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Our Team / Learning Guild / Directors Circle

The NSLS is guided by a committed group of National Office team members, a Learning Guild of leading voices in education, and a Directors Circle of upper-level college administrators. Learn more about each group by clicking the tabs above.


Leadership Team

Gary Tuerack

Founder and Chief Visionary

Charles Knippen

National President

Tierney Wade

National Vice President

Sean Anderson

National VP of Technology

Devin Lasker

Director of National Partnerships

Amy Westby

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Education

Shahla Akbari

Director of Chapter Support

Erica Phelps

Director of Organizational Excellence and Member Experience

Marissa Curry

Director of Program Development


Chapter Support

Tim Duffy

Assistant Director of Chapter Support

Shane McCarthy

Assistant Director of Chapter Support

Malissa Myers

Assistant Director of Chapter Support

Jordan Perry

Senior Chapter Support Manager

Pierre-Antoine Chatelain

Senior Chapter Support Manager

Anna D'Alfonso

Training & Development Manager/Chapter Support Manager

Jennifer Harris

Product Development Manager/Chapter Support Manager

Caryn Crane

Chapter Support Manager

Yaritza Corrales

Chapter Support Manager

Amanda Pagan

Chapter Support Manager

Erin Rogers

Chapter Support Manager

Rob McGrath

Chapter Support Manager

Kendall Tomulich

Chapter Support Manager

Cara Solovey

Chapter Support Manager

Pam Farago

Education Associate/Chapter Support Manager

Glen Cook

Chapter Support Manager

Christina Joseph

Chapter Support Manager

Danielle DiFiore

Chapter Support Manager

Maggie Burns

Chapter Support Manager

Priscilla Ofori

Chapter Support Manager

Olivia Pitonzo

Chapter Support Manager

Peter Orozco

Chapter Support Manager

Pamela De Leon

Chapter Support Manager

Kayla Nedza

Chapter Support Manager


New Chapter Development

Ashleigh Smith

Associate Director of Program Development

Clayton Davis

Senior Regional Student Program Director

Allison Ricci

Quality Assurance Manager

Hannah Stoneburner

Regional Director of Program Development

Katie Wittig

Intern Recruitment Coordinator

April Lawson

Sales Associate

Marybeth Lilly

Sales Associate

Paul Ayala

Sales Associate


Operations

Brian Chamberlin

Controller

Anna Kowaleska

Staff Accountant

Erica Perkins

Human Resource Manager

Catherine Garcia

HR Specialist/Chapter Support Manager

Katie McMullen

Project Manager

Danielle Roth

Senior Online Chapter Advisor

Gabriela Pagan

Student Support Coordinator



Communications

Mike Phelps

Marketing Operations Manager

Rachel Porter

Logistics Manager

Olivia Rigor

Logistics Coordinator

Eric Gerbehy

Logistics Coordinator

Derald Dryman

Events and Social Media Manager

Priyanka Choudhry

Digital Producer

Corey Powell

Content Marketing Manager

Dan Falco

Marketing Manager


Technology

Mitali Mehta

Assistant Director of Software Development

Saami Rahman

Assistant Director of Software Development

Christine Pearce

Business Analyst

Kole Odumade

Business Analyst

Prasen Gope

QA Engineer

Jimps Jerome

IT Manager

Juan Maggi

Software Developer

Shelby Shuford

Junior Software Developer

Kibaek Kim

Software Developer

Chloe Xu

Front-end Software Developer

Learning Guild Members

Bethany VanBenschoten

Utica College

Dan Balski

Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Stacey Malaret

University of Central Florida

Graham C. Knowles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kate Champnella

Midlands Technical College

Kim David

Central Arizona College

Kim Lackey

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Kimberly Dojelsi

Mott Community College

Marian Minnard

Xavier University of Louisiana

Sammie Walker Herrera

Washington & Jefferson College

Tammy Salmon-Stephens

University of Wisconsin, Platteville

Dawn Vanniman

Mott Community College

Amy Westby

National Office

Danielle DiFiore

National Office

Erin Rogers

National Office

Jordan Perry

National Office

Maggie Burns

National Office

Olivia Pitonzo

National Office

Pam Farago

National Office

Peter Orozco

National Office

Directors Circle Members

Allison Gill, Merrimack College

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Brian Mitra Ed. D, Kingsborough Community College

Dean of Student Affairs

Cindy T. Kozil, Dean College

Vice President, Enrollment and Retention

Darcey Kemp, College of St. Rose

Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Engagement

Dr. Christine Quemuel, University of Hawaii Manoa

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Director of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity

Dr. Daria Graham, University of Dayton

Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Dr. Karen L. Pennington, Montclair State University

Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life

Dr. Kate Mueller, Coastline College

Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Scheherazade W. Forman, Prince George’s Community College

Dean of Student Success and Engagement

Dr. Scott Peska, Waubonsee Community College

Assistant Vice President of Student Services

Dr. Walter McCollum, Walden University

Executive Director/Dean Student Affairs

Julie Ogren, Walden University

Director, Student Organizations & Planning

Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., St. John's University

Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs

Kemal Atkins Ed. D., Keene State College

Vice President for Student Affairs

Laura Corddry, Southern New Hampshire University

Associate Vice President, Student Experience

Pete Smith-Hisler, Valley City State University

Vice President for Student Affairs

Sheila Burkhalter, Winthrop University

Vice President for Student Affairs

Erica Phelps, NSLS

Director of Support Services

Marissa Curry, NSLS

Director of Program Development

Shahla Akbari, NSLS

Director of Chapter Support & Events