Paul Marsh Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Paul MarshINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER Paul Marsh joined the Nellie Mae Education Foundation in 2000. Previously, Paul was a Branch Manager for Community Newsdealer, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boston Globe and The New York Times. He was one of the founding members of CNI’s technology innovation team, providing level-1 tech support for its 35…

Pamela White Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Pamela WhiteASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT “Our work is important to me because I would like to see all students succeed and go on to higher education, or some form of work that makes them successful. It’s a matter of all students to me, not just a few. I’m hopeful that we can do our part…

Nina Zockoff Culbertson Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME staff

PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF LEARNING, EVALUATION & RESEARCH

Nina Zockoff CulbertsonPROGRAM DIRECTOR OF LEARNING, EVALUATION & RESEARCH Nina Zockoff Culbertson joined the Foundation in 2017. Previously, Nina served as Senior Research Associate at the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, where she designed, led, and conducted education policy research projects on diverse topics such as dropout recovery, teacher collaboration, supporting at-risk students,…

Michael G. Williams Jr. Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME

Michael G. Williams Jr.PROGRAM OFFICER Michael G. Williams Jr. Joined the Foundation in 2020. Previously, Michael worked at Duet, a non-profit that partners with the University of Southern New Hampshire to help students of color enroll in and complete degree programs. Through his work, he has built relationships between the Duet program and various organizations,…

Michael Carey Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME

INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michael CareyINTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER “The overall mission of the Foundation has always been important to me. Supporting traditionally marginalized populations in education is a vital need, which is often forgotten or not prioritized.” Michael Carey joined the Foundation in 2000. Michael brings a strong background in financial management to his role in overseeing the…

Marcos Popovich Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF GRANTMAKING

Marcos PopovichPROGRAM DIRECTOR OF GRANTMAKING “As a young woman, my mother worked as a migrant farmworker and traveled across the U.S. harvesting fruit and vegetables. Having to move with the harvest, she transferred from school to school constantly, never staying long enough to make friends and always feeling like an outsider. Her story motivates me…

Kathiana Amazan Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Kathiana AmazanPROGRAM ASSOCIATE Kathiana Amazan joined the Foundation in 2020. A first-generation and former Boston Public Schools student, Kathiana supports Nellie Mae’s mission as she believes all students should have access to equitable public education and opportunities to realize their full potential. Prior to joining Nellie Mae, Kathiana served as the Operations Coordinator for the…

Julita Bailey-Vasco Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME

ACTING CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Julita Bailey-VascoACTING CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER “The precept In Lak’Ech by Luis Valdez and Domingo Martinez Paredes has been my mantra for the past few years. “Tú eres mi otro yo. You are my other me. Si te hago daño a ti, If I do harm to you, Me hago daño a mi mismo. I do…

Jessica Spohn Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

INTERIM PRESIDENT

Jessica SpohnINTERIM PRESIDENT “I have worked to dismantle policies and practices in our education system that produce, reinforce, and perpetuate racially disparate outcomes for the better part of 30 years, and things have not necessarily improved for the students who need change the most. Today, more than ever, a radical departure from the way we think…

Ellen Wang Nellie Mae Education Foundation NME Staff

SENIOR PROGRAM AND EQUITY OFFICER

Ellen WangSENIOR PROGRAM  AND EQUITY OFFICER “I believe all young people deserve access to an equitable and quality education. In order for education to resonate with all of our children and youth, they need to feel like their needs are at the center of their learning experience. Our job as educators is to create a…