Staff

Assaf PackinAssaf Packin

Junior Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Wolverine
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Belt with Automatic Buckle
Geographic Location
New York, NY

BayleeBaylee Greenberg

COO

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A bag of jellybeans (yes, I wore a trash bag stuffed with balloons to sixth grade)
How do you take your eggs?
Omelette with spinach and (extra crispy) bacon
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Becka Ross

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Halloween scares me, but I guess the Tin Man from Wizard of Oz
What was the name of my childhood imaginary friend?
Davin
Geographic Location
Chicago, IL

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Bob Filbin

Chief Data Scientist

Issue you’re most passionate about?
Isolation
Which Quidditch team do you support?
Chudley Cannons.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Briana Hollis

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
The Undertaker (WWE)
Best gift you’ve ever received?
My sister! Our birthdays are two weeks apart and she came home from the hospital on my birthday.
Geographic Location
Cleveland, OH

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Issue you’re most passionate about?
Child well-being
What’s 2+2?
5 for extremely large values of 2. Alternative answers may include: 42.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Coe Bethea

Crisis Counselor Advocate

Best gift you’ve ever received?
The gift of Life.
How are you able to have it all and balance career, family and success?
Magic, plus my boyfriend works here too…that helps.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Craig Genteman

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
The birth of my beautiful daughter Aubree
Who would win in a fight? A Hurricane or Ditka?
Trick Question, A Hurricane Named Ditka!
Geographic Location
Elgin, IL

Danny Johnson

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Issue you’re most passionate about?
LGBTQ bullying
What was your childhood nickname?
Daniel Boone, which my grandmother still calls me to this day. She uses that special grandma tone when saying it to make me feel like I’m 8 years old all over again.
Geographic Location
Detroit, Michigan

Darren Mastropaolo

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Signed jumper from my Aussie Rules Football club team when I was living in Melbourne
What is your spirit animal?
Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose
Geographic Location
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Earl Lewis

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Big Bad Wolf
Best gift you’ve ever received?
A Los Angeles Lakers Jersey
Geographic Location
Ewing, NJ

Elana Jacobs

Director of International

Best gift you’ve ever received?
A road bike from my boyfriend for my 30th birthday
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A clown
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Elif Anda

Special Projects Associate

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
In 3rd grade I was mac & cheese. My mom made the costume (and it’s still my fave food, btw)
What’s one place you’d like to visit?
Antarctica – it’s the only continent I haven’t been on!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Elisha Ferguson

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
David Bowie
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Barbie dream house. My four year old mind was blown.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Elizabeth Sweezey Morrell

Crisis Counselor Advocate

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
In high school, some friends and I were the stages of a butterfly metamorphosis. I was the cocoon. Nailed it.
Any missed callings?
Tons! Geologist, travel blogger, dog whisperer.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Garrett Shotwell

Head of Supervision

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A popsicle… See what I did there?
Can you lick your elbow?
Proudly.
Geographic Location
Seattle, WA

Heather Kam

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My cat
What’s your favorite movie?
Nightmare Before Christmas
Geographic Location
Hampton, VA

Hira Raja

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Handknitted quilt made by my grandmother
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Myself!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Jared Wolf

Trainer – User Support Specialist

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My smile. Thanks, Mom!
If you’re Jared Wolf by day, who are you by night?
Carly Rae Jepsen.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Jen JamesJen James

Supervisor, Head of Crisis Counselors

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
I was Wendy from the fast food place and adorable!
What is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is a mix between a magical unicorn, Amy Schumer and Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect.
Geographic Location
Commerce Township, MI

John Rauschenberg

Junior Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Robot
Best gift you’ve ever received?
A copy of R.E.M.’s Chronic Town EP from 1982.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Kait Vanderlaan

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
I’ve never been anything cool, but my dog was a taco last year
Favorite animal?
Fox
Geographic Location
Philadelphia, PA

Keith Morris

Platform Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Ninja Turtle
What’s your superpower?
I can type one-handed
Geographic Location
Durham, NC

Kristal Choy

Director of Finance

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A mailbox
Issue you’re most passionate about?
Opportunity gap and access to education
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Libby Craig

Director, Bay Area

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A sugar skull!
Best gift you’ve ever received?
A video that my best friends made while I was traveling in Peru. They were at all corners of the world — Nicaragua, Brazil, India, New York — wishing me a happy birthday. Digital gifts are the best!
Geographic Location
San Francisco, CA

Lindsay-ML-scaledLindsay Marrinan-Levy

Supervisor, Head of Crisis Counselors

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Mrs. Potts
What’s your favorite self care activity?
Roller Derby!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

LindsayM-scaledLindsay Martin

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

What’s your dog’s name?
Snookie Love
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Trip to Disney World with my son
Geographic Location
Philadelphia, PA

liz-scaledLiz Eddy

Director of Communications

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A bunch of grapes (aka covered in purple balloons)
If you could eat 1 thing forever what would it be?
Hot sauce. On everything.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Maddy Forster

