Michael Jascz is the Founder and Executive Director of The Relationship Foundation. He has a degree in Social Sciences from the Honors Program at Ohio State University and has trained with renowned relationship experts Harville Hendrix and Marshall Rosenberg. He has been giving presentations and workshops on relationships since 2002. Michael is dedicated to bringing about a new awareness of the dynamics of healthy relationships with the goal of making Healthy Relationships a component of our educational process, engaging not only students but parents and educators as well.
Nancy Henao is the Managing Director of The Relationship Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation she worked as an Executive Assistant for an investment firm in Manhattan. She believes that effective and compassionate communication is essential to building relationships that empower us and move us forward as a conscious society. She has been a driving force in the development of the curriculum and company organization.
Courtney King is the Development Director at The Relationship Foundation. Her background is in women’s empowerment nonprofits and she has taught abroad, working with children and young adults in North India. Courtney works on daily operations at The Relationship Foundation including program logistics, outreach to schools, grant proposals and funding opportunities, editing and publishing inquiries for our upcoming book, refining the curriculum, and building our social media presence.
Angelica Serna is the Marketing and Research Director at The Relationship Foundation. A recent MA graduate, her background is in nonprofit and multilateral organizations working in women’s empowerment, education, and with refugees. She is bilingual in Spanish and has several years of teaching experience in a variety of settings, including internationally and with all age ranges. Angelica’s involvement with TRF correlates to her many passions in life- cultivating peace, improving education, bettering communication, and empowering students to become well rounded members of society.
Derrick Edwards is an instructor at the Relationship Foundation. He has worked as a paraprofessional with autistic children, is a substitute teacher for the Department of Education, and also tutors privately. Derrick is also a licensed tour guide, teaching the history and culture of New York City with groups varying from grade school students to senior citizens. Derrick believes in the common bond that we all share and celebrate and the power of healthy relationships in every day life.
Rebecca Kuhn, Curriculum Developer and Instructor. Rebecca is a high school teacher in a New York City public school. She co-taught the Healthy Relationships 101 curriculum with Michael Jascz in 12th grade English classes during the 2009-2010 academic year. She has been instrumental in designing innovative new material. Rebecca graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Education from Pace University. She serves as the president of an educational honors society at Pace University. In her four years in the New York City public school system, she has witnessed the transformational quality of this program.
Asha Dixon is an instructor at The Relationship Foundation. She is a graduate of Spelman College where she received a degree in Psychology. Asha has been teaching for three years and is driven by her desire to enhance a youth’s life with knowledge. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Psychology. Asha believes that the programs The Relationship Foundation offers are giving an awareness to youth that they will keep and cherish throughout their lives.
Taylor Mason is the Director of Communications and Technology. He is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned a degree in Psychology. In addition to his duties as a director, Taylor works to develop methods of statistical analysis to show the effect our program can have on the emotional and academic progress of our students.