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Our People

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson

Our Team

Barbara Ceptus Schreiber

SENIOR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIST

Barbara Ceptus Schreiber (she/her/hers) has dedicated her career to understanding and facilitating connections between community…

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Bélgica Marisol Cucalón

SENIOR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIST

Bélgica (she/her) has worked with youth for over 10 years, focused on fostering spaces of…

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Grace Fisher

OPERATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Grace (she/her) graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Human Services and Social Justice with a minor…

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t.fox. (Theresa Fox)

SENIOR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIST

t.fox. (Theresa Fox) (they/them) has been a trusted servant in the nonprofit sector since 2000.…

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Kenya Hall

SENIOR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIST

Kenya Hall (she/her/hers) joins Kindred after spending nine years in workforce development programming dedicated to…

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Savannah Keith Gress

DIRECTOR, SYSTEMIC IMPACT

Savannah (she/her) has over ten years of experience using data to drive learning and strategy…

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Ryan Jones

SENIOR PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIST AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Ryan (he/him/his) has spent his career working to ensure that every student, particularly those from…

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Melissa Martin

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Melissa (she/her/hers) has spent her career working to build and support school communities to become…

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Meredith Morelle

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

Meredith (she/her) became a teacher in 2002 to work toward racial justice through education. She…

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Bianka Ramirez

FACILITATOR AND ORGANIZER

Bianka (she/her) identifies as a Nicaraguan American woman and is a first-generation graduate from the…

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Zakiya Sackor (Reid)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For nearly 20 years, Zakiya (she/her) has been working to ensure that students of color…

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Ashley Reid

FACILITATOR AND ORGANIZER

Ashley Reid (she/her) is an invested advocate and community worker who brings a diverse wealth…

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Alejandro Gibes de Gac

GOVERNING BOARD

When Alejandro Gibes de Gac (he/him) was 7, his family immigrated to the US escaping…

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LeKisha Jordan

GOVERNING BOARD

LeKisha Jordan (she/her) currently serves as the Legislative Policy Advisor for the DC Council, specifically…

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Traci L. Higgins

GOVERNING BOARD

Traci Higgins (she/her) has been the director of human resources of the Legal Services Corporation…

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Melissa Luce

GOVERNING BOARD

Melissa Luce (she/her) is a communications and public relations professional who has spent the majority…

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Eric Westendorf

GOVERNING BOARD

Eric Westendorf is the co-founder and former CEO of LearnZillion, a curriculum company that provides…

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