Maximizing potential through targeted career and education supports
Ken Weiner, PhD
Dr. Gwen Dorsey
Katie Young has been one of the facilitators for the Future Link seminar since spring 2014. She enjoys getting to know each student and wants him or her to succeed – sometimes more than they do! Katie’s strengths are building relationships with the students and creating a space for these young adults to flourish and learn. Katie is excited for the opportunity, as Student Outreach Coordinator, to follow up with the alumni, connecting them to one another through networking and encouraging them along their educational and career journeys. A native of Montgomery County, Katie graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ithaca College. She can personally appreciate what these young adults have to overcome to reach their goals and looks forward to guiding them along the way.
Kristin Trible sees potential in everyone and brings a passion for providing support and resources to those in need. Kristin served as the Montgomery County PTA President where her focus was on advocacy and equity issues. She was a founding member of the Parent Leadership Group whose mission is to bring together representatives of cultural/ethnic organizations to explore culturally sensitive issues within the public school system. A Leadership Montgomery graduate, she continues to be active at both the county and state level particularly with education-related issues. Previously, Kristin worked in Annapolis for a state legislator, survived a stint in insurance industry management, and thrived at the Central Intelligence Agency. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and is currently working on a master's degree in Human Behavior. As identified by Strengthsfinder, Kristin is an “arranger” and a “developer". These two natural talents serve Future Link well as Kristin expands the program curriculum, serves as a seminar facilitator, and manages the growing mentoring program.
Mindi Jacobson has a master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Health Services Management with a minor in business and personnel management from the University of Rochester. Mindi’s area of expertise is grant writing, building and developing programs, and developing relationships with other organizations and community professionals. She is the founding Executive Director of Future Link and has been in nonprofit management for 10 years. Prior to this, Mindi spent 10 years in academic administration and health services management. Mindi devotes her time to capacity building activities, developing relationships and building infrastructure and resources for Future Link, Inc. She also handles the program management working very closely with our youth and seminar facilitators. Mindi is passionate about education and assisting at-risk youth succeed!