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Staff/Team Members

Mary C. Garvey, Director of Innovation and Inclusion


    Mary Garvey joined ICS in March 2015 as Associate Director of Pay for Success Financing. She is a native New Yorker with a passion for building equitable systems and fostering social justice through policy. Mary earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and a Certificate in Justice and Peace Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She went on to complete a Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management at Milano – The New School for Urban Policy in New York City. She has been a champion of educational equity in particular for the past 12 years.

Mary worked at College Summit for 4 years, and served for more than 2 years as a Public Policy Analyst at the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). At NHF, she helped guide state advocacy initiatives in 52 regions, tracked healthcare reform, and managed a national youth advocacy training program. In addition, Mary has consulted for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Blanche Community Progress Day Care Center, and the NYC Hunger Free Communities Consortium. Having also served with organizations such as the NAACP (Georgetown University chapter), the DC Congressional Award Council, and AmeriCorps, her experience has included direct service, strategic planning, and advocacy.

Megan Carolan, Director for Policy Research

MeganCarolanMegan is the Director for Policy Research at ICS. She helps direct ICS’s research on early childhood policy, as well as support its technical assistance for Pay for Success jurisdictions. Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, where she managed the State Preschool Yearbook, NIEER’s annual report on state-funded pre-K policy. She also provided technical assistance to states through NIEER’s Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, a federally funded TA center focused on improving outcomes for children from birth to age 8. Megan holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy, from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. She graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut, majoring in sociology and politics.

Bryan Boroughs, Vice President and General Counsel

    Bryan joined ICS as a policy associate in January 2014, and assumed his current role in May of 2014. He recently served for two years as an investigative counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Prior to that work, he helped start a national non-profit advocacy organization, Young Invincibles, focused on expanding economic opportunity and sound public policies for young adults. Before law school, Bryan worked for several youth-serving organizations including the Mountain View Whisman Elementary School District, the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County, and Mental Health America of Greenville County.

Born in Tennessee, Bryan attended Furman University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He later obtained a Juris Doctor and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. He currently serves on the board of Increasing HOPE, a Community Development Center in Charleston.

Alexis Herschkowitsch, Innovation Fellow

Alexis Herschkowitsch is an Innovation Fellow at the Institute for Child Success. Her work supports the Pay for Success technical assistance that ICS provides to jurisdictions across the US. Alexis is completing her graduate studies at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she is obtaining a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment. Alexis is passionate about the potential for Pay for Success financing to create social good and alleviate some of the world’s most pressing problems. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Texas.”

Christina Vazquez, Grants Administrator

ChristinaVazquezChristina Vazquez joined ICS as the Grants Administrator in November 2014. She previously worked for Dignity Health as the Contracts Manager for the Hope Street Family Center in Los Angeles, California and as a System Administrator for Dignity Health’s Corporate office in Pasadena, California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia.