We’re a team of motivated and passionate changemakes dedicated to expanding opportunities for all Americans to work, learn, and earn to their full potential. 

BYRON G. AUGUSTE

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
@Byron_Auguste

Byron Auguste is President and Co-Founder of Opportunity@Work, a social enterprise based at New America in Washington DC, which aims to re-wire the U.S. labor market in ways that enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace. Byron was inspired by a diverse set of experiences to conceive and co-found Opportunity@Work in 2015. 

KARAN CHOPRA

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
@KarChopra

Karan provides leadership on strategic direction and execution of Opportunity@Work’s priorities and the TechHire initiative. He co-founded Opportunity@Work because he believes that meaningful work is not just a matter of economic wellbeing but of individual dignity. He has seen many others with talents but without opportunities to realize their true potential and believes that in order to have impact at scale we need better systems, not just great initiatives. 

yolanda townsend

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Yolanda supports the Opportunity@Work leadership team through strategic planning, management of day-to-day operations,  performance and project management. She oversees and executes financial and operational priorities to further the goals of the Leadership Team. In addition, Yolanda manages the talent and administrative functions for the organization, including budget operations. 

Khalilah Harris

CHIEF OF STAFF & VICE PRESIDENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
@ed2befree

Khalilah M. Harris is Chief of Staff and Vice President of External Affairs with Opportunity@Work, serving as senior advisor to the President and providing strategic management of public engagement efforts advancing the organization's mission of widely expanding opportunity for all Americans. Khalilah's career has been built on a commitment to ensuring equity in access to opportunity, regardless of zip code or genetic code. 

YuanXia Ding

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Yuanxia Ding is the Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations for Opportunity@Work, where she leads strategy development and planning, ensures operational effectiveness, promotes innovation and knowledge sharing, and develops new partnerships. As a first generation immigrant, Yuanxia has dedicated her career to the growth and development of America’s human capital to ensure our nation’s long-term economic competitiveness.  

PAPIA DEBROY

DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYER SOLUTIONS

DAMIAN EWENS

PROJECT DIRECTOR, TECHHIRE RHODE ISLAND LEARNING LAB
@DamianEwens

Fletcher Heisler

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
 

SU KIM

PROJECT MANAGER
@SuKim

Molly Lindsey

MOLLY LINDSAY

SENIOR FELLOW
 

Tess posner

MANAGING DIRECTOR, TECHHIRE
@TessPosner

sally smyth

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY FINANCE AND IMPACT
@Sally_k_Smyth

C. BRADFORD ELLISON

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Laura Faulkner

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
@L_Faulkner_

jen Hetzel Silbert

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
@JHSilbert

TARI LINDA LAU

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE
@TariLindaL

BRIANA MASTERSON

EDUCATION PATHWAYS AND LEARNING LAB MANAGER

RICH POPLAWSKI

PRODUCT MANAGER
 

ELEYNI RODRIGUEZ

SENIOR PRODUCT ANALYST

ILIANA E. ESTÉVEZ

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

SASHA FELDSTEIN

SENIOR IMPACT AND EVALUATION ANALYST

samira khan

SENIOR BUSINESS PROJECT MANAGER
 

David O’Hara

PROJECT MANAGER
 

KEYON SMITH

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
@KeyonCSmith
 

DOLORES VYFHUIS

OFFICE MANAGER