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Our People

From our foundation, we have been striving to ensure that every student and staff member is affirmed for their unique gifts and talents, and has the opportunity to meaningfully and positively contribute to our collective human story. It’s what we refer to as the human condition, and it continues to be core to the work that we do. Our people are what make us great. 

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

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Bill Kurtz

Chief Executive Officer

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Danielle Felder

Chief External Affairs Officer

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Nicole Fullbright

Head of Strategy

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Aaron Griffen

Chief Equity Officer

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Heather Koehler

Chief of Schools

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Nick Plantan

Chief Financial Officer

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Ashley Wiegner

Chief People Officer

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Antwan Wilson


Meet Our Home Office Team

To view school-based staff, visit a specific school page under our Schools tab.

Dr. Aaron Griffen
Chief Equity Officer

Amanda Shaw
Senior Manager of Talent Recruitment

Analise Gonzalez-Fine
Director of College Initiatives

Andy Mendrop
Vice President of Development

Antwan Wilson

Ashley Brand
Ed Tech Manager

Ashley Weigner
Chief People Officer

Aubrey Lynch
Director of People Strategy

Audrey Holmes
Director of STEM and Student Experience

Avery Yaros
Manager of Special Education

Becca Bloch
Managing Director of Schools

Ben Nguyen
Manager of Marketing and Data Systems

Bill Kurtz
Chief Executive Officer

Caitlin McElhaney-Perez
Director of Talent Acquisition

Carlitha Wilson
Senior Manager of Special Education

Caroline Walsh
Director of Language Acquisition

Carrie Ramsey
Chief of Staff

Cecilia Soto
College Success Manager

Cyndi Sheehan
Senior Manager of Development- Major Gifts

Daniela Di Napoli
Manager of Communications

Danielle Felder
Chief External Affairs Officer

De'Nicea Jacquet
Senior Manager of Home Office Talent Development

Dustin Alexander
Manager of IT and Data Visualization

Dustin Hansen
Senior Manager of Assessment

Eric Benzel
Deputy Chief of Schools

Esmeralda Soto
Talent Acquisition Manager

Estephania Chavez
Manager of Operations

Gabe Godoy
Home Office College Success Senior Manager

Grant Erwin
Vice President of Culture and Student Experience

Greg Avedikian
Senior Manager of Operations

Dr. Gregg Cannady
Senior Manager of STEM

Guerin Gray
Director of Leadership Development Program and Strategy

Heather Koehler
Chief of Schools

Heather Patel
Director of Math and Science

Isela Vega
Human Capitol Coordinator

Jacob Budde
Development Manager

Jacob Roddy
Director of Operations

Jake Firman
Director of Software Development

Janet Hobley-White
Talent Operations Manager

Jasmyn Alexander
Manager of Talent Operations

Dr. Jean Rowe
Senior Manager of Science

Jenna Kalin
Managing Director of Schools

Jeremy Desiongco
Talent Operations Coordinator

Dr. Joe Cicchese
Senior Manager of Data Analysis

Jessica White
Talent Operations Manager

John Trier
Director of Strategy

Justin Wellum
Senior Manager of College Initiatives: People and Program

Kate Johnson
Center Program Lead

Katherine Kihs
Senior Manager of High School Humanities

Dr. Keena Day
Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment

Katie Glenn
Senior Manager of Donor Stewardship and Events

Kelly Francisco
Academics Manager

Kelsey Rogstad
Literacy Interventionist

Keyaisha Thomas
Staff Mental Health Counselor

Kim Cini
Senior Manager of Special Education

Kirk Anderson
Director of Academic and Business Systems

Kristen Mcclellan
Network Special Education Support Teacher

Lauren Turner
Data Coordinator

Libby Brien
Managing Director of Schools

Lisa Brus
Manager of Multilingual Education

Liz Caffrey
Director of Special Education

Lorin Monteferrante
Schools Manager

Lucas Allen
Systems Administrator

Luisa Harkins
Executive Assistant

Luisa Tago
Talent Operations Manager

Lyndsay Lau
Director of Leadership Professional Development and Training

Madi Perry
Math Curriculum Implementation Specialist

Makita Cotto
Director of Talent Operations

Margarita Colindres
Senior Manager of Multilingual Education

Maria Rodriguez
Manager Of Student Recruitment

Meg Goble
Senior Manager of Instruction

Megan Byrne
ELA Curriculum Implementation Specialist

Meghan Janci
Director Of HO And School Effectiveness

Megan McBryde
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Mercedes Blea-Davis
Manager of Diversity and Belonging

Michael Kreger
Director of Academic Program

Michael Mahoney
Academics Senior Manager

Mike Dare
Senior Manager of Technical Support

MJ O'Malley
Director of Operations

Moira Wiedenman
Director of Marketing and Communications

Dr. Natalie Lewis
Vice President of Leader Development

Montserrat Alatorre
Human Capital Manager

Nick Plantan
Chief Financial Officer

Nicole Fulbright
Head of Strategy

Niket Patel
Senior Product Manager

Nora Atkinson
Director of Talent Operations

Nycole Bradshaw
Senior Manager of Middle School Mathematics

Olivia James
Talent Acquisition Manager

Patrick Holden
Senior Manager of School Data

Raul Padilla Hernandez
Accounting Manager

Raymond Mueller
Director of Academics

Richard McDaniel
Systems Architect

Ruth Woldemichael
Digital Content and Communications Coordinator

Salvador Ramirez
Manager of Equity and Inclusion

Samantha Hakes
Manager of Instructional Equity

Samantha LaPres
Director of Mental Health

Sarianna Murphy
Senior Manager of Middle School Humanities

Sean Cook
Systems Engineer

Shaun Bryant
Head of Technical Engineering & Operations

Sheena Bustamante
Accounting Specialist

Shelby Floria
Senior Manager of Family & Community Engagement

Sherae Montaque
Network School Psychologist

Steve Coit
Director of Data and Assessment

Tav Daniels
Human Resources Manager

Taylor Davenport-Hudson
Creative Content Manager

Toni Towery
Grants Manager

Tony Eberspacher
Finance Director

Tori Ciucci-Walley
Network Social Worker

Tracey Gifford
Senior Manager of Recruitment, Enrollment & Onboarding

Tyler Roese
Finance Coordinator

Wendy Gomez
Senior Manager of Spanish and Spanish Language Instruction

Rhea Zwiebach
Senior Manager of Operations