The Commit Partnership is supported by a dedicated backbone staff of over 50 professionals, each a strong believer in the need to lift all voices within our community to reach our goals.

We believe that talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not, and our team is dedicated to ending that inequity by supporting each of our over 200 partners to collectively create significant economic mobility for every student in North Texas through equitable access to a quality education.

More than 40% of our team are former teachers, campus principals, school district and higher education leaders. We also include professionals with strong backgrounds in analytics, communications and advocacy. Each is hired one by one, seeking alignment with our core values and commitment to the transformational power of education.

Commit Backbone Staff

Laura Abadiano

Manager, Human Resources

Jacqueline Adam-Taylor

Director, PreK - 12 Initiatives

Erica Adams

Managing Director, Strategic Relationships

Maria Argueta

Associate, Texas College Bridge - Texas Impact Network

Devron Armstrong

Manager, Best in Class

Gennie Mae Balanon

Associate, Analytics

Leah Ballard

Director, Analytics

Ashley Barco

Associate, Finance

Kristin Boyle

Associate, Operations

Allison Braley

Associate, Early Matters Dallas

Briana Carter

Senior Manager, Finance

Nicole Cavazos

Consultant, Analytics

Timi Creekmore

Director, Texas College Bridge

Rebecca D'Strana

Associate, Strategic Philanthropy

Gene Davis

Communications Director, Strategic Relationships

London Durham

Continuous Improvement Manager, Dallas County Promise

Phillip Fabian

Senior Director, College Readiness & Success

Rose Finley

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Cesar Flores

Associate, Analytics

Karla Garcia

Manager, Dallas County Promise

Skylar Garza

Associate, Analytics

Cristie Glazner

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Dariela Gonzalez

Associate, Dallas County Promise

Kate Greer

Managing Director, Policy & State Coalition

Ben Higgins

Manager, Analytics

Kate Hoffman

Manager, Policy & State Coalition

Sharla Horton-Williams

Senior Director, Academic Recovery

Katrina James

Managing Director, Dallas County Promise

Chelsea Jeffery

Managing Director, Early Matters Dallas

Sarah Jensen

Senior Consultant On College, Career & Military Readiness

Nicholy Johnson

Manager, Early Matters Dallas

Skiler Jones

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Courtney Kersey

Associate, Analytics

Kelle Kieschnick

Director, Postsecondary Policy

Joshua Kumler

Manager, Communications

Turner LaBrie

Manager, Dallas Thrives

Karla Lainez

Associate, Cross Coalition

Ryanne Legrand

Director, Strategic Philanthropy

Jenni Littlejohn

Associate, Copywriting & Storytelling

Abby Mayer

Managing Director, Philanthropy

Libby McCabe

Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO

Antoinette Mims

Director, Finance

Yadira Munoz

Associate, Dallas County Promise

Sofia Muñoz

Associate, Analytics

Kris Oliver

Chief Operating Officer

Nicole Peña

Manager, Operations

Klarisa Perry

Executive Assistant, Operations

Ana Ramirez

Associate, College Readiness & Success

David Rardon

Director, Analytics

Edward Rogers

Executive Assistant, Cross Coalition

Jacqueline Romero

Manager, Analytics

Amber Shields

Director, Early Matters Dallas

Mark Sieckman

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Miguel Solis

Chief of Staff

John Square III

Associate, Digital Marketing

Jeannie Stone


Tamika Terry

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Treasure Weatherspoon

Manager, Communications

Todd Williams

Chairman & CEO

Nicole Wilson

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Bridget Worley

Chief State Impact Officer

Fellows & Interns

Caroline Chauza

Policy Intern

University of Virginia
Hometown: Dallas, TX