Our Team

Our researchers testify as expert witnesses before Congress and state legislatures, serve as advisors to local and national organizations, present at national meetings and conferences and frequently provide interviews and written commentary on complex and emerging issues. Together our team provides breadth of experience and depth of expertise on a range of education issues.
Robin Lake
Focus Areas: Innovation, Charter Schools, Special Education, Portfolio Strategy
Mary Jane Anderson
Publications Project Manager
Hailey Bergren
Junior Research Assistant
David Blynov
Junior Research Assistant
Heather Casimere
Assistant to the Director
Lisa Chu
Research Analyst
Michael DeArmond
Senior Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Human Capital, Organizational Change, Policy Implementation
Bree Dusseault
Kristine Echert
Fiscal Specialist
Sean Gill
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: School Finance, District-Charter Cooperation
Betheny Gross
Associate Director
Focus Areas: Personalized Learning, School Choice, Special Education
Padma Gundapaneni
Junior Research Assistant
Georgia Heyward
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Rural Education, Community, Career Readiness
Paul Hill
Founder, CRPE and Research Professor, UWB
Focus Areas: Portfolio Strategy, Politics, Governance
Steven Hodas
Senior Fellow
Ashley Jochim
Senior Research Analyst
Focus Areas: State Politics and Governance, Turnaround Strategies
Joe Lollo
Junior Research Assistant
Jean Lombardi
Director of Strategy and Operations
Erik Luc
Operations Program Manager
Alvin Makori
Junior Research Assistant
Laura Mann
Communications Director
Sarah McCann
Project Manager
Lanya McKittrick
Research Analyst
Focus Area: Special Education
Alyssa Nguyen
Junior Research Assistant
Alice Opalka
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Portfolio Strategy and Implementation
Cara Pangelinan
Research Assistant
Travis Pillow
Editorial Director
Focus Areas: Parent & Public Engagement, School Choice
Jenna Ramsey
Communications Associate
Barbara Talkington
Research Analyst
Barbara Talkington is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Sivan Tuchman
Research Analyst
Focus Areas: Special Education, Data Science
Steven Wilson
Senior Fellow