Meet Our Leadership Team Members

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of talented professionals who are super passionate about education and youth. They’ve poured countless hours and tons of effort into keeping our organization running smoothly and effectively. Their dedication and hard work have been key in moving our mission forward and smashing our goals.

Jorge Bastos

Board President

Dr. Eddie Ruiz

Board Vice-President

Lisa Rabinsky

VP/Finance Director

Martine Pierre

Board Secretary

Laurie Myers

HR Director

Mario F. Guzman

Workforce Readiness Director

Valeska Martins

Business Social Impact Director

Dr. Laura Dayal

Organizational & Educational Success Director

Dr. Janell Carroll

Public Relations Director

Maylee De Jesus

General Board Member

Alexandria Ayala

General Board Member

Student Success & Operational Team

Introducing the outstanding individuals at the heart of our team, committed to advancing Scholar CC’s mission. These key members tirelessly operate behind the scenes, actively engaging with scholars, mentors, and stakeholders to guarantee the success of our organization.

Lynne W. Gassant

Executive Director

Rachel Bonnaig

Mentoring Program


Alicia Haywood

Student Success Specialist

María Larios 

Program & Administrative


Anamaría Pedraza

College Coach

Mia Romano

College Coach

Sophia Fuguet

Social Media & Marketing

Assistant, FWS Intern

Shannon Burgess

Activities & Events Assistant,

FWS Intern