagner
Globally Best-Selling Author; Expert-in-Residence, Harvard
Tim Coleman
Tim Coleman
PJT Partners

Advisors

Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson
Best-Selling Author, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything; Global Thought Leader
Lynda Weinman
Lynda Weinman
Founder, lynda.com; Author; Philanthropist
Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth
MacArthur Fellow; Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Stone
Linda Stone
Writer, Thought Leader on Technology and the Human Spirit
Bill Drayton
Bill Drayton
Founder, Ashoka; "Godfather" of Social Entrepreneurship
Carolyn Laub
Carolyn Laub
Founding Director, Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Shaka Senghor
Shaka Senghor
Global Thought Leader; Director of Strategy, #Cut50
R. Brad Lane
R. Brad Lane
Founder, Atlas Capital Partners & Chief Executive Officer, RIDGE-LANE LP
Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert
Chairman and Founder, Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans Inc.
Sonal Shah
Sonal Shah
Former Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House
Peter Salovey
Peter Salovey
President, Yale University; Pioneer in Emotional Intelligence
Dan Pink
Dan Pink
Best-selling Author of Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell is Human
Leigh Blake
Leigh Blake
Co-Founder, Keep a Child Alive
Bill Milliken
Bill Milliken
Author of The Last Dropout; Stop the Epidemic!; Co-Founder and former President, Communities in Schools
Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman
Author of Ungifted, Intelligence Redefined; Co-Founder, The Creativity Post
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck
Author of Mindset; The New Psychology of Success; Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Bill Damon
Bill Damon
Professor of Education, Stanford University; Editor-in-Chief, The Handbook of Child Psychology
Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra
Bestselling Author, Global Thought Leader
Niko Canner
Niko Canner
Founder, Incandescent
Ryan Allis
Ryan Allis
Co-Founder and CEO, Connect; Former Co-Founder and CEO, iContact
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Musician, Philanthropist
Tony Nuckolls
Tony Nuckolls
Quicken Loans
Brooke Jackson
Brooke Jackson
Principal, NYC Lab School
Rachel Skerritt
Rachel Skerritt
Principal, Eastern Senior High School

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