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Our People

We celebrate the dignity of all work and the dignity of every worker—especially those with overlooked skills.

Our people are passionate and driven, with experience, skills, and life journeys as unique as the STARs we serve. We’re looking for individuals who believe in building a labor market that’s more inclusive of STARs and want to stretch their professional skills in a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic environment.

Diversity in our team:


of our staff is BIPOC:
Our team represents the diversity and skills of the national workforce.


are STARs:
We don’t just tell other employers how valuable STARs can be—we demonstrate it by including them at all levels of our organization.


are Women:
Gender diversity is a fundamental part of our success and our mission.
Board of Directors
STARs Advisory Council

Reid Hoffman

Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO of New America

Byron Auguste

CEO & Co-Founder

Byron Auguste

CEO & Co-Founder

Shad Ahmed

Chief Operating Officer

Papia Debroy

Senior Vice President, Insights

Angela Briggs-Paige

Vice President, People & Culture

Georgia Gillette

Senior Director, Partnerships & Resource Mobilization

Bridgette Gray

Chief Customer Officer

Yscaira Jimenez

Chief Innovation Officer

Michelle Lundberg

Senior Director, Business Operations

Brian Matthew Rhodes, Esq.

General Counsel

Kelcey Reed

Chief Technology Officer

Will Villota

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Victor Aguirre

Customer Acquisition Manager

Georgette Braxton

Resource Mobilization Associate

Casey Carper

Team Assistant

Blair Corcoran de Castillo

Director of STARs Innovation Studio

Kathy Coulton

Senior Scrum Master

Nicole Daniels

Sr. Manager, Workforce Partners

Jasmine Davis-Randolph

Social Science Researcher

Ashley Edwards

Senior Manager, Insights

Julie Elberfeld

Senior Advisor

Rebecca Gerber

Resource Mobilization Manager

Eduardo Ferraz

Principal Software Engineer

Rose Francois

Senior Customer Success Associate

Van Freeman

Regional Head of DC

Matt Fortier

Senior Manager for STARs Studio

Andrea Garcia-Fernandez

Senior Manager, Workforce Partnerships

Rebecca De La Garza

Senior Manager, Planning & Operations

Rebecca Gehman

Director of Communications

Jennifer Gmerek

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Scott Gullick

Regional Marketplace Lead, Bay Area and Los Angeles

India Heckstall

STARs Policy Manager

Bethany Kellett

Director of Customer Success

Natalia Lara

Product Manager

Tari Linda Lau

Senior Manager, Digital Communications

Jennifer Lehman

Manager, Customer Success

Chris Lee

Senior QA Engineer

Nalin Liyanamana

Director of Finance and Administration

Cheston McGuire

Senior Communications Manager

Jennifer Merino

Team Assistant

Travis Moon

Senior Manager, Brand and Content Marketing

Cathy Morgan

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Amy Mortimer

Director of Insights

Kate Naranjo

Director, STARs Policy Project

Alicia Ogilvie

Director of Product

Izaba Paras

People & Culture Manager

Rich Poplawski

Director of Product

Rachel Providence

Senior Manager, Resource Mobilization

René Ralston

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Gina Rosen

Social Science Researcher

Ivan Santillan

Customer Success Associate

Cristian Sirera

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Kidist Teferi

Senior Associate, Office of the CEO

Margaux Thibaut

Senior Associate, Talent and Culture

Delia Troy

Director of Marketplace Development

Rhonda Veit

Senior Data Engineer

Cecilio Vega

Customer Success Associate

James Wallace

Junior QA Engineer

Monique Way

Team Assistant

Kevin Werts

Business Operations Manager

Kelsey Wu

Regional Partnerships Manager

Jiayannah Young

Customer Success Associate

LaShana Lewis

Chair of STARs Advisory Council and Founder and CEO of L. M. Lewis Consulting

Barbara Leach

Kenny Nguyen

CEO/Co-Founder of ThreeSixtyEight

Wilkin Sanchez

Founder of the Rhode Island Group for Hispanic Technology (RIGHT)

Mike Shwedick

Head of People at Coursedog

Rae Steward

COO at Investing in Us

Sandy Thistle

Carpentry Instructor at Madison College


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