Staff

Emily Amick
Director of Professional Learning
Emily leads the development of high-quality professional learning programming and also oversees delivery of services to schools and districts across the country outside of our operating regions. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Emily was a high school math teacher and coach, providing support to colleagues on best practices in the areas of student engagement, data-driven instruction, elements of effective planning, and more. She also worked in educational roles outside of the classroom as a curriculum designer and professional developer. Emily holds a master’s in secondary mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from New York University.

Emily Bailey
Manager of School Partnerships
Emily leads the outreach, selection process, and onboarding for New York City’s grant-funded partner schools. She previously worked at New York Cares as a Senior Manager of Youth Volunteering, having been promoted several times over her four-year tenure there. Before that, Emily was an Outreach Coordinator for Reading Partners after having gotten her start as a City Year Corps Member. Emily holds an MA in Sociology of Education from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; she also has a BA in International Studies & French from SUNY Brockport.

Maria Berkovich
Senior Business Analyst
Maria creates functional requirements to enable software development teams to implement functionality based on the business needs. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Maria worked as a Business Analyst for a pharmaceutical distributor while volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring middle-school students in Columbus, Ohio. Maria earned an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University and a B.A. in Computer Informational Systems with a minor in Management from Southern Arkansas University. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Jane Berkowitz
Manager of Partnerships, New York City
Jane is responsible for working with NYC district superintendents and school principals to develop program and professional development partnerships and implementation plans. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning Jane served as the New York City Executive Director of Educational Partnerships and Director of Professional Development and Strategic Accounts for several K-12 education companies. Beginning her career in education as a classroom teacher, she transitioned from the classroom to the educational publishing industry where she held positions as a product developer, marketing manager, and field program consultant before focusing exclusively as a sales representative, forging key partnerships with K-12 schools, foundations, and institutions of higher education. Jane has a B.S. degree in Education from Boston University.

Mallory Bolen
Professional Learning Specialist, Greater Los Angeles
Mallory will provide teachers with coaching on our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching in the Greater Los Angeles region. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Mallory was a middle school English Language Arts teacher in Texas and California. Mallory earned her B.A. in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee, and she has a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. Mallory holds Generalist 4-8, Journalism 7-12, and English as a Second Language (supplemental) teaching certifications.

Lauren Burner-Lawrence
Lead Professional Learning Specialist, Elementary, New York City
Lauren serves as an elementary-focused instructional coach, providing on-site guided teacher support within the nation’s largest school district. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Lauren gained nearly ten years of teaching and school leadership experience in traditional public, charter, and private schools, most notably with the Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Her most recent writing credits include BrainPOP, eOculus Magazine, and Core Learning Exchange. Lauren earned her M.S.Ed in Childhood Education from Brooklyn College and her B.S. in Educational Theatre from New York University. She also completed Games for Learning coursework at NYU’s Media and Games Network.

Anna Lisa Caraveo-Flores
Director of Programs, Greater Los Angeles
Anna Lisa oversees and manages all aspects of our programming in Los Angeles, including Professional Learning and Family Engagement services. Anna Lisa comes to PowerMyLearning with expertise in teaching, teacher education coaching and design, management, and school leadership. Anna Lisa has extensive experience working in school districts in Los Angeles, Houston, Rio Grande Valley (RGV), and Phoenix. Anna Lisa most recently served as an Assistant Principal of Student Supports at a charter school in Los Angeles. Prior to that she served as the Program Director for the Pablove Foundation in Los Angeles where she oversaw a national arts education program and helped lead their national expansion efforts. Anna Lisa attended Arizona State University, where she received her M.A. in Social and Cultural Pedagogy from the School of Social Transformation. She also holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Irvine.

