AmeriCorps fosters a strong, collaborative environment in which people committed to service enjoy rewarding careers as they work with communities across the country. A talented and committed leadership team and Board of Directors make service a cornerstone of our national culture.


Chief Executive Officer

Michael D. Smith

Michael D. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCorps—the federal agency for service and volunteering. CEO Smith has dedicated his career to social justice by reducing barriers and expanding opportunity for children and families in underserved communities, like those where he grew up.

Jenny Mauk
Chief of Staff
Nathaniel Benjamin
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Jill Graham
Chief Risk Officer
Adrienne Andrews
Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Engagement
Tonya Williams
Director, Communications and Marketing
Tess Mason-Elder
Director, Government Relations
Tannikka Richardson
Director, Public Engagement
Mary Hyde
Director, Research and Evaluation
Irv Dennis
Senior Advisor on Financial Reform
Yasmeen Shaheen-McConnell
Senior Advisor for the American Climate Corps
Anna Hartge
Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships
John Lira
Senior Advisor for Veteran and Military Families
Gina Cross
Chief Operating Officer
Malena Brookshire
Chief Financial Officer
Maelat Mathias
Chief Human Capital Officer
Linda Southcott
Chief Modernization Officer
Andrea Gibbons
Chief Data Officer
Jennifer Swinehart
Director of Facilities and Support Services
Caroline Fernandez
Director, Monitoring
Carly Bruder
Chief Program Officer
Ken Goodson
Director, AmeriCorps NCCC
Atalya Sergi
Director, AmeriCorps Seniors
Sonali Nijhawan
Director, AmeriCorps State and National
Margaret Garvey
Acting Director, AmeriCorps VISTA
AJ Pearlman
Director, Public Health AmeriCorps
Erin McGrath
Director, Regional Operations
Iyuata Green
Director, Grants Administration