Our Team


Martha Mazzone

Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel


Ms. Mazzone came to the Center from Fidelity Investments, where she served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President, as well as COO for the fiduciary oversight divisions of Fidelity’s Asset Management business. Marty was a partner in Foley Hoag’s litigation practice in Boston, after starting her legal career at Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Mazzone served as a policymaker and administrator in child welfare and juvenile justice state agencies and as Deputy Director for US Chapters for Special Olympics International. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the Board of Trustees of Greater Boston Legal Services.

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David Grissino

Chief of Design and Construction


David serves to oversee the transformation of the three historic buildings along Pennsylvania Avenue that will comprise the Center. Holding degrees in both Architecture and Fine Arts, David was previously the Director of Capital Projects and Planning at Babson College, a Senior Urban Designer the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and a practicing architect.

Throughout his career, David has successfully collaborated with diverse groups of people to find common ground, creative solutions, and consensus on complex development and design issues. He is passionate about, and motivated by, working with mission-driven institutions that help bring about positive change in the world and enhance the quality of life in the communities of which they are a vital part. In his free time, David volunteers on several non-profit boards and committees and is also a four-time Boston Marathon finisher and fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

 

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Ellett Toomey

Director, Development


Ellett Toomey joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream as the Director of Development, responsible for implementing a fundraising strategy to raise hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years in support of the Center’s mission. She previously served as Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at Fight For Children, a non-profit serving low-income student athletes in Washington, D.C. Ellett began her career at the American Enterprise Institute, where she managed a capital campaign to raise funds for AEI’s new headquarters. She holds her BA and Masters from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Georgetown University.

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Enoh T. Ebong

Head of Strategic Partnerships


Enoh Ebong joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in January 2020, where she drives the development of strategic partnerships in fulfillment of the mission to tell the dynamic story of the American Dream, and secure it for future generations. Previously, Ms. Ebong served as a U.S. government Senior Executive Service member, General Counsel, and strategist recognized for leading and advancing international public-private partnerships, as the former Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). A dynamic grantmaking government agency, USTDA partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies, while generating U.S. exports and supporting the creation of jobs.

Prior to joining USTDA, Ms. Ebong practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris and Popeo, P.C., representing public and private companies in public offerings, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues.

Ms. Ebong earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master of Arts in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in History, with Honors, from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar. Originally from Nigeria, Ms. Ebong is a U.S. citizen and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Marcela Correa

Director, Operations and Programs


Marcela Correa joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in July 2020 as Director, Operations and Programs. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, project development and coordination with Milken affiliate organizations, and operational support for MCAAD’s online programming. She will also assist with the planning for and restoration of MCAAD’s historic Visitor Center to open in 2023. Marcela has a wide range of experience in strategy, operations and construction. Previously, she ran her own real estate investment company for seven years, and served as Director of Operations for CARANA Corporation, a boutique economic development consulting firm with activities in 25+ countries.

Marcela is a proud alumna of the Milken Scholars Program. She holds her AB from Harvard College and an MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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Isabel Connelly

Development Associate


Isabel Connelly joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in March 2020 and serves as the Development Associate. Prior, Isabel worked at Heidrick & Struggles, an executive search firm, where she helped place C-suite executives and board members in the non-profit and education industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University and is a dual Spanish-American citizen.

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Sydney Krieck

Strategic Partnerships Associate


Sydney Krieck joined the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream in June of 2020 as the Strategic Partnerships Associate. Prior, Sydney managed Special Projects at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where she focused on a variety of center-wide initiatives, including the re-design of the Internship program, the Citizen Artist Fellow Program, and most notably, managing the opening of the REACH expansion space. Originally from a small town in New Jersey, Sydney studied at American University and holds B.A. degrees in Music and Anthropology.

 

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