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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


Collective Success Network


Marissa Emmons

Participant Management Program Manager,


Marketing & Communications, 

Collective Success Network

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Colleen Farrell-Felici 

Leadership coach, educator, and publisher


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


Sudhir Kondisetty

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


Collective Success Network


Rahul Kothari

Co-Founder and Managing Director, 

Ironview Capital Management


Kareem Mathias

Associate Security Risk Manager,


Partnerships & Outreach, 

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,


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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


Adrienne Tymiak

Former Executive Director and scientific leader,
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Co-Executive Director, 

Collective Success Network


Keith Willis 

President & Founder, 

Core Management Training

Ex-Officio Advisors

Jeffrey Brown

CEO & Founder, 

Brown's Super Stores

Chairman & Founder,

Uplift Solutions

David Denious


Drinker, Biddle & Reath

Bryant Greene

Founder, Owner & Administrator, 

Always Best Care Senior Services 

of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Delaware Counties


David Donald


PeopleShare, Inc


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 


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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Tanya O'Neill

Sr. DEI Consultant,

The Realize Leadership Group, LLC

Sean Quinn

President & Co-Founder, 

Bowstring Studios


Min Suh


Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Kenneth Wong


CIG Asia

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



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. 


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.

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, Meta

Events & Volunteer Engagement

Alicia Thorpe

CEO, The Scullin Group, Inc.

Drexel Chapter Advisor 

Fran Snyder, Drexel University


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


Martha Victoria

Vice President

Kaylee Wilson


Event Coordinator

Medhavi Pandit


Leann Lopez-Ponce

Temple University

Temple First


Susan Daniel Mathuram


Vice President

Joyce Chen



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


Jeremy Calcarian

Raquel Russek

Additional E-Board

Queenie Huang

Villanova University
First Generation Villanovans



Derrek (DJ) Samuels



Lupita Ramírez Gómez


Jared Alicea


Kaitlyn Pinedo


Fabiano Moscoso

Mark Guzman Lizarazo



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


Vivian Chen,

Temple University

Vice President

Vazira Hakberdiyeva,

Drexel University


Nicole Rodriguez,

Rutgers University - Camden

Campus Chapters - Student Officers

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