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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

Christopher Gergen Headshot

Christopher Gergen

CEO & Co-Founder
Fay Horwitt Headshot

Fay Horwitt

President
& ESHIP Liaison
Nicolas Gunkel Headshot

Nicolas Gunkel

Vice President, Ecosystem Impacts
Michelle Benham Headshot

Michelle Benham

Senior Director of Marketing & Operations
Brett Brenton Headshot

Brett Brenton

Senior Director
of Learning
Networks
Hassan Bazzi Headshot

Hassan Bazzi

Director of Community Innovation
Shayla Herndon-Edmunds headshot

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds

Director of Talent Development
Eric Renz-Whitmore Headshot

Eric Renz-Whitmore

Director of ESHIP Communities
Stacey Williams Headshot

Stacey Williams

Director of Research & Evaluation
Garrett Raczek Headshot

Garrett Raczek

Senior Researcher
Rajah Satterwhite Headshot

Rajah Satterwhite

Content Marketing Manager
Eliza Salmon Headshot

Eliza Salmon

Research Manager
Megan Shuford Headshot

Megan Shuford

ESHIP Communications Manager
Matt Hughes Headshot

Matt Hughes

Accounting and Human Resources Manager
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Symone Fogg

Americorps VISTA
Kin Louis headshot

Kim Louis

Project Manager, New Kensington / Arnold

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
Gabe-Munoz Headshot

Gabriel Munoz

ESHIP Kansas City
Laura Merryfield Headshot

Laura Merryfield

ESHIP Long Beach
Margaret Lee Headshot

Margaret Lee

New Haven, CT
Caroline Smith Headshot

Caroline Smith

New Haven, CT
Arthur Thomas Headshot

Arthur Thomas

New Haven, CT
Arin Ortigoza Headshot

Erin Ortigoza

ESHIP Rio Grande