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OUR PEOPLE

Learn about our incredible staff and volunteers who make it all possible. Scroll down to meet our staff, our board of directors, and our advisory council.

MEET THE STAFF

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Marina LeGree

Founder and Executive Director

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Farwa Ali

Program Manager, Ascend Pakistan

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Emily Cavanagh

Master Trainer

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Kelly Pokharel

Director of Operations

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Bryn Beary

Communications Specialist

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Laura Manczewski

Master Trainer

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Fareena Batool

Instructor Trainer

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Rehana Maryam

Instructor Trainer

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Nadeema Sahar

Instructor Trainer

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Zeba Batool

Instructor Trainer

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Kaneez Fatima

Instructor Trainer

MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Patty Altherr 

Chairwoman

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Stephanie Biery

Secretary

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Sasha DiGiulian

Board member

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Sean Reed

Board member

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Kasar Akhtar

Board member

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Thomas Lund

Board member

Chapter HeadAscend Norway

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Phil Powers

Vice Chair

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Emilie Cortes

Treasurer

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Sarah Ford Neorr

Board member

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Sabreen Dogar

Board member

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Sofyan Yusufi

Board member

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Marina LeGree

Board member

MEET THE ADVISORS

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Naila Kiani

Ascend Ambassador

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Brenda Stewart

Special Advisor

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