Meet Our Team

NorthBridge Staff

What makes us different?

When we say we have the best team, we mean it! All NorthBridge staff members have their Bachelor’s Degrees in varying fields, with many working towards their Master’s degrees.

Daylee Magneson (Burr)

Executive Director

Ebony Lorang (Mabry)

Program Director

Angel Villegas

Lead Academic Coach

Carol Papalas

Outreach Coordinator

From our Executive Director

“Working with NorthBridge over the past six years has been such a pleasure! It’s been awesome building the sense of community that we have – especially with our staff!

– Daylee Magneson, Executive Director

Academic Coaches

Two girls at an academic tutoring session outside

We are more than just college tutors, we are trained, Academic Success Coaches. Our Academic Coaches provide support in areas of math, science, reading, English, computer information, humanities, general studies, and other content areas.

Our Academic Coaches support students by reinforcing effective executive functioning strategies, developing and refining study skills, building reading comprehension, teaching editing skills, proofreading essays, and creating organized and efficient study plans. The Academic Coach will work with each student to review content material and to ensure understanding of key concepts.

Learn about our Arizona Coaches

David Ortega

Maricopa County

 Matthew Klaas

Maricopa County

Melissa Miller

Pima County

Cody Ivers

Maricopa County

Brittni Napier

Yavapai County

Marissa Cook

Coconino County

Justin Kovach

Coconino County

NorthBridge College Success Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We welcome applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and abilities.

Board of Directors

The NorthBridge Board of Directors and Advisory Board includes diverse professionals, community volunteers and NorthBridge parents who take an active role in leading and supporting the organization with their time, expertise and financial resources.

Featured Article

NorthBridge Board Chairwoman Nancy Heller was featured in the Fall 2022 Phoenix Jewish Life magazine for her advocacy of students with learning disabilities!

We’re proud to have a board that is actively involved in our community!

Nancy Heller


Community Advocate

Debra Fogel

Vice Chair

Operations Consultant, Healthcare


Brandon DePesa


Engineering Management @ SUSE


Caden Gillespie


Business Operations, ASU

Lori Kirsch-Goodwin


Owner, Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC

Julie Heineking


Experienced Community Specialist, AZDES 

Julia Fields


Academic Success Advising Coordinator, ASU

Byron Harrod


CFO at Valley Forge & Bolt MFG

Yulissa Reynoso


STEM Education Specialist and Academic Counselor

Angelica Dittrich


Risk Management, Process Improvement

  Daylee Magneson 

Ex officio (non-voting member),

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Floyd Bienstock

Past Chair
Senior Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

If you are interested in serving on the NorthBridge Board of Directors or Advisory Board, please contact us.