Staff

Joel Livingston

Joel Livingston

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Shereen Khaled

Shereen Khaled

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Tiffany Kwong

Tiffany Kwong

Tiffany focuses on the maintenance and submission of our grants. She collaborates with departments across the Great Oaks network to collect data and report results to our funding sources. Tiffany spent the last two years as the AmeriCorps Compliance and Operations Manager at Great Oaks – NYC. Before that, Tiffany served there as a Corps […]

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Aisha Williams

Aisha Williams

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Michael Broschart

Michael Broschart

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Atiyah Harmon

Atiyah Harmon

Atiyah received a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and an advanced master’s degree in Public School Building Leadership from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Atiyah began her education career as a member of the founding cohort of Philadelphia Teaching Fellows and has since served as a teacher, curriculum writer, instructional coach and school administrator.

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Tom Cruz

Tom Cruz

Tom is involved in building and maintaining all data systems across the Great Oaks network. He comes from the private sector, where he’s been involved in initiatives to consolidate & analyze data to make smart, strategic decisions. Most recently, he was working on wireless technology development at Intel. Tom is a graduate of Stevens Institute […]

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Benjamin Chan

Benjamin Chan

Ben has a broad background in the private sector, from strategy consulting at Price Waterhouse to turning around the family business in international sourcing, and most recently as an entrepreneur who started a women’s specialty clothing business from the ground up. Ben has his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of […]

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Lauren Perkins

Lauren Perkins

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Lori Morillo

Lori Morillo

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Megan Benay

Megan Benay

Megan Benay is the Director of Inclusive Education at Great Oaks Foundation where she leads the work to support schools across the network to improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and other special populations. Prior to joining Great Oaks, Megan supported the education program at the Carnegie Corporation of New York as a […]

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Hector Calderón

Hector Calderón

Hector Calderón is the Co-founder and former Principal of El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.  El Puente was the first community-based organization in New York State to create a Human Rights public school and is a nationally-recognized model for culturally responsive and community-driven education.  Mr. Calderon was a member of the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanic […]

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Riley Hasson

Riley Hasson

Riley supports Fellowship recruitment efforts across the Great Oaks network. Prior to this role, she completed two years of service at Great Oaks Bridgeport as an ELA Fellow and a Corps Leader. She graduated from the University of Connecticut where she studied Political Science and Urban and Community Studies. If you’re interested in learning more about […]

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DJ Hartigan

DJ Hartigan

DJ leads the programming, training, and impact of the 270 members of the Great Oaks Fellowship. Before joining the Great Oaks Foundation team, DJ worked as the Fellowship Director for Great Oaks – NYC, leading AmeriCorps members in personalizing the educational experience for more than 350 students. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University […]

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Josh Thomases

Josh Thomases

Josh oversees academics, recruitment and tutorial for the Great Oaks Foundation. His responsibilities also include oversight of GO’s teacher development partnerships with NYU/Steinhardt and Relay. He began his career in education as one of the founding teachers at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one of the first public schools in […]

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Rachelle Ozuna

Rachelle Ozuna

Rachelle supports our Fellowship recruitment efforts and is a proud Lehman College graduate. She is also a CUNY Service Corps & CUNY Cultural Corps Alumni. She is passionate about helping Great Oaks continue to create positive impacts on both the communities and students it serves.

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Scarlet Nuñez

Scarlet Nuñez

Scarlet supports operations work across the Great Oaks network. Prior to this role, she served Great Oaks – NYC as a Fellow during the 2015/16 school year and spent ten months in Quzhou, China as an English teacher. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies.

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Michael T. Duffy

Michael T. Duffy

Michael oversees the strategic direction for the Great Oaks Foundation and its network of schools. Prior to establishing the Great Oaks Foundation, Michael held several leadership positions including serving as the Director of the New York City Department of Education’s Charter School Office. Michael has long been a champion of education, formerly serving as the […]

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Dianna Yeung

Dianna Yeung

Dianna manages AmeriCorps compliance for the Great Oaks Fellowship across the Great Oaks network. She comes to this role having completed two years of service as an AmeriCorps member with City Year New York. Prior to her current role, she served as the Development Associate at the Great Oaks Foundation. Dianna is a graduate of […]

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C.J. Ingersoll

C.J. Ingersoll

CJ is responsible for attracting, interviewing, and coordinating interviews with candidates for the Great Oaks Fellowship. He is a graduate of Washington University and volunteers his time as a coach and mentor with Harlem RBI.

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Vanessa Ceas

Vanessa Ceas

Vanessa oversees the talent & recruitment team and is responsible for all HR matters across the school network. She has extensive experience working with both district and charter school finances, and she is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University.

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