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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

Giuseppe Basili, Chief Operating Officer

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


Veronika Bennett

Senior Grants Accountant

Department: Finance

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.

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