Community-driven leadership development in education, health, and employment.



  • Headshot: Maame Appiah

    Maame Appiah

    Vice President for Finance and Talent

    Passionate about education and engaging youth. Committed to talent development and employee engagement . Equally passionate and committed to the MSU Spartans!

  • Headshot: Jordan Bynoe

    Jordan Bynoe

    Finance and Human Resources Associate

    New Englander passionate about educational equity.

  • Headshot: Joline Collins

    Joline Collins

    Program Manager, Leadership Development

    Proud Wisconsinite and Pinterest enthusiast party planner dedicated to connecting youth and families to the resources they need to thrive.

  • Headshot: Georges Dadawadji

    Georges Dadawadji

    Accounting and Finance Associate

    Finance buff, Civic Volunteer, and Advocate for people with disabilities.

  • Headshot: Carly Fahey

    Carly Fahey

    Program Associate

    Floridian. Passionate about policy, intersectionality, & youth inclusion. Dreams of owning a corgi. Always smiling, eternally sassy.

  • Headshot: Francine Francis

    Francine Francis

    Senior Program Manager, Career Transition Services

    Dedicated to providing resources to disconnected youth to bridge gaps in services; passionate about preparing youth for college, careers, & leadership.

  • Headshot: Tauheedah Jackson

    Tauheedah Jackson

    Deputy Director, Coalition for Community Schools


  • Headshot: Whitney Johnson

    Whitney Johnson

    Program Associate

    Passionate about social justice, multiculturalism, and community development. D.C. explorer/aspiring hip hop dancer.

  • Pele Le

    Events and Operations Program Associate

    Rooted in love and justice, Pele (he/him/his) is a second-generation Vietnamese American driven to create impact by bridging communities, building advocates & centering marginalized communities.

  • Headshot: Dr. Helen Janc Malone

    Dr. Helen Janc Malone

    Vice President for Research and Innovation

    Helping IEL grow as premier voice on cross-boundary leadership and strengthen the national Education Policy Fellowship Program.

  • Headshot: Gaby Manriquez

    Gaby Manriquez

    Program Associate


  • Headshot: José Muñoz

    José Muñoz

    Interim Director, IEL; Director, Coalition for Community Schools

    Mr. Community Schools! Passionate about putting faith into action, family, & developing/mobilizing community leaders.

  • Headshot: Rita Musello-Kelliher

    Rita Musello-Kelliher

    Program Associate

    Bostonian, born and raised. Loves to be outdoors and/or chat about intersectionality. Proud fighter for equity in education, work, and opportunity. She/hers

  • Mia Perry

    Digital Media Coordinator

    Has a passion for creative storytelling that drives action and prioritizes social justice. Loves being a Hokie, exploring the great outdoors, and all things craft beer.

  • Headshot: Mary Kingston Roche

    Mary Kingston Roche

    Director of Policy

    Passionate advocate for youth, youth voice, and community schools. In policy and in life, it’s all about partnerships and relationships.

  • Headshot: Kathy Rodriguez

    Kathy Rodriguez

    Finance Manager

    Fitness enthusiast with focus on diversity in education.

  • Gwen Rodriguez

    Program Coordinator, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy, Director of Youth Entrepreneurship

    Gwen's work and life purpose is to be an agent of transformation at a personal, organizational, and social level by creating experiences and platforms that create equal opportunity.

  • Headshot: Kwesi Rollins

    S. Kwesi Rollins

    Vice President for Leadership and Engagement

    Howard U grad committed to developing and supporting leaders and systems that better serve our most vulnerable children, youth, and families.

  • Headshot: Dahlia Shaewitz

    Dahlia Shaewitz

    Vice President, Transition, Disability & Employment

    Excited to work with powerful people with disabilities who create their own futures. Loves writing poetry, reading literature & traveling to a new country every year.

  • Headshot: Sabrina Sheikh

    Sabrina Sheikh

    Immigrant and Refugee Leadership Coordinator

    True change is possible through cross sectors collaboration, achieve this and you are looking at a better tomorrow.

  • Headshot: Ken Simon

    Ken Simon

    Senior Associate, Project i4

    Throughout his career in education, his passion & focus has been on ensuring that all students have access to deeper & more meaningful learning experiences.

  • Headshot: Lynda Tredway

    Lynda Tredway

    Senior Associate

    Activist, teacher,  coach, mother, and organizer who is joyful even though she is fully aware of current education reform arena.

  • Headshot: Ebony M. Watson

    Ebony M. Watson

    Senior Program Manager, Career Transition Services

    Georgia peach now Baltimore resident; juvenile probation officer turned mentoring advocate. Striving hard to make a difference in the lives of youth.