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.
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.
Joel Chrisler, Jump$tart’s Advisor on Effective Financial Education, joined the Jump$tart team full-time in July 2023. Although Joel is a new full-time team member, he’s been working with Jump$tart for many years, and has attended every Jump$tart NEC! He brings us the critical perspective of a seasoned classroom educator. He is also the administrator of Jump$tart’s Teacher Facebook group and is a helpful resource for #teachers. Ask Joel about #CheckYourSchool and the #Jump$tartNEC. You can reach him at (608) 712-5975 or Joel.Chrisler@jumpstart.org
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$tart’s point of contact for our own National Partners and State Coalition Affiliates. She serves as staff liaison to the Partnership and Governance committees, where she supports new partner development and partner engagement. Variny.Yim@jumpstart.org (202) 846-6794.
Suzann Enzian Knight
As the Director of Curriculum Resources, Suzann Enzian Knight is Jump$tart’s primary point of contact for Jump$tart’s Clearinghouse and Jumpstart’s Financial Foundations for Educators online professional development website. Suzann’s expertise as a personal finance educator guides her curation of financial education resources. You can reach her at email@example.com.