Staff

Commit Backbone Staff
Erica Adams
Senior Director, Strategic Relationships
Marie Appel
Manager, Analytics
Eric Ban
Managing Director, Dallas County Promise
Amanda Bandt
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Kendra Boyle
Director, Operations & Finance
Betsy Cook
Deputy Director, Best in Class at Communities Foundation of Texas
Roberto Delgado
Associate, Analytics
Sagar Desai
Managing Director, Operations
Phillip Fabian
Associate, College Access & Success
Jonathan Feinstein
Director, Community Engagement
Mark Flanagan
Director, Operations & Technology, Dallas County Promise
Karla Garcia
Associate, Dallas County Promise
Kate Greer
Manager, Advocacy
Carissa Grisham
Manager, Best in Class Coalition
Chris Hudgens
Senior Manager, Regional Analytics
Chelsea Jeffery
Manager, Early Matters Dallas
Sarah Jensen
Director, College Access & Success
Leighton Johnson
Policy & Strategy Senior Associate, Dallas County Promise
Ashwina Kirpalani
Senior Director, Analytics
Ryanne Legrand
Manager, Strategic Philanthropy
Jennifer Love
Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Manns
Managing Director, Early Matters Dallas
Abby Mayer
Director, Individual and Major Giving
Libby McCabe
Senior Director, Advocacy
Dominique McCain
Director, Early Matters Dallas
Brittany Meyer
Administrative Assistant
Kathryn Mikeska
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Skiler Miller
Associate, Dallas County Promise
Brenda Molina
Associate, Dallas County Promise
Erik Moss
Manager, Strategic Philanthropy
Erica Ogboenyiya
Manager, Analytics
Jennifer Richardson
Manager, Operations
Rob Shearer
Director, Communications & Marketing
Dottie Smith
Managing Director, Best in Class
Taylor Toynes
Manager, Community Impact
Chris Walters
Associate, Analytics
Todd Williams
Chairman & CEO
Michael Wood
Associate, Advocacy

Fellows & Interns
Jacqueline Calderon-Soto
Intern, Dallas County Promise
University of North Texas - Dallas
2020
Hometown: Red Oak, TX
Emily Chung
Intern, Best in Class
Harvard University
2021
Hometown: Frisco, TX
Elissa Colich
Intern, Analytics
Graduate: University of Texas at Dallas, December 2018
Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas
Hometown: Shreve, OH
Jasmine Fain
Intern, For Oak Cliff
Oklahoma State University
2019
Hometown: Red Oak, TX
Kayleigh Kuyon
Intern, Analytics
University of Oklahoma
2019
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Darci Lambeth
Intern, Philanthropy
Graduate: Southern Methodist University - Simmons School of Education, 2019
Undergrad: University of Oklahoma
Hometown: Shawnee, OK
Holly Schlein
Intern, Operations
Graduate: Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business, 2019
Undergrad: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Kennedy Toynes
Intern, For Oak Cliff
Texas College
2019
Hometown: Oak Cliff, TX
Treasure Washington
Intern, Communications & Marketing
Graduate: Liberty University, 2020
Undergrad: University of Texas at Arlington
Hometown: Texarkana, TX