Senior Development Specialist

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

Adnan Vandyck

Financial Manager

Althea Cope-Reid

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Ashley Herrera

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Christopher Daniels

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Chrystal Moore

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Collin Raymond

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Dana Burton

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Dawnisha Lane

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Donna Webster

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Edisson Marmolejo

Financial Manager

Eliezer “Eli” Morgulis

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Elijah Smith

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Gretchen Wagner Liga

Senior Development Specialist

Harolyn Baez

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Javonn Wright

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Jeanine Taylor

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Kamilah O’ Brien

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Karen Daniels

President & COO

Kayla Butler

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Laron Walker

Financial Manager

Leslie Cruz

Financial Manager

Leslie Roper-Thomas

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Marcel Berger

TALENT SPECIALIST

Marianne Howe

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Marly Pierrelys

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Natalie Marchan-Williams

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Nelson Chiu

Senior Financial Consultant

Patricia Malone

VICE-PRESIDENT OF PEOPLE & CULTURE

Perry Shandal

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Raj Thakkar

Founder & CEO

Raymond Alton

Financial Manager

Robert Haynes

Financial Manager

Ronald Rodriguez

Financial Consultant

Sanja Tencic CPA

Financial Manager

Sharon Denson

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Shelley Steele

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Smriti Rai

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Stephen B. Reid II

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Svetlana Gnesina

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Talitha Thomas

Financial Manager

Tia Murphy

SENIOR FINANCIAL MANAGER

Tiffany Chiu

SALES & MARKETING ANALYST

Tina Perez

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Viviana Torres

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR