Meet our team

Leadership Team

Kryn Anderson
Kryn Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
email Kryn
extension 216

Brigid Brannigan
Brigid Brannigan
Director of People
email Brigid
extension 206

Sandra Chanduvi
Sandra Chanduvi
Vice President of Financial Coaching
email Sandra
extension 212

Carl Curran
Carl Curran
Strategic Advisor
email Carl
extension 295


Melissa Gopnik
Vice President of Innovation
email Melissa


Cris Martin
Vice President of Business Development
email Cris

Ashley Wessier
Ashley Wessier
Chief of Staff
email Ashley
extension 261

Justine Zinkin
Justine Zinkin
Chief Executive Officer
email Justine
extension 213

Kryn AndersonKryn Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
email Kryn
extension 216
Brigid Brannigan
Brigid Brannigan
Director of People
email Brigid
extension 206
Sandra Chanduvi
Sandra Chanduvi
Vice President of Financial Coaching
email Sandra
extension 212
Carl Curran
Carl Curran
Strategic Advisor
email Carl
extension 295

Melissa Gopnik
Vice President of Innovation
email Melissa

Cris Martin
Vice President of Business Development
email Cris
Ashley Wessier
Ashley Wessier
Chief of Staff
email Ashley
extension 261
Justine Zinkin
Justine Zinkin
Chief Executive Officer
email Justine
extension 213

TrustPlus Customer Experience


Shayna Aldeman
Marketing Associate
email Shayna

Brendon Kinney
Brendon Kinney
Relationship Manager
email Brendon
extension 225


Megan Miles
TrustPlus Administrator
email Megan


Ilinca Munteanu
Associate Director of Marketing
email Ilinca

Shayna Aldeman
Marketing Associate
email Shayna

Brendon Kinney
Brendon Kinney
Relationship Manager
email Brendon
extension 225

Megan Miles
TrustPlus Administrator
email Megan

Ilinca Munteanu
Associate Director of Marketing
email Ilinca

Financial Coaching


Elayna Alexander
Financial Coach
email Elayna

Nathalie Baez
Nathalie Baez

Associate Director of Programs, TrustPlus
email Nathalie
extension 215


Janet Crump
Financial Coach
email Janet


Dametria Douglas
Financial Coach
email Dametria


Denae Hannah
Financial Coach
email Ashley


Tamika Howell
Financial Coach
email Tamika


Samantha Kinney
Financial Coach
email Samantha

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
Associate Director of Programs, TrustPlus
email Jonathan
extension 226

Michelle Morillo
Michelle Morillo
Senior Financial Coach
email Michelle
extension 606

Elise Nussbaum
Elise Nussbaum
Financial Coach
email Elise
extension 203

Tiffany Ordonez
Tiffany Ordonez
Financial Coach
email Tiffany
extension 228

Ana Paez
Ana Paez
Senior Financial Coach/Project Manager
email Ana
extension 317

Fitz Restituyo
Fitz Restituyo
Associate Director of Programs
email Fitz
extension 201

Bernard Saavedra
Bernard Saavedra
Senior Financial Coach
email Bernard
extension 603


David Shusman
Financial Coach
email David

Ivania Teran
Ivania Teran
Senior Financial Coach
email Ivania
extension 610


Shanick Yermenos
Financial Coach
email Shanick


Elayna Alexander
Financial Coach
email Elayna
Nathalie Baez
Nathalie Baez
Associate Director of Programs, TrustPlus
email Nathalie
extension 215

Janet Crump
Financial Coach
email Janet

Dametria Douglas
Financial Coach
email Dametria

Denae Hannah
Financial Coach
email Ashley

Tamika Howell
Financial Coach
email Tamika

Samantha Kinney
Financial Coach
email Samantha
Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
Associate Director of Programs, TrustPlus
email Jonathan
extension 226
Michelle Morillo
Michelle Morillo
Senior Financial Coach
email Michelle
extension 606
Elise Nussbaum
Elise Nussbaum
Financial Coach
email Elise
extension 203
Tiffany Ordonez
Tiffany Ordonez
Financial Coach
email Tiffany
extension 228
Ana Paez
Ana Paez
Senior Financial Coach/Project Manager
email Ana
extension 317
Fitz Restituyo
Fitz Restituyo
Associate Director of Programs
email Fitz
extension 201
Bernard Saavedra
Bernard Saavedra
Senior Financial Coach
email Bernard
extension 603

David Shusman
Financial Coach
email David
Ivania Teran
Ivania Teran
Senior Financial Coach
email Ivania
extension 610

