Backbone Staff


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Chelsea Jeffery


Chelsea is a Dallasite through and through, growing up in Coppell, TX and graduating Magna Cum Laude from SMU. Chelsea taught High School Math at Dallas Can for two years as part of Teach for America and joined the Commit team in 2014 where she has led work in Early Math, Early Literacy, and now Early Childhood.

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Kimberly Manns

Managing Director

Kim grew up in Plano and returned to Dallas to join Commit. Most recently, Kim served as the Program Director for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Kim has a B.S. from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

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Libby McCabe


Prior to joining Commit, Libby gained extensive experience practicing law in New York City where she had a legal and consulting practice. She graduated magna cum laude from both Duke University and Harvard Law School and currently serves as a director of the Perot Museum in Dallas.

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Carla Robertson


Coming Soon

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Sara Soto


Sara is a proud Dallasite and a product of DISD schools. At a very young age, her family of Salvadoran immigrants instilled the value of education and how it can transform lives. Sara earned her B.S. in Corporate Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.