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

Director, PreK - 12 Initiatives

Erica Adams

Managing Director, Strategic Relationships

Ashley Amachree

Associate, Analytics

Maria Argueta

Associate, Texas College Bridge - Texas Impact Network

Devron Armstrong

Manager, Best in Class

Eric Ban

Executive Director, Economic Mobility Systems

Ashley Barco

Associate, Finance

Kendra Boyle

Director, Operations & HR

Briana Carter

Manager, Finance

Nicole Cavazos

Manager, Analytics

Camila Chabayta

Associate, Analytics

Tonya Clark

Deputy Director, Best In Class

Esmeralda Cruz

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Rebecca D'Strana

Associate, Strategic Philanthropy

London Durham

Specialist, Philanthropy

Phillip Fabian

Director, College Readiness & Success

Mark Flanagan

Senior Director, IT, Innovation, and Solutions

Asenath (Azzy) Francis

Manager, Analytics

Karla Garcia

Senior Associate, College Readiness & Success

Cristie Glazner

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Tonni Grant

Director, College & Career Solutions, EMS

Kate Greer

Director, Policy & State Coalition

Ana Luz Hernández

Manager, Best in Class

Kate Hoffman

Associate, Policy & State Coalition

Chris Hudgens

Director, Regional Analytics

Carla Israel

Administrative Assistant, Operations

Katrina James

Managing Director, Dallas County Promise

Chelsea Jeffery

Director, Early Matters Dallas

Sarah Jensen

Senior Consultant, Texas Promise

Nicholy Johnson

Manager, Early Matters Dallas

Obinna Jon-Ubabuco

Manager, Analytics

Kai Jones

Manager, Dallas Thrives

Angela Callado Kiley

Chief of Staff

Ashwina Kirpalani

Managing Director, Analytics

Joshua Kumler

Manager, Communications

Turner LaBrie

Associate, Analytics

Garrett Landry

Contractor, Texas Impact Network

Ryanne Legrand

Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Kimberly Manns

DEI Consultant, H3 Diversity

Lory Marshall

Associate, Operations

Melissa Martinez Dominguez

Associate, Dallas County Promise

Abby Mayer

Senior Director, Philanthropy

Libby McCabe

Senior Policy Advisor to the CEO

Dominique McCain

Managing Director, Best in Class and Early Matters Dallas

Brittany Meyer

Services Manager, Operations

Skiler Miller

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Antoinette Mims

Director, Finance

Robert Mitchell

Director of Data and System Solutions, Economic Mobility Systems

James Murphy

Manager, Dallas County Promise

Stephanie Murphy

Director, Education Policy

Alex O'Donnell

Associate, Analytics

Kevin Paul

Executive Assistant, Executive Team

Mary Lynn Pruneda

Consultant, Policy & State Coalition

Karen Quintero-Vasquez

Partner Support Manager, Economic Mobility Systems

Ana Ramirez

Associate, College Readiness & Success

David Rardon

Director, Analytics

Joseph Reyes

Associate, Best in Class

Jacqueline Romero

Associate, Analytics

Carlos Ruiz

Associate, College Readiness & Success

Yvonne Schroeder

Deputy Director, Programs-Best in Class (PTM)

Rob Shearer

Senior Director, Communications

Mark Sieckman

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Navy Sisomphou

Manager, Communications

Dottie Smith


Miguel Solis

Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

Tamika Terry

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Jose Valerio

Manager, College & University Partnerships

Treasure Weatherspoon

Manager, Communications

Todd Williams

Chairman & CEO

Nicole Wilson

Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

Bridget Worley

Executive Director, Texas Impact Network

Fellows & Interns

Irma Zamarripa

Intern, Policy & State Coalition