Our Team

Joseph Patuleia

Executive Director

Mike McManus

Chief Operating Officer

Deja Brown

Executive Assistant

Samantha Hartsoe

Development Manager

Chelsea Pittman Thrash

Grants Manager

Naomi Cohen-Thompson

Director of Wellness and Therapeutic Services

Lysandra Hutchinson

Director of College Access and Alumni Support

Martin Torres

Dean of Scholars and Residential Life

Jaraed Thomas

Director of Academic Success and Student Recruitment

Julie Vazquez

Director of Academic Success and Experiential Learning

Devine Pearson

College Access Coordinator

Bryce Veira

Academic Success and Student Recruitment Coordinator

Ashley Valentin

Scholar Affairs and Development Coordinator

Carlos Tipton

Academic Success Coordinator

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