Meet our Staff
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Robert (Bobby) Hackett joined the Bonner Foundation in 1992 as Vice President and Director of the Bonner Scholars Program and assumed the role of President in July, 2010.
Prior to joining the Bonner Foundation, Bobby worked at the Telesis Corporation, an affordable housing developer in Washington, D.C. He also served as managing director of the Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL) during its first three years of operation. In addition, for the past twenty years, Bobby has been associated in various capacities with the Youth Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan organization that researches and reports on policies and programs relating to young people.
Bobby received his bachelors degree from Harvard University in 1985 and a masters in public and private management from Yale University's School of Organization and Management in 1990.
As Vice President, Ariane leads program and resource development. She leads a cohort learning community called Community-Engaged Signature Work that stems from AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Initiative, creating pathways through the undergraduate experience. She has spearheaded innovative projects to deepen and broaden community engagement including the Bonner High-Impact Initiative, the planning of more than 60 national meetings, and the development of extensive curriculum and resource material.
Ariane joined the Foundation in 2004. She has worked in civic engagement for over two decades. Ariane served as the Executive Director of Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL), mobilizing the college student service movement; Jumpstart’s Vice President for Program, building an integrated outcome-based program model for low-income preschoolers; and director for the undergraduate fellowship at Echoing Green Foundation, supporting social entrepreneurs support to start their own innovative organizations. As a young alum, she spent five years at City Year, a national organization that engages diverse 17 to 25 year-olds in a full-time year of service. As Program Director and Senior Trainer for the National Academy, she helped build new City Year sites nationally.
Ariane's belief in service and civic engagement began early, when her family got her involved in working with younger kids. At Stanford University, Ariane found a pathway through engaging in East Palo Alto over four years. Starting as a mentor and tutor, she began to research and focus on the city, its economics and politics, eventually developing a thesis and credit-bearing CBR course co-taught by community leaders and students. Through this, she was exposed to the theory and practice of experiential learning and civic engagement.
Ariane serves on the national Advisory Boards for the Association of American College's publication Diversity and Democracy and Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Initiative, and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College. She is co-editor of Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Education: Forging New Pathways and co-author of Civic Engagement at the Center: Building Democracy through Integrated Cocurricular and Curricular Experiences. She earned a Master's in Higher Education from Drexel University and a doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, both focusing on higher education. Both her master's thesis and dissertation focused on change in higher education.
Annie Pasqua serves as the National Program Director. Annie brings over a decade of experiences with the Bonner Program as a Bonner Alum and working in various roles throughout the Bonner Network. Annie’s commitment to service began while growing up on a summer camp in East Tennessee. These beginnings led Annie to attend Lees-McRae College (LMC) in Western North Carolina in large part because of her acceptance in the Bonner Program. The Bonner Program deepened her commitment to service and desire to create opportunities for engagement for others. Two powerful experiences for her as a student were launching a Girl Scout Troop in Avery County and serving on staff with the New Opportunity School for Women, a program for Appalachian Women. After graduation, Annie was asked to stay and oversee the Bonner Program at LMC as well as continue to expand service efforts through Mountain Day of Service, a campus wide service day at the college.
In 2007, Annie joined the Bonner Foundation as a Program Associate supporting national meetings and the National Bonner AmeriCorps Program. At the end of this Fellowship, Annie traveled down the road to Rider Univeristy where she directed the Bonner Program for four years strengthening student leadership and deepening community partnerships. During that time, she also earned a MA in Organizational Leadership. In 2013, Annie returned to the Bonner Foundation, where she uses her experience and love for the Bonner Program to support the network by celebrating its accomplishments and push forward with innovation.
Sam joined the Bonner Foundation Staff in July 2014 and serves as Program Associate, a two-year fellowship opportunity for recent graduates who hope to contribute to the Network in a different role. She is a graduate from Ursinus College, located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Philosophy.
