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. Five Frogs full-time, permanent staff balance the need for flexibility with the need for more capacity and sustainability.
Amanda Aronson

Amanda Aronson

LDR Co-Facilitator

Principal, Aronson Consulting, LLC

Amanda’s LinkedIN

Marissa Badgley

Marissa Badgley

LDR Coach

Founder and Consultant, Reloveution, LLC

Marissa’s LinkedIN

Janeè Folston

Janeè Folston

LDR Coach

Executive Director and Founder, Ja’Streams Consulting

Janeè’s LinkedIN

Jason Fredlund

Jason Fredlund

LDR Co-Facilitator

Racial Justice Educator & Equity Consultant

Derek Hall

Derek Hall

LDR Co-Facilitator

Equity Strategist & Coach, RamizHall Consulting

Derek’s LinkedIN

Andréa Hawkins

Andréa Hawkins

Coach

Owner, Leading Culture Solutions

Andréa’s LinkedIN

Joel Hicks-Rivera

Joel Hicks-Rivera

LDR Coach

Senior Community Impact Officer, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Joel’s LinkedIN

Tricia Hyacinth

Tricia Hyacinth

Executive Director

Five Frogs, Inc.

Tricia’s LinkedIN

Carrie Kramer

Carrie Kramer

LDR Coach

Adjunct Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Carrie’s LinkedIN

Jenora Ledbetter

Jenora Ledbetter

LDR Coach

Chief Executive Officer of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts & Organizational Leadership, The Self Care Network, LLC

Jenora’s LinkedIN

Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee

LDR Coach

Co-Founder, Collab

Margaret’s LinkedIN

Randi McCray

Randi McCray

LDR Co-Facilitator

Founder, RM Consulting Services

Randi’s LinkedIN

Christian Mendoza

Christian Mendoza

Operations Associate

Five Frogs, Inc.

Christian’s LinkedIN

RJ Mercede

RJ Mercede

LDR Coach

Director of Development, HFC

RJ’s LinkedIN

Simone Morris

Simone Morris

Coach

CEO, Simone Morris Enterprises, LLC

Simone’s LinkedIN

Marina Rodriguez

Marina Rodriguez

LDR Coach

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

Marina’s LinkedIN

Roosevelt Smith

Roosevelt Smith

Coach

Principal, Roosevelt Smith Consulting

Roosevelt’s LinkedIN

Lindsey Tengatenga

Lindsey Tengatenga

Coach

Executive Director, Public Allies Connecticut

Lindsey’s LinkedIN

Yenny Toone

Yenny Toone

LDR Coach

Vice President, Family Centers

Yenny’s LinkedIN

Anne Watkins

Anne Watkins

Coach

Founder, Student Loan Fund
Principal, Strategy Group LLC

Anne’s LinkedIN

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