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.

Advisory Board

Jenny Chan

Partner, Advisory Services 

Ernst & Young


Collective Success Network


Marissa Emmons

Participant Management Program Manager,



Ro King

Angel Investor, Start-up Advisor

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

Trustee, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 

Sudhir Kondisetty

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

Rahul Kothari

Co-Founder and Managing Director, 

Ironview Capital Management


Collective Success Network


Kareem Mathias

Senior Information Technology Auditor,


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Tanya O'Neill

Sr. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant, The Realize Leadership Group, LLC


Collective Success Network

Due Quach

Author, CEO & Founder, 

Calm Clarity Social Enterprise

Founder and Chair Emeritus, 

Collective Success Network


Kamina Richardson

Assistant Program Director/Fox Pre-Law Advisor,

Temple University


Ann Marie Solomon

Vice President, Strategy & Insights, Aramark


Collective Success Network


Min Suh

Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP


Alicia Thorpe 

Chief Executive Officer, The Scullin Group, Inc.

Tom Tritton 

Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania


Former President of Haverford College and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. 

Vice Chair,

Collective Success Network


Adrienne Tymiak

Former Executive Director and scientific leader,
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Co-Executive Director, 

Collective Success Network

Ex-Officio Advisors

Jeffrey Brown

CEO & Founder, 

Brown's Super Stores

Chairman & Founder,

Uplift Solutions

David Denious


Drinker, Biddle & Reath


David Donald

Founder, PeopleShare, Inc

Bryant Greene

Founder, Owner & Administrator, 

Always Best Care Senior Services 

of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Delaware Counties


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 

Annie Madonia

Chief Advancement Officer, 

Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Sean Quinn

President & Co-Founder, 

Bowstring Studios

Kenneth Wong


CIG Asia

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

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.



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 


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.


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. 

Volunteer Leadership Team - Professionals

Founder and Chair Emeritus

Due Quach 

Founder & CEO, Calm Clarity


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, Facebook

Events, Engagement, & Communications

Marissa Emmons

Participant Management Program Manager, Facebook


Shane Nelson

Support Coach, Center for Male Engagement at The Community College of Philadelphia

Andrea McCord

Program Coordinator, Mature Women's Services, AccessMatters

Travis Copenhaver

Project Coordinator at RSM US LLP

CSN Student Advisor 

Fran Snyder


Temple Chapter Sponsor

Kamina Richardson

Assistant Program Director, Temple University

Drexel University
Dragon's First


Mariah Iseminger

Vice President

Ashley Wu-Zhang


Main Event Coordinator

Martha Victoria


Chris Park

Marketing Team

Adam Hombaker


Tarana Ananna

Temple University

Temple First


Cheryl Zhang

External Vice President

Tina To


Internal Vice President

Angelica Pinon

Director of Finance

Thao Nhu Truong

Director of Events

Michelle You

Director of Marketing

Jessica Lin

Marketing Intern

Rhea Mohite

University of Pennsylvania

Collective Success at Penn

Student Leader

Catherine Huang


Sherry Liu

Mentorship Recruitment

Sherry Liu

Mental Health Programming

Princess Rahmen


Kartie Cusick
Renee Osagiede
Queenie Huang

Campus Chapters - Student Officers