Leadership & Staff


National Leadership

National Staff

KC Ortiz

Development Database and Decision Support Manager

Yoonjung Park

Director of Education Research and Analysis, CDF Freedom Schools®

Office of the Founder

Dr. Janet Wolf

Director of Public Theology and Nonviolent Organizing

Children’s Defense Fund

California Staff

Saira Soto

Deputy Executive Director, Programs and Administration

Haley Farm Staff

Minnesota Leadership

Minnesota Staff

New York Leadership

New York Staff

Ohio Leadership

Southern Regional Office Staff

Texas Staff

Board of Directors

George Gresham


1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Bronx, NY

Deborah Jewell-Sherman


Urban Superintendents Program and Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Martin Rodgers

Martin Rodgers, Treasurer

Senior Managing Director — US Southeast and Metro Washington, DC Office Managing Director

Accenture Washington, DC, Arlington, VA
Carol Biondi

Carol Oughton Biondi

Board Member

California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention/ Board Member, ARC (Anti-Recidivism Coalition) Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Cogut

Deborah Cogut

Co-Founder and Vice Chair

The Polyphony Foundation Greenwich, CT