We Are College Track

Commitment. Passion. Joy.
Authenticity. Excellence.

College Track is fiercely committed to ensuring that every one of our students earns a four-year college degree and a life of opportunity, choice, and power.

Realizing this goal requires the collective efforts of team members who are passionate about this work, derive joy from what we do, and engage in authentic relationships with each other and the College Track community of students, families, and partners.

We are educators and mentors. We are marketers and fundraisers. We are financial gurus and data analysts. We are professional advisors and Salesforce navigators.

We are each others’ champions. We are College Track.

Our Team

Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Josh Brankman

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Leela de Souza Bransten

Chief Philanthropy & Engagement Officer

Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.

Chief of Education

Jessica Rubie

Chief of Staff to the President & CEO

Shria Tomlinson

Senior Vice President of Program Operations, Senior Advisor to the President & CEO

Colleen Andersen

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Jonas Aquino

Senior IT Manager

Alyssa Benveniste

Talent Acquisition Manager

Salisha Bhola

Talent Acquisition Manager

Yaphet Bryant, Ph.D.

National Director of Mental Health & Wellness

Erica Buckingham

Salesforce Administrator

Bernadette Butler

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Elizabeth Calmeyer

Interim Director of Talent Acquisition

Tina Colby

Senior Director of Program Design & Innovation

Daryl Cook

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Christine Costa

Marketing Manager

Ann DeLorenzo

Grants Manager

Karen Draper

Chief Finance Officer

Elizabeth Dukovich

Director of Grants Management

Abdulwahid Duso

National Director of Student Life

Nicole Embury

Director of Institutional Philanthropy

Jenn Estrada-Feller

Interim Senior Director of College Access

Gabriela Garay-Ash

Assistant Controller

Christine Gonzalez

Manager of Site Development Operations

Julie Gopalan

Director of People & Program Operations

Atziry Gutierrez

Senior Director of Marketing & Alumni Strategy

Wendy Hankle

Executive Communications Specialist for the President & CEO

Janiece Hill

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Deven Howard

IT Operations Manager

Ashton M. Jackson

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Danielle Jarvis

Director of Philanthropic Operations

Nadja Jepsen

Senior Financial Programs & Scholarship Director

Katie Kantor

Director of Enrollment Strategy

Tina Kim

Vice President, Site Support

Brian Kramer

Senior Grants Manager

Sara Kunitake

Director of People Operations

Lenno Lara Cortes

Data Support Specialist

Henri LaSane

Site Development & Training Manager

Marshall Lott

Vice President, Site Support

Jillian Lyles

Grants Manager

Akiko Matsumura

People Associate

Zoe Melczer

Vice President of Philanthropy

Leslie Montaño

Executive Assistant

Danielle Morton

National Financial Programs & Scholarships Manager

Andrey Movilla

HR Coordinator

Thomas Munoz

Senior Director of Site Development & Training

Lauren Narcisse

Site Development & Training Manager

Robel Negussie

Controller

Kurstin Nelms

Interim Senior Director of College Advising

Christiana Newsome

Interim Vice President of People

Simone Peart

Director of Operations

Bonnie Powell

Director of Communications

Baker Renneckar

Performance Manager

Isabel Reyna

Data Analyst

Ana Maria Sanchez

Philanthropy Operations Associate

Michelle Shinseki

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Lydia Stacey

Staff Accountant

Catie Steinman

Human Resources Manager

Colin Timmins

Director of Employee Experience

Darwin Velasquez

Manager of DREAMer Services

Nikki Wardlaw

Director of Philanthropic Initiatives

Russell Williams

Employee Support Specialist

Raynisa Wilson

Accounts Payable Specialist

Our Board of Directors

College Track is governed by a Board of Directors who bring together a wealth of experience in philanthropy, operational management, and development for non-profit organizations.

Laurene Powell Jobs
Chair and Co-Founder

David B. Singer
Vice Chair

Charles D. King
Vice Chair

Nancy Lue
Secretary

Michael Beckwith

Andy Dreyfus

Safia Fasah

Lynn Feintech

Omar Karim

Cynthia Keely

Eric Kim

Darell Krasnoff

Debbra Lindo

Marc Mazur

Michael Sorrell

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Timothy C. Wu

Our Founding Story

In 1997, while advising high school seniors from East Palo Alto about the college admission process, Laurene Powell Jobs realized that students who wanted to be the first in their families to attend college received little or no guidance about how to get there.

Recognizing that starting to work with high school students in their senior year was too late, she spent a year investigating local support programs and nonprofits that worked with teens. She found many programs for elementary and middle school students but no comprehensive programs supporting high school students. Organizations that served teens provided limited service, focusing on one area, such as tutoring or youth leadership, but never taking a comprehensive approach.

Laurene co-founded a program to address the community needs they had observed. That program was College Track.

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