Our Team

Actualizing our mission to create opportunities for shared prosperity through inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem development is made possible by our uniquely talented, skilled, passionate, and resilient team of equity champions and ecosystem builders..

Meet our team

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Fay Horwitt

President & CEO
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Nicolas Gunkel

Senior Vice President
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Michelle Benham

Senior Director, Marketing & Operations
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Brett Brenton

Senior Director, Learning
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Hassan Bazzi

Director, Community Innovation
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Shayla Herndon-Edmunds

Director, Talent Development
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Stacey Williams

Director, Research & Evaluation
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Kenia Thompson

Director, ESHIP Marketing & Media
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Garrett Raczek

Senior Manager, Special Projects
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Eliza Salmon

Senior Manager, Research & Operations
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Rajah Satterwhite

Manager, Content Marketing
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Megan Shuford

ESHIP Communications Manager
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Matt Hughes

Manager, Accounting & Human Resources
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Symone Fogg

Americorps VISTA
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Kim Louis

Project Manager, New Kensington / Arnold
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Victoria Snyder

Navigator, Pittsburgh, PA
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Minnie McMillian

Research Assistant

Community Leads

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Paulo Gregory

ESHIP Baltimore
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LC Johnson

Franklin County, OH
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Kaliah Ligon

Indianapolis, IN
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Gabriel Munoz

ESHIP Kansas City
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Laura Merryfield

ESHIP Long Beach
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Margaret Lee

New Haven, CT
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Caroline Smith

New Haven, CT
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Arthur Thomas

New Haven, CT
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Erin Ortigoza

ESHIP Rio Grande