Leadership Team

Our Superheroes

Michele Joseph, MBA

Executive Director

Attained her MBA in strategy and marketing from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and her BSc in Biology/Environmental Sciences from Catholic University of America. She taught marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship to high school, undergraduates and graduate students. At present, she is pursuing her certificate as a Design Thinking facilitator. She has over 15 years of strategy, marketing and branding experience in the public and private sectors. Climate Change Professional certification pending. She resides in Silver Spring, MD.

Jung Hae Chae, MA, MFA

Grant & Administrative Coordinator

Jung has held various development positions including those at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Jersey City Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City. She obtained her B.S. from Rutgers, M.A. from NYU, and M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Jill Foster, MD, MPH

Grant Development & Reporting Lead

A track record of mining, synthesizing, and packaging data from diverse sources to uncover needs, evaluate outcomes, guide decision-making, and promote clinical best practices. She has over 10 years in academia. She earned her masters in public health from the University of Alabama, and medical degree from Duke University.

Jose Soto

Program Lead

Jose is experienced in domestic and international higher education, program coordination, and non-profit operational support, strategic planning, and project development. He holds a BA in International Relations & Affairs from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Jose is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Mandarine Chinese.

Davina Leon George

Database Administrator

Davina, a native of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, graduated from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. While there, she majored in International Justice Studies and Psychology. Davina interned with SGAP Leaders as the project management lead, then worked as the communications coordinator after graduation. She enjoys Anime, photography, traveling, and engaging in adventurous events with friends. She has an interest in federal law enforcement as well as International Affairs.

Christine Griffith

In-House Graphic Designer

An architecture major and freelance graphic designer at Howard University. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Christine possesses a drive and motivation to work on projects involving both sustainable development and historic preservation.