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President's Office

Veronica Blair

Executive Office Assistant

Mariam Noland


Strategy and Operations

DeMyra Farley

Co-op Student

Gwen Macklin


Melissa Smiley

Vice President, Strategy and Operations


Lenzi Abma

Program Officer

Katie Brisson

Vice President, Program

Marty Calvert

Program Assistant

Karen Gartrell

Program Assistant

Kamilah Henderson

Senior Program Officer

Antoine Jackson

Project Director, Youth Sports Initiative

Hannah McLaughlin

Project Manager

Surabhi Pandit

Surabhi Pandit

Senior Program Officer

Sarah Wedepohl

Senior Program Officer

Tom Woiwode

Director, GreenWays Initiative

New Economy Initiative

Mary Fulmer

Program Officer

Don Jones

Associate Director

Maria LaLonde

Senior Program Officer

Matthew Lewis

Senior Communications Officer

Pam Lewis


Angelina Starceski


Philanthropic Services

Emily Angyal

Philanthropic Services Officer

Laura Brownfield

General Counsel

Nicole MacMillan

Operations Manager

Brandon Parker

Philanthropic Services Assistant

Randy Ross

Associate Director, Donor Engagement

Melanie Speelman

Philanthropic Services Assistant

Finance and Administration

Nancy Gerhardt Davies

Director, Human Resources

Diane Kresnak


Ryan Krueckeberg

Grants Manager

Karen Leppanen

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Sarah Mather


Betty Phillips

Finance Assistant

Marlene Rencher

Grant Assistant

Monique Sims

Information & Database Manager

Brad Westlake

Financial Service and Information Systems Officer

Julia Zack


Marketing and Communications

Sheryl G. Arb

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Kate Baudeloque

Events Coordinator

Ashley Collins

Digital Communications Officer

Jack VanAssche

Social Media & Digital Marketing Co-op Student

Jeff Waraniak

Communications Officer