Your Education Policy Team

Education Commission of the States’ policy team conducts research, delivers reports and provides expert counsel on the full spectrum of education policy issues – from early learning through postsecondary and workforce readiness.

Melissa Aguilar
Melissa Aguilar
Accountant
Phone: 303.299.3625
Elizabeth Althouse
Elizabeth Althouse
Administrator
Phone: 303.299.3600
Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson
President
Phone: 303.299.3600
Lexi Anderson
Lexi Anderson
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3611
Janet Barrientos
Janet Barrientos
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Manyesha Batist
Manyesha Batist
Senior Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Harrison Bishop
Harrison Bishop
Senior Financial Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3616
Maryana Boatenreiter
Maryana Boatenreiter
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Emily Brixey
Emily Brixey
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Shanique Broom
Shaniqué Broom
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 202.844.6283
Alina DeLuna
Alina DeLuna
Administrative Assistant
Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3616
Chris Duncombe
Chris Duncombe
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3000
Ben Erwin
Ben Erwin
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3613
Adrienne Fischer
Adrienne Fischer
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Cassidy Francies
Cassidy Francies
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Lauren Freemire
Lauren Freemire
State Relations Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3669
Mary Fulton
Mary Fulton
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3679
Antionette Garcia
Antionette Garcia
Director of Administrative Services
Phone: 303.299.3610
Nicole Gibson
Nicole Gibson
Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 303.299.3630
Sarah Glover
Sarah Glover
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3000
Kate Haggerty
Kate Haggerty
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 303.299.3660
Erika Hawthorne
Erika Hawthorne
Engagement Specialist for AEP
Phone: 202.844.6284
John Ivey
John Ivey
Central Services Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3692
Carlos Jamieson
Carlos Jamieson
Policy Researcher
Knowledge and Research
Phone: 303.299.3600
Krystal Johnson
Project Manager for AEP
Phone: 202.844.6287
Jamie Kasper
Jamie Kasper
Director of the Arts Education Partnership
Phone: 202.844.6281
Tom Keily
Tom Keily
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3694
Bryan Kelley
Bryan Kelley
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3696
Patrick MacArthur
Patrick MacArthur
Systems Administrator
Phone: 303.299.3690
Sharmila Mann
Sharmila Mann
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3670
Meghan McCann
Meghan McCann
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Tiffany McDole
Tiffany McDole
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Erin Mewhinney
Director of State Relations
Phone: 303.299.3640
Gwynne Middleton
Gwynne Middleton
Communications Specialist
Arts Education Partnership
Phone: 303.299.3600
Joel Moore
Joel Moore
State Relations Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3619
Jason O'Hara
Jason O'Hara
Senior Graphic Designer
Phone: 303.299.3000
Vilan Odekar
Vilan Odekar
Senior Policy Analyst for SSTF
Phone: 303.299.3635
Sara Olan
Sara Olan
Meetings Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3617
Matt Padilla
Matt Padilla
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303.299.3693
Damion Pechota
Damion Pechota
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3632
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Sarah Pingel
Sarah Pingel
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3695
Cassandra Quillen
Cassandra Quillen
Project Manager for AEP
Phone: 303.299.3631
Alyssa Rafa
Alyssa Rafa
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3691
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3698
Gabriela Rodriguez
Gabriela Rodriguez
State Relations Associate
Phone: 303.299.3600
Joshua Ruiz
Joshua Ruiz
Senior Accountant
Phone: 303.299.3664
Anthony Sabo
Anthony Sabo
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3637
Deven Scott
Deven Scott
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3622
Siri Smillie
Siri Smillie
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3628
Brian A. Sponsler
Brian A. Sponsler
Vice President of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3615
Eric Syverson
Eric Syverson
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3607
Jennifer Thomsen
Jennifer Thomsen
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3633
Jacquelyn Villa
Jacquelyn Villa
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3000
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Principal
Phone: 202.844.6282
Emily Warren
Emily Warren
Senior Project Manager
Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3600
Matt Weyer
Matt Weyer
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3626
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3654
JoAnne Wilkins
JoAnne Wilkins
Senior IT Developer
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mandy Zatynski
Mandy Zatynski
Director of Communications
Phone: 303.299.3636