The Network Team

The Democracy Prep Public Schools network team, stationed on the fourth and fifth floor of a central office located at 1767 Park Avenue in Harlem, supports all of our schools. The network team regularly visits all Democracy Prep schools which emphasizes a college-going culture for our scholars and enables the network team to stay connected.

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Katie Duffy

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Abare

Special Advisor to the CEO

Amier Carmel

Director of Crisis Management

Evonne Jones

Policy Analyst

Kimberly Mendez

Program Accountability Associate

Corrie Manieri

Charter Systems Manager, DPBR

Reggie Galloway

Charter Systems Manager, DPAC

Diana Feliz

Office Manager

Office of the Superintendent

Natasha Trivers


Margaret Marrer

Assistant Superintendent

Steve Popper

Assistant Superintendent

Sharese Maine

Director of Scholar Support

Anita Ntem

Special Assistant to Superintendent

Brian Duran

K-12 Director of Arts

Jerry Phelps

Regional Arts Education Manager

Viviana Perez

Civics Program Director

Dennis Wolfe

Athletic Director

Luis Cardenas

Speech and Debate Master Coach

Sarah Rosenberg

Speech and Debate Master Coach

General Counsel & Special Education

Kent Anker

Vice President of Public Policy | General Counsel

Ximena Flores

Legal Associate

Noah Mackert

Special Advisor

Ellie Grose

Director of Special Education

Alexa Feldman

Assistant Director of Special Education

Kareem Shakoor

Senior ACT Manager

Heather Bezdecheck

ACT Manager

Beatrix Jackson

ACT Manager

Jillian Luft

ACT Manager

Kana Yoo

ACT Manager

Jennifer Rodriguez

ACT Manager

Kim Hild

ACT Manager

Lauren MacLean

ELL Manager

Campus & Community Impact Team

Adrienne Nyamsi

Senior Director of Community Impact

Jordan Stenzel

Director of Operational Impact

Eliza Saunders

Community Impact Manager

Ken Mason

Assistant Director of Regional Operational Impact

Francheska Jimenez

Operational Impact Manager

Curriculum Team

Danielle Liebling

Director of K-12 Curriculum

Lauren Nelson

Math Specialist

WaKeisha Wade

Math Specialist

Blake Unger Dvorchic

Science Specialist

Naomi Bates

Assessment Coordinator

Alexis Haut

Literacy Specialist

Fernando Reyes

History Specialist

Julia Kang

Korean Specialist

Samantha Katzman

Elementary Specialist

Alexandra Arricale

Elementary Specialist

Kim Wall

Curriculum Support Manager

Communications Team

Amara Nogee

Graphic Designer

Greg Callan

Videographer & Editor

Milowa Rodriguez

Graphic Designer

Anthony Hull


Wenniao Qu

Web Developer

James Lee

Korean Program Coordinator

David Beltran

Social Media Associate

Vivian Cho

Event Planner

Charlotte Hockens


Finance Team

Greg Spreeman

Chief Finance Officer

Melanie Hok

Senior Director of Finance

Greg McDowell

Grants Manager

Richard Coore

Staff Accountant

Andrea Jorge

Finance Associate

Corinna Myers

Finance Associate

Masiel Reyes-Weiss

Finance Associate

Cheuk Cheung

Staff Accountant

Jazmin Abreu

Finance Associate

Jackie White

Regional Finance Manager

Krystal Puello

Finance Associate

Human Resources Team

Linda Jones Easton

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Alexa Gonzalez

Director of Human Resources - NY

Brenda Ayayee

Human Resources Associate

Abigail Friedman

Human Resources Associate & Certification Specialist

Janai Smith

Human Resources Associate

Jennifer Stewart

Human Resources Associate

Jamell Yarborough

Human Resources Associate

Errol Nembhard

Human Resources Associate

Information Systems Team

Carlos Mojica

Senior Director of Infrastructure

Mark Cheng

Director of Data Management & Analysis

Edward Langer

Assistant Director of Network Technology

Miguel Rivera Rios

Data Manager

Brian Martin

Remote Specialist

Ryan Howell

Assistant Director of Information Design

Rebecca LeBlond

Global Citizens Program Director

Jaclyn Fosso

Global Citizens Program Manager

Jose Lozada

Data Developer

Larry Hok

Network Technology Manager

Steven Harkey

Data Systems Associate

Tony Boler

School Technology Support Associate

Recruitment Team

Jonathan Howard

Vice President of Recruitment

Cindy Luk

Director of Recruitment

Ashleigh Chin

Leadership Recruitment Manager

Kristen Haurin

Selection Manager

Kyle Shedrick


Ahnjelica Blake

Recruitment Associate

Vanessa Reyes Kranwinkel

Recruitment Outreach Associate

Faith Carbon

Recruitment Outreach Associate

Melanie Aldridge

Recruitment Associate

Katie Fleckenstein

Recruitment Associate

Talent Development Team

Lisa Friscia

Vice President of Talent Development

Ajaka Roth

Assistant Director of Talent Development

Matt Kautz

Professional Development Coordinator

Chabelly Jiminian

Manager, People Team Operations

Sarah Mackay

Senior Manager, Staff Development

College Success Team

Ralph Johnson

Senior Director of College Success

John Lindquist

Assistant Director of College Success

Manuel Jourdain

College Access & Success Counselor


Gabriel Garcia

Facilities Manager

Darryl Frazier

Manager of Facilities

Walter Flowers