Senior Vice President of Programming, Say Yes to Education & The Weiss Institute

Angela N. Romans

Angela N. Romans

Angela Romans is Senior Vice President of Programming for Say Yes to Education & the Weiss Institute.

Founded in 1987, Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that partners with communities around the goal of every public school student not only graduating high school – but doing so with the preparation to complete a college or other postsecondary education, and with the wherewithal to afford it. In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, Say Yes launched the Weiss Institute in April, 2017, as a nationwide initiative that draws on the organizations’ combined, half century of experience to help communities expand their capacity to support students as they prepare for college.

Romans has spent her career focused on increasing college readiness, access, and success for underserved youth. She most recently served as co-director, district & systems transformation, at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. From 2011 to 2013, she was senior advisor on education to Mayor Angel Taveras of Providence, RI.

She has also managed school startup and partnership services for seven small, alternative high schools and programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as New England Network Manager for Diploma, Plus, Inc.; worked for more than a decade as an admissions officer and academic advisor at Brown University, and taught math and science at Urban Academy in New York City and Fenway High School in Boston.

Romans received an S.B. in biomedical engineering from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges in 1992, and an Ed.M. in math teaching and curriculum, with an emphasis on urban education, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1994. She is an Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellow.


Abbey Johnson is the Director of the Office of the CEO for Say Yes to Education.

Felice Nudelman is Executive Vice President of the Weiss Institute. Launched in April 2017, the Weiss Institute is a partnership between two nonprofit organizations with a combined half century of experience…

Nadia Del Valle is National Program Director for Say Yes to Education. She also serves as Interim Executive Director of Say Yes Guilford, the chapter of the national nonprofit organization…

Jerred Cook is Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions of Say Yes to Education. Among the goals of his work at Say Yes is leading the effort to build mobile…

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes? We invite you to reach out to the Say Yes National office or to a Say Yes chapter, to learn more about how you can get involved.