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Our Mission & Vision

Unlocking potential by creating access

We envision a future where every FGLI student in the United States acquires meaningful, high-quality employment that maximizes their God given potential, provides dignity of work, and enriches the labor market. But we know access is key. Which is why we’re all about creating a Platform that makes access possible. Together with our Network, we can realize our mission to unlock the employment potential of FGLI students by providing career information, social capital, and job placement services.

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A Letter from Our Founder

After spending 20 years as a leader in the energy industry, I was blessed with the opportunity to become the president of a high school for students of limited economic resources in Houston, Texas. That experience fundamentally changed the way I view the world. It deepened my appreciation for the delicate relationship between human potential and life circumstances and opened my eyes to the challenges and opportunities we face as a society.

I believe in the dignity of work and that labor is a part of God’s plan for our lives. Unfortunately, with growing education and income inequality in the United States, finding a living wage job will become more challenging for the low income population. Fortunately, we have millions of Americans who are rising above their socioeconomic challenges and are often the first in their family to attend college. These first generation students bring grit, determination, and a set of life experiences that would add significant value to our labor market, but they often lack the social capital and information necessary to find meaningful employment. As a result, millions of first generation graduates are under-employed despite their education and massive potential. At the same time, the demographics of our labor market are evolving rapidly, and employers will need to find ways to attract high quality candidates with diverse backgrounds.

The combination of these factors creates an incredible opportunity to facilitate the movement of underemployed Americans into jobs that maximize their potential, and importantly, provide the dignity of meaningful work. To seize this opportunity, we have developed an efficient and scalable model to connect hundreds of thousands of young Americans with information and social capital that facilitates their career readiness and unlocks their employment potential. Our model also assists employers to reach their goals for diverse talent recruitment within a dynamic labor market. When we look forward, we see an America that optimizes the God given potential of every first generation student. Welcome to CareerSpring.

