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
Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson
President
Phone: 303.299.3600
Lexi Anderson
Lexi Anderson
Policy Director
Phone: 303.299.3611
Janet Barrientos
Janet Barrientos
Digital Content Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Manyesha Batist
Manyesha Batist
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3600
Harrison Bishop
Harrison Bishop
Senior Financial Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3616
Chris Duncombe
Lauren Bloomquist
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3614
Maryana Boatenreiter
Maryana Boatenreiter
Editorial Content Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Kelly Bolender
Kelly Bolender
Engagement and Evaluation Specialist
Daizha Brown
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3658
Caitlin Dennis
Caitlin Dennis
Senior Meeting and Events Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3624
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Assistant Director
Phone: 202.844.6283
Alina DeLuna
Alina DeLuna
Project Manager
Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3616
Chris Duncombe
Chris Duncombe
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3000
Ben Erwin
Ben Erwin
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3613
Adrienne Fischer
Adrienne Fischer
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Shannon Fluckey
Shannon Fluckey
Design Manager
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
Senior Human Resources Administrator
Phone: 303.299.3630
Sarah Glover
Sarah Glover
Policy Director
Phone: 303.299.3000
Kate Haggerty
Kate Haggerty
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 303.299.3660
Will Hemingway
Accountant
Phone: 303.299.3657
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
Policy Analyst 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 Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3696
Madeleine Kriech
Madeleine Kriech
State Relations Associate
Patrick MacArthur
Patrick MacArthur
Senior Systems Administrator
Phone: 303.299.3690
Rachel Macias
Rachel Macias
Graphic Designer
Phone: 303.299.3600
Sharmila Mann
Sharmila Mann
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3670
Meghan McCann
Meghan McCann
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3600
Tiffany McDole
Tiffany McDole
Policy Director
Phone: 303.299.3600
Erin Mewhinney
Director of State Relations
Phone: 303.299.3640
Joel Moore
Joel Moore
State Relations Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3619
Matt Padilla
Matt Padilla
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303.299.3693
Damion Pechota
Damion Pechota
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3632
Lauren Peisach
Lauren Peisach
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3635
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Cassandra Quillen
Cassandra Quillen
Policy Analyst for AEP
Phone: 303.299.3631
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3698
Gabriela Rodriguez
Gabriela Rodriguez
State Relations Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Anthony Sabo
Anthony Sabo
Senior Strategic Initiatives Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3637
Deven Scott
Deven Scott
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3622
Chris Duncombe
Gerardo Silva-Padrón
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3612
Siri Smillie
Siri Smillie
Senior Policy Director
Phone: 303.299.3628
Brady Smith
Brady Smith
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3617
Eric Syverson
Eric Syverson
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3607
Melissa Aguilar
Tyler Vaughan
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3621
Jacquelyn Villa
Jacquelyn Villa
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3000
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Senior Policy Director
Phone: 202.844.6282
Emily Warren
Emily Warren
Senior Project Manager
Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3600
Matt Weyer
Matt Weyer
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3626
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Senior 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
Ben Zumbahlen
Ben Zumbahlen
State Relations Associate
Phone: 303.299.3638