Center for Advancing Opportunity

Gerard Robinson

Executive Director of the Center For Advancing Opportunity


Marcus Lowery

Administrative Coordinator


Executive and Administrative Team

Harry L. Williams

President & CEO


Jamaal O. Bailey

Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer


Heather M. Finney

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Tangie Newborn

Director, Operations


Dr. N. Joyce Payne

Founder


David K. Sheppard

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief of Staff


Finance Team

Aisha T. Brown

Vice President of Finance


Jason M. Hundley

Associate Vice President of Finance


Michelle Lennon

Senior Manager of Finance


LaDonna J. Morgan

Revenue Manager


Marlin Peters

Finance Associate


Fundraising and Partnerships Team

George F. Spencer

Executive Vice President of Business Development and Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Ericka D. Brownlee

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Diversity Initiatives


Betsy Burton-Strunk

Vice President of Development


Amy Goldstein

Assistant Vice President, Organizational Advancement


Michael Hurlbert

Director, Strategic Partnerships


Tamaria Perry

Senior Director, Development


Government Relations Team

David K. Sheppard

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief of Staff


Sean D. Burns, Esq.

Assistant Vice President, Government Relations


Victor Santos

Senior Director, Government Relations


Information Systems and Data Team

Renardo Blackwell

Director of Information Systems


Isaac Hudson

Information Systems Manager


André Sanders

Director, Research and Data


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team

George F. Spencer

Executive Vice President of Business Development and Innovation & Entrepreneurship


DeShawn S. Spellman

Program Director


Legal and Human Resources Team

David K. Sheppard

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief of Staff


Alicia S. Head

Director, Human Resources


Marketing and Communications Team

Jamaal O. Bailey

Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer


Lavonia Bailey

Events and Marketing Consultant


Khadija Campbell

Senior Events Manager


Paris Dennard

Senior Director of Strategic Communications


Tanya Y. Gaines

Marketing Coordinator


Christian M. Gardner

Graphic Designer


Shayna D. Jamison

Marketing Manager


Carolyn Reynolds

Event and Marketing Consultant


Steven Saint-George

Director of Marketing


Mia M. Settle

Director of Events


Stephney Thomas

Event and Marketing Consultant


Programs Team

Andrea Horton

Executive Vice President of Programs

Dana L. Brown

Program Director

Mildred Leon

Program Coordinator

Moseka Medlock

Program Manager, Teacher Development

Ashley Odom

Program Manager, Teacher Development

Brandon-Rashad Kenny

Program Director

Martinique Thompson

Senior Director of Programs

Paquita M. Yarborough, Ed.D

Program Director

Scholarships Team

Dr. Marla Ashe

Director, Scholarships


Jessica Alcindor

Scholarships Coordinator


Erika Orsulak

Scholarship Evaluation Coordinator


Talent Acquisition Team

Martinique Thompson

Senior Director of Programs


Ashlee Adams

Manager, Talent Acquisition and Campus Relations – Recruiter


Kyle Brown

Manager, Talent Acquisition and Campus Relations – Recruiter


Martin G. Martin,II

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations – Technical Recruiter


Jerrin Strayhorn

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations


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