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Leadership Team

Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO Ed Lee, COO Kristi Davis, VP Dev Meeta Sharma-Holt, VP of Programs

Nikole Collins-Puri


Ed Lee


Kristi Davis

Vice President, Development

Meeta Sharma-Holt

Vice President, Programs & Strategic Partnerships


Innovation, Research, and Curriculum

Emily McLeod, Director of IRC Tania Tauer, Sr PM PD

Emily McLeod

Director of Innovation, Research, & Curriculum

Tania Tauer

Senior Program Manager for Professional Development

Development and Communications


Admin, Finance, and Operations

Allison Pettit, Accounting Manager Yune Truong, Bookkeeper Jeanette Jensen, Exec Assistant

Allison Pettit

Accounting Manager

Yune Truong


Jeanette Jensen

Executive Assistant

Programs & Professional Development, California

Bunmi Esho, CA ED Jaclyn Caldwell, PM AS Xueyong Liu, Facilitator

Bunmi Esho

California Executive Director 

Jaclyn Caldwell

Program Manager

Xueyong Liu

Program Facilitator

Programs & Professional Development, Pacific Northwest

Callista Chen, PNW ED Claire Plourde, PM AS Emily Mavaddat, PC Tessa Nelson

Callista Chen

Pacific Northwest Executive Director

Claire Plourde

Program Manager

Emily Mavaddat

Program Coordinator

Tessa Nelson

Program Facilitator

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Crystal Sierra Suarez




Programs & Professional Development, DC Metro Region

Alicia Lane, DC ED Jennifer Rivers, PM PD Airee Smith, PM AS Chantal James, PC

Alicia C. Lane

DC Metro Region Executive Director

Jennifer Rivers

Program Manager

Airee Smith

Program Manager

Chantal James

Program Coordinator