Ricshawn Adkins Roane

Ricshawn Adkins Roane

Chief of Staff

As the chief of staff, Ricshawn Adkins Roane leads project planning and follow-up for the executive director and the Operating Committee, including special project leadership and other functions to effectively manage the Office of the Executive Director.

Ms. Roane has over 15 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors and in higher education including working as a business analyst with McKinsey & Company, as executive director of a public interest nonprofit organization, and as senior manager of national volunteerism with Capital One Financial Services Corporation. Before joining the Cooke Foundation in 2015, she worked as an educational advisor with the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program at Northern Virginia Community College.

Ms. Roane has also lived and worked in Southeast Asia as a Luce Scholar with the Henry Luce Foundation.

She holds a M.Ed. in Counseling & Development from George Mason University and a B.A. in Public Policy & International Affairs from Princeton University.