Meet Impact's Board of Directors

Daniel Zavala

Daniel Zavala

Daniel is a Washington native with family on both sides of the mountains. His path to policy work was shaped by his parents’ backgrounds in education and social justice. His career started in the classroom as a bilingual special education teacher after finishing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Stanford University. As a teacher for students with special needs, he saw firsthand the intersection of law and policy in the classroom. After teaching, he earned his law degree at the University of Washington, focusing on education issues and working with education groups and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in the Education Division. After law school, Daniel worked for StudentsFirst on state-level policy, and most recently served as the deputy director at TennesseeCAN. Currently, Daniel is the Director of Policy and Government Relations for the League of Education Voters.
Noah Wepman

Noah Wepman

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.
Patrick Methvin

Patrick Methvin

Patrick Methvin, director of Postsecondary Success in the United States Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, oversees work designed to significantly increase the number of Americans achieving a post-high school credential and eliminate educational attainment disparities by race and income. Previously, Patrick served as deputy director for the Postsecondary Success strategy, focusing on the adoption and scaling of innovations associated with improving student success and institutional sustainability. Prior to joining the foundation in 2013, Patrick served as a principal in the Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact and Consumer Goods Practice Areas. In the Social Impact Practice, Patrick supported higher education institutions in managing operating model changes necessitated by their rapidly changing funding environments. He also supported K-12 transformation at the state, district, and charter school organization levels. Patrick holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He also serves on several corporate and organization boards including previously serving as Board Chair for the highly successful KIPP- WAYS Academy in Atlanta, the first in a network of nine high-performing schools in the KIPP Metro Atlanta network.
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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.
Amanda Sanchez

Amanda Sanchez

Board Member
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.

Meet Impact's Home Office

  • Kim Aberle

    Manager of Assessments

  • Diana Aguilar

    Manager of Finance

  • Emma Bean

    Senior Director of Schools

  • Tykena Buckner

    Manager, Outreach & Enrollment

  • Abigail Cedano

    Chief Academic Officer

  • Tiffany Chui

    Chief Operations Officer

  • Efrat Diesendruck

    Manager of Operations

  • Lauren Ellis

    Senior Director of Programs

  • Megan Evans

    Manager of HR & Talent

  • Dallis Fox

    Director of Academics

  • Risa Hess

    Special Education Assistant

  • Aly Honsa

    Director of Operations

  • Alex Horowitz

    Chief Growth & Strategy Officer

  • Mimi Jansen

    Director of Outreach and Enrollment

  • Amy Kiyota


  • Leslie Liao

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Evan Mirolla

    Senior Director of Outreach and Enrollment

  • Amal Mohamed

    Manager of Curriculum: Workshop Specialist

  • Melissa O'Keefe

    Director of Finance

  • Rachel Reid

    Director of Academics (Upper Elementary)

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez

    Manager of Teaching Fellows

  • Doug Roske

    Director of Data and Technology

  • Kayla Vickaryous

    Senior Director of Academics

  • Jen Davis Wickens


  • Deandre Williams

    Director of Human Resources

  • Rowena Yow

    Director of Communications