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The Team

Our team is comprised of professionals from a variety of fields, many of whom are first-generation college graduates. Our leaders are trained and versed in the struggles that our population faces. The Advisory Board and Steering Committee work closely with our student chapter leaders to learn from their experiences and gain insights that inform our programming.

Steering Committee

A key aspect of our vision involves empowering students to take leadership roles in guiding and driving our programming and operations. Therefore, our steering committee is composed of both professionals and college students.

Advisory Board

Jenny Chan

Partner, Advisory Services 

Ernst & Young

Treasurer, 

Collective Success Network

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Marissa Emmons

Participant Management Program Manager,

Meta

Marketing & Communications, 

Collective Success Network

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Colleen Farrel-Felici 

Leadership coach, educator, and publisher

Secretary, 

Collective Success Network

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Rick Horner 

Improvisor, director, actor,

teacher, and coach

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Ji Jun

Chief Deputy Solicitor, Philadelphia Law Department 

Assistant Executive Director, 

Collective Success Network

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Sudhir Kondisetty

Principal, Philadelphia Risk Consulting Practice Leader and Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP

Chair, 

Collective Success Network

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Rahul Kothari

Co-Founder and Managing Director, 

Ironview Capital Management

Due Quach

Author, CEO & Founder, 

Calm Clarity Social Enterprise

Founder and Chair Emeritus, 

Collective Success Network

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Kamina Richardson

Assistant Program Director/Fox Pre-Law Advisor,

Temple University

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Ann Marie Solomon

Vice President, Strategy & Insights,

Aramark

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Jeechieu Ta

Founder,

Outing

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Alicia Thorpe 

Chief Executive Officer 

The Scullin Group, Inc.

Events & Volunteer Engagement, 

Collective Success Network

Tom Tritton 

Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania

 

Former President of Haverford College and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. 

Vice Chair,

Collective Success Network

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Adrienne Tymiak

Former Executive Director and scientific leader,
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Co-Executive Director, 

Collective Success Network

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Keith Willis 

President & Founder, 

Core Management Training

Ex-Officio Advisors

Jeffrey Brown

CEO & Founder, 

Brown's Super Stores

Chairman & Founder,

Uplift Solutions

David Denious

Partner, 

Drinker, Biddle & Reath

Bryant Greene

Founder, Owner & Administrator, 

Always Best Care Senior Services 

of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Delaware Counties

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David Donald

Founder,

PeopleShare, Inc

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Sally Guzik

Site Director, 
Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Philadelphia

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Sheila Ireland

Executive Director,

City of Philadelphia's Office of Workforce Development 

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Ro King

Angel Investor, Start-up Advisor

Chair, Dean's Global Advisory Council, U
niversity of Virginia
Darden School of Business; 


Trustee, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 

Annie Madonia

Chief Advancement Officer, 

Lenfest Institute for Journalism

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Kareem Mathias

Senior Information Technology

Auditor,

Protiviti

Partnerships & Outreach, 

Collective Success Network

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Tanya O'Neill

Sr. DEI Consultant,

The Realize Leadership Group, LLC

Sean Quinn

President & Co-Founder, 

Bowstring Studios

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Min Suh

Partner,

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Kenneth Wong

President, 

CIG Asia

Former Commissioner on the U.S. President's Advisory Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Staff

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Co-Executive Director:  Chenora D. Burkett, CPA

Chenora D. Burkett is an accomplished accounting and finance leader with more than 25 years of experience focused on leadership development and organizational restructuring.  

Chenora is the owner of BrchBurk Consulting, a firm that specializes in supporting the financial, operational and leadership needs of small local companies and non-profit entities.  She has served in senior leadership and executive roles for a number of non-profit organizations in the public sector, including art and culture, government, fiscal management, behavioral health and charitable philanthropy.  The broad range of her expertise includes but is not limited to day-to-today financial team management, audit, organizational leadership, operations, contract negotiations and pension administration.

A graduate of Temple University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting, Chenora is an active certified public accountant, licensed in Pennsylvania.  She is the treasurer for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and the African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation and serves as board member of POWER, the Power of Professional Women.  In addition to her board responsibilities, she is a member of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Audit Committee. A mother of three adult children, Chenora resides in Whitemarsh Township with her tall husband and her tiny dog.

Co-Executive Director:  Adrienne Tymiak, PhD 

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Adrienne Tymiak joined Collective Success Network in 2018 following a “Breaking into Pharma” event where she shared her career arc as a first-gen professional with college students. Adrienne entered the pharmaceutical industry as a research chemist following her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. At Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), she rose to executive leader for large, multi-disciplinary and

cross-site teams in R&D. As a BMS leader for over 20 years, Adrienne built innovative organizations with a diverse talent pipeline, hiring and championing the advancement of women and minorities. Firmly committed to collaboration and cooperative learning, Adrienne also served as a Board member for precompetitive industry consortia, leader of science education programs and volunteer for community outreach initiatives. Since retiring from industry, Adrienne serves as an advisor and mentor-in-residence for the Rutgers University TechAdvance and HealthAdvance teams in addition to working as a volunteer for youth serving nonprofit organizations.

