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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Stacy Miles
Chief Operating Officer
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Laure O'Neal
Chief Development Officer
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Tammy Knapp
Chief Financial Officer
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Senior Management Team


Michelle Stie
Vice President
Teaching + Learning


Jackie Castma
Vice President
Program 


Paul Duchene
Vice President
Talent + Organizational Development


Juan Elizondo
Vice President
External Affairs, Marketing + Communications


Shailesh Gattewar
Vice President
Technology

Team Leaders


Taylor Alston
Senior Director
Coach Development



LaFonda Cousin
Senior Director
Talent Acquisition + Operations


Ed Veiga
Senior Director
Government Relations + Education Policy


Muriel Fox Alim
Director
Programmatic Partnerships


Nichole Austion

Director
Marketing Communications

 



Karin Douglas
Director
Development

 



Stephen Jehl 
Director
PreK-12 Program Design


Sara Leikin
Director
STEM Solutions + Partnerships


Vinnie Law McKinzie
Director
Project Management Office
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Thomas Lawson
Director
Development



Stephanie Mayen

Director
Fundraising + Operations

 

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Rayshaun Murray
Director
Development


Kim Saleem
Director
Programmatic Partnerships



Toni Schneider
Director
Programmatic Partnerships

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Jen Stancil
Director
Development



Ashleigh Thomas

Director
Program Delivery + Operations

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


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


David Chavez
Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory


Ken Cohen
Retired VP Public and Government Affairs
ExxonMobil 


Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.
Retired Maryland State Superintendent of Education

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

Jamison Monroe
Chairman, CEO
Monroe Vos Consulting Group


Ron Ottinger
Executive Director
STEM Next Opportunities

  
Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Maryland, College Park


Susan Sclafani
Director of State Services
National Center on Education and the Economy


Lawrence Warder
Retired Global Director of Operations
Deloitte Consulting

Board of Advisors

Bob Dethlefs
CEO
Evanta, a Gartner Company

  
 Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Cofounder, Executive Director
100Kin10
  
 
Reynold "Pete" Mooney
Board Chair
Project Hope

  
Philip Sprick
VP, Human Resources
Service Corporation International