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Jemina Bernard serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ROADS Charter High Schools. She was formerly Executive Director of Teach For America in New York City which supports 1,000 corps members serving over 60,000 students in more than 300 public schools in the Bronx, Washington Heights, Harlem, the Lower East Side, and Brooklyn. The NYC region is Teach For America's largest, accounting for about 20 percent of all corps members nationwide. In addition to her full-time responsibilities at Teach For America, Jemina chairs the board for GEMS ("Girls Educational & Mentoring Services") where she volunteers for the only organization in New York State whose sole mission is to provide prevention, education, job training and transitional living services to young girls and women who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. After graduating from Yale University, Jemina R. Bernard worked as an Associate Program Officer at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZDC). After receiving her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and working with Deloitte Consulting, Jemina returned to NYC's public sector serving as a member of the central leadership team at the New York City Department of Education and as a close advisor to Chancellor Joel Klein and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.