Our Team

Social capital is not only a core component of the two-generation approach; every person needs a network of others to depend and rely on. At Ascend, we’re all about teamwork—none of this work would be possible without the contributions of every team member. Learn a little more about us here.


Anne Mosle

Vice President and Executive Director

Marjorie Sims

Managing Director

Lindsay Broyhill

Senior Communications Manager

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David Croom

Assistant director for postsecondary achievement and innovation

Tiffany Day

Tiffany Day

Systems Change & Policy Analyst

Eddy Encinales

Program Associate

Lucy Gibson

Lucy Gibson

Program Associate

Sarah Haight

Associate Director for Network and Outreach

Veronica McLaughlin

Executive Assistant

Marni Morse

Program Associate

Portia Polk

Program Associate

Kimberly Reese

Executive Assistant

Lori Severens

Associate Director for Leadership and Design

Sariah Toze

Program Coordinator

James White

Program Associate

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Alexis Williams

Communications Associate