Cultivating meaningful relationships.


Leadership Team

Tiffany Zapico
Executive Director 

Michael Flynn
Program Director

Eduardo Beltre
Director of Talent, Operations & Culture


Program Team

Bolanle Ajomagberin
Program Manager

Mildred Cordova
Program Manager

Phoebe Gilpin
Associate Director of Professional Learning

Ryan Novack
Manager of Professional Learning

Chris Pinto
Program Associate

Elizabeth Roseman
Program Manager

Sophie Schechter
Program Manager

Milagros Seraus
Program Manager


Communications and Development Team

Phylisa Wisdom
Manager of External Relations

Talent, Operations, and Culture

Shamiza Ali
Operations Associate


Academic Advisor


Board of Directors


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


Jayne Bentzen, Board Chair
President of the Benedict Silverman Foundation

Zachary Dominitz
Vice President of Business Development at Siegel-Gate

Kathryn Kaiser
Principal of the Columbia Secondary School

Christina Tettonis
Principal of Hellenic Classical Charter School

Harry Lennix
Actor, Director, Activist

Michael E. Gruen