Meet the Future 5 Team!

Clif McFeely

Founder x101
cmcfeely@futurefive.org

Clif’s “first” career was in advertising and marketing, including President/Partner of Stamford, CT-based North Castle Communications, which focused on youth marketing. Clif’s long-time interest in coaching inspired his creation of Future 5, which he founded in March, 2009 as a non-profit dedicated to connecting low-income high school students to positive futures.

Clif is a 1971 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Amanda Dubois-Mwake

Executive Director x109
aduboismwake@futurefive.org

Amanda joined Future 5 in June 2021 after serving as the Director of International Programs and Community Engagement at Lehman College, where she was also an adjunct instructor in the Departments of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education and Latin American and Latino Studies. A graduate of Bridgewater University, Amanda earned a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at New York University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Higher Education from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

With more than 20 years of professional experience in education, global leadership and volunteer management, Amanda has built a reputation for empowering students to turn setbacks caused by circumstance into opportunities for growth and resilience.

Peg Atchue

Grants Manager
patchue@futurefive.org

Diane Bailey

Career Connector x111
dbailey@futurefive.org

Linda Bonenfant

Development Database & Office Manager x105
lbonenfant@futurefive.org

Donte Branch

Student Advocate x106
dbranch@futurefive.org

Meg Carey

Volunteer Manager x108
mcarey@futurefive.org

Oscar Guzman

College Prep Manager x103
oguzman@futurefive.org

Polly Perkins Johnson

Founding Partner & Alum 5 Manager
pperkinsjohnson@futurefive.org

Diane Knetzger

Director of Development and External Relations x102
dknetzger@futurefive.org

Lizzie Knudsen

Student Advocate x107
eknudsen@futurefive.org

Madeline Massari

College Success Manager
mmassari@futurefive.org

Karen Stuart

Director of Student Experience x110
kstuart@futurefive.org

Barbara Vahsen, CPA

Director of Finance and Operations x104
bvahsen@futurefive.org

Beth Williams

Director of College Success
bwilliams@futurefive.org

Peg Atchue

Grants Manager
patchue@futurefive.org

Diane Bailey

Career Connector x111
dbailey@futurefive.org

Linda Bonenfant

Development Database & Office Manager x105
lbonenfant@futurefive.org

Donte Branch

Student Advocate x106
dbranch@futurefive.org

Meg Carey

Volunteer Manager x108
mcarey@futurefive.org

Oscar Guzman

College Prep Manager x103
oguzman@futurefive.org

Polly Perkins Johnson

Founding Partner & Alum 5 Manager
pperkinsjohnson@futurefive.org

Diane Knetzger

Director of Development and External Relations x102
dknetzger@futurefive.org

Lizzie Knudsen

Student Advocate x107
eknudsen@futurefive.org

Madeline Massari

College Success Manager
mmassari@futurefive.org

Karen Stuart

Director of Student Experience x110
kstuart@futurefive.org

Barbara Vahsen, CPA

Director of Finance and Operations x104
bvahsen@futurefive.org

Beth Williams

Director of College Success
bwilliams@futurefive.org