Dr. Elvin T. Ramos

Founder, President and CEO

  Founder, President, and CEO Elvin T. Ramos is the founder, president, and the chief executive officer at Global Tassels. As president and CEO, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the organization’s growth, short term, and long-term strategic plans. His core focus includes overall strategy, finance, academic partnerships, business development, board…

Fayola L. Charlet, Esq., J.D.

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel Fayola has always had a passion for advocacy.  She is a licensed practicing attorney in New York specializing in criminal law and says that the most rewarding part of her career is the ability to help and speak up for others who are unable to do it for…

Latosha Baldwin, M.S.

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Latosha Baldwin currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Success at the University of the District of Columbia.  Ms. Baldwin previously held the position of Senior College Advisor & Recruiter at Calhoun Community College from 2003 until 2018 in Tanner, Alabama. Prior to this position, Ms. Baldwin worked in various other capacities at Calhoun,…

Ashley E. Johnson, M.S. Ed.

Vice President of Outreach and Communications

Ms. Ashley Johnson is known to be a career changer, barrier-breaker, and a rule-maker kind of individual whose passion is driven by the innovation of young minds. She spent her early career in the media and entertainment industry then moved on to make an impact on a grander scale. Ms. Johnson became a New York City…

Jophrane “Jo” Ligonde

Executive Director and Vice President for Boston Operations

Jophrane “Jo” Ligonde, is the Executive Director and Vice President for Boston Operations. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer from 2014-2017 and most recently as COO in 2018. She is a mother of two who loves working with children and teens.  After freelancing for 8 years in the film/television production industry…

Kyle Alvarez

Senior Vice President and Chief Recruitment Officer

Kyle is currently at St. John’s University enrolled in a combined degree program where he pursued his Bachelors of Science with a focus in Business Management now pursuing his Masters of Business Administration in Business Analytics. He also minors in both Social Justice and International Studies which really is aligned with who he is as…

Nina Brill

Director of Foundations Relations

Nina Brill was appointed as Director of Foundations Relations at Global Tassels in 2016. Nina has worked in the financial sector for over 30 years and then joined the non-profit sector where she was a Grants Manager at the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center in New York City. As Grants Manager at a non-profit…

Chantal Harris, M.A.

Vice President of Development

Chantal Harris is GT’s Vice President of Development, she served as Director of Annual Giving and Fundraising Campaigns prior to leading the Department of Development. Chantal has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Adelphi University, and a Masters of Arts in Sociology from CUNY, Brooklyn College. She has worked in Academia over the last…

James (Jim) O’Brien

Vice President of Finance & Records

Mr. James (Jim) O’Brien is Global Tassels’ Vice President of Finance & Records. Mr. O’Brien main responsibility at the organization is to provide strengths and transparencies in GT’s accounting ledger, bookkeeping records, budget, annual taxes, spending plans, and analysis of financial needs. Jim is an experienced professional in the planning and implementation of projects and workflows.…

Haronid “Yogi” Javier

Global Operating Director, The Americas

Haronid Javier is the Global Operating Director for The Americas. He served as former Vice President of Student Success &Retention/Special Projects, Vice President of Development; Director of Foundation Relations for the organization at this initial appointment. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Before joining Global Tassels, he has worked with various non-profits in…

Ashley E. Meadows, M.S.

Global Operating Director, Africa and The Middle East

Ashley E. Meadows is dedicated to service.  She served in the US Army for seven years as a Logistics Officer. Ms. Meadows’ continuous desire to service has led her to the legal profession. After the completion of her legal education at Fordham School of Law, she will focus on community economic development by helping small…

Clarissa Palomar

Global Operating Director, Asia and the Pacific Islands

    Clarissa Palomar is a graduate from St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She is Global Tassels’ Global Operating Director for Asia and the Pacific Islands.  As a New York native, she is used to the fast-paced and ever-changing urban lifestyle and loves every bit of it. The city is one…

Jacob Ramos
Jacob “Jake” Ramos

Assistant Vice President of Production Support

Assistant Vice President of Production Support Jacob “Jake” Ramos, is currently serving as Global Tassels Assistant Vice President of Production Support. He previously served as GT’s Media and Production Director during GT’s first year. He is an independent filmmaker and photographer. Since graduating with a degree in film, he has worked on several projects including…

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Vesta T. Washington, M.P.A.

Senior Vice President of Human Capital and Talent Management

Senior Vice President of Human Capital and Talent Management Vesta T. Washington is an Adjunct Professor at Metropolitan College of New York where she received both her Bachelor degree in Professional Studies and Masters in Public Administration. She is committed to higher education and academic excellence as she enjoys guiding adult students through the process of…