Board Member

Jarmaine Ollivierre

Jarmaine Ollivierre

Senior Aerospace Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Jarmaine Ollivierre is a Senior Aerospace Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since beginning at NASA in 2009, Jarmaine’s duties have included analyzing mission profiles and objectives in line with federal goals, conducting simulations, evaluations, and studies on various missions and performances, and proficiently utilizing various orbital mechanics programs. In September 2015, he was named “Employee of the Month for Launch Service Program.” Prior to working at NASA, Jarmaine spent several years at the United Space Alliance in Houston, Texas, as an Aerospace Engineer working on the Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs.

Jarmaine attended Tuskegee University, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Aerospace Engineering and then received a Masters’ Degree in Technical Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a proud member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

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

Cynthia D. Shapira is President of the Shapira Foundation.  With her husband David, she leads the development and implementation of the foundation’s initiatives, such as Onward Israel (which transforms young adults through…

Dallas native Elizabeth Carlock Phillips graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and French. She started a jewelry business in high school that became…

Margot James Copeland is Executive Vice President and Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based multiline financial services companies. In her role, Copeland…

Julie Franklin has devoted much of her time over the past 15 years in the not-for-profit arena. Her passion for education and social justice have dictated how she has spent…

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