we make
a difference

StriveTogether team members are leaders committed to building an equitable future.


equity centered

Our team of talented, dedicated professionals comes from diverse backgrounds, including education, policy, nonprofits and journalism. We share a commitment to the success of every child, cradle to career.

Vice President of Marketing & Communication

Tim Andersen

Executive Assistant to the CEO

HR Business Partner

John Benton

Senior Manager of Insights and Analytics

Vice President of Training

President and CEO

Brittany Brunner

Administrative Specialist, Training Hub

Interim Vice President of Equitable Results

Content Development Specialist

Vanessa Carlo-Miranda

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Manager of Special Projects

Senior Director of Technology and Systems

Vice President of Policy and Partnerships

Adama Diallo

Office Administrator

Tashonna Douglas

Project Manager of Coaching

Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Executive Assistant to the COO

Senior Director of Development and Grants

Chief Advancement Officer

Deidre Hazelbaker

Director of Digital Marketing

Vice President of Network Impact

Amanda Jenkins

Senior Manager of Development Operations

Ashwina Kirpalani-Vasanjee

Vice President of Insights and Analytics

Manager of Grants and Administration

Amanda Lawrence

Senior Director of Innovation, Partnership Excellence

Cara Long Corra

Senior Manager of Policy and Partnerships

Director of Marketing and Communication

Accounting Specialist

Technology Specialist

Senior Manager of Innovation, Collaborative Improvement

Director of Coaching and Collaborative Improvement

Director of Network Impact

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Senior Director of Network Impact

Shannon Powell

Director of Policy and Partnership, Civic Infrastructure Adoption

Senior Manager of Assessment and Evaluation

Kiki Rosado

Graphic Designer

Communication Specialist

Director of Grantmaking

Systems Specialist

Mara Timmeney

Senior Manager of Network Experience

Manager of Network Events

Gina Trieste

Vice President of People, Values and Culture

Executive Assistant to Vice Presidents

Dr. Paris Woods

Chief Program Officer

Senior Manager of Graphic Design