Essie Widlanski Haimes

Executive Team – National

Essie Widlanski Haimes

Chief External Officer

Essie joined iMentor in 2010 and has felt so lucky to be with the organization through such an amazing period of growth, change, and deepened impact. As Chief External Officer, she oversees iMentor’s fundraising, ensuring that we secure the support and partnerships that iMentor needs to grow and continually improve, as well as our communications efforts, helping to tell and celebrate the amazing stories of the students, mentors, and schools we’re honored to serve.

Formerly, Essie served as iMentor’s Chief of Staff and Managing Director of New Site Development, leading our national expansion and the launch of our first new regional offices in Chicago and the Bay Area.

Prior to joining the iMentor team, Essie worked as a Director of Programs for African Impact. In this role, she oversaw the organization’s portfolio of community development projects in Mozambique, which included a tuition-free preschool and an HIV-education program. Essie was a born and raised in NYC. She is a graduate of Colby College and an enthusiastic (though rarely successful) urban gardener.