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Our Team

Kaitlyn Abdul

Kaitlyn Abdul

Career Platform Manager


Eliane Abou-Assi

Regional Program Manager, New York

Abby Adams

Abby Adams

Regional Program Manager, Los Angeles


Stephanie Arias

Xiomara Alzate

Regional Program Coordinator


Stephanie Arias

ShaJra Austin

National Director of Partner Engagement


Laura Duelm

Laura Duelm

Senior Job Placement Manager


Pat Durgin

Pat Durgin

Regional Program Manager, Boston



Margie Falter

Senior Regional Program Manager, Chicago


Mike Khoury

Mike Khoury

Regional Program Manager, Detroit


Yasi Mahallaty

Yasi Mahallaty

Senior Manager of Strategic Innovation


Yasi Mahallaty

Kris McGee

Regional Program Manager, Houston


Paul Posoli

Paul Posoli



Gretchen Richter

Gretchen Richter

Senior Regional Program Manager, Dallas


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Martin Rincon

Job Placement Manager


Monica Piquet

Monica Piquet-Rodriguez

Strategy Consultant


Rebeca Salas

Rebeca Salas

Operations Manager


Bonnie Shapiro

Bonnie Shapiro

Career Platform Manager


Loucha Simon

Loucha Simon-Francois

Regional Program Manager, Atlanta


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Carmen Stockberger

Regional Program Manager, San Francisco


Caitlin Weber

Caitlin Weber

Job Placement Support & Legal Consultant


Our National Board &
Regional Advisory Boards

Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Young Leaders

Stephanie Arias

Vice President of College Initiatives, Cristo Rey Network



John England

Senior Partner, Deloitte



Catherine Flax

President of Private Markets, X Machina Capital Strategies



Marcus Felder

Principal, Portfolio Operations, Blackstone



Amber Kennelly

Chief Human Resources Officer, William Blair



Aileen McCormick

Retired Healthcare Executive



Rob Metzger

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Gies College of Business



Deborah Mouton

Writer, Educator, Activist and Houston Poet Laureate Emeritus



Paul Posoli

Founder and President, CareerSpring



Kevin Reeves

Vice President, BP Energy Company



Peter Tumminello

Group President, Southern Company Gas



Champ Warren

Managing Director, Merrill Lynch


ShaJra Austin

National Director of Job Placement, CareerSpring

David Brown

Americas CEO, Hays

Charles B. Crawford

CEO, Hyperion Bank

Barbara Deskey

Managing Director, CRA | Admired Leadership


Megan Duffy

Partner, Ernst and Young


Alicia Guyton

VP, Truist


Greg Hagood

Senior Managing Director, SOLIC Capital Advisors

David Metcalf

Leadership and Strategy Consultant, Spencer Stuart


Camille Naughton

President, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Danila Palmieri

Founder & CEO, Connect Solutions LLC

Wade Rakes

President and Chief Executive Officer, Centene Corporation


David Slovensky

SVP, General Counsel, Georgia Power Company


Dan Smith

President, First Community Mortgage

Dori White

Head of Marketing, Colibri Group

Lloyd Wilky

Career Coach and Business Strategist

Todd Boudreau

Founding Partner, ACL Capital Partners, LLC

Bob Brennan

Board Director

Rob Feingold

Lecturer, UMass Amherst, Isenberg School of Management

Paul Gannon

Former COO, The Baupost Group

Alessandra Gordon-Hall

HR Director, Human Resources Business Partner, Lantheus

Eric Graber-Lopez

Board of Directors, BlueWave


Mike LaBelle

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Boston Properties

Clint Marchese

Principal, PSG


Leslie Mikus

VP, Talent Leader, MERGE

Frederick Murray

Director, Global Sales, KORSCH AG


Elizabeth Rae

Former SVP, Global Human Resources, Waters Corporation

Michael Ryan

VP, Specialty Claims and Major Case Unit, Hanover Insurance Group


Ginette Saimprevil

Executive Director, Bottom Line Massachusetts


Michael Tamasi

Owner & CEO, AccuRounds

Jeff Thielman

President & CEO, International Institute of New England

Brian Torrisi

Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations, Manulife Investment Management


Art Trapotsis

Author, Podcast Producer and Former Owner of Consolidated Sterilizer Systems

Michelle Welch

Talent Acquisition Coordinator, ISO New England

Naveed Bandukwala

Consultant, Egon Zehnder

Barbara Best

Founding Partner and Principal, Capital Strategies Investment Group


J'ai Brown

HR Director, HUB International

Guy Caprio

Staff Therapist, Loyola University, Chicago


Daniel Chavez

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Geoff Dybas

Executive Managing Director, Duff and Phelps Investment Management

Kerry Griffin

Chief Talent Officer, MERGE


Cheri Hubbard

President, CDH Consulting Group

Laura Johnston

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Twin Persimmon

David Kirshenbaum

Managing Director, Virtas Partners & Chairman, TIGER 21 Chicago Group 4

Sheila Matuscak

Co-Founder and CEO, Coeo Space

Ian McBride

Director of Central Career Services, Year Up

Rob Metzger

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Gies College of Business

Sherri Stewart

Chief Talent Officer, Keystone Capital

Sharada Sullivan

Managing Director and Global Alliance Director, CBRE


Solange Velasquez

Director, William Blair


Connie Adair

Former Managing Partner, Focus Search Partners

Randall Bishop

CEO, Surgical Notes

Beth Boyd Corl

SVP of Human Resources, Fleetpride

Omar Choucair

CFO, Trintech


Patrick Cox

Board Member, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep

Kirk Harrell

SVP of Talent, The CapStreet Group

Brandi Johnson

Regional VP Medicaid Plan Marketing - Western Region, Anthem, Inc.

Judi Kruger

Director, GTM Talent Acquisition, Okta 


Paul Lucero

Assistant Vice President - Executive Talent Acquisition, AT&T

Shara McClure

Founder, Shara McClure, LLC & Healthcare Consultant 

Mike McGill

Managing Director, Cowen Inc.

Alicia McGlinchey

Board Member, Leadership ISD

Gunnar Rawlings

Business Developer, DPR Construction

Tom Spivey

Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance


Derrick Stephens

Founder & Chief Sales Officer, CBH Consulting

Austin Westervelt-Lutz

Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services, UT Southwestern

Jennifer Wilson

Partner, HR Officers Practice, Heidrick & Struggles


Diane Antishin

Vice President, HR and Chief Diversity Officer, DTE

JoAnn Chavez

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, DTE

Silvina Diaz

Senior Principal, Slalom

Scott Gibaratz

Managing Director, HCI Equity Partners


Mike Khoury

Regional Program Manager, Detroit, CareerSpring

Joaquin Nuno-Whelan

Vice President of Hardware, Motional

Larry Ott

CHRO, Cooper Standard


Kathie Patterson

CHRO, Ally Financial

Gabe Rodriguez-Barriga

Vice President Strategy, Business Leaders for Michigan


Catherine Susko

Director, Henry Ford Health


Steve Amstutz

Director, Institute for Research and Reform in Education

Jerome Austin

Founder, RY2 Solutions, Inc.

Julie Diehl

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Leo Espinoza

Partner, Spencer Stuart

Anthony Flynn

Chief Executive Officer, WorkFaith

Dennis Hatchett

CEO, Vessel Group

M. Neil Kallmeyer

Managing Partner, The CapStreet Group


Barry Kelly

Retired Banking Professional


Lee Lahourcade

Retired Financial Services Executive

Lauren Landry

Technology Strategy Leader, KPMG

Stephen Lewis

Principal, AB Bernstein

Claudine Lussier

VP of Human Resources, The Sterling Group

Marty Makulski

Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Aylen Mayton

Talent Acquisition Manager


Daisy Morales

Principal Consultant, AAMA

Marvin Pierre

Executive Director, Eight Million Stories

Greg Piper

CEO, Red Mountain Ventures LLC

Gretchen Richter

Senior Regional Program Manager, Texas, CareerSpring 

Dr. Rayne Rouce

Physician, Texas Children’s Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine


Katherine Taylor

Executive Director, Genesys Works - Houston

Dr. Liz Travis

Associate Vice President, MD Anderson


Alston White, CFA

Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank


Patrick Adams

Managing Director, Secret Weapon Marketing

Armand Dawkins

Partner, Palatum

Erin Dawkins

Principal, EJD Consulting

Dean Di Simone

Founding Partner, Function

Sarah Hughes

Education Advocate/Consultant

Monique Jones

CFO, Jessie Collins Ent.

