Ashley Adams

Executive Director

Ashley is responsible for planning and overseeing  program operations, including the Saturday School   program and   Summer Academy. In addition to her role, she also serves as an Upper School Advisor and Middle School Enrichment   Teacher at Isidore Newman School. She holds a B.A. in Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University of   Louisiana.

Tina Totorico

Development Officer 

Tina is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation, and management of all development initiatives. She holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Summer Dean of Faculty/Middle School Program Coordinator

The Dean of Faculty is responsible for the daily operations and design of the Summer Academy including program design, curriculum development, and staff recruitment, training and management. 

Khari Pouncy

High School Program Coordinator

New Orleans native Khari Pouncy began his journey with Breakthrough New Orleans over ten years ago. He served as a former student, school year volunteer, and Teaching Fellow for four consecutive summers. Khari is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in School Counseling from the University of Holy Cross.

Instructional Coaches:

Each summer, this team is made up of four experienced teachers who provide support to Teaching Fellows in all aspects of planning and executing an academically rigorous class in the core subjects of Writing, Math, Science, and Literature.

Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA