Our Leadership


Janice M. Hamilton, President and CEO

As founder of CarrotNewYork, Janice ensures that our mission is integrated into everything we do. Janice’s experiences as a teacher, executive, and agency owner bring a unique perspective to our programs and outreach. A lifelong learner, Janice has graduated from Marymount College, Kansas State University, Pace University, and Harvard Business School.


Michael Le Fort, Chief Marketing Officer

Michael brings an award-winning marketing and digital career to CarrotNewYork. His expertise is in building profitable strategies, products, and campaigns for brands and mission-based organizations. With a career in EdTech spanning more than 20 years, Michael leads our initiatives to innovate with partners and clients leaning forward into new forms of marketing, advocacy, and outreach.


Beth Pearl-Barr, Director of Client Services

Beth’s client management experience includes developing marketing, sales, and business development strategies across Fortune 500 and niche companies. At CarrotNewYork, she is responsible for managing a variety of corporate and government organizations in the creation of education-based, social responsibility programs. She loves developing relationships with each of her clients, as well as partnering with CNY’s production and creative teams to curate high-impact campaigns.


Margaret Dawson, Director of Strategy & Instruction

Margaret brings to CarrotNewYork, an extensive background in social impact, with experience in education, nonprofit, and social enterprise arenas. She draws from her expertise in branding and marketing strategy to drive outreach for CarrotNY's campaigns.

Margaret leads the strategy team to produce impactful programs for a variety of clients committed to making meaningful change in the world


Denise Byrd, Creative Director

As a writer and creative director in big and small ad agencies, Denise has worked on an incredibly diverse group of multinational products and has produced advertising and communications in almost every medium. She’s also spent many years in the classroom teaching the art of visual storytelling. She’s thrilled to collaborate with our clients and creative partners to produce memorable, life- changing programs.


Susan Baughman-Masullo, Marketing & New Business Manager

Ignited with passion for the organization’s mission of social responsibility, Susan ditched her 10+ year career in jewelry manufacturing and sales to join the CarrotNewYork marketing and business development team. When she’s not keeping everyone organized, she’s playing competitive volleyball and traveling with friends.


Our Talent

Our team includes writers, designers, strategic thinkers, program developers, and subject matter experts. Want to join us? Send us an email letting us know why we should look forward to meeting you.