Staff

Senior Leadership Team

John B. King Jr.
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John B. King Jr.

President and CEO

John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks…

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Ary Amerikaner
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Ary Amerikaner

Vice President for P-12 Policy, Practice, and Research

As the vice president for P-12 policy, practice, and research, Ary leads The Education Trust’s work highlighting inequities in…

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Amber Arellano
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Amber Arellano

Executive Director of The Education Trust-Midwest

Amber Arellano is the founding executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest. Founded in 2010, today Ed Trust-Midwest is widely recognized…

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Cathy Daniels
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Cathy Daniels

Chief Operating Officer

Cathy serves as the chief operating officer, ensuring the smooth, efficient, and productive operation of the organization. As a…

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Wil Del Pilar
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Wil Del Pilar

Vice President of Higher Education Policy and Practice

Wil Del Pilar, Ph.D., serves as Ed Trust’s vice president of higher education policy and practice. In this role,…

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Denise Forte
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Denise Forte

Senior Vice President for Partnerships and Engagement

Denise Forte is the senior vice president for Partnership and Engagement at The Education Trust. With more than two…

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Ian Rosenblum
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Ian Rosenblum

Executive Director of The Education Trust-New York

Ian Rosenblum is the executive director of The Education Trust–New York. He leads an ambitious equity agenda to eliminate…

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Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga
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Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga

Executive Director of The Education Trust-West

Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga serves as the Executive Director of The Education Trust–West, a research and advocacy organization focused…

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Rachel D. Stalcup

Rachel D. Stalcup

Chief Development Officer

As chief development officer, Rachel is a member of The Education Trust leadership team, working to strengthen the movement…

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Takirra Winfield Dixon
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Takirra Winfield Dixon

Vice President for Strategic Communications

Takirra Winfield Dixon is Vice President for Strategic Communications. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Takirra led communications for…

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Office of the President

Tia Borders

Tia Borders

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Tia Borders is the executive assistant to John B. King Jr., the president and CEO. In this role, Tia…

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Eliza Jarvinen

Eliza Jarvinen

Associate Director, Development

Eliza Jarvinen comes to The Education Trust with a decade of fundraising experience at some of New York City's…

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Mayra González Menjívar

Mayra González Menjívar

Project Associate

Mayra González Menjívar is a project associate in the Office of the President at The Education Trust. Previously, Mayra…

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Tiffany Taber
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Tiffany Taber

Senior Adviser to the President and CEO

For more than 15 years, Tiffany has devoted her career to expanding opportunity through education, while serving in schools,…

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Communications

Karin Chenoweth
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Karin Chenoweth

Writer-in-Residence

As writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, Karin leads the organization’s efforts to learn from and write about successful and…

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Keith Curry

Keith Curry

Senior Digital Communications Associate

As the senior digital communications associate, Keith is responsible for maintaining Ed Trust’s social media and overall online presence.…

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Jack Fleming
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Jack Fleming

Associate Director for Digital Communications

As the associate director for digital communications at Ed Trust, Jack leads the digital advocacy strategy, planning, and execution…

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Nicolle Grayson

Nicolle Grayson

Director of Communications

With more than 15 years of experience in issues advocacy, media relations, and strategic planning, Nicolle advances the organization’s…

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Robin Harris

Robin Harris

Managing Editor

Robin brings more than 15 years of writing, editing, and production experience to The Education Trust. As the leader…

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Karen Lomax

Karen Lomax

Senior Graphic Designer

Karen is lead creative of the visual voice for The Education Trust. She develops and designs for all marketing…

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Letisha Marrero

Letisha Marrero

Senior Editor/Writer

Letisha Marrero brings more than 15 years of editorial experience across multimedia platforms—digital, mobile, broadcast, and print—to The Education…

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Phil Martin
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Phil Martin

Assistant Director of Higher Education Communications and Outreach

As part of the Communications team, Phil Martin prepares senior leaders for public engagement, conducts media relations, and advises…

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Gabriela Montell

Gabriela Montell

Senior Editor/Writer

In her current role, Gabriela writes and edits a variety of content — including, but not limited to, blogs,…

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P-12 Policy and Practice

Wing Yi (Winnie) Chan

Wing Yi (Winnie) Chan

Director of P-12 Research

In her role as the director of P-12 research, Winnie helps to develop and execute a research agenda that…

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Jonathan Carvin Wayne Davis

Jonathan Carvin Wayne Davis

Senior Research Associate

Jonathan is a senior research associate on the P-12 Research team. In this role, he supports, develops, and executes…

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Nancy Duchesneau

Nancy Duchesneau

P-12 Research Associate

Nancy is a P-12 Research Associate and leads the Social, Emotional, and Academic Development work at EdTrust. In this…

