Advisory Board Members


The Dream Project established an Advisory Board to help expand and enhance its vital mission of helping immigrant youth in Virginia achieve their highest academic potential. Click here to read the Advisory Board Profile.

Honorable Tannia Talento
School Board Member, Arlington Public Schools

John Andelin
Community Leader

Ginger Geofrey
Community Leader

Gaston Araoz
Regional Director,
Office of Senator Tim Kaine

Dr. Irma Becerra
Marymount University

Dr. Angel Cabrera
George Mason University

David Culver
Reporter and Anchor,
NBC News4

Senator Adam Ebbin
Virginia Senator-30th District

Senator Barbara Favola
Virginia Senator- 31st District

Denise Ferguson
Community Leader 

Greg Fields
President and Senior Advisor,
Philanthropy Directions International

Anita Friedman
Arlington County Department of Human Services

Rebecca Herman
Herman Family Foundation

Angela Kelley
Senior Strategic Advisor for Immigration,
Open Society Policy Center

Dr. Karen Kennedy-Schultz
Director, Center for Public Service and Scholarship,
Shenandoah University

Delegate Elizabeth Guzman
31st District Representative, Virginia House of Delegates

Michelle LaRue
Virginia State Director,
Casa De Virginia

Nathan Monnell
Executive Director,
National PTA

Dr. Pat Murphy
Arlington Public Schools

Tara Palacios
Biz Launch

Dalia Palchik
School Board Member,
Fairfax County Public Schools

Alma Powell
America’s Promise Alliance

Dr. Scott Ralls
Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Matthew Shank
President Emeritus,
Marymount University

Honorable Noah Simon
District Director,
Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8)

Justine Springberg
Community Leader

Dr. Drew Stelljes
Assistant Vice President,
Student Engagement and Leadership,
The College of William & Mary

Honorable Walter Tejada
Virginia Latino Leaders Council

Kathy Tenhula
Vice President,
The Frechette Family Foundation