Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of nationally recognized CCRS researchers, experts, practitioners, and PK-20 educators. Advisory Board members help prioritize and guide the work of the CCRS Center.

Members include:

Joanne Cashman
Director, IDEA Partnership
National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Gary Chapman
Executive Vice President, National Network
Communities in Schools

David Conley
Founder and CEO, Educational Policy Improvement Center
Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, University of Oregon

Todd Flaherty
President and CEO
The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Marie Foster Gnage
President, Downtown Campus, Florida State College at Jacksonville 
Board Chair, American Association of Community Colleges (2012-13)

Tony Habit
North Carolina New Schools 

Dane Linn
Vice President
Education and Workforce Committee Business Roundtable

Katharine Oliver
Assistant State Superintendent for Career Technology and Adult Learning
Maryland State Department of Education

Sharmila Mann (Invited)
Senior Policy Analyst
State Higher Education Executive Officers

Ryan Reyna
Program Director, Education Division
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Christopher Steinhauser
Long Beach Unified School District

Joel Vargas
Vice President, High School Through College
Jobs for the Future

Lacy Wood
Project Director, Afterschool, Family, and Community Unit

Patricia Wright
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction
Virginia Department of Education