Backbone Staff

The Collaborative staff, or “Backbone”, brings past experience with high-level strategic thinking, and the ability to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences.

Backbone staff is charged with maintaining strategic coherence of community-building that is achieved by partnering with Collaborative members and the Steering Committee to develop and implement strategies to better serve the multifaceted needs of Iron Triangle residents. In addition, Backbone staff facilitates effective dialogue between like-minded partners and allies in the community by ensuring continuous communication that produces results. Other tasks include the supervision of fund development for maintenance of Backbone activities; supporting resource development for project work plans; management of data collection and analysis; and coordination of community outreach.

Jennifer B. Lyle, Executive Director
Jenn Balogh, Director of Evaluation and Research
JoAnn Ford, Facilities Assistant

Community Engagement and Advocacy Team (CEAT)
Mary Faye Roe

Health and Wellness / Early Childhood Learning and Development Team (HW/ECLD)
Saray Rios-Hacegaba, Health and Wellness Coordinator
Deneshia Clemons
Gaby Garcia
Brenda Romero, Early Childhood Learning and Development Assistant

Technological Literacy and Digital Access Team
Teresa Jenkins, Technological Literacy and Digital Access Coordinator
Joan Murcia
Marisol Romero

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