Team and Board

Alumni Engagement

T’Liza Kiel

Director, Alumni Engagement Houston, TX


Orlisha Fox

Director, Individual Giving Baltimore, MD

Kat Cheshire

Corporate Partnerships Manager Denver, CO

Alexander Klein

Manager, Donor Insights & Individual Giving St. Louis, MO

Kate Whiting

Manager, Grants and Stewardship St. Louis, MO

Meredith Darche

Senior Director, Development New York City, NY

Executive Team

Susan Thaxton

Chief Programs Officer Washington D.C.

Jenn Kovacs

Chief Development Officer Chicago, IL

Mary Beth Bruggeman

President Washington D.C.

Laura L’Esperance

Senior Vice President, External Affairs Detroit, MI

External Affairs

Nikki Birkhead

Director, Marketing & Engagement Washington D.C.

Emily Hummel

Director, Digital Communications Strategy Los Angeles, CA

Mike Bacos

Social Media Coordinator Chicago, IL

Brenda Miller

Manager, Digital Strategy Atlanta, GA

Gloria King

Director, National Events Los Angeles, CA

Erin Cox

National Events Manager Los Angeles, CA

Cicely Black

Manager, Marketing and Engagement New York City, NY

Finance & Technology

Shannon Silver

Assistant Salesforce Administrator Detroit, MI

Aiden Ahadi

Accounting Specialist St. Louis, MO

Georgia Rostirolla

Senior Manager, Accounting El Paso, TX

Claude Edkins

Technology Strategy & Operations Consultant New York City, NY

Julian Serrano

Director – Technology Las Vegas, NV

Amanda Brown

Accounting Specialist St. Louis, MO


Sardeep Virk

Research Analyst Washington D.C.

Gina Rosen

Senior Director, Impact Chicago, IL

Heather Pekios

Manager, Research & Evaluation St. Louis, MO

Leadership Development Programs

Taylor Sprague

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Miguel Vazquez

Advisor, Service Leadership Corps Los Angeles, CA

Joe Depczynski

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Lauren Gilmartin

Manager, Women Veterans Leadership Program New York City, NY

Ashlyn Brayfield

Manager, Learning & Development St. Louis, MO

Sean Ruehling

Learning Technology Specialist Fort Lauderdale, FL

Janet Newsome

Advisor, Women Veterans Leadership Program Washington D.C.

Heather McCarty

Director, Leadership Development Programs St. Louis, MO

Kathy Mackie

Advisor, Service Leadership Corps Houston, TX

Renee Foster

Women Veterans Leadership Program, Advisor Hampton Roads, VA

Dennis Vasquez

Service Leadership Corps, Manager New York City, NY

Platoon Experience

Linh Thai

Manager, Regional Operations Seattle, WA

Jess Underwood

Director, Platoon Leader Experience St. Louis, MO

Damion Martin

Director, Service Projects Houston, TX

Marvin Cadet

Project Manager, Learning & Development New York City, NY

Kelly Auguste

Manager, Regional Operations Miami, FL

Elizabeth Barlow

Manager, Regional Operations Houston, TX

Patrick Ketchum

Manager, Regional Operations Los Angeles, CA

Megan Kruse

Manager, Regional Operations Pittsburgh, PA

Matthew Geesaman

Project Manager of Operations Houston, TX

Doug Pfeffer

Senior Director, Platoon Experience Seattle, WA

Henry Scott

Regional Project Manager Baltimore, MD

Talent & Culture

Caitlin Zbikowski

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding St. Louis, MO

Nathaniel Fleckenstein

Director, Talent & Culture Atlanta, GA