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
Product Development 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
Resource and Development 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.

Hunter Frint
Outreach and Development Coordinator

Hunter graduated from Western Kentucky University, double majoring in Journalism and Biological Anthropology. While at WKU she found a knack for editorial journalism and a love for helping publish the stories of people whose voices otherwise go unheard. She enjoyed being on the editorial staff at the university’s student life magazine, the Talisman, but upon graduation Hunter wanted to use her communication and writing skills to contribute somewhere she could make a direct difference. And with a mother who has worked in education for over 25 years, she is passionate about what is being done by Educational Justice.

Sandra Martinez
Outreach and Development 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.

Tierra Roderick
Outreach & Development Coordinator

Tierra is from the Louisville, Kentucky area. She earned her Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. Prior to her role as an Outreach and Development Coordinator Tierra volunteered and worked with numerous outreach programs in both the Louisville and Lexington areas. Tierra’s goal in life is to provide the youth and the community with various resources to help them achieve their educational goals and most importantly succeed in life.

Aliyah Granger
EJ Coordinator

Aliyah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from the University of Kentucky. As an undergrad student, Aliyah was a General Manager at UK’s College Mentors for Kids, an organization that pairs first through sixth grade students with college student mentors in one-on-one mentoring relationships. These relationships helped spark an interest in higher education and worked to minimize the educational inequality in the Fayette-Lexington area. Her passion for service is what lead her to Educational Justice.

Amanda Darling
EJ Coordinator

Prior to joining Educational Justice, Amanda served as a Captain in the United States Army in South Korea, Germany and Bulgaria. Giving credit for her success to the many educational leadership programs she benefited from during her experience to include the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY), McDonald Cadet Leadership Program (MCLC) and Collaborate and Graduate (CAG), Amanda appreciates and knows the power of bridging the gap of educational inequity through social justice. She is excited to be a member of the Educational Justice team helping to close the educational gap in Louisville for all students. Amanda holds a B.S in Psychology from the United States Military Academy.

David Wakaba
EJ Coordinator

David is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, receiving a B.A. in Political Science.  David has previously served as a tutor in elementary schools as well as through organizations such as the Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Though a native of Louisville, David has also lived in Nairobi, Kenya for seven years and speaks fluent Swahili. In his free time, David likes to go walking and play soccer. He is also a long-time volunteer at the St. John’s Center for Homeless Men and the English Conversations Club at the Iroquois Library.

Jarred Ford
EJ Coordinator

Jarred graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. While at university, Jarred worked as a physics tutor and served as an instructor in a service learning project in the Philippines. He had most recently served as a research mentor for prospective first generation college students at the University of Tennessee before joining Educational Justice.

Katelyn Robalino
EJ Coordinator

Katelyn has spent the last three years working at a Montessori school in Charlotte, NC and is excited to be a part of the Educational Justice team. She’s not into college sports, but will always cheer for her alma mater: UNC-Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Katelyn likes to read, cook, and visit museums.

 

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.