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KIPP NYC Leadership Council


The KIPP NYC Leadership Council is a curated group of mid-level professionals who represent KIPP students’ cultural identities and professional aspirations.
Based in New York City, we support KIPP NYC through operational, financial and volunteer endeavors that engage members with the greater KIPP community. We are advocates for KIPP’s mission and five leading principles that promise every student the opportunity for greater character development and academic skill sets needed to succeed in life.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES

Each member is part of one of three working groups within the Council: External community, Internal community and Fundraising. Each working group is responsible for various activities that ladder up to drive KIPP’s mission, strategy, metrics and accountability of the Leadership Council. 

Meet and learn more about our members here. 

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

For any additional questions regarding the Leadership Council, please email giving@kippnyc.org.

Leadership Council Co-Chair

KANGE KANEENE
Leadership Council Co-Chair
Favorite Movie: A Few
Good Men

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ROHAN WADHWA
Leadership Council Co-Chair
Favorite Song: Fix You (Coldplay)

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SIP for KIPP Co-Chair

STEPHANIE HUMMEL
SIP for KIPP Co-Chair
Favorite Movie: Love Actually

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KIPP External Engagement Chair

ERNEST ESPARZA
External Engagement Chair
Favorite Movie: Space Jam

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KIPP Internal Community Co-Chair

SHARLENE DISLA
Internal Community Co-Chair
Favorite Movie: Coco

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Internal Community Co-Chair

ANNA THOMAS
Internal Community Co-Chair
Favorite Book:
Harry Potter Series

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Mark Abdelnour

MARK ABDELNOUR
Fundraising Working Group
Favorite Book: The Tao of Pooh

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KIPP External Engagement

JOE CORNELL
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Movie:
Shawshank Redemption

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KIPP External Engagement Working Group

DEEP DHERI
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Book: The Denial
of Death

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Fundraising Working Group

VASU MAHESHWARI
Fundraising Working Group
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

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External Engagement Working Group

JOHN MARINELLI
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Book: The
Great Gatsby

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External Engagement Working Group

MARISSA MOSKOWITZ
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Book: Alice
in Wonderland

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Internal Community Working Group

MARY MYLES
Internal Community
Working Group
Favorite Book: Shoe Dog

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Fundraising Working Group

LILLIE NKENCHOR
Fundraising Working Group
Favorite Book: A New Earth

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Fundraising Working Group

ANJALI LALWANI RAGHAVAN
Fundraising Working Group
Favorite Book: Rules of Civility

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External Engagement Working Group

GEORGE RAMIREZ
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Book: The
Brothers Karamazov

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External Engagement Working Group

WILL ROMNEY
External Engagement
Working Group
Favorite Book: Stone
Butch Blues

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Internal Community Working Group

ALEX SATINE-GARCIA
Internal Community
Working Group
Favorite Movie: When Harry Met Sally

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Internal Community Working Group

DANNY SCHUSTER
Internal Community
Working Group
Favorite Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Fundraising Working Group

SONYA SMITH
Fundraising Working Group
Favorite Movie: The
Imitation Game

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Internal Community Working Group

COLE TANNOR
Internal Community
Working Group
Favorite Book: The Alchemist

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External Engagement Working Group

NATHAN WOLMAN
External Engagement
Working Group

Favorite Movie:
Finding Forrester

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