Our Team

Meet the Experts Behind Our Mission

Meet the people who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique development ensures that we have the very best staff all over the world, and at every level of operation. Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the company.

Dr. Valerie Karr

Founding Partner & President

Anne Hayes

Founding Partner & Executive Director

Hayley Niad

Researcher & Program Manager

Eileen Dombrowski

Program Manager

Kate Brolley

Program Manager

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Augustine Kanyendula

Senior All Children Learning Specialist

Katherine Aronson-Ensign

Research Assistant

Shahrzad Sajadi

Research Assistant

Ashley Stone

Program Coordinator

Angela Affran

Technical Expert

Dr. Brent Elder

Technical Expert

Dr. Ann Turnbull

Technical Expert & Board Member

Emily K picture

Emily Kochetkova

Technical Expert

Nicholas Hoekstra

Project Coordinator

Judy Heumann

Technical Expert & Board Member

Zarina Kurbanbekova

Technical Expert

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Allison Shefcyk

Research Assistant

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Andrea Shettle

Project Coordinator

Dr. Callie Brusegaard

Technical Expert

Padam Bahadur Pariyar

Nepal Country Coordinator

Sophak Kanika Nguon

Cambodia Country Coordinator