BES

Meet the Team

Aasimah Navlakhi
Chief Executive Officer
Jasmine Fryer
Chief Strategy Officer
Nicole Shaffer-Thomas
Chief of Staff
Paul Adler
Senior Director of Follow On Support
Aidin Carey
Senior Director of Leadership Development
Nichole Curtis Cox
Director of Fellowship Recruitment
Elise Hadley
Director of Data Analytics
Krysten Hartman
Director of Development
Stephanie Hellested
Associate Director of Program Operations
Erline Hertilien
Director of Leadership Development - Governance
Charlotte Jackson
Director of Talent
Amanda Keller
Associate Director of Fellowship Recruitment
Steve Khadam-Hir
Director of Leadership Development
Tim LeBlanc
Associate Director of Technology and Operations
Katy McArthur
Director of Communications
Ashley Miranda
Manager of Talent and Recruitment
Stephanie Patton
Senior Director of the BES Fellowship
Jabari Peddie
Director of Leadership Development
Krista Pendergast
Director of Program Operations
Hunter Schimpff
Director of Finance
Allison Smith
Associate Director of Internal Operations
Erin Walsh-Hagan
Assistant Director of the BES Fellowship
Luke Van de Walle
Senior Director of Leadership Development
Martin West
Board Chair
Elise Balboni
Rebecca Cass
Ed Chang
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.

Christopher Clements – National
Karega Rausch – National
Sarah Davis – Atlanta
Tori Jackson Hines – Atlanta
Michele Neely – Atlanta
Shara Hegde – Bay Area
Caitrin Wright – Bay Area
Marcus Brandon – Charlotte
Shamaiye Haynes – Charlotte
Crystal Rountree – Charlotte