Andy Martinez

Founding Partner, TELEO Capital

Nancy McCabe

Founder, Great View Consulting

Aaron Mieszczanski

Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Sahara Pynes

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Richard Ratner

Senior Vice President, Belair Investments

Lee Schube

Nonprofit Consultant 

Maisie Short

Managing Director, Consultant Relations, Manulife Investment Management

Andre Torres

Senior Vice President, Warner Music Group

Karen Williams

Managing Director, Roybal Film and Television Production Fund, EIF

Kim Wood

Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales, Capital Group

Jessica Basso

Scientist, Insmed

Tina Bhatia

Head of Business Development,

Fleur Callender

Global DEI Manager for Ecosystems for Community Engagement, National Grid

Natasha Charles

Founder, CEO, and Chief Intuitive Strategist, Intuitive Coaching with Natasha Charles

Steven Cohen

Award-Winning Producer and Media Executive

Anastasia Crosswhite

Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Trish Dever

Managing Director, JPMorgan Human Resources

Catherine Flax

President of Private Markets, X Machina Capital Strategies


Yaseen Gholizadeh

Investment Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Lauren Haymond

Global Head of Talent Strategy, Castleton Commodities International

Bill Henson

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, Vice Chair

Israel Irenshtain

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker & New York University Certified Professional Coach

Paul Kelly

Head of Alternatives Business, DWS

Cecilia Leung

Founding Partner, The Entrepreneur CFO

Chris Neidow

Managing Partner, Americas, Principal Search

Idara Otu

Director, Credit Suisse

Rob Rusk

Co-Founder & Partner, Orion Energy Partners


Dayna Shamlin

Executive Director, MSCI Inc.

Rebecca Stockley

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Dawne Troupe

Advocacy Director, National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

Naveen Bhateja

EVP, CHRO, Medidata Solutions

Sonya Brown

General Partner, Co-Head of Growth Equity, Norwest Venture Partners

Adam Charlson

Managing Partner/Practice Co-Leader, Focus Search Partners

Andrew Dodson

Managing Partner, Parthenon Capital

Josh Gold

Senior Operating Executive, Hellman & Friedman

Tom Hayes

Portfolio Manager, BNY Mellon

Jessica Kosmowski

National Managing Principal, TMT, Deloitte


Doug MacKenzie

Partner, A.T. Kearney

Annmarie Neal

Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Hellman and Friedman

Gorick Ng

Author and Career & First Gen, Low-Income Student Advisor, Harvard University

Robert (Bob) Stark

Partner, CEO Succession Advisor, Spencer Stuart


Rick Walker

Managing Partner, DHR International

Shannon Wheatley

Founder and CEO, Lane 9 Consulting

Kirsten Wolberg

Public and Private Company Board Director, Retired Tech Executive

Ayishat Adeniran

Loyola University Chicago graduate

Angela Barsallo

Southern Methodist University graduate

Trina Bean

University of Oklahoma graduate

Jorge Cantu

University of Texas

Jason Chu

University of Pennsylvania

Edgar Crispin

University of Houston graduate

Isaiah Culpepper

UTHealth graduate

Lamaya Davis

University of Miami

Adoree Deltoro

Austin Community College graduate

Margot Bolanos-Gamez

University of Chicago

Amy Garcia

University of Houston graduate

Janneicia Harrison

Loyola University

Toby Irenshtain

Vanderbilt University graduate

Rason Irvin

Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge

Manuel Lopez

Texas A&M University graduate

Karina Muniz

University of Houston Clear Lake graduate

Derrick Ngo

Harvard University

Kandace Nguyen

Boston College graduate

Peter Obi

Ohio State University graduate

Amairani Rucoba

University of Houston Downtown graduate

Rebeca Salas

Bryn Mawr College graduate

Sylvester Washington

Texas A&M University graduate

Yesenia Zetino

Loyola University Chicago graduate

Sana Askari

McDaniel College

Erika Gonzalez

Northeastern University

Gerardo Gonzalez

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shirley Jiang

Macalester College

Zhang Jiang

University of Pennsylvania

Jessica Jiao

Georgetown University

Alice Johnson

New Jersey City University

Nicole Lobont

College of the Holy Cross 

Matthew Parchment

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Yaritza Ramirez

University of Michigan

Michael Roncevich

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Victoria Seredynski

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andrew Valdez

The University of Texas at Austin

Isabel Vargas

Lake Forest College

Omar Villanueva

Beloit College


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