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
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3611
Stephanie Aragon
Stephanie Aragon
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3614
Bruce Atchison
Bruce Atchison
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3657
Jane R. Best
Jane R. Best
Director of the Arts Education Partnership
Phone: 303.299.3638
Karole Dachelet
Karole Dachelet
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3600
Alyssa Evans
Alyssa Evans
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Lauren Freemire
Lauren Freemire
State Relations Associate
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Fulton
Mary Fulton
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3679
Antionette Garcia
Antionette Garcia
Director
Phone: 303.299.3610
Michael Griffith
Michael Griffith
Principal Contractor
Phone: 720.272.1826
Kate Haggerty
Kate Haggerty
Human Resources Consultant
Phone: 303.299.3600
Holly Haynes
Holly Haynes
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3682
Hannah Helmholdt
Hannah Helmholdt
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 303.299.3623
Neal Holly
Neal Holly
Assistant Director of the Solutions Network
Phone: 303.299.3604
John Ivey
John Ivey
Central Services Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3692
Matt Jordan
Matt Jordan
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 303.299.3686
Tom Keily
Tom Keily
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3696
Bryan Kelley
Policy Researcher
Adrienne Lundell
Adrienne Lundell
Senior Graphic Designer
Phone: 303.299.3665
Patrick MacArthur
Patrick MacArthur
Systems Administrator
Phone: 303.299.3600
Heidi Macdonald
Heidi Macdonald
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3634
Sharmila Mann
Sharmila Mann
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3670
Emily Mesiano
Emily Mesiano
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Christopher M. Mullin
Christopher M. Mullin
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3600
Sara Olan
Sara Olan
Meetings Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3617
Matt Padilla
Matt Padilla
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 303.299.3693
Emily Parker
Emily Parker
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3662
Damion Pechota
Damion Pechota
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Sarah Pingel
Sarah Pingel
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Sarah Pompelia
Sarah Pompelia
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3612
Cassandra Quillen
Cassandra Quillen
Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3631
Alyssa Rafa
Alyssa Rafa
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3691
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Assistant Director of Knowledge Management
Phone: 303.299.3600
Joshua Ruiz
Joshua Ruiz
Senior Accountant
Phone: 303.299.3664
Molly Sarubbi
Molly Sarubbi
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3600
Deven Scott
Deven Scott
State Relations Strategist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Sara Shelton
Sara Shelton
Director of State Relations
Phone: 303.299.3667
Lauren Sisneros
Lauren Sisneros
State Relations Manager
Phone: 719.588.7631
Amy Skinner
Amy Skinner
Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone: 303.299.3609
Brian A. Sponsler
Brian A. Sponsler
Vice President of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3615
Jennifer Thomsen
Jennifer Thomsen
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3633
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Principal
Phone: 202 680 0227
Madeleine Webster
Madeleine Webster
State Relations Associate
Phone: 303.299.3668
Brooke Wells
Brooke Wells
Digital Media Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
JoAnne Wilkins
JoAnne Wilkins
Senior IT Developer
Phone: 641.209.6064
Micah Ann Wixom
Micah Ann Wixom
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3673
Julie Woods
Julie Woods
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3672
Mandy Zatynski
Mandy Zatynski
Senior Communications Specialist
Phone: 303.299.3600