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Eric Duncan

Eric Duncan

P-12 Data and Policy Senior Analyst – Educator Diversity

Eric Duncan is a P-12 data and policy senior analyst, specializing in policies related to educator quality and increasing…

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Carrie Gillispie
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Carrie Gillispie

Senior Analyst, P-12 Policy

As a senior analyst on the P-12 Policy team, Carrie Gillispie conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses and develops Ed…

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Tanji Reed Marshall
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Tanji Reed Marshall

Director of P-12 Practice

Tanji Reed Marshall, Ph.D., is the director of p-12 practice, leading Ed Trust’s Equity in Motion assignment analysis work.Prior…

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Sarah Mehrotra

Sarah Mehrotra

P-12 Data and Policy Analyst

As a data and policy analyst on the P-12 policy team, Sarah Mehrotra is focused on school accountability and…

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Ivy Smith Morgan

Ivy Smith Morgan

Associate Director for P-12 Analytics

As the associate director of P-12 analytics, Ivy Morgan designs and conducts data and policy analyses that contribute to…

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Kayla Patrick
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Kayla Patrick

Senior P-12 Policy Analyst

Kayla is a policy analyst on the P-12 Policy team. She conducts data and policy analyses related to trends…

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Reetchel Presume

Reetchel Presume

P-12 Data and Policy Analyst

Reetchel is a data and policy analyst on the P-12 team at Ed Trust. She recently graduated with her…

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Heather Rieman

Heather Rieman

Director of P-12 Policy

Heather Rieman has dedicated her career to ensuring that all youth have the supports and services they need to…

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Allison Rose Socol

Allison Rose Socol

Assistant Director of P-12 Policy

As Assistant Director of P-12 Policy, Allison develops and conducts data and policy analyses related to trends in student…

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Terra Wallin

Terra Wallin

Associate Director for P-12 Accountability and Special Projects

Terra Wallin leads Ed Trust's accountability work for the P-12 policy team, including helping to set the direction and…

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Higher Education Policy and Practice

Kayla Elliott
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Kayla Elliott

Senior Policy Analyst for Higher Education

Kayla C. Elliott is senior policy analyst for the Higher Education team. She primarily works on state and federal…

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Ivy Ellis

Ivy Ellis

Executive Assistant

Ivy joined The Education Trust in 2000. She previously worked as an executive assistant/proposal coordinator for Facilities Management Company…

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Lawrence Haynes
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Lawrence Haynes

Higher Education Policy Analyst

Lawrence is a policy analyst for higher education, focusing on accountability and student success. He collaborates with key stakeholders…

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Tiffany Jones
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Tiffany Jones

Senior Director of Higher Education Policy

Tiffany directs the higher education policy team at The Education Trust, where she promotes legislation to improve access, affordability,…

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Andrew Howard Nichols
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Andrew Howard Nichols

Senior Director of Higher Education Research and Data Analytics

In his role as the senior director of higher education research and data analytics, Andrew helps develop a research…

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Jaime Ramirez-Mendoza
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Jaime Ramirez-Mendoza

Higher Education Policy Analyst

Jaime is a policy analyst on the higher education policy team, where he works with partners and experts to…

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Satra Taylor
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Satra Taylor

Higher Education Policy Analyst

Satra is a policy analyst on the higher education policy team, where she collaborates with key stakeholders – including…

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Operations

Doug Brownlee
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Doug Brownlee

Associate Director for Information Technology

Doug is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization’s Information Technology (IT) department. This work includes hardware…

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Gwendolyn Chappell

Gwendolyn Chappell

Human Resources Generalist

Gwendolyn is the primary benefits coordinator, serving as the point person for all benefits-related concerns to staff and vendors. …

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Maria Darie

Maria Darie

Director of Finance

Maria has over 15 years of professional experience in finance, accounting, process improvement, management of nonprofit organizations and corporate…

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Ivy Ellis

Ivy Ellis

Executive Assistant

Ivy joined The Education Trust in 2000. She previously worked as an executive assistant/proposal coordinator for Facilities Management Company…

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Dailyn Fowler-Holmes

Dailyn Fowler-Holmes

Associate Systems Administrator

Dailyn is responsible for handling the day-to-day tasks for the organization's Information Technology (IT) department. This includes installing, maintaining,…

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Jerald Gaddi

Jerald Gaddi

Staff Accountant

Jerald is responsible for the day-to-day business operations, month-end, and year-end closing phases of the general accounting functions, such…

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Ray Galloway

Ray Galloway

Operations and Events Manager

Ray is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of the national office and is the primary contact for all…

