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Our Team

Our National Alliance for Public Charter Schools team is composed of some of the most respected and experienced names in the education, policy, advocacy, and charter school communities, including national and state association executives, and representatives from foundations, management companies, and other supportive organizations. We strongly believe that to serve and advance this movement, our team must understand its complexities and reflect its great diversity.

Staff

Ben Arcuri
Ben Arcuri

Director, Government Relations

Brittnee Baker
Brittnee Baker

Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing

Kyle Breckenridge
Kyle Breckenridge

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Charlie Bufalino
Charlie Bufalino

Senior Director, State Advocacy and Support

Katie Burke
Katie Burke

Senior Director, Policy

Will Burns
Will Burns

Executive Team
Executive Vice President, National Advocacy

Bree Butler
Bree Butler

Coordinator, Media Communications

Natalie Camarena Lopez
Natalie Camarena Lopez

Manager, Data and Research

Angela Christophe
Angela Christophe

Producer, National Charter Schools Conference

Albertina Clayton
Albertina Clayton

Senior Manager, CRM Management and Strategic Operations

Jake Custer
Jake Custer

Vice President, HR and Operations

Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz

Vice President, Communications

Natalie Ethridge
Natalie Ethridge

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Marlon Greatrex
Marlon Greatrex

Senior Manager, Government Relations

Patricia Guidetti
Patricia Guidetti

Senior Director, Programs

Lisa Grover, Ph.D.
Lisa Grover, Ph.D.

Senior Director, State Advocacy

Celia Hagerman
Celia Hagerman

Senior Director, Major Gifts

Laura Hawkes
Laura Hawkes

Manager, Federal Advocacy and Outreach

Andrew Hodgson
Andrew Hodgson

Senior Director, Stakeholder Engagement

Drew Jacobs
Drew Jacobs

Senior Director, Policy, Research, and Evaluation

Alanna Klein
Alanna Klein

Senior Manager, Media Strategy

Eric Paisner
Eric Paisner

Executive Team
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Kayley Pham
Kayley Pham

Manager, Social and Digital Media

Sindy Pierre-Noel
Sindy Pierre-Noel

Director, Programs

Robert Reed Jr.
Robert Reed Jr.

Vice President, Legal Affairs

Ron Rice
Ron Rice

Senior Director, Government Relations

Fiona Sheridan-McIver
Fiona Sheridan-McIver

Director, Policy

Russ Simnick
Russ Simnick

Senior Director, State Advocacy

Daniel Tellez
Daniel Tellez

Manager, Marketing

Melinda Tolliver
Melinda Tolliver

Director, Marketing

Debbie Veney
Debbie Veney

Executive Team
Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Marlene Voelker
Marlene Voelker

Executive Assistant

Jamison White
Jamison White

Director, Data and Research

Christy Wolfe
Christy Wolfe

Executive Team
Senior Vice President, Policy, Research, and Planning

Gabrielle Wszalek
Gabrielle Wszalek

Manager, Federal Advocacy Content

Cynthia Xu
Cynthia Xu

Senior Manager, Data and Research

Todd Ziebarth
Todd Ziebarth

Executive Team
Senior Vice President, State Advocacy and Support

George Parker
George Parker

Senior Advisor, School Support

Renita Thukral
Renita Thukral

Senior Advisor, Legal Affairs

Board

Richard Berlin
Richard Berlin

Vice Chair of the Board
Co-Chief Executive Officer, DREAM

Derrell Bradford
Derrell Bradford

President, 50CAN

Myrna Castrejón
Myrna Castrejón

President and CEO, California Charter Schools Association

Rick Cruz
Rick Cruz

Chair of the Board
Past Chair, DC Public Charter School Board

Patrick Dobard
Patrick Dobard

Secretary of the Board
Partner, City Fund

Reed Hastings
Reed Hastings

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Netflix

Bill Kurtz
Bill Kurtz

CEO, DSST Public Schools

Marc Lampkin
Marc Lampkin

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Nicolette
Tim Nicolette

Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

Ana Ponce
Ana Ponce

Executive Director, Great Public Schools Now

Caroline Roemer
Caroline Roemer

Chair, State Leaders Council
Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

Joanne Weiss
Joanne Weiss

Treasurer of the Board
President, Weiss Associates

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Wire Transfers

For questions regarding wire transfers, please email of call Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Gifts of Stock

For questions regarding stock, please email of call Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company that provides matching gifts, you can make an even bigger impact! To have your gift matched, you must submit your company’s completed matching gift form.

Please send all completed matching gift forms to:

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
800 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006.

If this donation will be potentially matched, please provide the company name.

Advocates Council

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994.

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Legacy Society

Contact Celia Hagerman at celia@publiccharters.org or 202-600-8994 to learn more about the Legacy Society or for any other inquiries regarding planned giving.