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

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BRITTANY GREEN

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Christopher Daniels

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Chrystal Moore

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Collin Raymond

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Dana Burton

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DAVID OLSON

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Dawnisha Lane

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Donna Webster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Elaine Schmiedeshoff

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Elijah Smith

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EMILY DAYTER

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FRANKLIN McKENZIE

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Gretchen Wagner Liga

Director of Development Services

Harolyn Baez

Senior Financial Consultant

Javonn Wright

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Jeanine Taylor

Associate Director

Jenny Geesaman

Senior Financial Consultant

Kamilah O’ Brien

Associate Director

Karen Daniels

President & COO

Kayla Butler

Finance Manager

KIM JOHNSON

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Laron Walker

Senior Financial Manager

LAUREN BURDEKIN

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Lauren Torres

Finance Manager

Leslie Cruz

Senior Financial Manager

Leslie Roper-Thomas

Associate Director

LISA LEVANGER

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Maria Campo

Development Manager

Marianne Howe

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MARKISHA BAKER

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Melissa Weissenberger

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MELONY REED

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Natalie Marchan-Williams

Senior Financial Consultant

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Senior Financial Consultant

Patricia Malone

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Perry Shandal

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Raymond Alston

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Ronald Rodriguez

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RYAN GIBSON

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Sharon Denson

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Stephen B. Reid II

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Tia Murphy

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