Mikayla Deloney

Mikayla Deloney joined ACS in April 2021 and currently serves as a Development Associate on the Foundation Relations Team.

While attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), Deloney held two chairs: Senator and Academic Committee Chair Head in the Student Government Association. She also volunteered in the food pantry, Arnie’s Cupboard, and interned as the treasurer for Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group’s (MassPIRG) Hunger and Homelessness Campaign.

Deloney earned her B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) in August 2020. In her free time, Deloney enjoys painting, going to museums and being in the outdoors.

Emily Thomson

Emily joined ACS in April 2021 and currently serves as a Development Associate in Membership and Sponsorship. Prior to joining ACS, Emily interned at the Human Rights Campaign and the American Red Cross in fundraising roles.

Emily graduated from The George Washington University in 2020. She received her B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Contemporary Cultures and Societies, and minors in Spanish and Sociocultural Anthropology. She is passionate about food justice and LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. In her free time, Emily enjoys baking, cooking, and community service. She is originally from New Jersey.

Juana Ines Pacheco

Juana Ines Pacheco joined ACS in 2021 and serves as the Director of Development. In this role, Pacheco creates, manages, and oversees fundraising strategies and specifically building programs for corporate giving, national and regional event sponsorship, and general membership for ACS. 

Pacheco is a senior fundraising and marketing executive with a proven track record of working with Fortune 500 corporations, corporate and private foundations, small to mid-sized businesses, high net worth individuals, and not-for-profit agencies. A published expert in the field of economic and community development with 25+ years of experience in the non-profit sector, Pacheco works exclusively with organizations that align with her values and vision, specifically those that focus on social justice, democracy, economic empowerment, and access. Pacheco offers a blend of strategy, multicultural and segment expertise, and experience in building and managing successful partnerships.

Pacheco has worked with organizations such as the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Voto Latino, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund to name a few. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts has motivated her volunteer time, having also served on the Board of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, New York City’s Community Board 11 (East Harlem), the Mt. Sinai Hospital Community Advisory Board (New York City), Princeton AlumniCorps, and the Latin American Legal Defense Fund (LALDEF). Pacheco currently sits on the Boards of the following organizations: the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA) and Girls Rule the Law. Pacheco holds a Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the National Urban Fellows Program (Baruch College CUNY). Pacheco, her daughter, rescue dog, and two rescue cats live in New Jersey at this time.

Julene Pérez

Julene Pérez joined ACS in 2020 and serves as the Vice President of Development and External Relations. Working with a great team, she oversees fundraising, expanding ACS funding partnerships and communications. 

An experienced philanthropic and nonprofit leader, Julene has worked on multiple issues on behalf of underserved, low-income communities.

Julene has provided strategic support to many leaders and their organizations, including helping to launch the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Working in the education and youth development field, Julene served as a Program Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation where she helped lead a $100 million initiative and also built diverse partnerships to address the needs of children and families throughout California. Julene is a former Vice President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and a former program associate with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where her grant-making focused on the nonprofit sector, civic participation and immigrant integration.

She received her BA in Liberal Arts from the University of San Francisco and has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs/Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.

She currently resides in Houston, Texas.

Carlye Gibson Rooney

Carlye Gibson Rooney joined ACS in 2021 to serve as the Director of Foundation Relations. In this work, she builds relationships and resources from a wide variety of foundations to advance the mission of ACS.

Prior to ACS, Carlye was the Senior Manager for Institutional Giving at College Possible, a national organization dedicated to supporting students from low-income backgrounds as they pursue a college degree. In that role, she grew a portfolio of national foundation and corporate donors and played an instrumental role in securing the largest investments in the organization’s history. Carlye has nearly 15 years of experience in institutional fundraising and has supported a meaningful array of missions rooted in the progressive movement, including social justice, education equity, economic development, and women’s rights.

Carlye earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, where she was born and raised. She now lives near Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN with her spouse and two young daughters. In the fall, you can find her cheering on her beloved Sooners football team and reminiscing about her time in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band.