Staff

Rahsaan Harris, PhD

President and CEO

Dr. Harris has more than 15 years of direct experience working in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. He received his doctorate in Public and Urban Policy from the New School, where his dissertation was on understanding how socio-economic diversity in the African-American community affects their philanthropic interests. He also holds a Master in Management and High School Science Education from New York University and Columbia, respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.


Sandra Rice

Senior Vice President, National Recruitment

For nearly two decades, Sandra Rice has helped to develop the careers of hundreds of college students of color by placing them in internships that help build strong resumes. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofits including Union County College Foundation in New Jersey. She is also Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Bergen Passaic Chapter). Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Radio & Television from San Jose State University and her Master in Media Studies from The New School in New York City.


Michael Barham

Director, Strategy and Analytics

Michael is an operations and programs specialist with more than seven years of experience in nonprofit and public sector organizations that educate, train and empower young people. He is passionate about equal opportunity and equity, especially with regard to education. Michael was born and raised in New York City, attended Stuyvesant High School and received his Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is currently pursuing his Master of Public Administration from Baruch’s School of Public Affairs.


Erin Roberts

Director, Development & Communications

Erin Roberts has over 10 years of experience working with and for organizations that make a difference in the world. She is passionate about the role of media in making an impact on society and has been fortunate to work for several media organizations, including WNET New York Media and The Paley Center for Media. She has a Masters in Television/Radio/Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.


Tricia Andersen-Vie

Program Manager

Tricia Andersen-Vie graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies, and has over 15 years experience in operational and program management. Prior to joining the Emma Bowen Foundation nearly five years ago, she served in various marketing and management roles in Texas, such as Brand Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Marketing at both large consumer product companies and a startup food company. Tricia is committed to the Emma Bowen Foundation’s mission of diversity, opportunity, experience and excellence.


Crystal Aldape

Recruitment Associate

Crystal Aldape graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After college, she returned to Texas where she served as an ASSET*AmeriCorps team leader with United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, which merged with Easter Seals of Central Texas. Following her AmeriCorps terms, Crystal worked for the Texas Senate Research Center as a Research Associate.