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Our Board and Team

Meet the team dedicated to helping families find a school of their choice.

Staff Members
Colleen Dippel
Founder and Executive Director
Lalla V. Morris, Esq.
Director of Operations & Legal Counsel
Mina Kumar
Director of Innovation
Quincy Boyd
Community and School Partnerships Manager
Jessica Hill
School Services Manager
Patricia Castillo
Operations Manager
Ayla Dehghanpoor
Communications Coordinator
Lily Shen
Development Coordinator
Allison Squier
Bilingual Customer Service Specialist
Deanna Sheaffer
Strategic Gifts Manager
Board Members
Leo Linbeck III
President and CEO, Aquinas Companies, LLC
Ann Scott
Executive Director, Houston ISD Foundation
Jason Bernal
Chief School Officer, HISD
Claudia Contreras
Community Leader
Lindsey Cooksen
First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Debbie Hurwitz
Community Leader, Parent & Coach
Donald R. McAdams
Founder and Chairman, Center for Reform of School Systems
Ore Owodunni
Corporate Strategy & Planning, ConocoPhillips

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