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. This year, Five Frogs adds its first full-time, permanent staff to better balance the need for flexibility with the need for more capacity and sustainability.
Lildella Douglas

Lildella Douglas

LDR Co-Facilitator

Founder and Consultant, Heartstrings Timeless Sentiments, LLC

Lildella’s LinkedIN

Janeè Folston

Janeè Folston

LDR Coach

Executive Director and Founder, Ja’Streams Consulting

Janeè’s LinkedIN

Andréa Hawkins

Andréa Hawkins

Coach

Owner, Leading Culture Solutions

Andréa’s LinkedIN

Joel Hicks-Rivera

Joel Hicks-Rivera

LDR Coach

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

Joel’s LinkedIN

Tricia Hyacinth

Tricia Hyacinth

Executive Director

Five Frogs, Inc.

Tricia’s LinkedIN

Carrie Kramer

Carrie Kramer

LDR Coach

Professor, Central Connecticut State University

Carrie’s LinkedIN

Kate McCracken

Kate McCracken

LDR Co-Facilitator

Coach, Consultant and Community Builder, Led by Kate

Kate’s LinkedIN

RJ Mercede

RJ Mercede

LDR Coach

Director of Development, HFC

RJ’s LinkedIN

Alexis Northrop

Alexis Northrop

Operations Administrator

Five Frogs, Inc.

Alexis’ 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

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