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    Andrew Rubinson Executive Director

    “Women come to Grace Outreach to move themselves and their families forward. It is our job to provide a quality educational experience, an atmosphere of warmth and respect, and as much positive feedback as possible.” Andrew Rubinson has been the Executive Director since July, 2009, and is the second Executive Director in Grace Outreach’s history.

    “When I came in, I found a high-functioning, effective program model in place, anchored by great teachers and smart tutors. My main job is to keep that going, while bringing in more resources of all kinds so that we can serve even more women.” Andrew, his wife Laura, and children Francesca and Shay live in Washington Heights.

    He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Stanford University (M.A), and is the founder of Fresh Youth Initiatives in Washington Heights. 

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    Lisa DeMun Office Manager

    Lisa DeMun is a life-long New Yorker, who grew up in Brooklyn and has resided in the Bronx for 30 years. After taking part in a career training program at the Grace Institute, she joined the Grace Outreach team as the office manager. In addition to ensuring that GO’s programs run smoothly and serving as the first point of contact, Lisa is a motivator, counselor, tough-love administrator, and all around GO-to woman.     

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    Mia Wilson Career Prep Program Director

    Mia Wilson comes to Grace Outreach with a longstanding dedication to understanding the economic and political issues most important to women residing within the U.S. today. After completing a two year assignment in Namibia where she worked in education and community development, Mia graduated in 2011 from New York University with master's degrees in both Performance Studies and Gender Politics. She is looking forward to continuing the Career Prep program as a fully integrated and essential component of Grace Outreach and to further expand its potential to positively affect many more Grace Outreach students and alumni.

    Mia lives in Brooklyn and is a competitive triathlete who spends much of her free time training for various Ironman and Half-Ironman races all over the country.






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