Staff

PENCIL’s talented team is serious about creating change in our public schools. Their dedication and hard work give vital support to our programs, and make PENCIL a great place to work.

Executive

David Weiner
David A. Weiner

President

Joanna Cannon
Joanna Cannon

Chief Operating Officer

Cinthia Policard
Cinthia Policard

Special Assistant to the President

Partnerships & Programs

Gayle Villani
Gayle Villani

Vice President, Programs

Jessica Kemper
Jessica Kemper

Associate Director of Partnership Support

Melissa Leitman
Melissa Leitman

Associate Director of Partnership Support

Sarah Chesson
Sarah Chesson

Partnership Manager, Manhattan School District 2 Brooklyn 17

Danille Jager
Danille Jager

Partnership Manager, Brooklyn School Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21; Queens 30, and Staten Island 31.

Katje King
Katje King

Associate Director of Research & Evaluation

Russell Langsam
Russell Langsam

Associate Director, National Network

Emily Miller
Emily Miller

Partnership Manager, Bronx District 9 & Manhattan Districts 1, 4

Jason Mulero
Jason Mulero

Partnership Manager, Manhattan Districts 3, 5, 6, and Bronx 7

Danielle Sampson
Danielle Sampson

Partnership Manager, Bronx District 8, Brooklyn District 32, and Queens Districts 24, 25, 26, and 28

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Carmen Del Valle

Program Coordinator

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Sheena Neal

Program Manager

Resource Development

Betsy Baron
Betsy Baron

Associate Director of Special Events and Sponsorships

Bernadette Callaghan
Bernadette Callaghan

Corporate Engagement Manager

Jamie Billington
Jamie Billington

Special Events Associate

Christine Gorman
Christine Gorman

Senior Manager of Operations and Foundations

Caroline Lefaivre
Caroline Lefaivre

Corporate Relations Manager

Michael Yerdon
Michael Yerdon

Individual Giving Manager

Operations & Administration

John McHale
John McHale

Director of Finance & Administration

Katrina Lech
Katrina Lech

Office Administrator