Our Team

We are inspired by innovative ideas, passionate about education, and dedicated to Houston’s students and families. Our team’s mission is to increase the number of children succeeding in high-quality learning environments.

LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT

Alex Elizondo

Alex Elizondo

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley Cash

Ashley Cash

Chief of Staff

Delicia Jones

Delicia Jones

Chief Strategy and Investments Officer

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Chief Advancement Officer

Elliott Witney

Elliott Witney

Chief Program Officer

Cary Wright

Cary Wright

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Abby Buck

Abby Buck

Executive Assistant

ADVANCEMENT

Faria Dhamani

Faria Dhamani

Managing Director of External Partnerships

Quinn Doran

Quinn Doran

Manager of Advancement

PROGRAM

Courtney Isaak

Courtney Isaak

Managing Director of District Support and Talent

Paris Woods

Paris Woods

Managing Director of Harris County Promise

Kiran Ali

Kiran Ali

Director of Program Planning and Implementation

Becca Dray

Becca Dray

Director of District Support

Meron Tekle

Meron Tekle

Director of New School Creation

Victoria Graham

Victoria Graham

Manager of College and Career Access

Ellie Johnson

Ellie Johnson

Manager of Early Learning

Selam Kidane

Selam Kidane

Manager of Scholar Success

Meredith-Leigh Pleasants

Meredith-Leigh Pleasants

Manager of Talent and School Support

Jaime Luna

Jaime Luna

Manager of District Support

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell

Manager of Data and System Solutions

Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen

Manager of District Support

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

Director of Policy

Stephanie Noriega

Stephanie Noriega

Director of Communications

Jamaur Barnes

Jamaur Barnes

Manager of Family and Community Engagement

Courtney Bass

Courtney Bass

Graphic Designer

STRATEGY AND INVESTMENTS

Michelle Hester

Michelle Hester

Director of Finance

Stefanie Cruz

Stefanie Cruz

Manager of Strategy and Investments

Luna Nguyen

Luna Nguyen

Manager of Strategy and Investments

Cristina Coy

Cristina Coy

Finance and Operations Associate