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STAFF

Stacy Barr

National Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Stacy is passionate about Summer Search’s mission to empower students and provide them with the tools to become college graduates and community leaders. She is committed to providing greater access to quality education for low-income youth and receives incredible satisfaction from watching our students come into their own.

Stacy is spearheading our efforts to deepen our partnerships with foundations and corporations. Prior to joining Summer Search, she served as the Manager of Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Stacy is a graduate of the University of Florida and received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from NYU Wagner specializing in public and nonprofit management. When she’s not in the office, Stacy’s passion is travelling. She’s climbed Machu Picchu, gone on a safari in Tanzania, spent 40 days backpacking throughout Europe and even had her foot stepped on by an elephant in Thailand.

Stacy lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, Jordan.

Alexandra Bartz

national innovation manager

Alexandra believes every person has an equal right to an affordable education. Her passion for educational equity stems from a desire to do justice to her parents’ example and sacrifice. Alexandra sees the best in others: their humanity, beauty, talents and courage. It’s her aim to help others notice, develop and unleash their gifts to impact Summer Search’s mission. Alexandra started serving others when she was a brace-faced, bi-focal wearing 14-year-old. She has been an AmeriCorps volunteer, secretary of a Board of Directors for an organization serving survivors of domestic violence, and a staff aid to a Member of Congress. For the past six years, she’s been a Big Sister to young man named David.

Alexandra graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University. She’s currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. She considers herself lucky to live in Santa Rosa, California with her husband Billy and their two-year-old Catahoula, Hooly.

Nathan Becker

Senior Marketing Designer

Nathan believes in the power of creativity, technology, and problem-solving with imagery, space, and design. Since moving to CA, he has been harnessing these tools to make a mission-focused impact at national nonprofits. Nathan is the UX/visual/multimedia designer for national and regional Summer Search, responsible for digital and print, and brand guardianship.

Nathan worked as a magazine art director, before moving to NY for his MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons the New School. He then worked at publisher Condé Nast as Creative Producer, before relocating to CA with his dog Cooper.

Nathan loves volunteering, gardening, and individual sports (NY triathlon finisher), but is also a team player who thrives on collaboration. In addition to his MFA, he holds a BS from JMU (VA) in Media, Art and Design.

Antonio Brown

National Males of Color Initiative Coordinator

Originally from Harlem, New York, Antonio draws his inspiration from his belief that social justice is a collective effort. Antonio participated in opportunity programs as a teenager himself, and he knows first-hand the role that Summer Search can play in our students’ lives. As someone who attributes much of his success to the friends, family and mentors that he’s had the privilege of learning from, he believes whole-heartedly in the ability of students to cultivate and shape the world around them.

Antonio has a BA in African and African American Studies from Dartmouth College, and has dedicated himself to deepening his understanding of the obstacles facing underserved youth, particularly students of color. You’re most likely to find Antonio at a Billiards Hall after work or wherever you hear live music.

Stephanie Davis

National senior Development Associate

Stephanie has a passion for youth development and social justice. Her commitment to service leadership began early and has led her to hold positions in direct service, leadership, and fundraising.

She is excited to use her wide array of skills and knowledge to help contribute to Summer Search’s foundation and corporate fundraising success.

Originally from the state of Washington, Stephanie moved to NYC from Knoxville, TN where she attended graduate school, and served as the Executive Director of Tribe One, a youth development social enterprise.

Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Beloit College and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as a certificate in nonprofit management.

Stephanie is proud to call NYC her home and is actively involved with the New York City Gay Basketball League as a Board member, player, and coach where she relives her glory days of playing collegiate basketball.

Patrick Doherty

Senior Development Associate

Patrick has a strong belief in the power of educational equity as a tool to unlock resources and opportunities for all youth. He is driven by the desire to break down barriers and support all youth to realize their full potential. 

Previously a member of the Summer Search’s Bay Area Development Team and Reading Partners’ national development team, Patrick loves seeing how Summer Search fosters students’ confidence, skills, and readiness to be first-generation college graduates and socially responsible leaders. As a member of the national development team, Patrick supports our development operations efforts, creating efficiencies and empowering development staff throughout the organization to maximize donor cultivation and stewardship. He brings a passion for systems, structure, and data to his everyday work. 

Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree with departmental honors in history from Oberlin College. Outside of work, he loves reading, cheering for his favorite baseball team (Go Giants!), volunteering for Oberlin’s admissions department, and darting around the country to attend competitions for his favorite obscure sport: figure skating.

Seth James Ellis

National Director Alumni Relations & Development

Seth is passionate about serving youth, building community, and developing a culture of philanthropy among young people. All of these have come together in his work at Summer Search.

Seth is the chief evangelist for engaging alumni in every facet of our work: as volunteers, as staff members, as donors, and as cheerleaders in their communities. In representing and engaging the voices from the most permanent stakeholders in the Summer Search community, Seth deepens the relationship between Summer Search and nearly 2,500 alumni.

Seth comes to Summer Search with more than six years of experience in alumni relations and development, most recently at his alma mater, UC San Diego.

