PAIR STAFF

(Click HERE for contact information and biographies)

Management

Executive Director: Jennifer Garmon
LMSW, Washington University

Senior Program & Operations Manager: Lauren West
B.A. International Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Program Manager: Shaina Holm
M.A., Conflict Transformation (Concentration in Youth Program Leadership), SIT Graduate Institute
B.A., Marketing (Certificate in International Business), Texas A&M University

Program Manager: Mariel Sanchez
M.A., Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University
B.A., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin

Program Staff

Program Coordinator: Abbie Drozek-Fitzwater
at Las Americas Newcomer School
B.A., English/Creative Writing & Classics/Latin, Ohio University

Program Coordinator: Krstina Roberts
at Jane Long Academy
B.A., International Studies, Southern Methodist University

Program Coordinator: Rasha Issa
at Paul Revere Middle School
B.A., English Literature, Damascus University

Program Assistant: Shifa Abuzaid
at Westbury and Wisdom High Schools
B.A., Political Science, University of Houston Honors College

 

AmeriCorps VISTA

Resource Developer: Bashir Bakhtiari
M.S., Criminal Justice, Florida International University
B.A., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University


Volunteer Coordinator: Michelle Jarest
B.S., Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

President: Christina Lagos Triantaphyllis
Chief Officer of Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives
Collaborative for Children

Vice President: Sayli Kulkarni
Technology Director
Xpediant Solutions

Secretary: Ali Palacios Donnelly
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Palacios Murphy, LLC

Treasurer: Glen Lowenstein
Owner
Terrain Solutions Inc.

Mark Brasher
Partner
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vinay Bachireddy
Partner at 34 Pine Capital
Chairman/CFO of HRO Resources

Meredith Steele Kottler 
Teacher
The Kinkaid School

Giovanna Carollo Carter
Principal of the Duncan Family Office

Renee F. Stern
Researcher-Writer
Cornerstone Consulting Group, Inc.

Melany Vargas
Business Strategy Manager
Accenture Strategy


ADVISORS

 

Shirin Herman
Academic Trainer
Houston Independent School District

Rajen Mahagaokar
Vice President
Riverstone Holdings LLC

Alex Triantaphyllis
Director of Immigration and Economic Opportunity
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Rakhee Bhattacharya-Das
Head of Strategic Intelligence and Innovation
Invesco Ltd.

Stephen Dictor
Energy Solutions Lead
Uptake

Robert H. Etnyre, Jr. 
Lawyer
Royston Rayzor