Our Team

Our leadership team develops and delivers a program that prepares 100% of our graduating seniors to be accepted to and attend a right-fit four-year college with a reasonable financial obligation. Our volunteer team of over 160 dedicated professionals contribute over 16,000 hours a year in service of our students.


  • Sara Elaqad, Executive Director
  • Alex Hopkins, Chief Academic Officer
  • Danielle Best, Chief Program Officer
  • Eric Mele, VP of Academics
  • Martin Cole, VP of Alumni Affairs
  • Kelsey Randhawa, VP of College Admissions
  • Cody Shulman, VP of College Admissions
  • Geraldine Knowles, VP of Finance
  • Francis Fungsang, VP of Fundraising
  • Michael Jones, VP of Fundraising
  • James Eberts, VP of Outreach
  • Kurt Low, VP of Outreach
  • Andrea Stuart, VP of Outreach
  • Christina Herrick, Social Media Manager
  • Ruchi Asher, VP of Student Affairs
  • Michelle Nguyen, VP of Student Affairs
  • Rachel Brannon, VP of Technology
  • Chris Sledzik, VP of Writing Council
  • Shanina Knighton, VP of Writing Council
  • Nina Dale, Business Coordinator