The Hawn Foundation United States
Victoria Gonzalez — Executive Director
Victoria comes from a background including not-for-profit and general business, where she specialized in marketing, development, events, product placement, chamber/civic public/private alliances, and worked significantly with donors and government officials. She is fully bilingual and has over 15 years experience in management and communications. A well-traveled professional, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida International University.
Sara Uhlig — Marketing and Events Director
Sara Uhlig is a Master of Arts graduate from Durham, North Carolina. She holds both an M.A in Arts Administration and a B.F.A in Dramatic Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since 2013 she has assisted with programming and development within a number of organizations in the eastern United States; including the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA, and 13th Street Repertory Theater and New York Theatre Intensives in New York City. Sara has been a part of the The Hawn Foundation since 2015, and has a natural passion for marketing and programming for non-profit organizations and other charitable endeavors.
Augusto Cividini — Administrative Assistant
Augusto Cividini is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to join The Hawn Foundation team as an Administrative Assistant. He graduated last year from Vassar College with major concentrations in Behavioral Neuroscience and Latin American LatinX Studies. His academic and professional interests are in the intersectional and interdisciplinary practice of social justice and equity in human rights, health, education, and the law. He previously worked at the Creative Capital Foundation in NYC and most recently worked with ForSisters in Miami. Augusto was born in the US Virgin Islands and raised in Miami by his Argentinean parents.
The Hawn Foundation United Kingdom
Julia Organ — Director of Education & Training
Julia is a graduate of Psychology from The University of London and a qualified teacher. With over 25 years experience working in education, including roles in headship, school improvement and initial teacher training, Julia brings a wealth of expertise to leading the UK arm of The Hawn Foundation. Julia is tasked with developing and implementing the UK strategic plan, curriculum development, teacher training and monitoring the quality and fidelity of the implementation of MindUP in schools.
Emily Phillips — Program Manager
Emily Phillips is a graduate of Classics and Philosophy from The University of Leeds. Emily has previously worked for volunteer-led trusts and has a keen interest in charity work, teaching and fundraising. Having obtained her degree in 2016, Emily then travelled to India as a volunteer, on behalf of the British Council, teaching English to children across a wide range of ages. As Programme Manager for The Hawn Foundation UK, Emily assists with co-ordinating MindUP™ training and events and working relationships with schools. She is in charge of managing all office operations and administration, and managing our social media.
Rachel Bailey — Training and School Partnership Lead
Rachel has over 25 years experience working in education, including roles in teaching, senior leadership in schools, and as school improvement consultant for local authorities, regional government and education charities. Rachel brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the team to enable students and staff to grow, learn and thrive within happy, successful, dynamic learning environments. As our Schools Partnership and Training lead, Rachel is tasked with developing and leading quality MindUP training and development for schools, along with facilitating networking opportunities and CPD for all MindUP leads in our UK Schools.