our team

Many leaders are involved in supporting the Five Frogs community

In addition to relying on hundreds of volunteers, Five Frogs hires project consultants who help deliver and evaluate programs and keep the organization running smoothly. Many are program alumni! Recent team members are listed below. This approach to staffing has meant we benefit from an evolving, diverse pool of leaders and remain nimble. In the coming year, Five Frogs intends to add its first full-time, permanent staff to better balance the need for flexibility with the need for more capacity and sustainability.
Andréa Hawkins

Andréa Hawkins

Coach

Owner, Leading Culture Solutions

Anne Watkins

Anne Watkins

Coach, LDR Facilitator

Founder, Student Loan Fund
Principal, Strategy Group LLC

Carrie Cramer

Carrie Cramer

LDR Co-Facilitator, LDR Coach

Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Christopher Duffy

Christopher Duffy

Coach

Principal, Amplify Leadership Partners

Darlene Yule

Darlene Yule

LDR Coach, Project Consultant

Managing Director, Hartford Food System

Isonia Cole

Isonia Cole

LDR Coach

Health Center Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Joel Rivera

Joel Rivera

LDR Coach, LDR Fellow

Director of the Hartford Working Cities Initiative, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Katherine Velez

Katherine Velez

LDR Coach

Clinical Social Worker/Research Coordinator, Columbia University Medical Center Nurture Science Program

Keyairra Wright

Keyairra Wright

LDR Fellow

Web Application Developer, Newsela

Lindsey Tengatenga

Lindsey Tengatenga

Coach

Executive Director, Public Allies Connecticut

Marina Rodriguez

Marina Rodriguez

LDR Co-Facilitator, LDR Coach

Site Co-Director and Mentor Coach, All Our Kin, Inc.

Meghan Lowney

Meghan Lowney

Founder, LDR Facilitator

Executive Director, The ZOOM Foundation
President, Five Frogs, Inc.

RJ Mercede

RJ Mercede

LDR Coach

Director of Development, HFC

Roosevelt Smith

Roosevelt Smith

Coach

Principal, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Tim Yergeau

Tim Yergeau

LDR Fellow, Project Consultant

Communications, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

operations team
Alexis Northrop

Alexis Northrop

Operations Administrator

Five Frogs, Inc.

Yolanda Caldera-Durant

Yolanda Caldera-Durant

Project Consultant

Independent Consultant

When I think about the mission and vision of Five Frogs, it brings me joy to hear that they pride themselves on being inclusive and equitable. As an LDR alum, I am constantly keeping this at the forefront of the work that I do every day.

Lorrie Jean-Charles, Five Frogs Leader
Housing Solutions Manager, Supportive Housing Works