Staff & Board

Our staff and board come from an array of backgrounds. We welcome and celebrate diverse perspectives.

NCTR is transforming teacher preparation nationally to ensure children of color have access to effective, culturally responsive teachers. Our core values reflect who we are as an organization and how we work with our clients and the communities we serve.


Get to know the people behind the National Center for Teacher Residencies.
Rosemary Baker
Rosemary Baker
Director of Programs

Shannon Black
Managing Director of Programs

Celena Brown
Director of Talent

Christen Edwards, Manager of Research and Evaluation, at NCTR
Christen Edwards
Manager of Research and Evaluation

Keilani Goggins
Managing Director, Black Educators Initiative

Jill Harvieux Pitner
Chief Growth Officer

Elizabeth Hearn
Director of Programs

Erica Hines
Chief Program Officer

Kathlene Holmes Campbell, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Tyiesha Hoskins
Tyiesha Hoskins
Associate Director of Programs

Bill Kennedy
Bill Kennedy, Ph.D.
Managing Director of Partnerships and Development

Randall Lahann, Ph.D.
Director of Programs

Eduardo Lara, Ph.D.
Director of Programs

Kevin Levay, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation

Krystian Palmero
Krystian Palmero
Associate Director of Programs

Kelly Riling
Managing Director of Programs

Alicia Roberson
Director of Marketing and Communications

Wayne Shen
Chief Operating Officer

Aja Simpson Zulfiqar
Director of Programs

Lakisha Thompson
Manager of Administration and Events

Jared Villanueva
Jared Villanueva
Associate Director of Operations

Allyson Williams Eubanks
Director of Programs


Tracy Bach
Director of Finance and Operations, Morrison Family College of Health and School of Education, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

Travis J. Bristol, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Shawnee Caruthers
Vice President of Advocacy, Getting Smart

Edmund Clark, Ed.D.
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, California State University's Chancellor's Office

Edward Herrera
Chief Finance and Operating Officer, Braven, Inc.


Corey Scholes
2Rev Coach, 2Revolutions


Javaid E. Siddiqi, Ph.D.
President & CEO, The Hunt Institute

Daniel Velasco, Ed.D.
CEO, Ensemble Learning

Laura Weeldreyer
Executive Director, Maryland Family Network

Board Chair