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.

Lexi Anderson
Lexi Anderson
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3611
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 202.844.6283
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
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Cassidy Francies
Cassidy Francies
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Fulton
Mary Fulton
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3679
Erika Hawthorne
Erika Hawthorne
Engagement Specialist for AEP
Phone: 202.844.6284
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 Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3696
Sharmila Mann
Sharmila Mann
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3670
Meghan McCann
Meghan McCann
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Tiffany McDole
Tiffany McDole
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3600
Damion Pechota
Damion Pechota
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3632
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Sarah Pingel
Sarah Pingel
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3695
Cassandra Quillen
Cassandra Quillen
Project Manager for AEP
Phone: 303.299.3631
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3698
Siri Smillie
Siri Smillie
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3628
Eric Syverson
Eric Syverson
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3607
Jennifer Thomsen
Jennifer Thomsen
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3633
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Director of Principals
Phone: 202.844.6282
Matt Weyer
Matt Weyer
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3626
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3654