January 01, 2023

Meet the 2022 Catalysts


You can learn more about their journey and see photos from graduation here.

Listed from left to right

Row 1
Abigail Gomes (She/Her/Hers), Association Director of Youth Development, Capital District YMCA
Anzala Alozie (She/Her/Hers), DEI Strategist Consultant, The McLean Group
Balqees Sayed (She/Her/Hers), Funding Specialist, Livingston Energy Group

Row 2
Brenda Baddam (She/Her/Hers), Assistant Attorney General, Office of the NYS Attorney General
Charlene Holmes (She/Her/Hers), Founder/CEO, Imana Borena, Inc.
Damond Heath (She/Her/Hers), Director of DEIB Initiatives & Senior Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement
Dayonna Bowles (She/Her/Hers), Instructional & E-learning Services Program Coordinator/Administrator

Row 3
Erin Vickers (She/Her/Hers), Account Executive, CDPHP
Jade Warrick (She/Her/They/Them), A House for Arts Host, WHMT
Jesenia Alcantara (She/Her/Hers), Program Assistant, CSEA/Civil Service Employees Association
Jonathan “Jon” Coller-Takahashi (He/Him/His, Registrar, Columbia-Greene Community College

Row 4
Lauren Prosper (She/They), Chief Growth Officer, Prosper Consultants, Inc.
Regina Akot (She/Her/Hers), Afterschool Cook & Cleaner, RISSE
Siara Ramos (She/Her/Hers), Project Manager, Workforce Development Institute / Co-founder of A & S Life and Career Coaching
Stephen Sheffer (He/Him/His), Philanthropy Manager, United Way of the Greater Capital Region