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The Collective: National Association for Alumni of Color

The Collective is Teach For America's national association for alumni who identify as Native, Indigenous, and people of color. Many of our regions also have local Collective chapters led by a staff sponsor. Contact your region's staff sponsor below for more info.

Region Alumni Affairs Contact Regional Collective Staff Sponsor

Alabama

Julia Gordon
Manager, Alumni Impact

Bryan Billy
SMD, Strategy and Program Impact

Appalachia

Kimberly Prijatel
Director, Alumni & Policy Initiatives

 

Austin (Alumni-Only Site)

Christine Nishimura
Executive Director

 

Baltimore

Joshua Crockett
Director, Talent & Alumni Engagement

Joshua Crockett
Director, Talent & Alumni Engagement

Bay Area

Mauricio Amaral-Vazquez
Director, Alumni & Community Engagement

Xavier Buster
Director, Alumni Engagement

Buffalo

Charisma DuBois
Director, Alumni Leadership Development

Jasmine Fluker
Managing Director, Program Continuum

California Capital Valley

Scott Richards
Executive Director

Brooklynn Pham
Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Monique Parks
Director, Teacher Leadership Development

Central Florida (Alumni-Only Site)

Leah Palestrant
Director, Alumni Statewide Strategy

 

Charlotte-Piedmont Triad

Karyn Pleasant
SMD, Network Strategy

 

Colorado

Stephanie Hoy 
MD, Continuum Strategy, Denver

Kylia West 
MD, Colorado Springs 

Velia Rincon
MD, Pueblo 

 

Connecticut

Krista Schroth
Director, Alumni Programs

Krista Schroth
Director, Alumni Programs

Dallas-Fort Worth

Alissa Schneider
Managing Director, Head of Alumni Network

Alissa Schneider
Managing Director, Head of Alumni Network

D.C. Region

Ashley Martorana
Manager, Talent Matching

Mark Hazelgrove
MD, Central Virginia 

Ashleigh Tillman
Manager, Alumni Impact

Delaware

Kathleen Magboo
Manager, Alumni Impact & Corps Member Onboarding

Tamara Smith
Executive Director

Detroit

Jacob Robinson
Manager, Alumni Leadership

 

Eastern North Carolina

Karyn Pleasant
SMD, Network Strategy

Maaso Kalema
Manager, Leadership Coach

Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana

Angela Baker
MD, Alumni Engagement

Jamaal Foulks
Director, Alumni Strategy

Greater Delta

Kennard Speed
MD, Impact Legacy

Kennard Speed
MD, Impact Legacy

Greater New Orleans

Jeffrey Fingerman
MD, Alumni Impact

Jeffrey Fingerman
MD, Alumni Impact

Greater Philadelphia

Claiborne Taylor
MD, Alumni Affairs

Bari Greenidge
Manager, Alumni Community Building

Greater Tulsa

Parisa Pilehvar
MD, Alumni Impact

Rebekah Campbell McIlwain
Director, Alumni Leadership

Hawai'i

Josh Heimowitz
SMD, External Network

Meilan Akaka Manfre
MD, Regional Team Initiative

Jazzmin Cabanilla
Manager, Regional Team Initiatives 

Lindsey Bailey
Manager, Values, Diversity & Culture

Houston

 

 

Idaho

Marisa Byrnes
Manager, Alumni Network

 

Indianapolis

Anna Watson
MD, Network Impact

Emily Morphew
Manager, Network Impact

Anna Watson
MD, Network Impact

Jacksonville

Leah Palestrant
Director, Alumni Statewide Strategy

 

Kansas City

Katie Bubalo
Director, Network Impact

Zach Rose-Heim
Director, Network Impact

Las Vegas

Drake Allsop
MD, Alumni Impact

 

Los Angeles

Raul Hernandez
MD, Alumni Strategy & Engagement

Theophilus Ossei-Anto
Director, Impact in Schools

Johnny Stoneburner
MD, Experience Design

Massachusetts

Nicole Bailey (LaConte)
Director, Alumni Engagement

 

Memphis

Ramon Williams
MD, Alumni

Josalynne Love
Director, Alumni Engagement

Willie Byrd Jr.
Director, Alumni Coach

Willie Byrd
Director, Talent & Institute Operations

Metro Atlanta

Tamara Rice
MD, Alumni Leadership

Tamara Rice
MD, Alumni Leadership

Miami-Dade

Justin Pinn
Director, Strategic Initiatives

 

Milwaukee

Mimi Perez
Director, Talent & School Partnerships

Mimi Perez
Director, Talent & School Partnerships

Nashville-Chattanooga

David Baird
MD, Chattanooga

 

New Jersey

Morgan Craig
MD, Alumni Impact

Erin Renz
Director, Learning & Development

 

New Mexico

Rebecca Belletto
Director of Alumni Engagement

 

New York

Charlotte Bleemer
Coordinator, Alumni & Community Affairs

Charles Youn
Director, Alumni Impact

Ohio

Heather Axton
Manager, Statewide Impact

 

Oklahoma City

Foluke Olorunnisola
MD, Program Continuum

Yvita Fox
Director, School Leadership & Policy

Phoenix

Carminia Muñoz
MD, Alumni Impact

Joseph Ramirez
Manager, Alumni Career Development

Carminia Muñoz
MD, Alumni Impact

Portland (Alumni-Only Site)

Tara Brite
Communications Chair

 

Rhode Island

Alexa Brunton Crew
SMD, Strategy + Program Impact

 

Rio Grande Valley

Jon Stevens
MD, Development & Strategy

Taylor Lifka
Alumni Board Chair

 

San Antonio

Veronica Diaz
MD, Network Impact

Alexis Benedict
Sr. Associate, Network Support & Operations

Veronica Diaz
MD, Network Impact

San Diego

Rachelle Minix
MD of Alumni Leadership

Joseph Ramirez
Manager, Alumni Network

South Carolina

Kristina Yates
MD, External Programs

Whitney Williams
MD, Education Advocacy & Systems Transformation

South Dakota

Marion Katz
MD, Development, Strategy & Operation

 

South Louisiana

Jeffrey Fingerman
Managing Director, Community & Alumni Impact

 

St. Louis

Dan Huebner
Director, Alumni Leadership & Community

Daniel Huebner
Director, Alumni Leadership & Community

Twin Cities

Kevin Hebert
Director, Alumni Impact & Partnerships

 

Washington

David Mendez
SMD, Reimagining Learning & Leadership

Natalie Hanni
MD, Alumni Leadership & Community

Silvia Koodrich
SMD, Chief of Staff