For over 20 years, Dr. Mann has worked in the nonprofit sector in agencies devoted to improving outcomes for minorities and low-income and children and families. At the outset of her career, she worked on the frontlines as a psychologist, providing home visiting services to low-income pregnant women and families with children under three. Throughout much of her career, she has worked at the senior management level in organizations to shape strategic direction and to develop and expand programs. Prior to joining The Campagna Center, she served as Executive Director of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at UNCF where she was responsible for leading the Institute’s efforts to conduct and disseminate research that informs policymakers and practitioners on how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for African Americans and other underrepresented minorities from preschool to and through college. Dr. Mann also served as Deputy Executive Director at ZERO TO THREE, a national nonprofit organization that focused on translating research to practice for policymakers and practitioners to benefit very young children. In addition, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member, teaching courses in human development, at Howard University and been a public policy fellow at the American Psychological Association.Dr. Mann has played an active role in shaping the field of early childhood development through numerous service opportunities. She was recently appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve on the Advisory Committee for Head Start Research and Evaluation. She has addressed national and international audiences as a noted speaker and authored books and articles on a wide variety of issues in the field of early childhood education and development. Dr. Mann earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University. She is married and the mother of two wonderful children, Joshua and Lauryn. She and her family have resided in Virginia since 1994, initially in Alexandria and for the past 8 years in Fairfax.
Chief Financial Officer – Raj Kapur
As The Campagna Center’s Chief Financial officer, Raj Kapur brings more than twenty years of accounting practice & management experience in the non-profit sector. Professionally, he aims to drive non-profit ventures to the next level and regards doing so as a continuous effort, through constantly measuring success in tangible ways, setting standards and implementing efficiencies wherever possible to streamline operations while maintaining top-notch delivery of core services. Raj holds responsibility for all day-to-day financial matters for the Campagna Center including internal and external audits, budgets and overseeing accounts payable and receivable. He holds an MBA from New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Senior Director of Out-of-School-Time Programs – Karla Kelley
Karla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology as well as a Masters of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration from Western Illinois University. She brings 18 years of experience in recreation, starting her career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist before moving into positions in community recreation. As the Senior Director of Out-of-School Time Programs, she is responsible for the overall management, administration, and leadership for all Campagna Center Out-of-School Time Programs, including Campagna Kids.
Senior Director, Early Childhood Programs and Family Services – Joy Vithespongse Trejo, MA, MFT
Joy brings 19 years experience providing child and family focused psychotherapy and involvement in non-profit organizations serving at-risk children and families to her role as Senior Director of Early Childhood Programs and Family Support Services. Within those 19 years, she has 12 years of experience as Clinical Director of family and child-focused therapy and case management-based programs. Joy supervises the planning, development, and implementation of all early childhood, family support and community services for the families enrolled in the Early Childhood programs. Prior to joining The Campagna Center, she held senior leadership positions with United Methodist Family Services as the Northern Virginia Regional Program Director and Penny Lane Centers in North Hills, California as the Clinic Regional Manager. Joy holds a BS in Psychology from Tulane University and an MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist. Joy and her husband, a Prince William County Professional Firefighter, live in Fairfax County and are the proud parents of their daughter, Sophie.
Building Better Futures Program Director – Krishna Leyva
Krishna is the award-winning director of Building Better Futures. By working closely with students to address at-risk behaviors and socio-economic barriers academic success, Krishna provides her students with the support and skills needed achieve their short- and long-term academic and personal goals. As reported in April 6, 2006 issue of the Washington Post, Krishna Leyva “not only directs the program but she is its heart and soul. She clearly loves the students and they respond in kind.” Krishna has received a variety of awards acknowledging her community leadership, including the 2006 Martha Wyatt Award from the Hispanic Committee of Northern Virginia for her work and dedication with the Latino Community. She currently serves as the co-chair on the Superintendent Advisory Committee for Latino Achievement, Latino Advisory board for Congressman Jim Moran, Human Service Coalition, Multicultural Coalition of Alexandria, and as the Chairman for the Parent Advisory Board for her children school. Krishna was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she attended InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.
Development and Marketing Coordinator – Lee Stenberg
With more than seven years of experience in marketing, writing, direct mailing, and event coordinating Lee is responsible for implementing The Center’s marketing strategy, overseeing content development of all marketing collateral, and representing the organization with the media. She also manages the special events, hosted by The Campagna Center. She has been a Co-Chair of the Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend Parade and an active volunteer within the community. Lee holds a BS in Marketing from Western Kentucky University.