Raymonda “Ray” Burgman, Ph.D.

Raymonda “Ray” Burgman, Ph.D.

Director of Programs and Research

Ray Burgman joined HERS as the Director of HERS Leadership Institute in June 2013. Ray brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of public and independent higher education settings–community college, liberal arts college, and urban and metropolit...

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Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Director of Finance and Administration

Janet Ash joined HERS as the Director of Business Operations in September 2015, moved to the Director of Finance and Operations role in June 2017, and the Director of Finance and Administration in July 2019.  In her role, Janet is responsible for the b...

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Caitlin J. Dempsey, M.S.

Caitlin J. Dempsey, M.S.

Associate Director of Marketing and Recruiting

Caitlin J. Dempsey, M.S., joined HERS in April 2020 as the new Associate Director of Marketing and Recruiting. C.J.’s education and career have been shaped by mission-driven work, empowering underserved communities through more equitable, inclusive, an...

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Kimberly Gaiennie

Kimberly Gaiennie

Event Manager

Kimberly Gaiennie joined HERS in February 2019 as the Event Coordinator. In this role, she brings six years of experience in event planning and management, as well as her passion for creating inclusive events that focus on identity development, communi...

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Laurie Persico

Laurie Persico

Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator

Laurie Persico joined HERS as the Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator in September 2019.  Laurie brings over 20 years of experience in administrative support to high level executives.  In this role, she brings together ...

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Karen Ramon, M.B.A.

Karen Ramon, M.B.A.

Accountant

Karen Ramon joined HERS as the Accountant in September 2019. Karen brings 20 years of experience in education and nonprofit sectors.  Karen has created new programming, developed accounting procedures, and worked to develop clear strategic goals in her...

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