Archives: Staff & Board Members

Georges Dadawadji

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

Gwen Rodriguez

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.

Mia Perry

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.

Ken Simon

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

Tauheedah Jackson

Tauheedah Jackson serves as the Deputy Director for IEL’s Coalition for Community Schools. She is responsible for engaging networks of leaders in local communities and supervising the programs, logistics, and daily operations of the Coalition. Tauheedah brings to IEL nearly 22 years of experience working in youth development, local government, philanthropy, school districts and out-of-school …

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Pele Le

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.

Dr. Emily (Li) Cheng

Emily (Li) Cheng joined IEL in 2019 as a senior program associate – data analyst, focusing on organizational metrics, large public data sets related to equity, and evaluation. She earned her Ph.D. in public policy and administration from Western Michigan University and her master’s degree in public administration from Binghamton University. She is also a …

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Dahlia Shaewitz

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.

Jordan Bynoe

New Englander passionate about educational equity.

Sabrina Sheikh

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

Whitney Johnson

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

José Muñoz

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