Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

Nick Lennon, Director

Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 
Favorite Quote:
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
Favorite Movie:
Good Will Hunting
Favorite Place to Visit:
Strengths Finder Talents: Empathy, Connectedness, Learner, Developer, and Relator


Lisa Snyder, Associate Director
Favorite Book: Hunger Games, My Sister’s Keeper, Goodnight Moon, and Guess How Much I Love You
Favorite Quote:
“Hope is the little voice you hear whisper “maybe” when it seems the entire world is shouting “no!”
Favorite Movie:
A Story of Us, Little Mermaid, and A Time to Kill
Favorite Place to Visit:
the beach
Strengths Finder Talents: Developer, Positivity, Empathy, Relator, and Responsibility

Phil Rippa, Office Manager

Favorite Book: coming soon..
Favorite Quote:
coming soon..
Favorite Movie:
coming soon..
Favorite Place to Visit:
coming soon..
Strengths Finder Talents: coming soon…

Kristin Reagan, Graduate Assistant
Favorite Book:  A Separate Peace by John Knowles, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Quote: “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light” – J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Favorite Movie: Cool Runnings
Favorite Place to Visit: Dewey Beach
Strengths Finder Talents: Learner, Intellection, Achiever, Input, and Relator

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Kayla Vaughan, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Perfect Chemistry
Favorite Quote:
“Everything happens for a reason!”
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Place to Visit:
The beach!
Strengths Finder Talents: Developer, Individualization, Positivity, Relator, Empathy


Hannah Licea, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book: Into the Wild
Favorite Quote: “It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely say back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
Favorite Place to Visit: Santiago de Compostela
Strength Finder Talents: Developer, Achiever, Relator, Belief, Responsibility


Sylvia Barley, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Favorite Quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
Favorite Movie: Spirited Away
Favorite Place to Visit: Leon Cortes, Costa Rica
Strength Finder Talents: restorative, input, intellection, learner, empathy


Kelsey Davidson, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”- Maya Angelou
Favorite Movie: Star Trek Beyond
Favorite Place to Visit: Maymont (in Richmond, Va.)
Strength Finder Talents: Input, Learner, Connectedness, Intellection, Empathy


Amber Falls, Student Office Assistant (former Leadership Consultant)
Favorite Book: Leadership for Dummies
Favorite Quote:
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”
Favorite Movie:
 The Princess Bride
Favorite Place to Visit:
Skyline Drive
Strengths Finder Talents: Restorative, Relator, Developer, Responsibility, Focus


Angelis Mata, Student Office Assistant
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Quote:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Favorite Movie:
Curly Sue
Favorite Place to Visit:
Orlando, Florida
Strengths Finder Talents: Empathy, Responsibility, Restorative, Individualization, Developer 

Nikki Hamlin, Student Office Assistant
Favorite Book: My Sister’s Keeper, The Glass Castle, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Divergent
Favorite Quote: “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ~Teddy Roosevelt
Favorite Movie: Any Disney/Pixar movies
Favorite Place to Visit: New places
Strengths Finder Talents: Includer, Harmony, Developer, Positivity, and Achiever

Alumni/Former LEAD Staff Members

Caitlin Nagourney, Graduate Assistant

Favorite Book: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” or “The Book Thief”
Favorite Quote: “The world is your oyster” and “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”-Dr. Suess
Favorite Movie: Any good chick flick 🙂 I can watch them over and over again!
Favorite Place to Visit: Seaside Park, NJ where my Aunt and Uncle live a block from the ocean.
Strengths Finder Talents: Positivity, Learner, Harmony, Discipline and Includer

Taylor Sprague, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye
Favorite Quote:
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of.  If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Movie:
Walk the Line
Favorite Place to Visit:
Stone Harbor, NJ
Strengths Finder Talents: Activator, Individualization, Adaptability, Connectedness, and Achiever

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Courtney Metcalf, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: A Guide to Living a Minimalist Life
Favorite Quote:
“No regrets”
Favorite Movie:
The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite Place to Visit:
My hometown, Georgia
Strengths Finder Talents: Woo, Positivity, Communication, Includer, Strategic

Name: Tyler Rogers, Student Office Assistant

Favorite Book: The Life of Pi
Favorite Quote: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Favorite Place to Visit: The Amazon
Strengths Finder Talents: Input, Futuristic, Strategic, Achiever, and Includer

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Keilah Sutton, Student Office Assistant

Favorite Book: Beloved by: Toni Morrison
Favorite Quote: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” -Benjamin Franklin
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Favorite Place to Visit: The Beach
Strengths Finder Talents: Deliberative, Discipline, Focus, Maximizer, and Consistency

Rodrigo Velasquez, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: The Will To Change by bell hooks
Favorite Quote:
“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society” -Angela Davis
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Place to Visit:
Strengths Finder Talents: Input, Belief, Strategic, Adaptability, and Communication

Laura Freeman, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Small Steps Peg Kehret
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Movie: She’s the Man
Favorite Place to Visit: Liberia, Monrovia

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Sreehima Gadamsetty, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Favorite Quote: Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~ Buddha
Favorite Movie: Donnie Darko
Favorite Place to visit: anywhere with water!
Strengths Finder Talents: Woo, Adaptabilty, Communication, Restorative, and Activator

Montrel Tennessee, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: Series of Unfortunate Events
Favorite Quote:
“When you want to breathe as bad as you want to succeed, then you will be successful.”
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Place to Visit:
Strengths Finder Talents: Woo, Positivity, Input..

Yasmeen Hayden, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Magazine: Essence
Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are, and say what you feel.  Cause those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Favorite Movie:
Princess and the Frog
Favorite Place to Visit:
Cancun, Mexico
Strengths Finder Talents: Achiever, Individualization, Includer, Deliberative, and Learner

Addison Brown, Graduate Assistant

Emma Cruz, Student Office Assistant

Favorite Quote:
“The universe is vast.  You are also vast. So is an ant. There are different sizes of infinity.” -@NightValeRadio 
Favorite Movie:
anything with super heroes
Favorite Place to Visit:
My home in southeastern Virginia

Sasha Pierre-Louis, Leadership Consultant

Favorite Book: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Favorite Quote:
“People love to be a part of what they help create.”
Favorite Movie:
Love Jones
Favorite Place to Visit:
Boston, MA with family or the laying out on the beach
Strengths Finder Talents: Positivity, Learner, Input, Responsibility, and Restorative

Nudrat Siddiqui, Leadership Consultant
Favorite Book: The 5 Love Languages
Favorite Quote: “The  world is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that came with it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work in it.” – Hasan Al Basri
Favorite Movie: Titanic, Becoming Jane, Brave
Favorite Place to Visit: Doha, Qatar
Strengths Finder Talents:  Empathy, Connectedness, Developer, Adaptability, and Belief