Staff + Board

“Posse believes in the value of people.”
—Suzanne Puccerella, Vanderbilt Posse 7 Alumna

National Staff

Deborah Bial, Ed.D., President + Founder
Rosanna Aybar, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer
Regina Bain, Associate Vice President
Rico Blancaflor, Vice President of Strategic Projects
Alexandra Bushman, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Jaime Leiva Cabrera, Assistant to the Vice President of Development
Alberto Camilo, Accounting Associate
Bryan Coleman, National Training Specialist
Claire Connacher, Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Curtis, National Training Specialist
Carley Davenport, Career and Alumni Programs Associate
Vy Deal, Grants Accountant
Ebieten Elmsoxogu, Grants Writer
German Esquilin, Senior Accountant
Zachary Fabri, Graphic Designer
Matthew Fasciano, Chief Operating Officer
Marcus Felder, Director, Veterans Program
Jonathan Garcia, IT Manager
Melanie Gisin, Development Operations Manager
Lamont Gordon, Associate Vice President
Emily Grotheer, Public Relations Associate
Mydashia Hough, Trainer, Veterans Program
Camille Idiaquez, Development Officer
Davante Jennings, Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow
Pamela Phayme Jones, Director of Training and Evaluation
Gladys Kwateng, Accounting Manager
Samson Lim, National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs
Shanta Lindo, National Director of Career and Alumni Programs
Melissa E. Lootens, Senior Research Associate
Alexandra Mane, National Director of Development
Brett Murphy, Director of Strategic Projects
Virginia Oberlin Steel, Grants Officer
Eberechi Obi, National Training Specialist
Joseph Prive, Trainer, Veterans Program
Alba Rodriguez, Vice President of The Posse Institute
Hedy Roma, Vice President of Development
Rassan Salandy, Vice President for External Affairs
Mia Simon, Assistant to the President
Maxi Villar, HR Generalist

Posse Atlanta

Zenith N. Houston, Director
TeKeyia Armstrong, Trainer
Kivatah Castilla, Senior Development Officer
Melanie Harper, Trainer
Renita N. Moore, Program Director
Tevin Neal, Program Coordinator
Shanikka Wagner, Assistant to the Director

Posse Bay Area

Farah Elakhaoui, Director
Eloisa Almaraz, Program Director
Denzel Duncan, Trainer
Sonia Marroquin, Trainer

Posse Boston

Andrew Gallagher, Director
Danica Daniels, Program Coordinator
Thomas DeAscentis, Trainer
Howard DePass, Trainer
Geanina Fripp, Assistant to the Director
Allison Paul, Trainer
Dallas Pride, Career Program Manager
Florangel Suero, Trainer
Stephanie V. Tafur, Program Director
Kathryn Torrey, Senior Development Officer

Posse Chicago

Asaf Bar-Tura, Director
Maya Arcilla, Program Coordinator
Tawana Banks, Career Program Manager
Rebecca Birger, Career Program Manager
Caroline D’Andrea, Assistant to the Director
Molly Dull, Senior Trainer
Elizabeth Gutierrez, Trainer
Michael Ivy, Jr., Trainer
Simon Jeffrey, Trainer
Meaghan Jennings, Development Officer
Danielle Moon, Trainer
Yasmeen Nanlawala, Program Director
Kaye Oberhausen, Development Director
Kayanat Paracha, Program Coordinator
Ashli Watts, Trainer

Posse D.C.

Tamara Wilds Lawson, Director
Kali Boehle-Silva, Senior Trainer
Flor Cabrera, Program Coordinator
Brittany Desgages, Assistant to the Director
Isela Melendez-Carpio, Career Program Manager
Brittany Silver, Trainer
Michael Trask, Program Director
Dominique Tucker, Trainer
Sveta Wilkson, Senior Development Officer
Rafael Woldeab, Trainer

Posse Houston

Kamari J. Brewer, Director
Tori Amason, Trainer
Nyocia Edwards, Program Coordinator
Andrea Ghotekar, Development Officer
Lauren Gray, Trainer
Laura Huerta, Assistant to the Director
Selam Kidane, Program Director
Shawn Reagan, Trainer
VanKeila Simmons, Career Program Manager
Kristina Smith, Program Director
Phuong Ta, Trainer
Mayra Valle, Trainer

