GGC Team

GGC runs on Friendship, Laughter and lots of Ice Cream. What’s your favorite flavor?

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Anne Walker, Chief Program and Curriculum Officer
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
Anne is a career writer and researcher who has written for business, academic, political, and non-profit entities. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Duke University and her Master’s Degree in International Affairs at George Washington University, in 2006 she joined the staff of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in the Legislative Affairs Office. Following her departure from Massachusetts, she worked as an independent writer and researcher where she wrote policy and procedure manuals, curriculum documents, and public relations and marketing materials for non-profit and business organizations. Currently Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband Justin and daughter Isabella.

Alyssa Zediker, School Empowerment Zone Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough
After serving a year with Global Game Changers from August 2017 to August 2018, Alyssa found a heart for building capacity for our growing organization, so she accepted a second year as VISTA Leader. Alyssa earned a BA in both Philosophy and Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Alyssa loves working with all ages as she previously worked a Personal Care Assistant in a retirement community and enjoyed working with the kids in the classroom. Outside of work Alyssa enjoys spending time playing video games, beach volleyball or with her two pet rabbits: Bunny and Booplesnoot. Originally from Suburbs of Chicago, Alyssa currently resides in Louisville, KY with her partner.

Brandon Graves, Education Consultant and Byck Elementary Liaison
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Brandon is a Louisville native and a teacher with over 10 years of experience. At Byck Elementary, he has served as Team Lead, on the Instructional Leadership Team, and as part of the School-Based Decision Making Council, and has been trained in Responsive Classroom, Universal Design for Learning, CARE for Kids, and differentiated instruction. Currently pursuing his Ph.D., Brandon received his BA from Howard University and MSE from Indiana University Southeast. He also spent two years teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Currently, he leads the GGC Special Area class to support Byck’s Talent Development Magnet, serving as part of the leadership team implementing the GGC curriculum throughout the school to support the first designated social-emotional magnet school in the country.

 School Empowerment Zone

Cari Adkins
Cane Run SEZ Site Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Meghan Ernst
Breckinridge-Franklin SEZ Site Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Cheesecake

Jenny Forseth
Byck SEZ Site Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Jennifer Hagan
Whitney Young SEZ Site Manager
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

 members

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Lorin Bass
VISTA Leader
Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan

Bria Garner
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Superman

Whitney Marples
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Salted Caramel

Crystal Wiley
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Deric Hudson
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Rum Raisin

Cameron McNeil
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Rainbow Sherbet

Robert Dascanio
Serve Kentucky AmeriCorps Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream

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Tiffany Travis
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream:
Chocolate

Maribeth Combs
Serve Kentucky Member
Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip

Part-Time Members
Ashanti Buford
Abby Hageman
Destanie January
Chloe Wynne

Thanks to

We are a proud recipient of grants for AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps Serve Kentucky (Serve KY), and AmeriCorps NCCC Members to serve our organization. Without our AmeriCorps members, past and present, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thank you for your service!