Shanick Yermenos
Financial Coach
email Shanick

Solution Development, Tech and Data

Amauris Belen
Amauris Belen

Associate Product Owner
email Amauris


Stef Campolo
Associate Director Design/UX
email Stef


Christopher Dargin
Director of Innovation
email Christopher


Kedar Potdar
Associate Director of Technology
email Kedar


William Ramirez
Salesforce Administrator
email William

Leo Rayfiel
Leo Rayfiel
Associate Director, Data and Analytics
email Leo

Rosie Silber-Marker
Rosie Silber-Marker
Associate Director of Worker Insights
email Rosie
extension 299


Theo Vaughn
Director of Product Services
email Theo

Amauris Belen
Amauris Belen
Associate Product Owner
email Amauris
extension 600

Stef Campolo
Associate Director Design/UX
email Stef

Christopher Dargin
Director of Innovation
email Christopher

Kedar Potdar
Associate Director of Technology
email Kedar

William Ramirez
Salesforce Administrator
email William
Leo Rayfiel
Leo Rayfiel
Associate Director, Data and Analytics
email Leo
Rosie Silber-Marker
Rosie Silber-Marker
Associate Director of Worker Insights
email Rosie
extension 299

Theo Vaughn
Director of Product Services
email Theo

Technical Assistance

Justin Enany
Justin Enany
Project Manager – Training & Technical Assistance
email Justin
extension 612

Hector Hidalgo
Hector Hidalgo
Relationship Manager
email Hector
extension 609

Elio Pichardo
Elio Pichardo
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
email Elio
extension 207

Justin Enany

Justin Enany
Project Manager – Training & Technical Assistance

email Justin
extension 612

Hector Hidalgo
Hector Hidalgo
Relationship Manager
email Hector
extension 609
Elio Pichardo
Elio Pichardo
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives
email Elio
extension 207

Finance and Operations

Priscilla Canela
Priscilla Canela
Bookkeeper
email Priscilla
extension 229

Rashawna Wilson
Rashawna Wilson
Office Manager
email Rashawna
extension 620

Kathery Zapata
Kathery Zapata
Controller
email Kathery
extension 208

Priscilla Canela
Priscilla Canela
Bookkeeper
email Priscilla
extension 229
Rashawna Wilson
Rashawna Wilson
Office Manager
email Rashawna
extension 620
Kathery Zapata
Kathery Zapata
Controller
email Kathery
extension 208

External Relations

Heather Goode
Heather Goode
Director of Development
email Heather
extension 280


Adrianna Gregory
Development Officer
email Adrianna


Lauren Jadotte
Communication Manager
email Lauren

Heather Goode
Heather Goode
Director of Development
email Heather
extension 280

Adrianna Gregory
Development Officer
email Adrianna

Lauren Jadotte
Communication Manager
email Lauren

9/11/1986 – 11/5/2022

From the moment John became a part of our team on August 24, 2011, it was evident that he would leave an indelible mark on our organization. Beyond his role as Product Owner, John was a friend to all, known for his caring nature, humility, and trustworthiness.

Known for his love for sports, particularly the Yankees and Knicks, and his deep appreciation for EDM music, he had a wide range of interests that reflected his vibrant character. What truly set John apart was his remarkable capacity for empathy and selflessness, which he displayed in every interaction. With his quick wit and innate ability to lighten the mood, he brought joy and laughter to every situation. John’s welcoming demeanor embraced others, making them feel at ease and accepted.

From his early days working at the credit union to becoming a Financial Coach and eventually a leader within our product team, John consistently displayed a passion for guiding and mentoring new colleagues while promoting a relaxed work environment. He led the implementation of our scheduler, currently utilized by clients for scheduling sessions with coaches, and played a key role in preparing Financial Coaches for the transition from in-person to remote coaching.

As a Financial Coach, John’s dedication to helping and supporting workers was unwavering. In this role, he empowered more than 1,700 individuals on their financial journeys helping his clients reduce more than $5,500,000 in debt, while instilling hope and confidence along the way.

We are grateful for John’s remarkable dedication, commitment, and the profound positive influence he brought to our organization. May his spirit continue to inspire us to make a difference in the lives of others, just as he did.

Board of Directors

Aliah Greene is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Percapita Group, LLC, a social impact fintech company. Prior to this, Aliah had a 21 year career at Morgan Stanley in various roles within Finance, Treasury, and Risk Management in both the US and the UK. Her most recent role was Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Analytics for the firm’s Wealth Management segment and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A.

Aliah also serves on the boards of KEEN NYC, which provides free recreational activities for disabled children, and the League Education and Treatment Center, which provides educational and support services for children and young adults with developmental or psychiatric challenges. Additionally, she is the founder of Specially Centered, a support network for parents of neurodiverse and/or disabled children. An alumna of Brown University, Aliah is a proud New York City native raised in Harlem and The Bronx, and currently resides in Brooklyn with her partner and son.

