Cultivating meaningful relationships.


Leadership Team

Tiffany Zapico
Executive Director 

Eduardo Beltre
Director of Talent, Operations, and Culture

Michael Flynn
Program Director

Phylisa Wisdom
Director of External Relations


Talent, Operations, and Culture Team

Program Team

Joseph Martinez
System Administrator

Diana Parra
Manager of Talent, Operations, and Culture

Aliya Tucker
Operations Associate

Bolanle Ajomagberin
Associate Director of Program

Tamara Cella
Manager of Professional Learning

Mildred Cordova
Program Manager

Monica Cradle
Program Manager

Maulana Drew
Program Manager

Lindsay Kent
Program Manager

Tyler Krentz
Program Manager

Chris Pinto
Senior Program Associate

Sophie Schechter
Associate Director of Program

Dorie Schwartz
Program Manager

Milagros Seraus
Program Manager

Claire Wasserman
Program Manager



Academic Advisor


Board of Directors


Katharine Pace Miles, Ph.D.
Reading Scientist, CUNY


Jayne Bentzen, Board Co-Chair
President of the Benedict Silverman Foundation

Sumeet Chugani
FVP & Deputy General Counsel at
Apple Bank

Cathleen Collins
Senior Vice President at Capalino+Company

Karen Daniels, Treasurer
President and COO at Charter School Business Management Inc. and FOREsight Financial Services for Good

Zachary Dominitz
Senior Vice President, Partnerships at CBX

Michael E. Gruen, Secretary
Vice President of Operations, Concourse Labs 

Kathryn Kaiser, Board Co-Chair
Primary Division Director at The School at Columbia University

Harry Lennix
Actor, Director, Activist

Christina Tettonis
Principal of Hellenic Classical Charter School

Zachary Naidich
Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel, LLP