Spartanburg Academic Movement, StriveTogether Board Chair

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Russell w. Booker Spartanburg Academic Movement Dr. Russell W. Booker, StriveTogether board chair, is the CEO of Cradle to Career Network member Spartanburg Academic Movement in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With an unwavering conviction in the power of education, he believes…

W. Haywood Burns Institute

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. James Bell W. Haywood Burns Institute James Bell is the founding president of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. The Burns Institute has worked in over 200 counties in 23 states to engage justice stakeholders and communities to build equity in…

Ballmer Group

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Connie Ballmer Ballmer Group Connie Ballmer is the co-founder of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Ballmer Group directs its philanthropy…

Formerly Milwaukee Succeeds

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Danae D. Davis Formerly Milwaukee Succeeds Danae D. Davis served as executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds, a Cradle to Career Network member dedicated to ensuring the success of every child in every school in Milwaukee, cradle to career, until she…

President and CEO

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Jennifer Blatz blatzj@strivetogether.org DOWNLOAD Jennifer’s full-length bio DOWNLOAD a high-resolution file of Jennifer’s headshot President and CEO Jennifer Blatz is the president and CEO of StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working in about 70 communities across the United States to enable…

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Zhongfang ‘Fang’ Zheng zhengf@strivetogether.org Controller As controller, Zhongfang “Fang” Zheng plays a critical role in improving and maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of StriveTogether’s accounting, finance and grants administration. Before joining StriveTogether, Fang was the audit manager of a Cincinnati-based…

Senior Manager of Graphic Design

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Adrienne Zeak zeaka@strivetogether.org Senior Manager of Graphic Design As senior manager of graphic design, Adrienne Zeak plays a leading role in establishing and enhancing StriveTogether’s visual identity. She manages the design and production of content and helps StriveTogether share stories…

Executive Assistant to Vice Presidents

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Janice Ungruhe ungruhej@strivetogether.org Executive Assistant to Vice Presidents As executive assistant to vice presidents, Janice Ungruhe serves as the primary point of contact for the vice presidents at StriveTogether. Janice’s primary areas of focus include serving as liaison to the…

Director of Grantmaking

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Kara Shibiya shibiyak@strivetogether.org Director of Grantmaking As the director of grantmaking, Kara oversees the full grantmaking process. For over a decade, Kara has raised institutional funding to support a variety of arts and educational organizations, including American Ballet Theatre, Cincinnati…

Director of Policy and Partnerships

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Monroe Nichols nicholsm@strivetogether.org Director of Policy and Partnerships Monroe Nichols is director of policy and partnerships for StriveTogether. In this role, he leads the strategy development for cultivating and supporting communities seeking to join the Cradle to Career Network. Monroe’s…

Director of Network Impact

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Michael Mozina mozinam@strivetogether.org Director of Network Impact In his role as director of network impact, Mike leads and executes strategies to enhance StriveTogether network members’ experiences and accelerate partnership progress to advance equitable outcomes. Michael started his career as a…

Director, Training

partners in change We are a network of leaders committed to building an equitable future. Quinnetta Miller millerq@strivetogether.org Director, Training As director of training, Quinnetta plays a critical role in expanding the reach of StriveTogether’s capability-building offerings for the Cradle to Career Network and beyond. Previously, Quinnetta worked in education as a literacy instructor and…