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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,



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

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

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Rick Horner 

Improvisor, director, actor,

teacher, and coach


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


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


Kareem Mathias

Senior Information Technology Auditor,


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Tanya O'Neill

Sr. DEI Consultant,

The Realize Leadership Group, LLC



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: Veronica Alt

Veronica started her professional life as a lifeguard, where she learned  how much she enjoyed helping people, but also, her love of telling people  what to do. She pursued an education in History, starting with a BA from  Bryn Athyn College, and working up to a heritage study as part of a  Masters at the University of Glasgow. Through her education, she joined  the staff of Glencairn Museum and slowly added as many jobs as possible  to her plate. It was through this museum work that she realized her true  love was not "knowing a lot and showing it off to people." Her passion lies  in making all forms of education diverse, equitable, accessible, and  inclusive, with a new driving focus of justice. Veronica does this work with  her dog, Lola, who is the only real reason she ever goes outside.

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

Drexel University
Dragon's First


Martha Victoria

Vice President

Nathan Nazario


Main Event Coordinator

Laura Rendo-Garcia


Emily Simkovich

Marketing Team

Adam Hombaker


Tarana Ananna

Temple University

Temple First


Angelica Pinon


Vice President

Joyce Chen

Director of Finance

Chuyan Xie

Director of Events

Michelle You

Director of Marketing

Ji Pan

STAR/STG Representative

Giavonna Zappone

Professional Development

Faria Sanjida

University of Pennsylvania
Collective Success at Penn, CSAP


Katie Cusick


Queenie Huang


Wendy Deng


Nicholas Rutherford

Kamira Payne

Jeremy Calcarian

Consortium Chapter


Henry Cao,

Villanova University


Vivian Chen,

Temple University

Campus Chapters - Student Officers

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