Brandy Tyson

Chief Program Officer

As a leader in the field of education, Brandy has focused on building and sustaining operational, academic and community growth and development, through intentional, data-driven change for over a decade. Brandy’s work has spanned many areas of education, including educational consulting, curriculum and assessment development (K-12, college and graduate), instructional leadership, project management, staff supervision, fiscal oversight, and research and development. She understands the needs of organizations, human capital and how to leverage diversity in order to accomplish systemic goals.

Brandy previously worked as the principal at Center City Public Charter School and as a teacher for DC Public Schools. She received her Bachelor in Science degree from Saint Augustine University and a Master of Education degree from Central Michigan University.


Katrina Owens

Executive Director

Sean Hinkle

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Francavilla

Chief Development Officer

Brandy Tyson

Chief Program Officer

Charity Blackwell

Senior Advisor of Arts & Culture

Greta Adjei Silas

Senior Operations Manager

Jewel Christian

Program Coordinator, Data and Evaluation

Katie Lu Clougherty

Senior Program Manager, Data and Evaluation

Jose Granados

Program Fellow

Jason Gross

Senior Director of Soccer and Operations

Tom Gross

Program Coordinator, Leagues

Chris Hudler

Senior Program Manager, Soccer

Desara Korreshi

Program Fellow

Margot Locker

Program Manager, Community Engagement

Lorena Palacios

Senior Communications Manager

Danny Sheerin

Associate Development Manager, Operations

Keith Tucker

Program Specialist, Soccer


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Chair, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Assistant Treasurer, Wells Fargo

David Barritt-Flatt

Carta Advisors, LLC

Mark Cowan

Potomac International Partners

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Arent Fox

Fred Hargrove

MorganFranklin Consulting

Jennifer Hsin

Clark Enterprises

Andrew Howell

Monument Advocacy

Danita Johnson

D.C. United

Chip Lohmeyer


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NGP Energy Technology Partners

Harry Stevenson

Clark Construction

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Enlightenment Capital

Advisory Council

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District Sports

Erika Bowman

Hogan Lovells LLP

Jay Carmel


Elle Carne

Brailsford & Dunlavey

Laisha Dougherty


Kemba Ford*

Food and Drug Administration (*serving in a personal capacity)

Thomas Francisco


Josh Freedholm

Daedalus Ventures

Laurie Gonzalez


Ben Hsieh

Level Field Partners

Tony Keith, Jr., PhD

Educational Emcee

Carlo LeBoffe

MorganFranklin Consulting

Traci Lee

Volkswagen Group of America

Matt Lindsay

Quantified Ventures

Joshua McGee

Grant Thornton LLP

Luke Mohamed

Tim Preotle

JTP Capital Management

Lindsey Sharp

D.C. United