Meet the Team

Aasimah Navlakhi
Chief Executive Officer
Jasmine Fryer
Chief Strategy Officer
Gina Musumeci
Chief Program Officer
Nicole Shaffer-Thomas
Chief of Staff
Paul Adler
Senior Director of Follow On Support
Aidin Carey
Senior Director of LENS
Dawn Griffin
Senior Director of the BES Fellowship
Krysten Hartman
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Stephanie Hellested
Associate Director of Program Operations
Erline Hertilien
Director of Leadership Development - Governance
Charlotte Jackson
Director of Talent
Amanda Keller
Associate Director of Recruitment
Steve Khadam-Hir
Director of Leadership Development
Neyesia Lawrence
Manager of Recruitment
Tim LeBlanc
Associate Director of Technology and Operations
Karla Lindgren
Manager of External Relations
Katy McArthur
Director of Communications
Ashley Miranda
Manager of Talent and Recruitment
Jabari Peddie
Senior Director of LENS
Sundiata Salaam
Senior Director of Leadership Development
Hunter Schimpff
Director of Finance
Allison Smith
Associate Director of Internal Operations
Chaundria Smith, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Leadership Development
Erin Walsh-Hagan
Senior Director of the BES Fellowship
Martin West
Board Chair
Elise Balboni
Rebecca Cass
Ed Chang
Jonathan Chaparro
Hrag Hamalian
Shenita Johnson
Ebony Lee
Charles Mitchell

The BES Community Advisory Council is a diverse network of education equity advocates with a deep commitment to BES’s mission of identifying and supporting excellent leaders to transform education in their communities. This group of community leaders play a critical role in helping BES to expand its base of supporters and providing BES with essential local context on the needs in their communities so that BES can make strategic decisions to support school leaders and their teams and effectively deliver on our mission. We have regional advisory council chapters in Atlanta, the Bay Area, and Charlotte, as well as a national chapter.

Marcus Brandon
Christopher Clements
Sarah Davis
Shamaiye Haynes
Shara Hegde
Tori Jackson Hines
Michele Neely
Crystal Rountree
Karega Rausch
Caitrin Wright