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite gifts are generally cheese related
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A rabid bat!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Mariya Bogorodova

Junior Software Engineer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween??
Me dressed as a queen when I was 6.
Best gift you’ve ever received?
A picture of me dressed as a queen when I was 6, printed on a phone case. With the word “queen” written under it.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Max Kamowski

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Dilbert
What do you do in your time off the platform?
Knit, crochet and CRAFT
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Melinda Blaise

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My family
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
A caribbean queen
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Michelle Azzi

Graphic Designer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
I have a ridiculous collection of Disney VHS movies that my grandfather gave me. The Three Caballeros is still my all time favorite.
Childhood dream job?
Volcanologist. That quickly changed after watching Dante’s Peak.
Geographic Location
Miami, FL

Michelle KuchukMichelle Kuchuk

Director of Training

Best give you’ve ever received?
To date? The VHS Boxed Set of “The Nanny”
What would you like the best gift you’ve ever received to be?
Bars of solid gold
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Nancy

Nancy Lublin

Founder and CEO

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My husband proposed to me with a grandfather clock (way better than a ring)
Any strange talents?
I can make a flower with my tongue
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Natalia Dayan

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Dexter victim
What is your dream job?
Being a trapezist at the circus
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Natalie Marchant

Business Development Manager

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Hamilton Tickets
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Mario kart
Geographic Location
San Francisco, CA

Nicole Kraus

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

What’s the most B.A. thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving!
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
DC’s Poison Ivy
Geographic Location
Raleigh, NC

Nitya Kanuri

Data Scientist

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Animal onesies (my dress-up zoo is 4 strong and growing)
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Abu from Aladdin
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Nya Wilson

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Personal journal
Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Dancer
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Rachel Stephens

Crisis Counselor Community Director

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Pot of Gold Underneath a Rainbow
Best gift you’ve ever received?
Limited edition Kevin McAllister Home Alone pin
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Ramneet SachdevRamneet Sachdev

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Issue you’re most passionate about?
Racial bias based bullying
If you were a hot dog would, you eat yourself?
No, but if the question was pizza, then absolutely.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Rebecca Kan

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Harley Quinn
Best gift you’ve ever received?
My dog, Hudson
Geographic Location
Boston, MA

Ricard Cabrera

Platform Engineer

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Any graphic novel, I love graphic novels
What’s your favorite video game?
Loom!
Geographic Location
Barcelona, Spain

Sarah-scaledSarah Buckingham

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl! SEAAAAHAWWWKS!
What are three things you totally geek-out about?
The Wizard of Oz, turtles, and anthropology!!
Geographic Location
Seattle, WA

Shaniqua JonesShaniqua Jones

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My kids
What’s your passion?
Helping people come up with tools to get through this thing called life.
Geographic Location
San Antonio, TX

Shannon GreenShannon Green

Supervisor, Head of Crisis Counselors

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My dog, Chewbacca
What is your favorite meal of the day?
Dessert, of course!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Sherri-scaledSherri Bishop

Head of Supervision

Issue you’re most passionate about?
Child Abuse
What’s your favorite animal?
Tigers (very beautiful and graceful)
Geographic Location
Berkley, MI

Shinise Muse

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Walkman when I was a teen
What is your favorite hobby?
Making everything from scratch like laundry detergent, mayonnaise, butter, dog treats, lotion, hair products…
Geographic Location
Hyattsville, Maryland

Shoko Morikawa

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Stella Carlin in OITNB, played by Ruby Rose. I actually ended up featured in a Buzzfeed article!
Geographic Location
San Francisco, CA

TCToshiro “TC” Kida

Platform Engineer, Head of CC Tech

Issue you’re most passionate about?
economic justice
What’s your favorite typeface?
DIN Mittelschrift. Although Neutraface comes a close second. Gill Sans third.
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Teddy Maghrak

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Best gift you’ve ever received?
A gigantic Pegasus pool float!
If you had to be a bird, what kind would you be and why?
I’d be a loon – masters of sky and sea, with a haunting song to boot!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Tessa Shapiro

Crisis Counselor Trainer

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Definitely the red teletubby named Po. What could possibly be cuter than that!
Who is your spirit cereal box mascot?
Tony the Tiger. He’s so encouraging!
Geographic Location
New York, NY

Tiffany Bridgett

Crisis Counselor Supervisor

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Chucky’s girlfriend, Tiffany
What type of roller coaster are you the most afraid to ride?
…FERRIS WHEEL
Geographic Location
Washington, DC

Tong Xiang

Engineering Lead

Coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween?
Fluffy green dinosaur
What’s the name of your work computer?
Curious George
Geographic Location
New York, NY