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.

Staff

Rosemary Baker

Rosemary Baker

Program Director
Shannon Black

Shannon Black

Managing Director
Jenna Caldwell

Jenna Caldwell

Chief of Talent and Staff
Keilani Goggins

Keilani Goggins

Director, Black Educators Initiative
Tabitha Grossman, Ph.D.

Tabitha Grossman, Ph.D.

Chief External Relations Officer
Jill Harvieux Pitner

Jill Harvieux Pitner

Chief Growth Officer
Emily Herrick

Emily Herrick

Program Director
Erica Hines

Erica Hines

Chief Program Officer
Bill Kennedy, Ph.D.

Bill Kennedy, Ph.D.

Managing Director
Randall Lahann, Ph.D.

Randall Lahann, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
Kevin Levay, Ph.D.

Kevin Levay, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research and Evaluation
Anissa Listak

Anissa Listak

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Lozier

Chris Lozier

Chief Operating Officer
Kelly Riling

Kelly Riling

Program Director
Carrie Scheib

Carrie Scheib

Director of Research and Evaluation
Wayne Shen

Wayne Shen

Director of Operations and Finance
Allegra Villarreal

Allegra Villarreal

Associate Director
Allyson Williams-Eubanks

Allyson Williams-Eubanks

Associate Director
Aja Simpson Zulfiqar

Aja Simpson Zulfiqar

Associate Director

Board

Treasurer

Lina Bankert

Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

Kerri Briggs, Ph.D.

Principal, Cicero Social Impact and Ed Direction

Travis J. Bristol, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Secretary

Bethany Little

Principal, EducationCounsel, LLC

Charmaine Mercer, Ph.D.

Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Talia Milgrom-Elcott

Executive Director and Co-Founder, 100Kin10

Corey Scholes

Director of Education, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Board Chair

Laura Weeldreyer

Executive Director, Maryland Family Network

Daniel Velasco, Ed.D.

Chief Growth and Impact Officer, Latinos for Education

Javaid E. Siddiqi, Ph.D.

President & CEO, The Hunt Institute