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FOR TEACHERS, BY TEACHERS 

More than 90% of NMSI’s full-time and part-time employees are current or former educators who have served their schools and communities from the classroom to the district office. 

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Executive Team



Bernard A. Harris, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
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Tammy Knapp
Chief Financial Officer
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Stacy Miles
Chief Operating Officer
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Laure O'Neal
Chief Development Officer
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Senior Management Team

Paul Duchene
Vice President
Talent & Organizational Development

Shailesh Gattewar
Vice President
Technology


Michelle Stie
Vice President
Teaching & Learning

 

Team Leaders

Taylor Alston
Senior Director
Coach Development

Nichole Austion
Senior Director
Marketing Communications
LaFonda Cousin
Senior Director
Talent Acquisition & Operations
Ashleigh Thomas
Director
Program Delivery & Operations

Ed Veiga
Senior Director
Corporate & Government Relations

Muriel Fox Alim
Director
Programmatic Partnerships

Kim Saleem
Director
Programmatic Partnerships
Toni Schneider
Director
Programmatic Partnerships
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Thomas Lawson
Director
Development

Rayshaun Murray
Director
Development
Jen Stancil
Director
Development

Brenda Neuman-Sheldon
Director
Research & Evaluation

Stephen Jehl
Director
PreK-12 Program Design

Sara Leikin
Director
STEM Solutions & Partnerships

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Director
Applications Development & Business Analysis

Madhu Reddy
Director
Enterprise Architecture

 

Board of Directors

Our board of directors, comprising national leaders in business, education and science, play a critical role in shaping NMSI’s strategic plans and ensuring that we’re positioned to meet our ambitious goals.

Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.
Chairwoman
Senior Advisor and Director, SEA Change
American Association for the Advancement of Science


Dr. David E. Chavez
Scientist

Ken Cohen
Retired VP Public and Government Affairs
ExxonMobil 


Tom Finke

Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick
Presidental Scholar - Towson University

Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.
​CEO, NMSI
Retired NASA Astronaut
President and Founder, Harris Foundation


Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Founder, Executive Director

Jamison Monroe
Chairman, CEO
Monroe Vos Consulting Group

Ron Ottinger
Executive Director
  

Raymond C. Pierce
President and CEO 
Southern Education Foundation 

Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D.
Professor

Susan Sclafani
Vice President, Programs
Forum for World Education


Philip Sprick
VP, Human Resources

Lawrence Warder BS, MBA, CPA
Retired

Board of Advisors

Bruce Alberts, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

 

Sharif El- Mekki 
CEO  
Center for Black Educator Development  

John Herrington, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Herrington Aerospace Ltd. Co. 

Reynold "Pete" Mooney
Board Chair, Project Hope
Retired Deloitte Principal