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

Management Team

Richard Berlin

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Eve Colavito

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Felicia Crump

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Betsy Goldfarb

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Ueyama

Chief of Staff

Jessica Brenner

Managing Director of Advancement Operations

James DiCosmo

Managing Director of Finance & Administration

Katie Doctor

Managing Director of Educational Strategy and Data

Raymie Fernandez

Managing Director of Operations

Jared R. Francis

Resident Managing Director of Leadership Development

Kalila Hoggard

Managing Director of Programs

Crystal Lane

Managing Director of Schools

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


David Cohen

New York Mets

Jason DeLand


Dr. Angela Diaz

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Dr. Joan Fallon


David Flannery

Vista Equity Partners

Stuart A. Fraser

Cantor Fitzgerald

Michele Joerg

Bobby Le Blanc


Chris Leonard

Deutsche Bank

Curtis Martin

NY Jets

Alden Millard

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Colbert Narcisse


Kristin Olson

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Vered Rabia


Tony Reagins


Kenneth Rosh

Fried Frank

Jeff Samberg

Acadia Woods Partners

Robert Sheehan


David Sobotka

Jamie B.W. Stecher

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt

Don Truesdale

Ardea Partners

Gregg Walker

G.A. Walker, LLC

Diana Weiss


Richard A. Berlin, Co-Chief Executive Officer


DREAM Charter Schools Board of Trustees

Ashish Doshi, Chair


Peter Daneker

CSP Partners LLC

Jonathan Gyurko


Michele Joerg

Vik Sawhney

The Blackstone Group

Jonathan E. Schmerin

The Georgetown Company

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

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Jaylen Amaker

Notre Dame Law School

Stephen Bellwood

Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Berdoff

Hudson Structured Capital Management

Lear Beyer

Wells Fargo

Brendan Boylan

Hawk Investors

Meghan Bracken


Marleny Carolina


Omar Eissa

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Valerie Fabbro

Gap Inc.

Michael Fife

Ladder Capital

Adam Fisher

78 Youth Sports

Brian Kelly

Soroban Capital Partners

Zach Levitt


Jake Lipton


Daquan Love


Matthew Luongo

Reetika Magdani


Nazar Massouh

Orion Energy Partners

Michael Moutenot

MasterCard Worldwide

Bill Murphy

Mac Murchadha

Tom O’Neill

The Blackstone Group

Courtney Orr

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Marc Pillemer

Guy Potvin

Millennium Management

Rachel Skelly

Michael Reiss

Permira Advisers LLC

Bridget Scotti

Nick Thorne


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


Gail Grimmett

Daniel M. Healy

Keith Hernandez


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

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