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Our team

We’re a team of passionate educators, administrators, community leaders, and nonprofit professionals who are champions for newcomers across the country. We come from all walks of life, faith traditions, and ethnicities with one central goal: to advance educational justice for refugee and immigrant youth.

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HQ Staff

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Hannah Beard LinkedIn

Associate Director of Partnerships

Elisa Beth Brown

Elisa Beth Brown

Chief of Staff

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Malcolm Creager

Accounting Director

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Leigh Anne Littlefield LinkedIn

Senior Program Director

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Luma Mufleh LinkedIn

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Julie O’Hara LinkedIn

Senior Operations Manager

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Felicity Osei-Darkwa LinkedIn

Impact Coach

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Maxyne Simon LinkedIn

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Joseph Olson

Joseph Olson LinkedIn

Development Manager

Kerri Thomas

Kerri Thomas LinkedIn

Student Career and Immigration Services

Advisory Board

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Angelica Berrie

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Kathleen Kennedy

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Angelica Berrie

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Kathleen Kennedy

Board of Trustees

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Asha Rangaraj

Board Chair

Elisa Beth Brown

Arie Rangaraj

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Carla Guy

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Eason Jordan

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Katie Egan Hammer

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Mohamed Soltan

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Rachel Farren

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Shola Oni

Board Treasurer