Franco Baseggio recently was a Managing Director of HBK’s statistical arbitrage strategy, a position he had held for over 12 years.

Prior to that, Franco built a statistical arbitrage strategy at PCM, a hedge fund, and co-headed the fund-of-funds group at Commerzbank. Franco started his career with a 6 year stint at D. E. Shaw & Co. in a variety of programming, quant, and investing roles.

Franco received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Harvard.

When he gets the chance he likes to play tournament bridge, where he has one major national victory.

Matthew Rhodes-Kropf is the Managing Partner at Tectonic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital company with a focus on finance, technology, and biotech companies. He is also a visiting associate professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, hedge funds, and corporate governance. He has been published in leading finance and economic journals including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Economics, and The RAND Journal of Economics.

Matt previously managed RK Ventures and served as acting CFO of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals and has been a member of its board of directors since its founding. In addition to being a member of the board of directors of Neighborhood Trust, he is on the boards of Duke University’s Graduate School, Ada Investment Management, a process driven hedge fund that uses long-run economic signals, and Correlation Ventures, a quantitatively-based venture fund.

Matt was formerly an Associate Professor at the Harvard School of Business and the Daniel W. Stanton Associate Professor of Business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. A graduate of Duke University, he holds a B.A. in computer science and economics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics.

Chauncy Lennon, Ph.D., Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work at the Lumina Foundation, helps build out new ideas to advance the foundation’s attainment agenda. He joins Lumina from JPMorgan Chase where he drove the firm’s $350 million investment in philanthropic initiatives as Managing Director and Head of Workforce Strategy. He previously led large portfolios of work at Ford Foundation related to economic advancement and workforce development, and was responsible for the growth and operation of national initiatives that connect low-wage workers to income-enhancing benefits and services as Senior Vice President for Asset Building at Seedco, a national workforce development intermediary. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, master’s degree from the University of Chicago and bachelor’s degree from Williams College. He has taught urban studies at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and at Barnard College.

Benjamin S. Appen, CFA, is a Founding Partner, Co-Chair of the Investment Committee, and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for developing and managing the Magnitude investment business.

Mr. Appen was previously a senior vice president at the D. E. Shaw group, a New York-based investment firm focusing on quantitative trading and technology venture capital activities. During his seven-year tenure, he co-founded and managed the firm’s fund of funds business. In this role, he oversaw the evaluation of investment strategies, manager selection, and quantitative research. Mr. Appen also managed the D. E. Shaw group’s venture capital investments, he served on the board of directors of Schrödinger, Inc., a computational chemistry software pioneer.

Immediately before joining Magnitude Capital, Mr. Appen was the chief executive officer of Alkindi, Inc., based in New York City. He was responsible for overseeing the development of a collaborative filtering application based on n-dimensional clustering algorithms. Alkindi’s improvements to this technology led to the company’s software being rated highest in user tests.

Mr. Appen has been invited to speak about hedge funds as a guest lecturer at Columbia University and New York University. Mr. Appen is also on the board of directors for Innovations for Poverty Action, which administers rigorous evaluations of development work around the world. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission.

In 1992, Mr. Appen graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science from Columbia University.

Maria Behrens is the Global Head of Financial Wellness in Workplace Advisory Solutions at Goldman Sachs, where she oversees the personal finance programs for the firm’s global population, manages strategic client growth opportunities, and defines success metrics for financial wellness and planning solutions.

Her previous roles include serving as the Head of Financial Wellness Program Management at Morgan Stanley at Work, where she oversaw new client implementation, client success and reinvestment opportunities, in addition to the firm’s cross-functional expansion of financial wellness across workplace and consumer solutions. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Maria created the Workplace offering and associated programmatic build of financial planning technology used by RIAs, employers and custodians to integrate goal-based planning and financial wellness services into their ecosystems. Maria fostered the strategic growth of the company that ultimately was acquired by Orion, a leading wealthtech financial firm.

Maria’s career has been dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of populations through education, technology and the building of pathways and platforms required to help all people thrive, regardless of socio-economic status. She is a trained public health professional with an extensive background and a wealth of experience studying the social determinants of health and the impact cyclical poverty has on individuals, as well as their families, around the world.

Maria has spent nearly a decade developing solutions to enhance and expand financial wellbeing, and has personally created, and overseen the creation of, financial wellness strategies for hundreds of companies, from the Fortune 500s to regional corporates to startups, to help employees achieve greater financial security, reach financial goals, and ultimately lay the financial foundation required for sustainable growth.

Maria holds a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and graduated Magna cum Laude from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Health Sciences.

