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Jen Davis Wickens

Founder
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Amy Kiyota

CEO

Meet Impact's Board of Directors

Noah Wepman

Noah Wepman

Board Chair
Currently, Noah is the Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at New Leaders Org, an organization that identifies talented educators and equips them to transform schools and students’ lives. Previously, Noah was a Senior Program Officer in the K12 program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focused on the way K12 systems use the resources of time, people, and money to support their instructional priorities. He has also worked on increasing access to facilities capital for high-performing charter networks. Noah was also D.C. Public Schools’ Chief Financial Officer, serving as principal financial adviser to the chancellor and overseeing all financial operations. He has also worked as an education advisor to former DC Mayor, Adrian Fenty.
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Rafael del Castillo

Board Member
Rafael del Castillo currently serves as the Executive Director of Rainier Scholars, a non-profit committed to cultivating the academic and leadership potential of underrepresented students of color through rigorous, transformative opportunities that increase college graduation rates and empower new generations of leaders. Previously, Rafael served as Head of School at two Seattle independent schools, both committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice. Rafael worked directly in the classroom for more than two decades as a mathematics and science teacher in the Archdiocese of Miami and at two international schools. Rafael holds a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, and an MS in Science Education from Florida International University. He has served on seven non-profit and school Boards.
Amanda Sanchez

Amanda Sanchez

Board Treasurer & Vice Chair
Amanda Sanchez is an Impact | Puget Sound Elementary parent and Senior Director of Education at Raza Development Fund. In 2017, under her leadership and in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RDF opened its Pacific Northwest regional office, becoming one of the first CDFIs to provide charter school facility financing in WA state. In her current capacity, she oversees all lending-related activities focused on education, affordable housing, social services, healthcare and more. Previously, Ms. Sanchez sat on the Arizona Charter School Association’s Walton Family Foundation Startup Grant Review Committee and worked closely with New Schools for Phoenix Fellowship Program. Ms. Sanchez is an advocate for permanent, supportive education policy, quality school choice, and increasing economic mobility for children and families.
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Nick Carson

Board Secretary and Engagement & Recruitment Lead
Nick Carson is a Seattle-area native with over 20 years of experience in public education. He currently works for brightwheel, the leading early childhood education software, where he leads government and nonprofit partnerships across the country. Prior to joining brightwheel, Nick served as a Senior Relationship Manager for the KIPP Foundation, headquarters of the nation’s largest public charter school network, KIPP Public Schools. In this role, he partnered with regional CEOs, senior teams and local boards, providing support and accountability towards strong outcomes, equity, sustainability, and growth. Nick has served as a teacher, Assistant Principal and coach to school and district leaders throughout the country championing educational equity. He holds a bachelor's degree from Loyola University in Maryland.
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Anthony Clarke

Board Member
Anthony Clarke is a Brooklyn native and former teacher at Uncommon Public Schools, one of the highest performing charter networks in New York City, He currently serves as the principal of Summit Public Schools Olympus in Tacoma, Washington. Under Anthony’s leadership, Summit Olympus students have made tremendous gains. Olympus students have consistently outperformed neighboring schools on the English Language Arts SmarterBalanced Assessment. Furthermore, 95-100% of graduating seniors have been accepted to college under Anthony’s tenure. Anthony is driven by his dedication to building inclusive and anti-racist programs. During Anthony’s time as principal, student suspensions and expulsions decreased while faculty retention increased.

Meet Impact's Home Office

  • Kim Aberle

    Manager of Assessments

  • Diana Aguilar

    Manager of Finance

  • Emma Bean

    Chief Academic Officer

  • Dustin Dacuan

    Director of Operations

  • Lauren Ellis

    Senior Director of Growth & Programs

  • Dallis Fox

    Director of Academics

  • Nati "Noah" Hardin

    Manager of Family & Community Organizing

  • Risa Hess

    Manager of Special Education

  • Aly Honsa

    Director of Operations

  • Amy Kiyota

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Alice Li

    Manager of HR & Talent

  • Leslie Liao

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Melissa O'Keefe

    Senior Director of Finance & Policy

  • Rachel Reid

    Director of Academics

  • Kayla Vickaryous

    Senior Director of Academics

  • Jen Davis Wickens

    Founder

  • Deandre Williams

    Senior Director of HR & Talent

  • Zach Zaroff

    Director of Special Education