The NMSDC Team

The work of NMSDC could not happen without the dedication and drive of our staff.  Interested in joining a high-performing, mission-oriented team? View our open positions.

Executive Office

Ying McGuire

CEO and President

Kimberlee Sauceda

Executive Assistant

Resource Development and Diversification

Sylvia Acosta, PhD

Chief Growth Officer and Senior Vice President

Danielle Kyle
Danielle Kyle

Development Manager

Accounting and Finance

Denise Gurulé

National Controller

Jeanette Cortes

 Manager, Billings,
Collections & Data Entry

Tenzing Andrugsurba

Staff Accountant

Alicia Slentz

Staff Accountant, Grants and Contracts

Operations, Human Resources, and Information Technology

Leahanne Thomas

Chief Transformation Officer

Shalanda Holmes

Human Resources Director

Albert Diaz

Associate Director, Information Technology

Codi Aymer

Human Resources Generalist

Deji Akinyemi

Enterprise Project Manager

Helen Murphy

Contracts and Office Manager

Georgiana Williams

Customer Care Coach

Adam Athari

System Administrator

Member Success

Pauline Gebon

Vice President

Maureen Simonette

Senior Director

Nilda Thomas

Senior Director

Christina Santos

Associate Director

Endrah Dumas

Associate Director

Karen Thomas


Liz Dieatrick


Network Success

Fernando Martinez

Senior Vice President

Constance Y. Jones

Senior Director

Theresa Childress

Associate Director

Shalayna Williams

Certification Manager

Strategic Partnerships, Programs, and Conferences, Meetings, and Events (CME)

Lisa Morris

Vice President

Jetheda Hernandez

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances and Programs

Nicole Hambric

Director, CME

Brandi Wiggins

Program/Project Manager,
Strategic Alliances and Programs

Regan MacPherson

Events Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Stefan Bradham

Vice President

Jered Weber

Communications & Engagement Manager

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Jordan Taylor

Marketing Manager

Deb Flores Johnson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Supporting Consultants

As an extension of the NMSDC team, various NMSDC programs are supported and executed by dedicated consultants and contractors.

Brendan Brown

Research Analyst Intern 

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Fang Fang

Global Link Program

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David Hamlin

Centers of Excellence Certificate Program

Nihal Naveenchandra

Project Manager Intern

Amber Smith

Program Manager, Black Farmers Equity Initiative 

Kurtis Trevan

MBE Growth Program

Hiren Vakharia

Information Technology

Lorena Valencia

Corporate Plus Program