The Citizens & Scholars Team

The Citizens & Scholars team brings experiences from Main Street to Wall Street and across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. With support from our board of directors, a large network of ideologically diverse partners, and our community of 27,000 Fellows, we're developing an effective citizenry that strengthens democracy—together.

Senior Leadership

Beverly Sanford

Beverly Sanford

Vice President and Secretary to the Board

Jay Geneske

Jay Geneske

Chief Communications & Engagement Officer

Steve Haddad

Steve Haddad

Chief Development Officer

Indira Lar-Moore

Indira Lar-Moore

Chief of Staff

Bernard Laryea

Bernard Laryea

Chief Technology Officer

Jessica Sutter

Jessica Sutter

Chief of Civic Learning Initiatives

Core Staff

Jamie Berg Wright

Jamie Berg Wright

Budget Officer

Janett Cordovés

Janett Cordovés

Senior Program Director, College Presidents Consortium

Jason Cremer

Jason Cremer

Systems Support Specialist

Christine Foley

Christine Foley

Program Associate for Fellow Support

Jane Foran

Jane Foran

Operations Manager

Anna Gallos

Anna Gallos

Program Associate for Project Administration

Arianna Gordon

Arianna Gordon

Program Officer, Youth Civic Impact, Civic Spring, Higher Ed Media, and Higher Ed Policy Fellowships

Jeannemarie Halleck

Jeannemarie Halleck

Senior Program Officer, Civic Spring Fellowship

Caroline Harper

Caroline Harper

Senior Program Officer, Mellon Programs

Tiffany Hess-Bennette

Tiffany Hess-Bennette

Communications Manager

Jeré Hogans

Jeré Hogans

Program Officer, Women's Studies Fellowship & Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

Sue Lloyd

Sue Lloyd

Director of Data Systems

Ritu Mukherjee

Ritu Mukherjee

Program Associate, Mellon Programs

William Murray

William Murray

Senior Director of Development

Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson

Accounts Payable Assistant

Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith

Senior Director of Marketing & Design

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Executive Assistant to the President

Valerie Van Selous

Valerie Van Selous

Development Associate

Audra Watson

Audra Watson

Senior Program Director, WW Teaching Fellowship, Indiana Education Leaders Fellowship, Civic Spring Fellowship & Youth Civic Impact Fellowship

Board of Trustees

The Citizens & Scholars Board of Trustees comprises leaders from across sectors and fields.

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Citizens & Scholars is growing our team. Help us create a critical mass of Americans that are well-informed, productively engaged, and hopeful about our democracy.

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