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Meet Our Team

The Say Yes management team and staff bring deep and diverse experience to an organization whose work extends across communities. Our leaders have previously held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Education, in school districts and in universities; in city and county government; in the school reform movement; at the Brookings Institution and other research centers, and at The New York Times.

Leadership Team

George A. Weiss is the chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.

Gene Chasin is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. He joined the national nonprofit organization in 2008.

Our Team

Jacques Steinberg is Senior Vice President for Higher Education and Communications at Say Yes to Education, and a former National Education Correspondent at The New York Times.

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 in West Hartford, CT for over 7 years.

Nadia Del Valle is a National Program Director for Say Yes to Education and its Consulting Services initiative. Del Valle previously served as Senior Director of Operations and Programs for…

Donnie Turlington is the National Communications Director for Say Yes to Education and New Business Director for Say Yes to Education’s Consulting Services initiative. Say Yes is a nonprofit that…

Marty Bishop Marty Bishop is Director of Business Systems and Applications for Say Yes to Education’s Consulting Services initiative. Say Yes to Education founded its consulting services division in 2017…

Sonja is the Higher Education and Communications Manager at Say Yes to Education National.

Michelle Cooper is the Strategic Partnerships and Development Manager at Say Yes to Education.

Eliana Kohrman-Glaser is the Research Director at Say Yes to Education, Inc. During her time at Say Yes, she has held the roles of Research and Programming Associate and Interim…

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.