Our Team

Behind our 20 years of experience exploring the future of learning and partnering with schools and state and federal policymakers is a passionate team that believes in working together to create a system-wide approach to grow and sustain student-centered practices.

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Stephen Myers

Senior Director, Information Technology


Anne Olson

Director, State Advocacy

Teams: Policy

Lillian Pace

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy


Rita Pello

Program Manager, Impact and Improvement


Lori Phillips

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Karla Phillips-Krivickas

Senior Director of Policy

Teams: Policy

Katherine Prince

Vice President of Strategic Foresight


Maria Romero

Senior Manager in Strategic Foresight


Emily Smith

Director of Network Advancement

Teams: Schools

Jason Swanson

Director of Strategic Foresight


Vicki Tallarigo

Manager, Business Operations

Teams: Schools

Eric Toshalis, EdD

Senior Director of Impact


Abby Townsend

Administrative Assistant, Operations


Rachel Wells

Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Development


Kate Westrich

Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Matt Williams

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer