Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Headquartered in Oakland, California, we have 23 regional offices across the U.S. Learn about the energetic, creative people working to ensure every kid has the chance to playevery day.

Desirae Arends

Desirae Arends

Regional Partnership Director - Utah

Janelle Averill

Janelle Averill

Associate Director, North Carolina

Jo Bender Yocum

Jo Bender Yocum

Vice President of Field Operations - Indiana

Whitney Bunn

Whitney Bunn

Regional Partnership Director - Michigan

Michael Chae

Michael Chae

Chief Operating Officer

Jennette Claassen

Jennette Claassen

Director of Evaluation

Chris Conard

Chris Conard

Executive Director, Utah

Danyel  “Crutch” Crutcher

Danyel “Crutch” Crutcher

Senior Manager of Special Projects

Kyle DeRoos

Kyle DeRoos

Director of IT Solutions

Bertina Denogean

Bertina Denogean

Regional Partnership Director - California

Jackie Dixon

Jackie Dixon

HR Partner

Tara Doherty

Tara Doherty

Director of Regional Systems Strategy

Katie Edwards

Katie Edwards

Chief of Staff

Beth Eisen

Beth Eisen

Head of Marketing and Communications

Jon Gay

Jon Gay

Executive Director, New England

Jessica Glasser

Jessica Glasser

Digital Marketing Manager

Robin Grossman

Robin Grossman

Executive Director, New York/New Jersey

Colleen Harvey

Colleen Harvey

Executive Director, Illinois

Joshua Hatfield

Joshua Hatfield

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Edith Hong

Edith Hong

Director of Individual Giving

David Kloss

David Kloss

Regional Partnership Director - Pennsylvania

Shauna McDonald

Shauna McDonald

Executive Director, Minnesota

Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen

HR Partner

Jessica Oh

Jessica Oh

Director of Systems

Ivy Olesh

Ivy Olesh

Vice President of Field Operations - Pennsylvania

Eileen Pedersen

Eileen Pedersen

Director of Special Projects

Jessica Schaeffer

Jessica Schaeffer

Regional Partnership Director - New York/New Jersey

Michelle Serrano

Michelle Serrano

Vice President of Field Operations - California

Kerryann Tomlinson

Kerryann Tomlinson

Vice President of Field Operations - Arizona

Sylvia Townsend

Sylvia Townsend

HR Generalist

Asia Wisecarver

Asia Wisecarver

Executive Director, Pacific Northwest

Andrea Woolley

Andrea Woolley

Executive Director, Colorado

Marc Yu

Marc Yu

Senior Graphic Designer

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