Our Team

Our Team

Jerelyn Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO

Joe Carrano

Co-Founder & CTO

Adil Kabir

Teaching Assistant

Alyssa Brogan

Executive and Development Assistant

Antoinette Gregg

Development and Communications Manager

Camila Valentin

Program Manager

Constance Barnes

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Cris Mercado

Career Success Manager

Derek Afriyie

AWS Instructor

Derrick Denzell Spencer

Associate Director of Development, Donor & Corporate Relations

Derrick Stroman

Business and Partnerships Manager

Dionel Then

College & Career Success Specialist

Generra Rodriguez

Recruitment and Community Engagement Coordinator

Guessan Effi

Project Manager

Ifetayo Abdus-Salam

Teaching and Learning Manager

Isabelle Kallman

Director of Operations

Jonathan Hernandez

Technical Instructor

Keino Baird

Data Science Lead Instructor

Khalid Bennett

Fiscal and Operations Manager

Madeline Vera

Senior Manager of Data, Operations, and Technology

Malcolm Holliday

Teaching Assistant

Marilynn Andrews

Career Teaching Assistant

Michael McCray

Web Developer

Nickala Epps

Case Specialist

Omar Felix

UXUI Curriculum Writer

Saphyere Redding

Case Specialist

Shadeira Nesmith

Progressive Web Development Teaching Assistant

Steven Cocke

Data Science Teaching Assistant

Taylor Marks

Career Teaching Assistant

Wren Purcell

Progressive Web Development Teaching Assistant

Join Our Team

As an organization, TKH is anti-racist and anti-poverty and is focused on building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for its staff and participants. TKH has a staff of 18 of whom 90% identify as Black, Latino or Asian and are from or currently reside in the Bronx and share the lived experiences of participants. TKH takes pride in being the only tech-training organization in New York City, founded and led by a Black woman. TKH is governed by nine Board of Directors, led by our Board Chair, Charizma Williams, an African American woman and Chief Financial Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union. More than half of board members identify as people of color.

Our Board Members

Bruce Lincoln

Vice Chair

Co-Founder at Silicon Harlem

Charizma Williams

Board Chair & Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer at American Civil Liberties Union

Nancy Carin

Governance Committee

Executive Director at Business Outreach Center Network

Claire Godwin

Fundraising Committee

Chief of Policy and Public Affairs at KIPP Foundation

Raphael Santo

Impact Committee

PhD Research Scientist at Telos Learning

Jerelyn Rodriguez


CEO & Co-Founder at The Knowledge House

Ankur Crawford

Finance Committee at Fred Alger Management, Inc.

Matt Newton

Impact Committee at Bloomberg LP

Shyama Puliyanda

Senior Business Director at Beam Suntory

Ryan Daley

Finance Committee at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Our Tech Advisory Members

"I am personally excited for TKH because their work is innovative and impactful. More importantly, TKH leads with a heart-centered and values-driven approach that stems from their lived community experience. I want to see TKH reach as many Bronx residents as possible and serve as a model for similar communities across the country.”

Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer at Kapor Center

"The opportunity to partner with TKH has been a tremendous honor for me, both personally and professionally. The work everyone within the organization is doing to ensure diversity in tech is so inspiring. Finding ways for our employees to be involved with such a meaningful organization, whether through mentorship or speaking opportunities, has left us all feeling hopeful and excited for the next generation of tech leaders.”

Lindsey Robinson

Sr. Manager of People Experience & Operations at cloudinary

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Contact Info

  • 363 Rider Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • info@theknowledgehouse.org
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00