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Meet the City Year Columbus staff

City Year Columbus has a young, diverse team that strives to be representative of the students we serve. Whether we are recruiting young leaders, implementing our work in schools, finding new supporters or helping our AmeriCorps members be the best they can be, we are all passionate about working together to support students.

Tasha Booker
Tasha Booker
Vice President & Executive Director

Tasha serves as the executive director of City Year Columbus and vice president for City Year Inc. In this role, she is responsible for strategy, people, money, laughter, processes, humanity, district partnerships and fun. She is terrified of large structures and frequently answers questions with quotes from her favorite movies.

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Christina Bowerman
Regional Admissions Manager cbowerman@cityyear.org

Christina serves as the regional admissions manager, and in this role, she is responsible for reviewing applications to City Year, scheduling and conducting interviews and preparing incoming AmeriCorps members for service in Columbus and Cleveland. She enjoys hiking and visiting national parks and has two tuxedo cats.

Zandra Casto
Impact Director zcasto@cityyear.org

Zandra serves as an impact director and is responsible for supporting our amazing impact managers and implementing our Whole School Whole Child model in our partner schools. She is always taking book recommendations and suggestions for new kombucha flavors to try.

Kirsten Davis
Senior Impact Manager kdavis1@cityyear.org

Kirsten serves as the senior impact manager Champion Middle School and Trevitt Elementary School. She is responsible for supporting her team and making sure they have the resources they need to be successful. She is a fan of all things pumpkin spice, and her favorite hobby is online shopping.

Ashley Dzurnak
Senior Regional Recruitment Manager adzurnak@cityyear.org

Ashley serves as the senior regional recruitment manager, and in this role, she is responsible for managing the Ohio recruitment team and recruiting AmeriCorps members at college campuses across the state. She serves as the director of operations for an LGBTQ sports league in Columbus and is an Ohio State sports fanatic.

Faith Elam
Impact Manager felam@cityyear.org

Faith serves as the impact manager at South High School, and she is responsible for managing the team serving at South and providing them with the support they need to be successful. She loves travelling and finding new vegan recipes.

Kelsie Fields
Corporate Partnerships Manager kfields@cityyear.org

Kelsie serves as the corporate partnerships manager and is responsible for corporate and foundation grants, marketing, development operations and events. She is an avid concert-goer and loves traveling, graphic design and all things Italian.

Tiffani Gottlieb
Managing Director of Impact tgottlieb@cityyear.org

Tiffani serves as the managing director of impact and is responsible for compliance, program strategy, community organization and district partnerships. She is obsessed with 90's grunge rock and has an English Mastiff that weighs 185 pounds.

Hannah Jones
Impact Manager hjones5@cityyear.org

Hannah serves as the impact manager at Windsor STEM Academy and is responsible for managing her team and providing them with the resources they need to be successful with students. She has traveled all over the world, and her favorite trip was to Thailand.

Ruth-Marie Lomax
Managing Director of Development rlomax@cityyear.org

Ruth serves as the managing director of development and in this role, she is responsible for leading the development team and all fundraising efforts for the site. She was once caught on a jumbotron dancing with Busta Rhymes.

Adero Robinson
Chief of Staff arobinson@cityyear.org

Adero serves as the chief of staff and is responsible for site operations and people management as well as strategy. He can always be found with his headphones in listening to 80's and 90's hip hop and recently earned his second degree black belt in Karate.

Rod Swain
Regional Recruitment Director rswain@cityyear.org

Rod serves as regional recruitment director, and in this role, he is responsible for coaching the Midwest recruitment team and assisting with the organization’s strategy to find young adults interested in serving with City Year.

Sarah Thoresen
Impact Manager sthoresen@cityyear.org

Sarah serves as the impact manager at Mifflin High School and is responsible for leading an awesome team of AmeriCorps members at the school—go Punchers! She is a big fan of ice cream and is always chasing 10,000 steps.

La'Rez Wilson
Impact Manager lwilson2@cityyear.org

La’Rez serves as the impact manager at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and in this role, he is responsible for supporting his team and helping them implement City Year’s program at LMSA. He loves to sketch and doodle and can often be found randomly breaking into song.

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