Our Team

Staff

Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder and Key Strategic Consultant
he/him

Amina Barnes

Director, Operations
she/her

Jenn Bender

Managing Director
she/her

Ethan Cloherty

Manager, Foundation and Corporate Giving
he/him

Michael Corrente

Director, Strategic Growth
he/him

Jess Detrio

Program Evaluation Specialist
she/her

Leezia Dhalla

Communications Director
she/her

Adrián Escárate

Special Projects Manager
he/him

Charlene Jimenez

Director, Entertainment Partnerships and Advocacy
she/her

Nish John

Manager, Operations
she/her

William Johnston-Carter

Video Producer / Editor
he/him

Gabriel Lee

Web and Graphic Designer
they/them

Sarah E. Lowe

Director, Research and Impact
she/her

Juno Maldonado

Manager, Research
she/her

Onyx Montes

Coordinator, Storyteller Support and Advocacy
she/her

DJ Reed

Senior Manager, Entertainment Partnerships and Advocacy
he/him

Liz Robbins

Director, Journalism Partnerships
she/her

Shauna Siggelkow

Director, Digital Storytelling
she/her

Erla Teli

Manager, Individual Giving and Events
she/her

Dulce Valencia

Manager, Entertainment Partnerships & Advocacy
she/her

Bethany Wearden

Director, Storyteller Support and Advocacy
she/her

Jonathan Yu

Chief of Staff
he/him

Board of Directors

Uma Viswanathan

Co-Chair
she/her

Monona Yin

Co-Chair
she/her

Suzette Brooks Masters

Secretary
she/her

Nicco Mele

Treasurer
he/him

Peter Perl

Board Member
he/him

Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder and Key Strategic Consultant
he/him

Advisory Board

Cristela Alonzo

Kelli Buchanan

Bich Ngoc Cao

Lara Drasin

Diana Espitia

Henry Furhmann

Elise Haas

Nicco Mele

Ian Nelson

Mony Ruiz-Velasco

Jerome Reyes

Lateefah Simon

Chris Weitz

Damian Woetzel

Janet Yang

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