Posse Los Angeles

Tamara Y. Craver, Director
Mary Avila, Development Director
Lauren Cardenas, Career Program Manager
Jasmyn Culpepper, Trainer
Jennifer DeGuzman, Program Director
Chanda Dip, Assistant to the Director
Indiana Garcia, Trainer
Amir Haylock, Trainer
Aaron H. Henderson Jr., Trainer
Margarita López, Trainer
Ashleigh Miller, Trainer
Pricila Novoa, Program Coordinator
Darwin Rodriguez, Trainer
Sandy Rodriguez, Program Director
Melvin Earl Villaver Jr., Trainer
Aaron Vogel, Program Coordinator
Anthony Williams, Career Program Manager
Melissa Wolfish, Development Officer

Posse Miami

Nadine Dalrymple, Director
Dania Castro, Trainer
Yesenia Delgado, Program Coordinator
David Durand, Program Director
Zoe Fried, Career Program Manager
Rachel E. Norton, Development Officer
Ana Cristina Perez Prieto, Assistant to the Director
Samuel Turow, Trainer
Jessica Woolverton, Trainer
Alexandra Zetlaoui, Trainer

Posse New Orleans

Monica Sylvain, Director
Gabriella Christian-Sola, Trainer
John Jack Duffy, Development Officer
Kevin Kousha, Program Coordinator
Barbara Reynolds, Trainer
Tonia Salas, Career Program Manager
Jon Thorne, Trainer
Prisca Washington, Program Director

Posse New York

Shreya Malena-Sannon, Director
Cindy Almanzar, Career Program Manager
Megan Cox, Program Director
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager
Mikasa Famorca-Benjamin, Trainer
Gabe Gaskin, Senior Trainer
Karina Hernandez, Trainer
Noel Kanalley, Assistant to the Director
Andrew Koskinen, Trainer
Wesley Martinez-Close, Program Coordinator
Dan Papson, Senior Trainer
Annysa Y. Polanco, Career Program Manager
Elżbieta Putrycz, Trainer
Kaye Reyes, Senior Trainer
Nina Rodgers, Program Coordinator
Kaveri Sengupta, Program Coordinator
Andrea Stopa, Trainer
Din Tolbert, Program Director
Michael Williams, Senior Trainer

National Board of Directors

Chair

Timothy H. Ubben, Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University

President + Founder

Deborah Bial, The Posse Foundation

Secretary

Philip M. Pead, President and CEO, Progress Software

Treasurer

Susie Scher, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Chair Emeriti

Michael Ainslie, Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Jeffrey Ubben, Founder and Managing Partner, ValueAct Capital

Jeff Abbott, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Business Unit, Infor; Chair, Posse Atlanta Advisory Board
Michael Beckwith, Principal, Maverick Capital; Chair, Posse Bay Area Advisory Board
Robbie Oxnard Bent, Lecturer in Writing, Purchase College
Alan Berro, Partner, Capital World Investors
Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President of Digital Media and Emerging Businesses, NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content; Chair, Miami Advisory Board
Alastair Borthwick, Head of Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Donella P. Brockington, Vice President, Public Sector Transportation, Conduent; Chair, Posse D.C. Advisory Board
Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Anne Chwat, General Counsel & Secretary, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University; Chair, Posse New Orleans Advisory Board
Hon. David N. Dinkins, Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University; 106th Mayor, City of New York
Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chief Human Resources Officer, Moderna Therapeutics; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board
Richard D. Fain, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Harold Ford, Jr., Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Steve Gallucci, Managing Partner, Deloitte; Chair, Posse New York Advisory Board
Michele Ganeless, Media Consultant
Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
Kelly Granat, Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital
James S. Hoyte, Of Counsel, ADS Ventures; Founding Chairman, Posse Boston; Former Trustee, Wheaton College
Barbara Janulis, Private Sector
Michael Kluger, Managing Director, Altaris
Steven M. Lefkowitz, Private Sector
Chris Lord, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Criterion Capital Management LLC
Diane B. Patrick, Esq., Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor
Dan Pickering, Co-President, Chief Investment Officer, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Chair, Posse Houston Advisory Board
William A. Plapinger, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Chair, Vassar College Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Raich, Co-President, Moelis & Company Holdings LLC
Juan Rajlin, Corporate Treasurer, MasterCard
Glen T. Senk, Chairman & CEO, Front Row Partners LLC
Eugene B. Shanks, Jr., Corporate Director, Private Sector; Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Brad Singer, Partner, ValueAct Capital
Mark Taylor, Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; Chair, Posse Chicago Advisory Board
David A. Thomas, Dean, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Adam Townsend, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, CBS
Mitch Truwit, Co-CEO, Apax Partners
Daniel Weiss, President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Wilcox, Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Chair, Posse Los Angeles Advisory Board

