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 Strategy & 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

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


David Cohen

Jennifer Dalven

American Civil Liberties Union

Jason DeLand


Dr. Joan Fallon


David Flannery

Vista Equity Partners

Eric Grossman

Morgan Stanley

Yesenia Scheker Izquierdo


Michele Joerg

Stefanie Katzman

S. Katzman Produce

Bobby Le Blanc


Chris Leonard

Deutsche Bank

Curtis Martin

NY Jets

Alden Millard

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Colbert Narcisse


Matt Nord

Apollo Global Management

Vered Rabia


Tony Reagins


Kenneth Rosh

Fried Frank

Jeff Samberg

Acadia Woods Partners

Robert Sheehan


David Sobotka

Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Jamie B.W. Stecher

Don Truesdale

Ardea Partners

Gregg Walker

Muller & Monroe

Diana Weiss


DREAM Charter Schools Board of Trustees

Ashish Doshi, Chair


Zainab Ali

Charter School Growth Fund

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


Jaylen Amaker

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


Tasia Burroughs

Columbia Business School

Alex Condon


Justin Curtis

Taconic Capital

Omar Eissa

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Valerie Fabbro


Michael Fife

Ladder Capital

Adam Fisher

78 Youth Sports

Andy Grabowski


Connor Hale


Michael Hollander


Charlie Howe

Brookfield Properties

Coimbra Jackson

Perkins Coie

Humayra Kabir

Vista Credit Partners

Brian Kelly

Soroban Capital Partners

Zach Levitt


Jake Lipton


Ryan Malloy

Franklin Templeton

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


Nick Thorne


Kevin Widmaier

BBR Partners

Zhao Yang


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

Be My Eyes

Ken Burns

Florentine Films

Charlie Butler

University of Oregon

Tony Clark

Major League Baseball Players Association

Robert Costas

MLB Network/TNT Sports

Gail Grimmett

Delta Air Lines

Daniel M. Healy

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Keith Hernandez


Jeff Idelson

Grassroots Baseball

Marc Jaffe, Chair Emeritus

Children’s Learning Centers

Bob Kerrey

Allen and Company

Roberto Mignone

Bridger Capital Partners

Omar Minaya

New York Yankees

Sharon Robinson

Major League Baseball

Steve Salem

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

John 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


David Cruz

Carey Limousine

Kelly Hernandez

Capital One Financial

Amanda Irizarry

Concrete Rose Capital

Rachell Jorge

City Air HVAC

Jason Medina

Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department

Jose Mejia


Arianna Mendez

Chelsea Piers

Jason Perez


Jaret Perez


Louise Phillips


Robert Saltares


Nydia Sanchez

New York Police Department

Justina Sharrock-Brown

Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Albert Tirado


Dominick Torres

Inherited Stories

Amanda Yepez


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.