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
Director of Programs

Shannon Black
Managing Director of Programs

Kathlene Holmes Campbell, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Keilani Goggins
Director, Black Educators Initiative

Tabitha Grossman, Ph.D.
Chief External Relations Officer

Jill Harvieux Pitner
Chief Growth Officer

Elizabeth Hearn
Director of Programs

Erica Hines
Chief Program Officer

Tyiesha Hoskins
Associate Director of Programs

Celena Jenkins
Director of Talent

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.
Associate Director of Research and Evaluation

Krystian Palmero
Associate Director of Programs

Kelly Riling
Managing Director of Programs

Alicia Roberson
Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Cortney Rowland, Ph.D.
Director of State and Federal Policy

Carrie Scheib
Director of Research and Evaluation

Wayne Shen
Chief Operating Officer

Aja Simpson Zulfiqar
Director of Programs

Lakisha Thompson
Manager of Administration and Events

Jared Villanueva
Associate Director of Operations

Allyson Williams Eubanks
Director of Programs


Lina Bankert
Partner, Boston Consulting Group


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

Bethany Little
Principal, EducationCounsel, LLC


Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Beyond100K (100Kin10)

Corey Scholes
2Rev Coach, 2Revolutions

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

Daniel Velasco, Ed.D.
Education Sector Leader

Laura Weeldreyer
Executive Director, Maryland Family Network

Board Chair