Life Directors

Patricia Arnold, Trustee Emerita, Wheaton College
Anson M. Beard, Jr., Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
Anthony J. Collerton, Private Sector
Wade Fetzer, Retired Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Past Chairman and Current Member, University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors
Garrett Moran, President, Year Up

advisory boards

national board of advisors

Derek Bok
Adam Bryant
Hon. Gaston Caperton
Patricia Gándara
Joe Gregory
Bob Herbert
Doug Herzog
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
John Leguizamo
Gary Orfield
Pamela Shriver
Harry Smith
Lesley Stahl
Claude M. Steele
Vincent Tinto

atlanta advisory board

Jeff Abbott, Chair
Jack Capers
Jason T. Connor
Beth Lowry
David F. Mack
Michael B. Marino
Ollie McCoy
Jonathan Parris
Carl E. Peoples
Alexis M. Roe
Rosemarie A. Thurston
Victoria Wilson

bay area advisory board

Michael Beckwith, Chair
Ryan Birtwell
David Bonnette
Tony Brenner
Louis Chang
Patrick Fu
David Korol
Deborah Messemer
Jon Meyer
Adedotun Odewale
Kristin Resnansky
Ashish Shah
Riaz Taplin
Briana Zelaya

boston advisory board

Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chair
Lynn S. Blake
T. Michael Brock
Sakeenah Chapman
Kenneth DiPietro
Churchill G. Franklin
Linda Tilton Gibson
Amy Hurwitz Gutschenritter
James S. Hoyte
Bobbi Kates-Garnick
Susan McSwain
Kidus Mezgebu
Paul T. Quistberg
Melissa M. Reilly
Catherine A. Saunders
Marcus L. Smith
William F. “Ted” Truscott
Geoff Tuff
Warren Valdmanis

chicago advisory board

Mark Taylor, Chair
Rod Adams
Robert G. Byron
Kathleen Cantillon
Celeste Center
Sarah Cuthill
Gil de las Alas
Michael C. Ford
Patricia Wilson Fridley
Laura Garciduenas
Geraldine Keefe
Richie Marrero
Richard Metzler
Julie Parsons
Hon. Amy J. St. Eve
Edward T. Swan
Diane Swonk
Jonathan W. Thayer

d.c. advisory board

Donella P. Brockington, Chair
Odinakachi Anyanwu
Mark Carlson
Eli Cohen
Wesley Combs
William E. Cook, Jr.
John Gilkes
Holly Hassett
Walter Lohmann
Sarah Martinez Roth
Sandra Masur
James Owen Mathews
Brenda L. Moore
Thomas W. Rabaut
David M. Riley
Frank Sesno
Lydia W. Thomas, Ph.D.

houston advisory board

Dan Pickering, Chair
Erin Asprec
James P. Baker
Luciano Batista
Vanessa Egerton-Shelton
Andrea Gomez
James P. Loucks
Javier Loya
Scott McClelland
Brooks McGee
Patti Wilkie Proietti
Carol M. Wood
Steve Wyatt
Forrest E. Wylie

los angeles advisory board

James Wilcox, Chair
Eric Beckman
Lorenz Cisne
Jim Evans
Lee Hutter
Jonathan Larsen
T’Shaka Lee
Russell P. Levine
Jamal Matthews
Joseph Mazza
Sandra Lee Montgomery
Ty Ondatje
Bill Pisani
Eric Schiffer
Greg Sinaiko
Rajneesh Vig

miami advisory board

Peter E. Blacker, Chair
David K. Black
Ana Cesar
Enrique A. Conde
Eleni Pryles Kalisch
David Lester
LeeAnn Lester
Manual Machado
Joseph Mamounas
Jessica Moulite
Michael E. Peacock
Vic Pynn
Lisa Sanders
Jean-Pierre Trouillot
Sean Wolfington

new orleans advisory board

Scott Cowen, Chair
Anne Baños
Eric C. Blue
Kim M. Boyle
Emily Cardinas
Ludovico Feoli, Ph.D.
Stephanie Feoli
Jill Glazer
Jeffrey Goldring
William H. Hines
Angel King Johnson
Nic Perkin
Hugh C. Riddleberger
Don Vinci

new york advisory board

Steve Gallucci, Chair
Iyan Adewuya
James C. Clark
Gerry Dixon
Richard C. Gay
Chris Heffernan
A.J. Murphy
Monique L. Nelson
Jiselle Peralta
Kadia Tubman
Maggie Quinn Walker
Guy T. Wisinski