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 Finance Officer
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Senior Management Team


Michelle Stie
Vice President
Teaching + Learning


Jackie Castma
Vice President
Program 


Melissa Moritz
Vice President
Business Development + Partnerships


Jonathan Durfield
Vice President
Fundraising


Shailesh Gattewar
Vice President
Technology


Juan Elizondo
Vice President
External Affairs, Marketing + Communications



Paul Duchene

Vice President
Human Capital



Diane Keane

Vice President
Finance

Team Leaders



Taylor Alston
Senior Director
Coach Development

 

Nicole Beeman-Cadwallader
Senior Director
STEM Careers + Pathways



LaFonda Cousin
Senior Director
Talent Acquisition + Operations


Chad Spurgeon
Senior Director
Programmatic Partnerships


Ed Veiga
Senior Director
Government Relations + Education Policy


Scott Webb
Senior Director
Enterprise Architecture

 


Megan Allegretti
Director
District Sales + Cultivation


Gina DelCorazon
Director
Data, Analytics + Evaluation


Karin Douglas
Director
Fundraising


Stephen Jehl 
Director
PreK-12 Program Design

 


Sara Leikin
Director
Business, Development + Partnerships


Vinnie Law McKinzie
Director
Project Management Office


Stephanie Mayen

Director
Fundraising + Operations


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
Director, Education and Human Resources Programs
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


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