LAYC is led by business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, lawyers, and influential leaders committed to improving the lives of youth and their families in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Our leadership team remains true to our vision and mission, to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood as they pursue their dreams, reach their goals, and acquire the skills and self-confidence to live a life of purpose, connection, contribution, and joy.

Officers


Betsy Brand

Betsy Brand
Co-Chair

Community Advocate

Elizabeth Burrell

Elizabeth Burrell
Co-Chair
LAYC Career Academy

Lauren Eyster

Lauren Eyster
Vice Chair
Urban Institute

Adam Spiegel

Adam Spiegel
Treasurer

NorthStar Anesthesia

Santiago Martinez

Santiago Martinez
Secretary

Arena

Members


Patricia Arzuaga

Patricia Arzuaga
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Simon Fairclough

Simon Fairclough
Capital One

Meg Hauge
Community Advocate

Esperanza Lugo
Comcast

Carrie Markovitz

Carrie E. Markovitz
NORC at the University of Chicago

Jennifer Mauskapf

Jennifer Mauskapf Smalls
Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

Brett Meringoff
Fairstead

Jose R. Morales, Jr.
Holland & Knight

Kaye Pestaina
Mercer

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz
Cushman & Wakefield

Desmond Serrette

Desmond Serrette
SEIU

Yvonna Stevens

Yvonna Stevens
International Youth Foundation

Shari Thomas
Community Advocate

Kimberly Salameh
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood
Becker & Poliakoff