Dr. Shanté Bassett
Dr. Shanté Bassett

President and CEO

  President and CEO Term Starting July 1, 2020 Dr. Shanté Antoinette Bassett is a Psychologist, Professor, and Pastor committed to serve and effect change. Dr. Bassett dedicated her studies to the field of psychology at 17 years old when she was afforded the opportunity to enroll in a college-level course as a high school…

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…

Ashley E. Johnson, M.S. Ed.

Vice President of Administration and Chief Liaison to the Board

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…

Olivier Diogo
Olivier Diogo

Vice President of Research and State Affairs

Olivier Diogo is the Vice President of Research and State Affairs. He is currently attend the University of the District of Columbia. He born in a West African country named Senegal where he received his High School diploma. He then resided in France to study Law and specialize in International Relations. Olivier stayed in France for…

Kyle Alvarez

Executive Vice President of Global Recruitment

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

Vice President of Development

Nina Brill serves as the Vice President of Development, she took on this role in 2016-2017 and returned in 2020. 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.…

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

Vice President of Student Success and Retention

Haronid Javier is the Vice President of Student Success & Retention and formerly Global Operations Director for the Americas, 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 California…

Clarissa Palomar
Clarissa Palomar

Vice President for Academic Partnerships

    Clarissa Palomar is a graduate from St. John’s University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She is the Vice President of Academic Partnerships and formerly 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…

Jacob Ramos
Jacob “Jake” Ramos

Vice President of Communications and Outreach

Vice President of Communications and Outreach Jacob “Jake” Ramos, is currently serving as Global Tassels’ Vice President for Communications and Outreach and formerly 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…

Vesta T. Washington, M.P.A.

Vice President of Community Engagement

Vice President of Community Engagement 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 acquiring knowledge to…