Tomás Bilbao

Vice President of Marketing and Communication

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. tomás bilbao bilbaot@strivetogether.org Vice President of Marketing and Communication Tomás Bilbao is vice president of marketing and communication at StriveTogether, where he leads the marketing, communication and brand management of the nation’s premier movement working to ensure that every child…

Interim Chief Operating Officer

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. christina hachikian hachikianc@strivetogether.org Interim Chief Operating Officer Christina Hachikian serves as interim chief operating officer at StriveTogether. Christina Hachikian is a fractional executive working with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to deliver results and drive social change. She specializes in…

Tiffany "Tif" Black

Specialist, Talent

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. tif black blackt@strivetogether.org Specialist, Talent Tiffany “Tif” Black (they/she) is talent specialist at StriveTogether. In this role, they support the Cradle to Career Network by supporting StriveTogether’s comprehensive talent needs: recruiting, selecting, onboarding and developing team members who are committed…

Sajah Woods

Special Assistant of Policy, Partnerships and Training

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. sajah woods woodss@strivetogether.org Special Assistant of Policy, Partnerships and Training Sajah Woods is special assistant of policy, partnerships and training at StriveTogether. In this role, Sajah provides support and coordination to the policy and training teams. Sajah was born and…

Brynn Pendrak

Director, Instructional Design

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. brynn pendrak pendrakb@strivetogether.org Director, Instructional Design As Director of Instructional Design, Brynn Pendrak plays a critical role in expanding the reach of the Training Hub Powered by StriveTogether’s capability-building offerings. Previously, Brynn worked in education with a focus on learning…

Network Advisor

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. josh pollack pollackj@strivetogether.org Network Advisor As Network Advisor, Josh Pollack helps accelerate the work and impact of Cradle to Career Network members who have reached the Systems Change or Systems Transformation gateways along our Theory of Action™. He provides thought…

Senior Director, Network Impact

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. kim sama samak@strivetogether.org Senior Director, Network Impact Kim Sama is senior director of network impact at StriveTogether. In this role, she leads and manages key strategies to accelerate progress of Cradle to Career Network members in getting better, faster and more…

Jeffrey Nimersheim

Director of Resource Allocation

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. jeff nimersheim nimersheimj@strivetogether.org Director of Resource Allocation As director of resource allocation, Jeff Nimersheim is responsible for preparing and analyzing organizational budgets and forecasts to ensure that StriveTogether leadership has the data needed to make informed business decisions. Jeff is…

Melissa Yankee

Specialist, People Experience

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. melissa yankee yankeem@strivetogether.org Specialist, People Experience Melissa Yankee is people experience specialist at StriveTogether. In this role, she owns the people operations processes for the organization. Prior to joining StriveTogether, Melissa served as human resources manager for multiple organizations, including…

Paris Woods

Chief Program Officer

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. paris woods woodsp@strivetogether.org Chief Program Officer Paris Woods, Ed.D. is chief program officer at StriveTogether. In this role, she leads impact acceleration and scale to create better, faster and more equitable outcomes for youth across the StriveTogether Cradle to Career…

Systems Specialist

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. catherine small smallc@strivetogether.org Systems Specialist Catherine “Cat” Small is systems specialist at StriveTogether. In this role, she supports the design, development and implementation of The Training Hub, powered by StriveTogether. Previously, Cat designed curriculum and taught English as a second…

Mara Timmeney

Senior Manager of Network Experience

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. mara timmeney timmeneym@strivetogether.org Senior Manager of Network Experience Mara Timmeney is senior manager of network experience at StriveTogether. In this role, she works to ensure Cradle to Career Network members have access to and engage strategically in network supports to…