Our Team

Founder
George A. Weiss is President of George Weiss Associates, the money management firm he founded in Hartford, CT, in 1978. Mr. Weiss also serves as... (more)

President
Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey is President of Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), a national non-profit foundation committed to changing the lives of... (more)

Chief Operating Officer
Gene Chasin is the Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. In this role he leads the foundation's academic efforts in Hartford,... (more)

Chief Development Officer
Roger Edgar joined Say Yes to Education as Chief Development Officer in August 2013.  In this role he leads the foundation’s fundraising... (more)

Senior Vice President, Higher Education and Communications
Jacques is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College.'' He spent nearly 25... (more)

Director of Chapter Programming and Research
Taniesha A. Woods is the director of chapter programming and research at Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes).  A theme throughout her career... (more)

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Rachel Flax is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Say Yes to Education.  Rachel started at Say Yes in 2003 as point person to start up... (more)

Controller
Koray Gurz is the Controller of Say Yes to Education, Inc. Prior to coming to Say Yes to Education, Koray worked as a senior auditor at Blum Shapiro... (more)

National Scholarship Director
Erin began her career in educational access as an Assistant Director of Admission at The Loomis Chaffee School, a private, secondary institution,... (more)

National Projects Manager
Sonia Drohojowska is the National Project Manager for Say Yes to Education. In this role she works closely with the senior management team to... (more)

Senior Accountant
Krysta Aulito is the Senior Accountant for Say Yes to Education. In this role, she contributes in the process of essential accounting functions that... (more)

Special Assistant to the President
Becca Bass is the Special Assistant to the President of Say Yes to Education. Prior to joining Say Yes, Becca served as the Family Services... (more)