TEAM: Board & Staff


Carmen Duncan is a social entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Mission Accomplished Transition Services. Carmen established the organization in 2012 with a vision to create a professional and personal development resource that recognizes the potential and power of aspiring young professionals. She joined the journey of social entrepreneurship with a clear agenda to motivate aspiring young professionals to: define their life’s purpose, take ownership of their life journey, gain a better understanding of their worth and power, discover the inherent valuable skills they will offer to the global workforce, identify and utilize resources to help them meet their goals and connect them to employment, pursue higher education and other meaningful resources that promote them as qualified, skilled candidates.

Through her leadership, Mission Accomplished is able to challenge the status quo and break barriers with and for aspiring young professionals. As the organization grows she is committed to ensuring the business model is sustainable and scalable.


Tiphany Cruz is an aspiring Licensed Social Worker and Entrepreneur. She is originally from The Bronx, NY but relocated to Albany as an undergraduate student. She graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor’s of Arts. She majored in Sociology and Minored in Psychology. As an undergrad she held an Executive Board position with Fuerza Latina as the Community Outreach Chair. This is where she was able to identify her passion for assisting younger students to work towards academic excellence and professional success. Her dedication to the Black and Latino Achiever’s program led her to Carmen and Mission Accomplished. Thanks to Mission Accomplished, she understands the great need for college and career coaching. Tiphany is currently in graduate school to obtain a Masters in Social Welfare. Her expected graduation date is May 2019.


The Board of Directors helps keep things running smoothly. This passionate, energetic team of volunteers oversees the governance of the organization while serving as dedicated ambassadors in the community.

Ashleigh Kinsey

Digital Media Consultant/Strategist

Carmen Duncan, MSW

Chief Coach & Founder, Ex Officio Member


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