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Director of Programs, Partnerships, and Strategy:  Alice Ginsberg, PhD

Alice Ginsberg, Ph.D. comes to CSN with over twenty years of experience working to support first generation, low-income students and to remove barriers to educational equity for all students. In addition to her leadership positions at educational organizations such as the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, The Center for Minority Serving Institutions, and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Alice has taught in the urban teacher education programs at both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University.  She is the author of six books on education equity and diversity, including Gender in Urban Education and Embracing Risk in Urban Education, and continues to do original research on issues of educational diversity, opportunity and inclusion. 

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Administrative Specialist: Dau Duong

Dau's entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish a family business alongside his parents. As first-generation immigrants they worked tirelessly to build a solid foundation for their enterprise while simultaneously forging a path to success for themselves and their community. Dau's role as consultant for his father allowed him to bridge the language and cultural gaps, enabling the family business to thrive. Recognizing the challenges faced by fellow immigrants, Dau decided to leverage his skills and experiences to create opportunities for others in similar situations. Motivated by a desire to empower and uplift others, Dau currently studies at the Community College of Philadelphia to further his academic career and joined the Collective Success Network, a community-driven organization that shares his passion for assisting lower-income, first-generation students.

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Marketing Intern: Diavionne Musser

Diavionne is a current first-generation student pursuing a degree in Marketing with a minor in Digital Marketing at Temple University. She discovered CSN as a resource for herself after collaborating with CSN’s Temple First chapter as the Creative Director of another first-generation student organization on Temple University’s campus. Through her marketing internship with CSN and work as a student fellow at Temple University’s Blackstone LaunchPad that provides mentorship for student startups, Diavionne hopes to inform other students of the academic resources accessible to them despite obstacles, such as being a FGLI student.

Volunteer Leadership Team - Professionals

Founder and Chair Emeritus

Due Quach 

Founder & CEO, Calm Clarity

Co-Founder 

Nancy Li 

Manager, Manager, Applied Real World Solutions, IQVIA

Co-Executive Director

Adrienne Tymiak 

Retired - Former Executive Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Assistant Executive Director

Ji Jun 

Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia Law Department

Partnerships & Outreach

Kareem Mathias

Senior Information Technology Auditor, Protiviti

Marketing and Communications

Marissa Emmons

Participant Management Program Manager, Meta

Events & Volunteer Engagement

Alicia Thorpe

CEO, The Scullin Group, Inc.

Drexel Chapter Advisor 

Fran Snyder, Drexel University

Mediator

UPenn Student Advisor 

Ji Jun

Divisional Deputy City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia Law Department

Temple Chapter Sponsor

Kamina Richardson

Assistant Program Director, Temple University

Villanova Chapter Advisor

Taylor Landon-Freeman

Charles River Laboratories

Drexel University
Dragon's First

President

Martha Victoria

Vice President

Kaylee Wilson

 

Event Coordinator

Medhavi Pandit

Treasurer 

Leann Lopez-Ponce

Temple University

Temple First

President

Susan Daniel Mathuram

 

Vice President

Joyce Chen

STARS 

Representative

Giavonna Zappone

Director of Communications

Faria Sanjida

Director of Events

Evie Lugo

Director of Finance

Chuyan Xie

Director of Marketing

Ji Pan

University of Pennsylvania
Collective Success at Penn, CSAP

Co-Chairs

Jeremy Calcarian

Raquel Russek

Additional E-Board

Queenie Huang

Villanova University
First Generation Villanovans

Upperclassman

Co-Chair

Derrek (DJ) Samuels

Underclassman

Co-Chair

Lupita Ramírez Gómez

Parliamentarian

Jared Alicea

Secretary

Kaitlyn Pinedo

Senators

Fabiano Moscoso

Mark Guzman Lizarazo

 

Treasurer

Julian Gonzalez

Communications Chair

Danni Kennedy

Membership Chair

Jedith Gómez Fernández

 

Mentorship/Academic Excellence Co-Chairs

Damian Thompson

Darien Alston-Baldwin

Programs Chair

Elizabeth Ponce Meza

Public Relations Chair

Jocelyn Zavala Garcia

Consortium Chapter

President

Vivian Chen,

Temple University

Vice President

Vazira Hakberdiyeva,

Drexel University

Secretary

Nicole Rodriguez,

Rutgers University - Camden

Campus Chapters - Student Officers

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