Our Team

Our team is made up of awesome individuals who are passionate about afterschool. We serve as a unifier of the field and seek to enhance all afterschool providers, practitioners and advocates by nurturing an educated and engaged public in support of their efforts.

Jodi Grant

Executive Director
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Bianka Ewers

Budget & Finance Specialist
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Dan Gilbert

Project Manager
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Shaun Gray

Production and Office Manager
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Erin Hegarty

Special Assistant to the Executive Director
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Ursula Helminski

Sr. Vice President, External Affairs
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Maria Leyva

Development Operations Associate
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Tiereny Lloyd

Director of Health and Wellness Initiatives
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Jillian Luchner

Policy Manager
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Rina Moss

Project Associate
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Chris Neitzey

Director of STEM Initiatives
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Marisa Paipongna

Project Associate
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Erik Peterson

Vice President, Policy
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Jen Rinehart

Sr. Vice President, Research & Policy
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Faith Savaiano

Communications Associate
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Leah Silverberg

STEM Specialist
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Charlotte Steinecke

Communications Manager
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Alexis Steines

Director of Field Outreach
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Christopher Vance

Director of Development
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Nikki Yamashiro

Director of Research
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Irina Zabello

Vice President, Finance & Administration
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Dr. Terry K. Peterson

Senior Fellow, Richard Riley Institute at Furman University and College of Charleston
Chair
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Lisa Lucheta

Principal, Torani/R. Torre & Co.
Vice Chair
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Barry D. Ford

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Council for A Strong America
Secretary
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Reinaldo Llano

Founder, Dynamic Social Responsibility
Treasurer
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The Honorable David Cicilline

Representing the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island
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John Danielson

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The Honorable Karl Dean

Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
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Dr. Lucy Friedman

President, The After-School Corporation
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Tim Hwang

Founder and CEO of FiscalNote
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Gilbert Moreno

Independent Consultant
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Heather Nesle

President, New York Life Foundation/Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company
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Jean Margaret Smith

S.V.P. of Public Affairs & Administration, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group
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Herb Sturz

Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations
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Stacey Gillis Weber

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