Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Our People

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


Wes Spence

Manager of Events

Department: Events

As the manager of events, Mr. Spence is responsible for the curriculum design and management of all Scholar events.

Before joining the Foundation in 2007, Mr. Spence taught Spanish at a public high school in central Virginia. As a teacher, he helped develop curricula for the county's World Languages Department, sponsored a variety of extracurricular enrichment activities, and utilized popular technology to enhance language learning. Mr. Spence spent his first four years with the Foundation as an educational adviser with the Young Scholars Program.

Mr. Spence holds an A.B. in Spanish with minors in psychology and philosophy from Wabash College, and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia.

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