Sebastián Ceria is one of the world’s foremost authorities on optimization. Sebastian Ceria is Chief Executive Officer of Qontigo. He previously served as the CEO of Axioma (now part of Qontigo), which he founded and led since 1998. Before that, Ceria was an Associate Professor of Decision, Risk and Operations at Columbia Business School from 1993 to 1998. He was honored with the prestigious Career Award for Operations Research from the National Science Foundation, which is given annually to the two best researchers and teachers in the area. While at Columbia he was also recognized as the “best core teacher” by his students and the school. Additionally, Ceria has served as administrator for the Computational Optimization Research Center and as co-principal investigator in two National Science Foundation research projects.

Ceria is the author of many articles and has been featured regularly in a variety of publications including Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Optima and Operations Research. He has also been an editor for Optima, and a regular referee for a number of publications in the area. Past speaking engagements include international corporate and academic conferences. Ceria completed his PhD in Operations Research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration.

Ross Garon is the Head of Quantitative Strategies at Millennium. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director at Cubist Systematic Strategies, LLC. Mr. Garon began his career in quantitative finance in 1993 when he joined D. E. Shaw & Co. Mr. Garon graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.

Sheldon Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Proclivity Systems. Proclivity is recognized as one of the industry’s most advanced predictive analytics and real-time electronic trading platforms for data and digital media and is responsible for driving sales worldwide for leading brands in retail, travel, pharmaceuticals, insurance, sports, and several other sectors.

In 2009, Businessweek recognized Proclivity Systems as one of the “Top 50 Promising Tech Startups” and the company has been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, AdExchanger, Internet Retailer, and many other major publications on technology and innovation.

An inventor, with numerous patents in machine learning and computational advertising, Gilbert pioneered the use of large volumes of unstructured online data with offline data from retail stores to effectively predict the purchase likelihood and transactional value of consumers relative to any product to maximize sales and profits for brands. This has led to novel applications in the emerging field of real-time automated exchanges where Proclivity enables entities to buy and sell digital ads and data signals at optimal times and prices in milliseconds to maximize sales to desired audiences.

Gilbert credits his foresight on the use of large unstructured data to predict outcomes to his academic career in molecular genetics, which he studied during his undergraduate years at Yale University, and thereafter at The Rockefeller University and Cornell University Medical Center. Gilbert is also actively involved in a number of non-profits including The Student Diplomacy Corps and serves on the boards of Neighborhood Trust and The Recording Academy Grammy Awards.

Aleksandra Mojsilović is a Senior Director of Research at Google. Previously, she was a scientist at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. She received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia in 1997. She was a Member of Technical Staff at the Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey (1998-2000), and then joined IBM Research, where she led AI Science organization. Saška was the founder and co-director of the IBM Science for Social Good program. Over the last 20 years, Saška has applied her skills to problems in computer vision, healthcare, multimedia, finance, HR, public affairs and economics. Saška is one of the pioneers of business analytics at IBM and in the industry; throughout her career she championed innovative uses of analytics for business decision support. For her technical contributions and the business impact of her work Saška was appointed an IBM Fellow, the company’s highest technical honor. Saška is the author of over 100 publications and holds 16 patents. Her work has been recognized with several awards including IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award, INFORMS Wagner Prize, IBM Extraordinary Accomplishment Award, IBM Gerstner Prize, and Best Paper awards at ECCV and SOLI conferences. She is an IEEE Fellow and a member of INFORMS and SWE.

Justine Zinkin is CEO of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners. She has overseen the dramatic growth of the nonprofit since 2002, cultivating the organization as a national leader in the financial empowerment and asset development fields.

Justine joined Neighborhood Trust (formerly Credit Where Credit Is Due) in 2002 in order to support its mission of financial empowerment in the Washington Heights community. Neighborhood Trust’s signature Financial Empowerment Integration Model is now applied in over 40 locations around New York City, and its technical assistance arm has provided services in major cities nationally. In 2013, the New York City Mayor’s Office named Neighborhood Trust one of New York City’s ten most innovative nonprofits. In 2015 alone, the organization served over 6,000 low-income New Yorkers.

Prior to leading Neighborhood Trust, Justine served as Director of Economic Independence Programs at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 1999 to 2000, and as Director of Workforce Development at Common Ground Community HDFC from 1995 to 1999.

Justine was recently selected as a 2016 New Profit Accelerator Entrepreneur, a one-year program designed to accelerate the potential of extraordinary female social entrepreneurs and the impact of their organizations. She has been honored as a Hidden Hero by the Andrew Goodman Foundation and has been a featured speaker at various financial services innovation and asset development convenings, including the Center for American Progress, Center for Financial Services Innovation, Corporate for Enterprise Development, PopTech, and TEDx.

Justine holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, an M.S. in Population Studies from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, and a B.A. from Brown University.

Justine is a six-time New York City marathon runner.