The Citizens & Scholars Team

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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

Rajiv Vinnakota

Rajiv Vinnakota

President

Beverly Sanford

Beverly Sanford

Vice President and Secretary to the Board

Ram Capoor

Ram Capoor

Chief Financial Officer

Susie Crafton

Susie Crafton

Chief Development Officer

Jay Geneske

Jay Geneske

Chief Communications and Engagement Officer

Indira Lar-Moore

Indira Lar-Moore

Chief of Staff

Bernard Laryea

Bernard Laryea

Chief Technology Officer

Core Staff

Jamie Berg Wright

Jamie Berg Wright

Budget Officer

Jason Cremer

Jason Cremer

Systems Support Specialist

Christine Foley

Christine Foley

Program Assistant for Fellow Support

Jane Foran

Jane Foran

Operations Manager

Anna Gallos

Anna Gallos

Program Associate for Selection and Program Administration

Arianna Gordon

Arianna Gordon

Program Officer, Higher Education Policy Fellowship & Higher Ed Media Fellowship; Program Associate, Civic Spring Fellowship

Steve Haddad

Steve Haddad

Managing Director, Leadership Giving

Jeannemarie Halleck

Jeannemarie Halleck

Senior Program Manager, Civic Spring Fellowship

Frances Hannan

Frances Hannan

Director of Multimedia Projects; Program Officer, Higher Education Media Fellowship

Caroline Harper

Caroline Harper

Senior Program Officer, Mellon Programs

Jeré Hogans

Jeré Hogans

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

Sue Lloyd

Sue Lloyd

Director of Data Systems

Alex Logan

Alex Logan

Program Manager, Civic Learning

Ritu Mukherjee

Ritu Mukherjee

Program Associate, Mellon Programs

Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson

Accounts Payable Assistant

Karl See

Karl See

Senior Director, Development

Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith

Director of Marketing and Recruitment Strategy

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Executive Assistant to the President

Valerie VanSelous

Valerie VanSelous

Development Associate

Audra Watson

Audra Watson

Director of Curriculum, Mentoring and Assessment; Program Director, Teaching Fellowship & Civic Spring 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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