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 & Senior Strategist

Molly Barker

Editorial Manager & Digital Strategist

Charlie Brotman

SENIOR ADVISOR

Joseph (Jae) Early

Associate

Lakina Edwards

Pivot Fellow

Molly Flores

PROJECT MANAGER

Julian Flores

Project Manager

Michelle Hansen

BUSINESS MANAGER

DeNae Harris

URBAN ALLIANCE INTERN

Matt Helfrich

Writing & Operations Coordinator

Jevin D. Hodge

National Engagement Coordinator

Jamal Holtz

Project Manager & Assistant to the President

Joshua House

Associate

Carole Lambert

Associate

Josh Lasky

Managing Director & Chief Strategist

Gabriel (Gabo) Lemos

CREATIVE Director

Tray McGhaney

ASSOCIATE

Molly Mitzner

Senior Project Manager

Fatia Olagunju

URBAN ALLIANCE INTERN

Richard Palma

Associate

Sheena Pegarido

Vice President, Communications & Events

Caroline Potolicchio

Operations & Executive Support Manager

Rebecca Raslowsky

Associate

David Reyna

Associate

Jean-Pierre Roberts

Career Ready Internship

Zamiya Sabour

Urban Alliance Intern

Sierra Salser

Associate

Sarah Schwartz

Associate

Kelly Skinner

Research Assistant

Vivien Song

Associate

Andrew Symon

Associate

Poet Taylor

ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Ihamna Cubillos Valencia

Multimedia Designer

Victoria Wilcher

Associate