Board of Directors
Wanda G. Wiser, President and Secretary of the Board
John Kent Cooke, Sr.
Gregory R. Dillon
Stuart A. Haney, Esq.
Linda J. King
Mark Pollak, Esq.
Howard B. Soloway, Esq.
Harold O. Levy, Executive Director
Marianne Stanley, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ricshawn Adkins Roane, Chief of Staff
Dr. Jennifer Glynn, Director, Research and Evaluation
Dana O'Neill, Director, Scholarship Programs
Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn, Director, Scholarship Programs
Cecilia Marshall, Director, Strategic Initiatives
Senior Grants Accountant
Ms. Veronika Bennett is the senior grants accountant at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. She joined the Cooke Foundation in May 2012 as a scholarship coordinator for the Higher Education Department and became the scholarship administration associate in 2014, where her responsibilities included scholarship awards determination and administrative aspects of the foundation’s scholarship programs including: calculating scholarship award and payment amounts; acting as a direct line of communication with colleges and scholarship recipients regarding award amounts; responding to questions from scholarship regarding amounts and payments; issuing scholarship award letters; scheduling and processing scholarship payments; preparing reports; preparing mailings; and ensuring accurate and timely entry of information in the database. She became the senior grants accountant in 2015.
Prior to joining the Cooke Foundation, Ms. Bennett worked primarily in the bank and loan industry in the areas of finance and accounting. Ms. Bennett has a M.A. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN” and M.A. in the Science of Technology Management from University of Maryland University College.