Seth has volunteered for a number of organizations such as the New Leaders Council, the San Diego LGBT Community Center, the Trevor Project, and I’m From Driftwood.

In his free time, Seth loves to cook, practice yoga, sail the waters of San Francisco and San Diego, explore the beauty of San Francisco, and travel to exotic places near and far with his husband, Jared.

Rangsiwan Fasudhani

Program Quality and Data Manager

Believing in empowerment through education, experience and hard work, Rangsiwan is a natural fit in the Summer Search family. As the Program Quality and Data Manager, she ensures that Summer Search is equipped with tools and data systems to help students reach their dreams. She uses her analytical skills and keen attention to detail to produce and maintain organizational reports on student outcomes as well as oversee the development and maintenance of the student database to ensure data consistency.

Rangsiwan's career has been driven by data. Prior to Summer Search, Rangsiwan was the Community Information Officer at United Way of the Bay Area. She maintained key community indicators for and managed and supported the production of reports on United Way initiatives. She was also instrumental in the development, implementation and maintenance of the client outcomes and case management database for their one-stop financial education centers.

Rangsiwan earned her BA in Economics with a minor in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside and her MA in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before parenting, dog-wrangling and meal planning became her daily triathlon, Rangsiwan completed an ironman in Canada and Brazil and numerous other triathlons in California. This San Francisco native still calls San Francisco her home and continues to find therapy in running, baking and crafting.

Brendan Hill

marketing & Communications Manager

Brendan believes that everyone should have access to higher education, which is why he feels so honored to join the Summer Search team. He is excited to bring his creativity and passion to help promote the organization's mission, and to tell the many inspiring stories of Summer Search's students. Brendan's passion for higher education comes in part from his own college experience at the University of Miami. Go Canes! He developed an enthusiasm for summer educational programs in high school after spending four weeks away from home studying ancient Greek culture and literature. To this day, Brendan says that this summer program was one of the most enriching and inspiring experiences of his life.

Brendan also loves to explore the world. He has lived and studied in New England, South Florida, "Old" England, and now the Bay Area. He has backpacked through Australia and most of Western Europe, including Greece, of course. He and his wife hope to add a few more countries to their passports in the future. In his free time, Brendan enjoys playing basketball, watching English soccer, and performing with The Freeze, an improvisational-comedy-hip-hop band.

Shelby Lewis

national manager development data systems

Shelby grew up in a household that fostered a passion for politics and social awareness. This interest, strengthened by working with youth during her high school and college years, led her to develop a strong belief in education and social justice. Prior to moving to San Francisco in 2008 to join the Summer Search National team, Shelby spent six years at the Western Divisional Headquarters of The Salvation Army in Omaha, Nebraska. It was here that she first worked in development and began her career in data management.

In her role as the Senior Development Database Administrator, Shelby leads the overarching strategy and optimization of Summer Search’s development data. She supports all development staff to increasingly leverage the database to improve fundraising strategy and donor stewardship.

In 2013, Shelby was among the very first users to become Blackbaud Certified in The Raiser’s Edge (bCRE) and now holds a Professional level certification.

Shelby is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in English with minors in Biology, History and Political Science. She also holds an A.A. in Web Support Technology. Outside of the office, she can often be found cheering for Nebraska football (Go Huskers!), experimenting with vegan cooking, enjoying all of San Francisco’s best concert venues, or exploring Golden Gate Park with her bull terrier, Penny.

Lindsey Moriguchi

National Senior Development Associate, major gifts

Lindsey is motivated by her belief that all youth should have the opportunity to know their worth and realize their full potential. 

Joining Summer Search in 2010 as a member of the Bay Area Development Team, Lindsey was initially drawn to Summer Search by how its values and mission aligned with her personal and spiritual values; however, she has stayed because of the people: the powerful and vibrant students and alumni, the committed volunteers and supporters, and the passionate and inspiring staff. The past 6+ years have cultivated a passion for Development and the ways in which it creates spaces for communities to collide and have greater empathy for one another. In 2015, Lindsey seized the opportunity to join the National Development team to make an impact on a larger scale and support students nation-wide.

Lindsey holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley, a National Parks Annual Pass, and a CA fishing license. You can most likely find her rock climbing, bike camping, baking pies, or volunteering at her local church. As a fourth generation Los Angelena, Lindsey never dreamed of remaining in Berkeley after college… she has now been a Berkeley resident for over 10 years.

Matt Osgood

Summer Program Manager

Matt has had the good fortune to travel abroad where he was exposed to the realities that many people face, leading him to become passionate about empowering others make changes in their lives. He learned what it means to live without electricity or running water, how to work with people who have differing perspectives, and what a blessing it is to be alive on this planet, right now.

Matt oversees the relationships with our Summer Program partners, and the many logistics for our students’ summer experiences.

Matt holds a BA in biology and Spanish from Hanover College. When he’s not at the office, Matt enjoys cooking, gardening, going to concerts, watching TV and movies, reading, playing video games, and expanding his vinyl collection. He currently lives with his partner in Walnut Creek.

