InsideTrack Leadership Team group portrait

Our leadership and advisors increase our expertise and collective wisdom

As we partner with colleges and universities, workforce boards and employers, state and regional entities, and other organizations to promote educational excellence and career growth, our leadership team — backed by expertise and guidance from our advisory board — helps us fulfill our nonprofit mission and fuel more stories of success. 

Meet the InsideTrack leadership team

Day in and day out, our leadership team expertly guides our mission to fuel social mobility, close equity gaps and improve educational outcomes for all.

Ruth Bauer White


Kai Drekmeier

Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer

Steve Ast

Senior Vice President - Partner Success

Katy Hamilton

Vice President - Operations

Meaghan Joyce

Vice President - Solutions

Riikka Marr

Vice President - Finance

Cheryl Marshall-Petricoff

Vice President - Marketing

Michael Morris, Ph.D

Vice President - Strategic Initiatives

Meet our advisory board members

The accomplished members of InsideTrack’s advisory board lend their experience, perspective, wisdom and insight to help us make a positive impact on learners and organizations nationwide.

Amy Dunham

Amy Dunham

Chief Communication Officer
Habitat for Humanity International
Isa Ellis

Isa Ellis

Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Marla Franco, Ph.D

Marla Franco, Ph.D

Vice President of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives
University of Arizona
Abby Marquand

Abby Marquand

Managing Partner
New Profit
David Morales

David Morales

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology
Western Governors University
Tim Renick

Tim Renick

Executive Director
National Institutes for Student Success
Zakiya Smith Ellis, Ed.D

Zakiya Smith Ellis, Ed.D

Education Counsel
Julian Thompson

Julian Thompson

Senior Director of Strategy Development
Institute for Capacity Building UNCF
Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D

Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D

Complete College America

We are a part of Strada Education Foundation

InsideTrack is honored to be part of Strada Education Foundation as an organization in the Strada Collaborative. Strada Education Foundation organizes its work around research, strategic investments and partner engagement to help individuals translate their educational experiences into careers and economic opportunity. Their five key priorities include clear outcomes, quality coaching, affordability, work-based learning and employer alignment.

  • Clear Outcomes

  • Quality Coaching

  • Affordability

  • Work-Based Learning

  • Employer Alignment

Who is Strada Collaborative?

Strada Collaborative is a nonprofit comprised of several mission-aligned organizations that provide support for individuals through student coaching, work-based learning, career exploration and skill-building for working adults. Working together with Strada, the members of the Collaborative test ideas, learn from the field and each other, and develop sustainable, scalable solutions to enable individuals to pursue equitable education and employment pathways.

Want to make a measurable difference? Consider joining our team.

InsideTrack fosters a culture of acceptance, connection and continuous learning. We invite you to join our motivated team of people who encourage one another and share a common passion for helping learners and organizations thrive.

Ready to learn more about partnering with us to support your learners?

If you’re interested in learning more about what we do and how we could do it together, please get in touch — we’re always happy to connect.