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Leadership Team

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Caroline Allen
Vice President, Leadership, Development, & Design
Caroline is responsible for designing world-class leadership development programs, experiences and courses inspiring LEE members to investigate their values and articulate a theory of change to their leadership journey.
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Michael Buman
Executive Director
Mike is LEE's executive director.
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Courtney Collins
Chief of Staff
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Steven Francisco
Vice President, Technology
Steven is responsible for imagining, developing and sustaining innovative technologies that power the LEE network to create impact.
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Christine Green
Vice President, General Counsel
Christine is responsible for compliance and legal support across all of LEE’s work.
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Sheri Leo
Vice President, Talent, Learning, & Culture
Sheri is responsible for the people strategy and staff experience of more than 150 LEE staff members.
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Sarah McLean
Senior Vice President, Partnerships & infrastructure
Sarah is responsible for LEE’s scalable operations and strategic alignment across national and regional programs to drive the LEE network to impact.
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Mildred Otero
Senior Vice President, National Impact
Mildred is responsible for LEE’s national strategy, designing and developing life-changing civic leadership programs, experiences and tools serving LEE members across the phases of four leadership pathways.
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Tanya St. Julien
Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director
Tanya St. Julien is the architect of LEE's culture-building, as well as our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. She leads company-wide projects and external engagements related to fundraising, partnership development, and brand building.
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Taylor Stewart
Vice President, Organizing Leadership
Taylor is responsible for building and supporting the pipeline of leaders advancing educational equity through collective action in their professional or civic capacity at the local, state, and national level.
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Lori Turner
Vice President, Regional Impact
Lori is responsible for supporting and developing LEE member leadership in deep alignment with their community and regional contexts.
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Carl Zaragoza
Vice President, Elected Leadership
Carl is responsible for inspiring LEE members to run for and win elected office.
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Troy Segala
Coordinator, Marketing Operations
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Raymond Allmon
Senior Director, Regional Impact Louisiana
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Nora Antoine
Director, Regional Impact South Dakota
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Maggie Bove-LaMonica
Director, Regional Impact Los Angeles
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Darryl Brackeen, Jr.
Director, Regional Impact Connecticut
Hi, I’m Darryl Brackeen Jr, the Director of Regional Impact for Connecticut. I can help you as you look for careers that impact educational outcomes for children, organize your community to change laws that impact children, or consider running for elected
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Rae Canady
Director, Nevada Impact
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Chintan Desai
Director, Bay Area Impact
Chintan is eager to meet with you to discuss your civic engagement and leadership development goals. You can set-up a 1:1 time with him here.
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Bryan Epps
Director, Regional Impact New Jersey
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Jazmyn Ferguson
Director of Organizing Strategy, DFW
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Mary Gardner
Director, Regional Impact Indianapolis
Hi, I’m Mary Gardner, the Director of Regional Impact for Indianapolis. I work with LEE members to expand their impact and connect them to the best opportunities to help them grow professionally. I hope to use my relationships in Indianapolis and backgrou
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Erica Henry
Director, Illinois/Northwest Indiana Impact
Hi, I’m Erica, the Director of Regional Impact for Illinois and Northwest Indiana. I work closely with LEE members to maximize their leadership potential to aid in the advancement of equity. Using relationships in Illinois and Northwest Indiana and my bac
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Jonathan Leon
Senior Director, Regional Impact Atlanta
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Alexis Lian
Director, Regional Impact Massachusetts
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Yissely Ortiz
Manager, Regional Impact New York
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Celeste Perilla
Director, Maryland Impact
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Alejandra Rondon
Director, Regional Impact Miami-Dade
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Barry Tyler
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Jason Unger
Director, Regional Impact - Colorado
Hi, I am Jason Unger, Director of Regional Impact here in Colorado. I work with LEE members to support their civic leadership and help connect them with opportunities for impact.
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Michael Whaley
Director, Regional Impact Memphis