Meet our current VISTAs!

CNHED is proud to announce that in addition to the VISTAs hosted by our member nonprofits, two VISTAs are also working in our office to help us better serve our members. Read about them below.

Sarah Breyfogle
Program Planning VISTA

Sarah Breyfogle is the Program Planning VISTA at CNHED, helping to start the VISTA Strong Communities initiative in order to get VISTAs placed at host sites throughout the District. She grew up in Colorado and moved to DC via Scotland, where she received a Master’s degree in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews. Because her research focuses on issues of identity in film, she committed to a year of service with AmeriCorps in order to ground her work in practical service to the communities she writes about. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, working on various creative projects, and dogspotting.

Phone: 202-745-0902 x210


Erica Panado
Workforce Development VISTA

Erica Panado joined CNHED in 2018 as the Workforce & Small Business VISTA. Prior to CNHED, she was a VISTA with the California State University system to advance student success and student retention initiatives. She created and developed a panel series, Careers in Sciences, to introduce students to industry professionals in their respective discipline. Her experience includes program development and project management with diverse groups. She is passionate about finding solutions to provide access to education, information, and resources to the greater community. Originally from San Diego, Erica received her Bachelor’s degree in international studies from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. This year she plans to focus her work on public policy and enjoy all that the District has to offer.

Phone: 202-745-0902 x211

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