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Davon Mason

Davon Mason

Associate IT Analyst

Davon is responsible for handling the day-to-day tasks for the organization's Information Technology (IT) department. This includes installing, maintaining,…

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Chantel McCloud

Chantel McCloud

Associate Director for Grants Management and Finance

As the associate director of grants management and finance at Ed Trust, Chantel leads the grants management, reporting and…

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Loretta Singleton

Loretta Singleton

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Before joining Ed Trust, Loretta was the administrative assistant to Floretta Dukes McKenzie, a former superintendent of schools in…

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Maria Elena Tapia

Maria Elena Tapia

Accounting Associate

Maria Tapia is an accounting associate in the finance department. Previously, she worked for 25 years at a multinational…

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Katherine Wiryaman

Katherine Wiryaman

Grant Specialist

Katherine is the grant specialist at Ed Trust. She helps manage the organization's multitude of grants across all offices…

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Partnerships and Engagement

Marissa Alberty

Marissa Alberty

Doctoral Resident for National & State Partnerships

Marissa Alberty supports the National and State Partnerships team in building and supporting coalitions in partner communities that advocate…

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Courtney Bollig
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Courtney Bollig

Senior Government Affairs and Communications Associate

Courtney serves as senior associate for government affairs and communications. In this role, she helps design and advance the…

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Jordyn Bussey

Jordyn Bussey

Senior Associate National and State Partnership

Jordyn Bussey is the senior associate national and state partnership at The Education Trust, where she leads the development…

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Alexza Barajas Clark

Alexza Barajas Clark

Assistant Director for Tennessee

Alexza is the assistant director for Tennessee at The Education Trust. She advises the state director and develops strategic…

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Ebony Daughtry

Ebony Daughtry

Executive Assistant to Partnerships and Engagement and P-12 Policy and Practice

Ebony graduated from Strayer University with an associate degree in business administration. Before coming to The Education Trust, she…

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Jonathan Feinstein
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Jonathan Feinstein

State Director for Texas

Jonathan brings more than 15 years of experience in education as a teacher, organizer and nonprofit leader. He serves…

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Vilmaris González

Vilmaris González

Senior Manager of Engagement and Operations for Tennessee

Vilmaris is the senior manager of engagement and operations for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where she manages partnerships…

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Tramelle Howard

Tramelle Howard

Louisiana External Relations and Policy Manager

In his role, Tramelle is responsible for managing coalition work, policy implementation and building relationships with community stakeholders in…

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Lynn Jennings

Lynn Jennings

Senior Director of National and State Partnerships

As Ed Trust’s senior director of national and state partnerships, Lynn leads the organization’s initiatives to engage and mobilize…

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Sergio Lopez
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Sergio Lopez

Senior Associate of National and State Partnerships

As senior associate of state and national partnerships, Sergio leads the development of coalitions and strategic partnerships with state-based…

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Mariel Novas

Mariel Novas

Assistant Director of Partnerships & Engagement for Massachusetts

Mariel supports the Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership, where she manages partner recruitment and engagement, drives coalition operations, and helps…

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Gini Pupo-Walker
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Gini Pupo-Walker

State Director for Tennessee

Gini brings more than 20 years of work in education as a teacher, administrator, and nonprofit leader. She serves…

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Robert L. Ruffins

Robert L. Ruffins

Senior Associate of National and State Partnerships

As senior associate of national and state partnerships, Robert advances the mission of The Education Trust by identifying and…

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Reid Setzer
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Reid Setzer

Director of Government Affairs

Reid serves as the organization's director of government affairs, working to leverage policy analysis as well as legislative tactics…

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Keisha Smith

Keisha Smith

State Director for Louisiana

Keisha Smith, Ph.D., brings nearly 15 years of experience in a variety of educational settings to Ed Trust in…

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Natasha Ushomirsky
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Natasha Ushomirsky

State Director for Massachusetts

Natasha currently serves as the State Director for Massachusetts at The Education Trust. In this role, she builds relationships…

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Reginald White

Reginald White

External Relations Manager for Tennessee

Raised in the rural, western highlands of Virginia, Reginald White grew up in a working-class household emphasizing the importance…

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Ed Trust Staff Contact

The Education Trust

1501 K St. NW, Suite 200,

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel: 202.293.1217

For general inquiries about The Education Trust, please contact Loretta Singleton

For information on job opportunities or internships, visit our career opportunities page.

For copies of publications, contact Robin Harris

For media inquiries, contact [email protected].

For information about P-12 professional development, contact Tanji Reed-Marshall

For P-12 data inquiries, contact Ivy Smith Morgan

For higher education data inquiries, contact Wil Del Pilar