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

Karen Draper

Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Nicole Embury

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.

Chief of Education

Christiana Newsome

Chief People Officer

Jessica Rubie

Chief of Staff to the President & CEO

Shria Tomlinson

Chief of Site Strategy & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO

Sue Agraviador

Director of Individual Philanthropy

Kim Aguilar

Financial Analyst

Colleen Andersen

People & Culture Program Manager

Nnedi Anosike

Grants Manager

Yaphet Bryant, Ph.D.

Director of Social Emotional Learning & Development

Erica Buckingham

Salesforce Administrator

Elizabeth Calmeyer

Director of Talent Management

Tina Colby

Managing Director of Program Design and Training

Anna Contreras

Office Manager

Daryl Cook

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Ann DeLorenzo

Grants Manager

Jenn Estrada-Feller

Vice President of College Access and Partnerships

Hannah Fu

Senior Accountant

Karen Gardner

Grants Manager

Christine Gonzalez

Training Operations Manager

Julie Gopalan

Director of Organizational Integration

Wendy Hankle

Executive Communications Specialist for the President & CEO

Deven Howard

IT Operations Manager

Michael Hua

Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Ashton M. Jackson

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Danielle Jarvis

Director of Philanthropic Operations

Nadja Jepsen

Director of Financial Programs & Support

Katie Kantor

Director of Enrollment Strategy

Lenno Lara Cortes

Data Support Specialist

Henri LaSane

Program Training Manager

Menyui Leung

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Robert Lio

IT Support Specialist II

Jillian Lyles

Manager of Institutional Philanthropy

Akiko Matsumura

People Manager

Dervla McDonnell

Senior Director of Institutional Philanthropy

Zoe Melczer

Vice President of Philanthropic Operations & Initiatives

Ashleigh Miller

Facilities & Operations Manager

Suling Miller

Managing Director of Institutional Philanthropy

Leslie Montaño

Executive Assistant

Mari Moreno

Internal Communications Strategist

Danielle Morton

Manager of Financial Programs & Support

Thomas Munoz

Managing Director of Site Strategy

Lauren Narcisse

LEAD Curriculum Training Manager

Robel Negussie

Vice President of Finance

Jaicel Ortega

Director of College & University Partnerships

Jenee Palmer

Managing Director of College Thrive

Simone Peart

Director of Facilities and Operations

Charnelle Pinkett

Executive Assistant

Jacob Punz

IT Support Specialist I

Baker Renneckar

Director of Data Infrastructure

Ana Maria Sanchez

Philanthropy Operations Associate

Tekora Scruggs

Director of Alumni Engagement

Catie Steinman

HR Business Partner II

Colin Timmins

Director of Employee Experience

Darwin Velasquez

Manager of Dreamer Support Program

Alma Velazquez

Executive Assistant

Nikki Wardlaw

Director of Philanthropic Initiatives

Desiree Williams

College Counseling Trainer

Raynisa Wilson

Accounts Payable Specialist

Kalena Yearwood

Communications Coordinator

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

Michael Beckwith

Andy Dreyfus

Safia Fasah

Lynn Feintech

Omar Karim

Cynthia Keely

Eric Kim

Darell Krasnoff

Debbra Lindo

Marc Mazur

Michael Sorrell


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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