MEET OUR BOARD of Directors
Founder and CEO, Linder Global
"I believe deeply in giving people a chance to excel. A 'chance' doesn't mean doing it for them - a chance means exposing them to an opportunity, teaching them how to leverage it, and being there to support them as they work through their challenges."
BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
DR. REGINA ROMERO
Independent Consultant - Executive Coaching, Leadership Training and Organizational Development
"Nourish the mind. Treasure the spirit. Have faith in the long view. These three messages are the underpinnings of my personal philosophy in navigating life. Generation Hope was founded in many ways on these same principles."
Chief of Staff to the CEO, Pepco Holdings
"My personal philosophy has always been to dream big, plan well, work hard and good things will happen. I believe the Generation Hope mission is similar."
Vice President and General Manager of Product, POLITICO
"It is rare to find a combination of a real and urgent issue and a unique service and operating model. I am inspired by novel solutions to enduring problems. Generation Hope is a wonderful example of just that."
DR. MONICA BROWN
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Montgomery College
"Generation Hope's mission to empower teen parents to complete their college education resonates with me as I firmly believe in the power of education to level the playing field and, potentially, change the trajectory of the student's life and that of their family."
Head of Strategy & Business Development, Seventy2 Capital Wealth Management
"I have a strong belief in the power of education to change one's stars, and I firmly believe that each and every one of these teen parents represent our future."
Trial Lawyer, Crowell & Moring LLP
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
ASHLEIGH J.F. LYNN
Commercial Litigation Associate, Venable, LLP
"Education is one of the most critical factors in personal and professional success."
Practice Vice President, Global Research & Advisory Group, Gartner
“I believe that everyone should have the right to a quality education and to have a village of people supporting them along the way. It breaks my heart that this is not the case for so many young people in our community and across the globe.”
Of Counsel, Sullivan + Cromwell, LLP
“I am passionate about the value of education and the need to break the cycle of poverty created by a lack of educational opportunities, especially for young women.”
Tenant Engagement Manager, Lincoln Property Company
"I truly believe that by digging deep, and making a meaningful difference in one person’s life creates an incredibly ripple effect that touches the entire community, the state, our country."
Vice President and Co-owner of Promesa Consulting Group, Inc.
"I believe that hard work, perseverance, determination and effort will always win, and I believe that everyone deserves a chance to prove themselves."
CEO, Ripple Communications
"The scholars of Generation Hope face significant obstacles in achieving their dreams for themselves and their children. I am truly inspired by this organization and its ability to remove those obstacles and help these young people achieve success for their families."
RICHEE SMITH ANDREWS
Chief Advancement Officer, The Universities at Shady Grove
"Generation Hope will allow me to make an impact on those in our community who are often overlooked and who may have a disproportionate number of 'negatives' in their path that can be 'moved' with the help of Generation Hope."
C. MARIE TAYLOR
President & CEO, Leadership Montgomery
"I believe in the power of education and exposure to communities outside of your local community. I also know that many times, we all need a person in our corner to push and support us."
M. TATIANA TORRES
Director of Community Affairs for the National Capital Area, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
“My hope through my work and volunteerism is to change the paradigms and narratives that many young people believe they are subjected to.”