For all summer program inquiries, Matt can be reached at mosgood@summersearch.org

Carmen Robinson

National Development Assistant

Carmen keeps the gears of gift processing turning so that we can express our gratitude for our donors’ support as quickly as possible. She comes to Summer Search with over fifteen years of non-profit experience.

After living in Texas for twenty years, she returned home to the San Francisco Bay Area to help youth emancipated from foster care at Lutheran Social Services of Northern California. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of Castlemont High School and Merritt College. By working for an organization that helps to mold the future of so many of our urban youth, Carmen is helping to pave the way to a better world for all children.

Carmen spends her time exploring the Bay Area with her two sons and four granddaughters, visiting with her 94 year old dad and 84 year old mom, and seeing the many members of her large family. She also finds time to make wonderful treats for her co-workers and is writing a cookbook.

Will Schwartz

Strategic planning manager

Will has seen first-hand the unjust barriers in place for low-income kids to achieve their full potential, and he is committed to the idea that these barriers can be overcome through the commitment of communities.

Will worked with underserved youth in elementary schools through City Year and Communities In Schools. These experiences led him to Notre Dame where he earned a MBA with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility and social justice.

He joined Summer Search via Education Pioneers where his role includes leading annual planning efforts, managing national strategy implementation, and providing analytical support to the innovation team.

Will grew up in the shadows of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he participated in NOLS and Teton Science School.

He is proficient in Spanish, and has lived abroad in Chile and Spain. Will currently lives in Oakland where he and his girlfriend enjoy discovering new hiking trails, perusing the local farmers’ markets, and spending time with friends.

Sylvia Starks

Accounts Payable Specialist

Sylvia entertained being an Archeologist or Anthropologist studying ancient artifacts and societies in some remote part of the world, but instead has spent the past 20 years working in Accounts Payable at companies like Cost Plus World Market, and Petco Animal Supplies.

Working at Summer Search allows Sylvia to satisfy her desire to give back to her community, and attain personal value through her job. Sylvia is a great team player and works on many project teams.

Sylvia attended San Diego State University and the University of Phoenix in the ongoing pursuit of a BA degree in Accounting.

Along with her husband of 31 years, Sylvia has raised 3 children. When Sylvia is not working, she devotes most of her time with her family. Her passions include reading, watching movies, and planning the next trip to a white sand beach.

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Stacey Thompson

Director of program performance

Stacey has Summer Search in her DNA. An alumna of our San Francisco program, she credits her experience as a Summer Searcher for her drive to help others use their unique gifts towards growth and positive change. Stacey graces our training program with her true insight and understanding about how and what makes Summer Search work.

Stacey spent three years as Program Director helping launch our New York office, before rejoining our team in her hometown of San Francisco. During her college years, she taught environmental education in Ecuador and served as one of our best interns ever, worked as a Project Manager with our North Bay team before graduating and being snapped up by our New York team.

The first in her family to graduate from college, Stacey holds a BA in Women and gender studies from Sonoma State University. When she is not serving as a shining example of the grit and determination we see in our alumni, Stacey is immersed in reading, exploring with her husband and children and scheming in the sunshine about rejoining the world of long-distance running and learning to build beautiful handmade furniture. Stacey and her family live in San Francisco.

Salem Valentino

Director of Research and Evaluation

Born in rural South Carolina to “Yankees” who lived out the back-to-the-land movement, Salem watched as classmates experienced the injustices of poverty and restricted opportunities. Salem holds herself accountable to the expression, “to whom much is given, much is expected.”

After being immersed in stats coursework during her doctoral program, Salem decided to apply her skills to supporting non-profit organizations. At Summer Search, she advances the organization’s rigorous evaluative thinking, which ultimately drives practices that generate larger impacts for youth.

Salem was most recently the national director of research and evaluation for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and was published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues: Profiles of Financial Stress over Time Using Subgroup Analysis. (She swears it’s a great read if you’re having a hard time falling asleep.)

Salem graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed her MS at Penn State. Most of Salem’s free time is spent wrapping up her Doctorate. Otherwise, she spends time with her husband and 3-year old in Philadelphia.

Lindsey Roark Yee

regional program director

After years of working with youth in the outdoor education space, Lindsey Roark Yee realized she wanted to make a bigger difference in the lives of young people and Summer Search’s comprehensive program with insight-orientated mentoring spoke to her.

Lindsey led the North Bay Summer Search program team for five years where she cultivated a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and excitement – all of which she has brought to her current role. In her role on the National Program Team, Lindsey combines her deep understanding of the Summer Search program model with her management skills.

Lindsey holds a BA in Communication, a Masters in Organization Development, and a National Softball Championship earned while playing for UC Davis. More recently, she received the 2013 Summer Search ‘Laugh and Celebrate Success’ award.

Lindsey loves backpacking with her husband, visiting her family in Grass Valley, crunching autumn leaves underfoot, holding a warm mug of tea with both hands, and laughing with her new baby boy.