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Project Staff

Carol Glazer
Policy and Program Development Consultant

For the last seven years, Carol Glazer has been a program development and management consultant to foundations, universities and nonprofit organizations working to improve conditions in inner city communities in the United States. Her clients have included the Ford, Rockefeller, Robert Wood Johnson, Fannie Mae, Garfield, and Goldman Sachs Foundations; Harvard University; the Community Reinvestment Fund; and the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES). She has consulted in substantive areas of housing, workforce development, education, and youth development.

Prior to 1999, Carol was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Prior to that she worked for eleven years at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), ending her tenure there as a Senior Vice President for National Programs. Carol serves as a director for Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), and as a founding director of the Hydrocephalus Parents' Network of Greater New York. Carol holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

As of July 1, 2006, Carol is leading a new initiative, National EmployAbility Partnership, for the National Organization on Disability (NOD).

JoAnne Vellardita
Program Associate

JoAnne Vellardita joined the After School Project in 2001, and worked in all aspects of the Project's implementation and financial administration. Prior to coming to the Project, she worked for four years for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, initially working with the Chief Operating Officer. During 1999-2000, the last two years of her tenure, she worked in support of the Foundation's newly created Program for Youth Development, assisting with program development and implementation.

Prior to entering the nonprofit world, JoAnne worked for many years in executive recruiting. She has a background in art history and painting and has done graduate work in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Her volunteer work includes working as a museum docent as well as conducting art education classes for young children, teens, and adults in museums, public schools and libraries in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

JoAnne is pursuing her interests in arts/media organizations that focus on social issues.