Meet our Board of Directors
Founder and CEO, Linder
"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."
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."
Owner, Alida Consulting
"To improve health, efforts must be focused on economic and educational attainment for youth and their families. Generation Hope mission and programming directly ties to the mission of Kaiser Permanente and my personal beliefs."
Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center
"I have dedicated the entirety of my (18 year) career to lifting untapped communities into their full potential by connecting them to information and tools (including financing) that THEY can then leverage to succeed. This model is similar to Generation Hope's."
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."
Chief Commercial Officer, Enigma Technologies
"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."
ASHLEIGH J.F. LYNN
Commercial Litigation Associate, Venable, LLP
"Education is one of the most critical factors in personal and professional success."
Founder and Designer of HopeRocks Jewelry
"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."
Vice President, Philanthropic Client Manager, U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
"I believe everyone should have access to the relationships, knowledge and tools to achieve their goals."
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.”
Founder of Project Opportunity, Bryant Alternative High School
In loving memory of Elizabeth Link, a champion for young parents and for Generation Hope since our very beginning.
CEO, Seamon Corporation
"My goal is to serve as a bridge to individuals who are most vulnerable and most at risk in our communities."
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."