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

Cathy Daniels

Vice President for Operations and Strategic Leadership

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 Partnership 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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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

Digital Communications Manager

As the digital communications manager at Ed Trust, Jack leads the digital advocacy strategy, planning, and execution of our…

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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

As part of the Communications team, Phil Martin works directly with the policy, research, and practice teams to inform…

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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

Davis Dixon

Davis Dixon

Senior Associate for P-12 Research

As a senior associate for the P-12 research team, Davis conducts primary and secondary research that will inform discussion…

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Nancy Duchesneau

Nancy Duchesneau

Spencer Fellow for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Nancy serves as a Spencer-funded doctoral fellow at The Education Trust. In this role, she works to fill current…

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Keith Dysarz

Keith Dysarz

Director of P-12 Practice

As the Director of P-12 Practice, Keith works to ensure that lessons from classrooms, schools, and districts inform Ed…

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Carrie Gillispie

Carrie Gillispie

Senior Analyst, P-12 Resource Equity

As a senior analyst on the Resource Equity team, Carrie Gillispie conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses and develops Ed…

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Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin

Director of P-12 Research

As director of P-12 research, Ashley conducts primary and secondary research to inform decision-makers at the national, state, and…

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Rachel Metz

Rachel Metz

Teacher Quality Data and Policy Analyst

Rachel researches, cleans, analyzes, and interprets key teacher data, with a focus on understanding patterns of access to strong,…

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Tanji Reed Marshall
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Tanji Reed Marshall

Senior Practice Associate for P-12 Literacy

Tanji Reed Marshall, Ph.D., is the senior practice associate for P-12 literacy, leading Ed Trust’s Equity in Motion literacy…

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Ivy Smith Morgan

Ivy Smith Morgan

Associate Director for Analytics

As the senior analyst for P-12 resource equity, Ivy Morgan designs and conducts data and policy analyses that contribute…

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Kayla Patrick

Kayla Patrick

P-12 Data and Research 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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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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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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Victoria Jackson

Victoria Jackson

Senior Policy Analyst for Higher Education

Victoria is a senior policy analyst for higher education, focusing on college affordability and student debt. Prior to joining…

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Tiffany Jones
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Tiffany Jones

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 Nichols
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Andrew 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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J. Oliver Schak
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J. Oliver Schak

Assistant Director for Higher Education Research and Data Analytics

Oliver designs and conducts analyses related to access, affordability, and student success in higher education. He supports The Education…

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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

Doug Brownlee

Information Technology Manager

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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Trish Callahan

Trish Callahan

Director, Human Resources

As the human resources director, Trish leads the organization’s HR function, working to establish The Education Trust as an…

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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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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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Chantel McCloud

Chantel McCloud

Associate Director for Grants Management

As the associate director of grants at Ed Trust, Chantel leads the grants management, reporting and budgeting functions.  She…

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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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Partnerships and Engagement

Courtney Bollig

Courtney Bollig

Government Affairs and Communications Associate

In her role as government affairs and communications associate, Courtney serves the organization’s Partnerships & Engagement and Communications divisions,…

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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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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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Syritha Robinson
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Syritha Robinson

Senior Associate for National and State Partnerships

Syritha is a senior associate for National and State Partnerships at The Education Trust. In this position, she manages…

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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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Ed Trust Staff Contact

The Education Trust

1250 H Street, N.W., Suite 700,

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel: 202.293.1217

Fax: 202.293.2605

For general inquiries about The Education Trust, please contact Loretta Singleton or dial x0.

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

For copies of publications, contact Robin Harris or dial x369.

For media inquiries, contact media@edtrust.org.

For information about P-12 professional development, contact Keith Dysarz or dial x376.

For P-12 data inquiries, contact Ivy Smith Morgan or dial x328.

For higher education data inquiries, contact J. Oliver Schak or dial x406.

For information about teacher quality, contact Rachel Metz or dial x345.