At Ursinus College, she served as a Bonner Leader for four years, as well as a Bonner Intern for her last two years. During her time as a student, she fostered a new partnership with the ACPPA Community Arts Center in Norristown, PA and helped to develop the Creative After-School Alternatives (CASA) program. The CASA program provided a safe space for middle-schoolers to express themselves through artistic and creative mediums. Through her work at CASA and with Bonner, she fostered a passion for higher education and college access. Before beginning her role as Program Associate, Sam was a summer intern for the Foundation, where she supported the 25th anniversary national meeting, developed capacity-based trainings, and proposed a Bonner Alumni Mentorship Model. In the Program Associate role, she uses her transformative student experience to provide new perspective and support for the Bonner Network.
Kristi Cordier joined The Bonner Foundation in May 2014. In her role as the Program Manager, Kristi oversees the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps Program, the New Jersey Bonner Leader Program, and the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program. Prior to joining the Bonner Foundation staff, Kristi worked at her alma mater, The University of Scranton in Alumni Relations where she developed innovative student-alumni engagement programming. Kristi also served as the VISTA Leader for the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program in 2011 and a VISTA member for Retired Seniors Volunteer Program where she worked on building a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents in 2010. A native of New Jersey, Kristi received her bachelor's degree in History from The University of Scranton in 2009.
Elvis Diaz recently graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with a Bachelors in Finance. As Bonner Scholar, Elvis focused a lot of his service work with education focused non-profits such as with the Boys & Girls Club, House of the Children Academy, and Berry's ESL program. He also interned in New York City for a summer with City Year. Elvis further developed his passion for education by leading two student research teams focused on College Access and the Opportunity Gap. His senior year, Elvis served as the Campus Visibility Intern for the Bonner Center for Community Engagement. In this role, Elvis developed collaborations across campus in order to increase the Bonner Center's presence on campus. After graduation, Elvis was an intern at the Bonner Foundation where he developed Bonner curriculum on Capacity Building focused internships, and created a business proposal for a potential Bonner Alumni Mentoring Program.
Sarahdjie "Jiji" Monosiet is a recent graduate of William Paterson University with dual degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts with a concentration in English and History. JiJi is currently serving as the VISTA leader for the NJCC VISTA cohort of 2015-2016, assisting the new VISTA's acclimate to their sites and assignments. She will also assist with training's, reporting and overall team morale, serving as a liaison between the VISTA's, the sites, and the Corporation for National Service. In addition, JiJi will be managing communications for NJCC, including website updates,newsletters, and social media.
JiJi has just completed a VISTA term in 2015, serving as the Communication and Volunteer Management Coordinator for PEI Kids. During her VISTA term at PEI Kids, JiJi helped to build their social media presence and marketing to raise $17,000 more then any previous year at PEI Kids' Annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraising event. Prior to serving two VISTA terms,JiJi has held various positions from substitute teacher to accounting clerk, making her experience diverse and allowing for a broad set of skills. As a Haitian native with an 8 year old daughter, JiJi is particularly passionate about education and community engagement. She looks forward to helping this VISTA cohort grow in their service through the collaboratives that they are serving.
Caroline is the part-time Program Manager for the remaining Bonners in the National Bonner AmeriCorps Program. She first joined the Bonner network in 2012 to support the National Bonner AmeriCorps Program, and returned to the Foundation in 2014 after serving in the New Jersey Bonner AmeriCorps program in 2013 as the Urban Education Coordinator for Rider University's Bonner Leader program. Caroline is a second-year student in the dual master’s degree program at Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education and Center for Human Sexuality Studies. *Her professional work and goals focus on advising sexual health promotion and interpersonal violence prevention programs on college campuses. She completed her first-year clinical social work internship with Princeton University's SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education) and HPPS (Health Promotion and Prevention Services) programs.
Board of Trustees
- Mr. William Bush, Chicago, IL
- Ms. Carol Clarke, West Palm Beach, FL
- Mr. Charles C. Goodfellow, Cranford, NJ
- Mr. Kenneth Kunzman, Chair, Roseland, NJ
- Rev. Dr. John Kuykendall, Davidson, NC
Meet our National Bonner Fellows
The Bonner National Fellowship engages experienced staff from across our network to play a dynamic role in providing leadership, support, and coaching to others in the Bonner Network.