Our Team

Staff

Moshe Ohayon
Founder

After years of operating a successful tutoring and test preparation company Moshe Ohayon became disillusioned with the fact that a tremendous educational advantage is all too often only available to those from financially privileged backgrounds. He founded Educational Justice to help level the educational playing field for underserved students.

Moshe holds a B.S. in Applied Physics from Columbia University and a M.A. from the University of Louisville, where he studied linguistics and taught undergraduate courses in Hebrew language. Moshe is also the author of the award-winning strategy guide, The ACT for Bad Test Takers.

017Katherine Six
Executive Director

A Teach for America member, Katherine taught high school chemistry in Fort Worth, Texas, where she worked to mitigate the educational disparities in the school system. She joined the Educational Justice team, motivated by her experience in the classroom to ensure that all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, have the opportunity to further their educations.

Katherine is a certified teacher. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee.

024Hannah Lewis
Director of Operations

Before joining Educational Justice, Hannah was a Social Studies teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at Kenyon College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University. Hannah is a staunch advocate for social justice, particularly in the field of education.

Aaron Goodman
Achiever Coordinator

Aaron attended the University of Kentucky where he studied biology and history, gaining a B.A. in History with an emphasis on industrializing economics. Prior to graduation, Aaron was a heartfelt sauté-cook and baker. His love of history has inspired him to help young people to pursue their own academic interests. He continues to be interested in nutrition and educational parity.

Bronte Murrell
Achiever Coordinator

Bronte graduated as an Honors Scholar from Northern Kentucky University with a BA in Anthropology. During her time at NKU, she conducted ethnographic research and worked as a museum assistant. Having previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Louisville Free Public Library, Bronte is passionate about alleviating educational inequity in Louisville.

Sandra Martinez
Achiever Coordinator

Sandra graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Geography, focusing on Geographic Information Systems. While still a student, she was part of the Geography department’s Mapshop initiative which aimed to make spatial data tools accessible for the use of the community and to raise the critical mapping capacities of UK. She used her skills to create wholistic visual representations of socioeconomic issues that the Lexington community faces. Her drive to help others lead her to Educational Justice.

Alex Umana
Outreach & Development Coordinator

Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at UNC Charlotte, Alex worked with the Latino Student Student Services office to support, guide, and empower students of color to build community and promote holistic social and academic success. Now, as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Alex spends his time working with our staff to advance the efforts of ending educational inequity here in Louisville.

Lauren Jones
Activist Coordinator

Lauren earned her B.A. in Foreign Language International Studies from Bellarmine University. She then went on to obtain her certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the International TEFL Academy in Chicago. Before Lauren came to Educational Justice, she used her passion for education and cultural relations to help students travel and study abroad through the Study Abroad Office at Bellarmine. As a result, she gained deep appreciation for the importance of cross cultural communication and intersectional identities. She has since used that knowledge and experience to help drive her in bridging the gap for underserved students at Educational Justice.

 

Board of Directors

Mike Mays
Board Chair
Mike Mays is Co-Founder and President of Heine Brothers’ Coffee, a Louisville group of 15 organic and fair trade coffee shops and a coffee roastery.  Mike serves on the boards of the The Nature Conservancy Kentucky and Educational Justice.  Mike has a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and a J.D. from Indiana University.  Outside of running coffee shops, Mike enjoys music, backpacking, yoga and swimming. Mike lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their 4 children in Louisville’s Crescent Hill neighborhood.

 

Tracie Catlett
Tracie’s career in education spans over 25 years including two years at the University of Louisville as a graduate assistant and teaching assistant, 11 years with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and 12 years at Louisville Collegiate School where she is currently the Associate Head of School. She is a member of the Education Committee for the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC). Tracie holds a BS in Finance from Florida State University, a MAT in Mathematics from the University of Louisville, and is currently a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University perusing an Ed.D. in Mind, Brain and Teaching.
Kara
Kara Damon
Kara is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She earned a degree in Nutrition Science from Cornell University and completed her professional training through the University of Louisville’s Level I trauma hospital. Her interest in nutrition as a preventative tool led to her work in the health and wellness sector. Kara currently works as the manager of the employee wellbeing program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Kara believes everyone should have access to a quality education and she is proud to be a member of the Educational Justice board of directors.

Sharon Goodman

Sharon Goodman
Sharon is a retired CPA who previously worked at Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff for 15 years. She subsequently held the position of Office Manager for an independent investment advisor for three years. Her previous volunteer work includes serving as treasurer of the former Eliahu Academy, past president of the Youth Board and past member of the Board of Directors of Keneseth Israel Synagogue. She now serves on the board of the Louisville Hebrew School. She holds undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Louisville.