Our
leadership

DREAM’s leadership consists of our management team as well as our multiple boards, all working in tandem to advance our mission to level the playing field for all children.

Management Team

Richard Berlin

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Eve Colavito

Co-Chief Executive Officer

James DiCosmo

Chief Financial Officer

Katie Doctor

Chief Strategy Officer

Raymie Fernandez

Chief Operating Officer

Maria Griffin

Chief Advancement Officer

Kalila Hoggard

Chief People & Equity Officer

Crystal Lane

Chief Education Officer

Alice Tan

Chief of Staff

Jessica Brenner

Managing Director of Advancement Operations

Elizabeth Dodge

Managing Director of Elementary and Middle Schools

Adam Feiler

Managing Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Jared R. Francis

Managing Director of High School and Leadership Development

Wayne Leung

Managing Director of IT

Jackeline Montalvo

Managing Director of Communications & Brand

Board of Directors

Vik Sawhney, Chair

The Blackstone Group

Peter Daneker, Vice-Chair

CSP Partners LLC

Karim Assef

Bank of America
Merrill Lynch

Hank Azaria

David S. Blitzer

The Blackstone Group

Porter Braswell

Jopwell

David Cohen

Jennifer Dalven

American Civil Liberties Union

Jason DeLand

Anomaly

Dr. Joan Fallon

Curemark

David Flannery

Vista Equity Partners

Eric Grossman

Morgan Stanley

Yesenia Scheker Izquierdo

KPMG

Michele Joerg

Stefanie Katzman

S. Katzman Produce

Bobby Le Blanc

ONEX

Chris Leonard

Deutsche Bank

Curtis Martin

NY Jets

Alden Millard

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Colbert Narcisse


TIAA

Matt Nord

Apollo Global Management

Vered Rabia

Skadden

Tony Reagins

MLB

Kenneth Rosh

Fried Frank

Jeff Samberg

Acadia Woods Partners

Robert Sheehan

Skadden

David Sobotka

Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Jamie B.W. Stecher

Don Truesdale

Ardea Partners

Gregg Walker

Muller & Monroe

Diana Weiss

PwC

DREAM Charter Schools Board of Trustees

Ashish Doshi, Chair

XN

Peter Daneker

CSP Partners LLC

Michele Joerg

Adam Miller

Kauff Laton Miller LLP

Don C. Sawyer III

Fairfield University

Vicki Zubovic

Khan Academy

DREAM Ambassadors

DREAM Ambassadors are a diverse group of next-generation and established leaders united by DREAM’s goal of leveling the playing field for all children. Ambassadors work together to help us DREAM big—elevating DREAM’s fundraising potential, broadening our connections, and amplifying our DEI vision.

Vilas Kuchinad, Chair

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Emily Stecher, Chair

Pretium

Jaylen Amaker

DREAM Alum
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Stephen Bellwood

Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Berdoff

Hudson Structured Capital Management

Lear Beyer

Wells Fargo

Meghan Bracken

KPMG

Omar Eissa

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Valerie Fabbro

Funko

Michael Fife

Ladder Capital

Adam Fisher

78 Youth Sports

Andy Grabowski

Blackstone

Connor Hale

McKinsey

Michael Hollander

Uber

Charlie Howe

Brookfield Properties

Coimbra Jackson

Perkins Coie

Brian Kelly

Soroban Capital Partners

Zach Levitt

ONEX

Jake Lipton

Wallbrook

Nazar Massouh

OIC

Michael Moutenot

MasterCard Worldwide

Tom O’Neill

The Blackstone Group

Anthony Pardo

Major League Baseball

Marc Pillemer

Blue Owl

Cole Potamkin

Potamkin Companies

Guy Potvin

Millennium Management

Michael Reiss

Axiom Law

Steven Santoro

Morgan Stanley

Rachel Skelly

Celonis

Nick Thorne

Basno

Kevin Widmaier

BBR Partners

Home Run Leadership Council

DREAM’s Home Run Leadership Council is a group of professionals that serves as a powerful asset for objective advice, gauging future trends, building key relationships, broadening the organization’s donor base, and more.

Michael Buckley

New Frontier Foods

Ken Burns

Florentine Films

Charlie Butler

University of Oregon

Tony Clark

Major League Baseball Players Association

Robert Costas

MLB TV/NBC

Gail Grimmett

Daniel M. Healy

Keith Hernandez

SNY

Jeff Idelson

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Marc Jaffe, Chair Emeritus

Children’s Learning Centers

Bob Kerrey

Allen and Company

Roberto Mignone

Bridger Capital Partners

Omar Minaya

New York Mets

Sharon Robinson

Major League Baseball

Steve Salem

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

John Scotti

Team Scotti

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council was created to represent those have participated in DREAM’s programs and graduated from its schools throughout our history. Together, its members work to support current and future alumni and serve as a united voice with a strong stake in DREAM’s future.

Jaylen Amaker, Co-Chair

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Maria Gerena, Co-Chair

Asphalt Green

Abigail Castillo

Crowe

David Cruz

Carey Limousine

Kelly Hernandez

Capital One Financial

Amanda Irizarry

Concrete Rose Capital

Rashad Johnson

Rachell Jorge

City Air HVAC

Jason Medina

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department

Arianna Mendez

Chelsea Piers

Jason Perez

DREAM

Jaret Perez

DREAM

Louise Phillips

DREAM

Robert Saltares

Laureus

Justina Sharrock-Brown

Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Albert Tirado

FDNY

Essence Torres

Clean Slate Initiative

Dominick Torres

Inherited Stories

Amanda Yepez

Spotify

Natalia Yulfo

KIPP NYC College Prep High School

Interested in working at DREAM? Visit our careers page to find out more about joining our team.