Meet the Team!

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Trevor Rubingh

Co-Founder, President: National

Linda Rubingh

Co-Founder, Associate Director:
Grand Rapids

Sarah Carter

Executive Director: Jersey City

Shaun Hopkins

Associate Director: Jersey City

Gabriel Stiritz

Operations Director: National

Jeremy Jerschina

Executive Director: Paterson

Christy Knetsch

Site Director: Grand Rapids

JERSEY CITY

FAIRMOUNT

Daymiris Echeverria

Site Director

Niksha Davis

After School Center Director

Sarah Richman

Teen Life Internship Director

Anne Joseph

Music Director

Karen Dilsizian

College Readiness & Alumni
Relations Coordinator

Malika Thompson

After School Center Assistant

Genesis De Leon

After School Center Office Assistant

Tameika Smith

Job Coach

David Carment

Job Coach

Will Woods

Band Master Music Teacher

Darius Smith

Keys Master Music Teacher

Joseph Quiles

Music Ministry Intern

VROOM

Alex Goldsmith

Site Director

Joseph Bae

After School Center Director

Jessica Brooks

Music Coordinator

Marena Gad

After School Center Assistant

LAFAYETTE

Soo Kim

Site Director

Jenae Gayle

After school center director

Joe chung

After School Center Assistant Director

Dominique Bradford

Music Coordinator

Sam Rios

Job Coach

Khalil Thompson

Bass Master Music Teacher

Daiquan Nelson

Drums Master Music Teacher

DEVELOPMENT

Laura Gosa

Director of Major Giving

Greg Nelson

Design & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Wade

Associate Director of Development

NATIONAL

Darius Beckham

Operations Coordinator

Rachel Telljohann

HR Coordinator

Chandler Jernigan

Media Coordinator

ASHLEY FIELD

Development Associate

Jayna Van Buiten

Junior Accountant

FAMILIES FOR LITERACY

Josh Echeverria

Families for Literacy Director

Abanoub Boghdady

Families for Literacy assistant manager

Tahany Tous

Families for Literacy Case Manager

Gamela Mikhaeil

Families for Literacy Translator

GRAND RAPIDS

Ellie Arreguin

After School Center Director

Gordon Lee

Teen Life Internship Director

Maurice Townsend

Music Director

Shone Williams

Master Teacher

NATIONAL

Katy Hoffman

Executive Assistant

PATERSON

Sarah Harrs-Beckham

After School Center Director

Jessie Davis

Teen Life Internship Director

Daniel Cody

Music Director

Ana Melendez

Job Coach & College Coordinator

Mike Tria

Musician in Residence