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


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

Nina Bhatia

Nina Bhatia
Director
Talent Activation


Nichole Austion
Director
Marketing Communications



Stephen Jehl 
Director
PreK-12 Program Design


Sara Leikin
Director
STEM Solutions + Partnerships
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Thomas Lawson
Director
Development



Stephanie Mayen

Director
Fundraising + Operations
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Rayshaun Murray
Director
Development


 

Brenda Neuman-Sheldon
Director
Research & Evaluation


Kim Saleem
Director
Programmatic Partnerships



Toni Schneider
Director
Programmatic Partnerships

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Ajinder Singh
Director
Applications Development & Business Analysis

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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


David Chavez
Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory


Ken Cohen
Retired VP Public and Government Affairs
ExxonMobil 


Tom Finke
Chairman
Adara Acquisition Corp. 

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


Talia Milgrom-Elcott
Founder, Executive Director
100Kin10

Jamison Monroe
Chairman, CEO
Monroe Vos Consulting Group

Ron Ottinger
Executive Director
STEM Next Opportunities

  

Raymond C. Pierce
President and CEO 
Southern Education Foundation 

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


Susan Sclafani
Vice President, Programs
Forum for World Education


Philip Sprick
VP, Human Resources
Service Corporation International


Lawrence Warder
Retired Global Director of Operations
Deloitte Consulting

Board of Advisors

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

 
Bob Dethlefs
CEO
Evanta, a Gartner Company
 

Sharif El- Mekki 
Chief Executive Officer  
Center for Black Educator Development  

Dr. John Herrington
President & CEO
Herrington Aerospace Ltd. Co. 

Reynold "Pete" Mooney
Board Chair
Project Hope