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

Richard Burns
Richard D. Burns

Interim Executive Director

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 Coordinator, Manhattan School District 2 Brooklyn 17

Danille Jager
Danille Jager

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

Meekaelle Joseph
Meekaelle Joseph

Partnership Coordinator, Bronx Districts 10, 11, and 12

Katje King
Katje King

Associate Director of Research & Evaluation

Russell Langsam
Russell Langsam

Associate Director, National Network

Emily Miller
Emily Miller

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

Jason Mulero
Jason Mulero

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

Danielle Sampson
Danielle Sampson

Partnership Coordinator, Manhattan District 6, Bronx District 8, Queens Districts 24-26, 28, 29

Daniel Wilcox
Daniel Wilcox

Program Coordinator

Marina Zhavoronkova
Marina Zhavoronkova

Program Manager

Resource Development

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Denise Nelson

Vice President, 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 Event Associate

Tara Fitzpatrick
Tara Fitzpatrick

Associate Director of Corporate Relations and Institutional Giving

Christine Gorman
Christine Gorman

Senior Manager of Operations and Foundations

Caroline Lefaivre
Caroline Lefaivre

Corporate Relations Manager

Marketing & Communications

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Sara Clough

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Isabelle Jette
Isabelle Jetté

Associate Director of Marketing

Ben Lebeaux
Ben Lebeaux

Communications Manager

Meghan Tocin
Meghan Tocin

Senior Marketing Manager

Operations & Administration

John McHale
John McHale

Director of Finance & Administration

Katrina Lech
Katrina Lech

Office Administrator