Our Team

Lanaea C. Featherstone is the CEO of the William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation. She is an award-winning leading nonprofit executive with more than a decade of international and management experience. She has been a featured panelist for U.S. News & World Report on topics related to the Latino community.

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Lanaea Featherstone

CEO

Maria Guillen, a native from Nicaragua, is a program director for the Foundation’s flagship workforce initiative, Reaching New Heights. As one of the program’s star trainees, Guillen landed a job as a personal banker through our program. In her dual role as a trainer and financial services expert, Guillen mentors participants and guides them through the job application process. 

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Maria J. Guillen

Program Director

Natalie Abegesah is a program director for the Foundation’s flagship workforce initiative, Reaching New Heights. She is responsible for program oversight including planning, developing, coordinating, managing and program implementation.

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Natalie Abegesah

Program Director

Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu, a program officer, is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s college & career readiness initiatives. She manages the Featherstone Foundation’s Corporate Internship Fellowship Program that provides students with paid equitable employment opportunities.

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Nana A. Adjeiwaa-Manu

Program Officer

Alexis M. Young, a Program Officer, manages the Foundation’s college and career readiness initiatives. She collaborates with students, administrators, and other education stakeholders to provide young people with meaningful educational, professional, and financial opportunities. 

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Alexis M. Young

Program Officer