Director of Development Services

Role at CSBM

As the Senior Development Specialist, Gretchen supports CSBM’s charter school partners with various fundraising, marketing, and communications initiatives, such as the creation of comprehensive development plans, private and government grant-writing, annual appeals, and event planning. She serves as a resource for all members of the CSBM team by providing information on NCLB, CSP, SSF and other federal and state grant applications as well as reporting requirements and grants management issues. Gretchen also assists CSBM with the development of internal marketing and communications pieces and spearheaded the creation of company’s new website and corporate rebranding.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the CSBM Team, Gretchen served as the Director of Development for Bronx Charter School for the Arts for five years, working with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to help the school meet its annual fundraising goals. Other organizations where she has worked as a development professional include American Ballet Theatre, Young Audiences New York, and the Anti-Defamation League.

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, BA IN SOCIOLOGY

The CSBM Team

Althea Cope-Reid

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Ashley Herrera

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Christopher Daniels

Senior Financial Manager

Chrystal Moore

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Collin Raymond

Associate Director

Dana Burton

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Dawnisha Lane

Finance Manager

Donna Webster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Edisson Marmolejo

Finance Manager

Elijah Smith

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Gretchen Wagner Liga

Director of Development Services

Harolyn Baez

Senior Financial Consultant

Javonn Wright

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Jeanine Taylor

Associate Director

Kamilah O’ Brien

Associate Director

Karen Daniels

President & COO

Kayla Butler

Finance Manager

Laron Walker

Senior Financial Manager

Leslie Cruz

Senior Financial Manager

Leslie Roper-Thomas

Associate Director

Marianne Howe

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Marly Pierrelys

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Natalie Marchan-Williams

Senior Financial Consultant

Nelson Chiu

Senior Financial Consultant

Patricia Malone

VICE-PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

Perry Shandal

Senior Financial Consultant

Raj Thakkar

Founder & CEO

Raymond Alston

Finance Manager

Ronald Rodriguez

Senior Financial Consultant

Sharon Denson

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Smriti Rai

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Stephen B. Reid II

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Svetlana Gnesina

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Tia Murphy

Associate Director

Tiffany Chiu

SALES & MARKETING ANALYST

Viviana Torres

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR