Meet Genesys Works National Capital Region

Our Staff

Dr. Selvon Malcolm Waldron

Executive Director

Vinette Brown

Director of External Relations

Will Kelland

Program Manager

Abby McKenna

Senior Program Coordinator

Paola Becerra

Corporate Partnership Accounts Manager

Jose Artiga

Program Coordinator

Clairmond Berantuo

Program Coordinator

El-bethel "Elbie" Hailemekiael

College and Career Coordinator

Harshita Mehta

Operations Coordinator

Alumni Advisory Council

Sameen Jan

Class of 2020, Senior at George Mason University; Technology Operations Analyst at Dentsu

Micah Moore

Class of 2019, Graduated from Virginia Tech in 2023; Network Engineer at CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Trang Nguyen

Class of 2020, Senior at George Mason University

Justin Nixon

Class of 2021, Junior at Johnson C. Smith University; Democracy Fellow at Common Cause

Axel Orellana

Class of 2022, Sophomore at University of the District of Columbia; Junior Coder at Limbic Systems

Zainab Raja

Class of 2019, Graduated from George Mason University in 2022; Analyst at Accenture

National Capital Region Staff

Vinette Brown

Development Director

Vinette Brown brings over 15 years of fundraising experience to Genesys Works. She was most recently Development Director at City Kids Wilderness Project for two years, and previously at College Summit-Peer Forward, where she led fundraising and external relationships for the National Capital and Mid-Atlantic regions for 9 years. Vinette has also managed business development and communications for international development organizations, including Family Health International (FHI360), Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, and the Academy for Educational Development (AED). She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) and spent two years in Haiti as an Agricultural Extension Volunteer. Vinette serves on the boards of Friends of Haiti and Perry Street Preparatory Charter School in Washington, DC. She also volunteers with local community organizations that serve youth and individuals in need, primarily Reading Partners and Food & Friends. Vinette has a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, and a M.A. in International Development Studies, with concentrations Education and Development Management, from the George Washington University.

Vinette Brown
Development Director

Krystal Stackhouse

Director of Programs

Krystal comes to Genesys Works – National Capital Region after working with Genesys Works – Twin Cities for 5 years. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, she knew she wanted to create social change by providing disadvantaged youth with opportunities to build their social capital. After graduation, she served two years as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible at Patrick Henry High School. There, she assisted 40 low income and promising students with the college application process resulting in 95 percent of them gaining acceptance to college and winning community scholarship dollars totaling $150,000. At Genesys Works Twin Cities, she served as a program coordinator working directly with students for 3 years helping students develop real world skills to be successful in a paid corporate internship. Because of her affinity for working with school partners, she was promoted to manage the student recruitment and selection process to improve the awareness of Genesys Works amongst students and school staff members. Now in the Capital Region, she has taken on the challenge to help start and manage the newest Genesys Works site.

Krystal Stackhouse
Director of Programs

Rumsha Ahmed

Program Coordinator, Internship Services

Rumsha joined the Genesys Works National Capital Region team as a program coordinator in May 2019. She leads the Virginia program and is excited to help young professionals gain the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, not just in the work place, but also as members of society. Prior to Genesys Works, Rumsha was a program specialist at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations where she worked on peer learning programs and conferences. She has professional experience in facilitation, session design, communications, and embedding equity principles into programming. A native Northern Virginian, Rumsha has Bachelors of Arts degrees from George Mason University in Economics and Global Affairs, concentrating in International Development.

Rumsha Ahmed
Program Coordinator, Internship Services

Board of Advisors

Levon Ananyan
Senior Vice President, Main Street Bank
Chris Biggs
Director, Global Partners at Salesforce
Gerry Brooks
Program Manager, AWS Skills Center Arlington
Phil Carrai
President of Technology & Training Solutions, Kratos Defense and Security Systems
Laura Giangiuli
Vice President Human Resources, CALIBRE
Anisa L. Green, Chair
Director, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Shanon Lanasa
Vice President, Business Technology Services at Surescripts
Adam Levy
Chief Information Officer, Intelsat
Kirt Morris
Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Merkle
Martel Neville
Vice President, Human Resources, Comcast
Sadhvi Subramanian
Senior Vice President Commercial Real Estate, US Bank
Scott Tinkler
North America Utilities Lead, Accenture

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