The Jump$tart Coalition is supported by a small, dedicated and decentralized team of professionals anchored in Washington, DC. Jump$tart’s staff and core contractors are scattered across the country and bring to the Coalition their experience in banking, investing, insurance, and credit, as well as education, academia, communications, marketing, and a variety of business operations. Get to know the members of our team, below, or contact any of us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 846-6780.
Jump$tart Clearinghouse Director Anne Bannister oversees all aspects of the Jump$tart Clearinghouse, from database operations to the review of resources against listing criteria. She personifies the Clearinghouse’s “Ask Anne” feature and serves as staff liaison to Jump$tart’s Education Committee. Anne.Bannister@jumpstart.org. (734) 945-1639
Back in the 1990s, Clearinghouse Consultant Rosella Bannister helped Jump$tart form the Clearinghouse with a database of consumer education resources that she had started at Eastern Michigan University. She was at the second meeting of Jump$tart’s founders and has played key roles in the organization ever since.
As Director of Operations and Marketing, Amina Carter wears two distinct hats. You might work with her on billing, supplies, or meeting logistics and behind the scenes, she works with our accounting and banking service providers – but her creative flair can also be seen in many of our branding and video products. Amina.Carter@jumpstart.org (202) 846-6792.
As NEC Consultant, Joel Chrisler brings us the critical perspective of a seasoned classroom educator – and one who has attended every single NEC! Joel also still teaches at Sauk Prairie High School and as administrator of our social media teacher group, he interacts with fellow educators regularly. Joel.Chrisler@jumpstart.org
Communications Director Jessica Cultra has wide-ranging responsibilities from our website to social media, publications, media relations, and more. She serves as staff liaison to our Communications and Awards committees and will take over leadership of our annual Hill Day event. Jessica.Cultra@jumpstart.org (202) 846-6793.
As Senior Director of Education, Dan Hebert oversees classroom education initiatives, including Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators and the National Educator Conference. He serves as staff liaison to the Jump$tart Financial Inclusion Initiative and #CheckYourSchool campaign. Daniel.Hebert@jumpstart.org (202) 846-6797
Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine has led the organization since 2004. She is Jump$tart’s principal spokesperson and chief strategist. She serves as an ex officio member of the national Board of Directors and represents the organization in a variety of industry initiatives and events. Laura.Levine@jumpstart.org. (202) 846-6791.
Variny Yim Lomax
As Director of Partner and Affiliate Relations, Variny Yim Lomax is Jump$tart’s point of contact for our own National Partners and State Coalition Affiliates. She serves as staff liaison to the Partnership and Governance committees, where she supports new partner development and partner engagement. Variny.Yim@jumpstart.org (202) 846-6794.