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.

Julie Adams
Site Strategist
Strong Start to Finish
Victoria Ballerini
Associate Director
Daizha Brown
Policy Analyst
Arts Education Partnership
Phone: 303.299.3658
Mitra Chamanbahar
Project Manager
Arts Education Partnership
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Assistant Director
Phone: 202.844.6283
Chris Duncombe
Chris Duncombe
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3000
Ben Erwin
Ben Erwin
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3613
Adrienne Fischer
Adrienne Fischer
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Krystal Johnson
Engagement Strategist 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
Tiffany McDole
Tiffany McDole
Policy Director
Phone: 303.299.3600
Lauren Peisach
Lauren Peisach
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3635
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3698
Chris Duncombe
Gerardo Silva-Padrón
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3612
Jennifer Thomsen
Jennifer Thomsen
Principal Consultant
Phone: 303.299.3602
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Senior Policy Director
Phone: 202.844.6282
Matt Weyer
Matt Weyer
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3626
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3654