Teams




Board of Directors



Jason Good, PhD
Chair

Vice President for Innovation and Student Recruitment
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Karina Kline-Gabel
Vice-chair

Lecturer of Spanish
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Phil Helmuth
Treasurer

Volunteer Leadership Development
Mennonite Disaster Service
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Brent Holsinger
Secretary

President and Founder
On the Road Collaborative
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Carlos Aleman, PhD

SLI Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hannah Bowman Hrasky

SLI Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Teacher of English
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Evelin Gonzalez Espinoza

Financial Consultant
Everence Financial
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Laura Feichtinger McGrath

Director of EL Services and Title III
Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Larry Miller

Banking Executive, Retired
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Bryan Pearce-Gonzales, PhD

Professor of Hispanic Studies
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia

Thomas Robb

SLI Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Teacher of Mathematics
John Handley High School
Winchester, Virginia

Christopher von Rueden, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

Carl Rush

Division Equity Specialist
Winchester Public Schools
Winchester, Virginia

Ryan Sodikoff

General Manager
Steven Toyota
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Sylvia Whitney Beitzel

Home School Liaison
Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Harrisonburg, Virginia




Advisory Council



Kenia Brooks

Farm Placement Specialist
Virginia Employment Commission

Winchester, Virginia

Amelia CastaƱeda

Welcome Center and Family Advocacy Coordinator 
Richmond Public Schools

Richmond, Virginia

Isabel Castillo

Lead Organizer
Virginia Organizing

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Photo by Howard Zehr

Karina Kline-Gabel

Chair elect
SLI Board of Directors

Vice chair
Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Faculty Diversity Liaison to the College of Arts and Letters
James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Larry Miller

SLI Board of Directors

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Diana Patterson

Owner
DSP Services, LLC

Winchester, Virginia

Sal Romero, Jr.

Director of Equity and Community Engagement
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Lyons Sanchezconcha

Educator
Richmond Public Schools

College and Career Bound Program Facilitator
Sacred Heart Center

Virginia Latino Advisory Board
Virginia College Access Network
Asian Latino Solidarity Alliance
UVA Club of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia





Program Directors


Carlos Aleman
Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hannah Bowman Hrasky
Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Teacher of English
Harrisonburg High School
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Karen Cornejo Guillen
Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Diversity Programs Coordinator, Mosaic Center
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia

Peter Iver Kaufman
SLI Founder & Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Professor, George Matthews & Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair in Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

Kaitlin Mendez
Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Richmond Public Schools
Richmond, Virginia

Thomas Robb
Program Director for Academic and Leadership Development

Teacher of Mathematics
John Handley High School
Winchester, Virginia





Additional Personnel



Dick Gardner
Financial Manager

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Christopher Clymer Kurtz
Director of Development

christopher.clymerkurtz@vasli.org
Harrisonburg, Virginia