Our Mission

By understanding and respecting the communities in which we operate, the LINK Strategic Partners team creates and applies the right tools and strategies to translate challenges into opportunities for hyperlocal success.

Our Core Team

Michael Akin

PRESIDENT

Corey Barenbrugge

Chief Operating Officer and Senior Strategist

Molly Barker

Editorial Manager & Digital Strategist

Charlie Brotman

SENIOR ADVISOR

Lakina Edwards

Pivot Fellow

Molly Flores

PROJECT MANAGER

Julian Flores

ASSOCIATE

Michelle Hansen

BUSINESS MANAGER

DeNae Harris

URBAN ALLIANCE INTERN

Matt Helfrich

Writing and Operations Coordinator
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Jevin D. Hodge

National Engagement Coordinator

Jamal Holtz

Associate

Chauncey Johnson

ASSOCIATE

Josh Lasky

Managing Director and Chief Strategist

Gabriel (Gabo) Lemos

CREATIVE Director

Tray McGhaney

ASSOCIATE

Molly Mitzner

Senior Project Manager

Richard Palma

Associate

Sheena Pegarido

Vice President, Communications & Events

Bryanna Portillo

DCPS Career Ready Intern

Caroline Potolicchio

Operations and Executive Support Manager

Zamiya Sabour

Urban Alliance Intern

Mason Sell

Associate

Kelly Skinner

Associate

Andrew Symon

Associate

Poet Taylor

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Ihamna Cubillos Valencia

Graphic Designer

Katie Wynne

Project Manager