Clarence Carter
Manager of Partnerships, Greater Los Angeles
Clarence is responsible for working with district superintendents and school principals to develop program and professional development partnerships and implementation plans. Previously, Clarence managed national business development for leading Hi-Tech book publishers at Pearson Education. He led an eight-person sales team, driving over $30M in annual sales. Clarence holds a Master of Business Administration from Redlands University and a B.A. in Sociology from Seattle University

Christina Chiolo
Executive Director, New York City
Christina oversees operations, development activities, and PowerMyLearning’s programs and services in New York City, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. In her previous role as Director of Development, she helped secure philanthropic and government funding to support the work of PowerMyLearning throughout New York City. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Christina spent five years at New York Cares, where she started as a Children’s and Teen Education Program Manager, and then worked as their sole Foundation and Government Relations Officer. Christina also previously served as a Programs and Development Manager at the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. Christina holds her B.A. in Sociology from Fordham University.

Courtney Dastis-Galvin
Director of Marketing
Courtney works to expand PowerMyLearning’s programs and services to schools and districts across the country. Courtney joined PowerMyLearning in 2009 and has served in various roles in the organization prior to this position. Previously, she served as PowerMyLearning’s Director of Program Development, working to support regional offices and manage creation and maintenance of systems to improve program offerings and delivery. Courtney holds an honors bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Educational Studies from the University of Delaware.

Sowad Enam
Senior QA Engineer
Sowad is responsible for leading quality assurance for PowerMyLearning Connect, and he works closely with the product and technology teams to develop and implement test plans to ensure product quality. Sowad completed his Engineering degree from the City University of New York and also certified by International Institute for Software Testing.

Kevin Fomengia
Professional Learning Specialist, Greater Los Angeles
Kevin provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching in the Greater Los Angeles region. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Kevin was a high school Humanities Teacher at Ednovate where he developed a personalized digital curriculum with a focus on ACT reading standards. He also served as a Policy Advisor for the City of Pico Rivera, where he researched state housing grants and provided recommendations to city legislators for equitable housing solutions for families. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, History, and Communication from the University of Maryland College Park.

Kendra Frank
Senior Manager, Professional Learning
Kendra provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching Before joining PowerMyLearning, Kendra was a Special Education teacher, English Language Development teacher, and tutor in Georgia. In California, Kendra has taught for the Redwood City School District and the Jefferson Elementary School District. Kendra was also recognized as a product ambassador by ClassDojo. Kendra earned a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Karuppiah Ganesan
Managing Director of Technology and Architecture
Karuppiah leads software development and architecture for PowerMyLearning Connect. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Karuppiah was an Executive Director of Engineering at Kaplan Test Prep, where he led the eLearning engineering team and was responsible for software development, enterprise architecture, and quality assurance. He also developed and managed the Kaplan Test Prep eLearning platform. Karuppiah earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

Ramya Gopal
Director of Product Management
Ramya is responsible for overseeing the development and strategic direction of the PowerMyLearning Connect platform. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Ramya served as the Director of the MAF Lab, an R&D team within the nonprofit Mission Asset Fund (MAF). During her tenure at MAF, Ramya launched several digital products to financially empower families who are immigrants and families who have low incomes. Ramya also spent a summer as an Education Pioneer, serving as a Research and Policy Fellow at Education Trust-West. Prior to that, Ramya served as the Associate Research Manager at the Center for Effective Philanthropy where she produced research to help foundations be more effective in working with nonprofits. Ramya holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English Literature from Swarthmore College.

Rachel Gordon
Senior Manager, Program Development
Rachel provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching Prior to PowerMyLearning, Rachel taught middle school ELA in the Bronx and Morningside Heights, where she adapted digital curricula in a variety of models to meet her students’ needs. She also worked at Newsela developing digital Common Core aligned assessments for online news articles and training other assessment writers. She holds her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.

Sabrina Jimenez
Program Manager, Family Engagement, Greater Los Angeles
Sabrina is charged with implementing PowerMyLearning’s Online Family workshops, participating in the development and review of program materials for virtual and in-person delivery, and managing PowerMyLearning’s partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Student Learning Zones” initiative. Sabrina has spent years working in multiple capacities with a diverse population of students and families in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Oakland, Hayward, and San Francisco. Her pedagogy and training are trauma-informed and culturally sustainable, centering students’ and families’ lived experiences within the curriculum to provide a safe space for critical analysis, reflection, healing and transformation. She carries with her years of community advocacy and program development through various organizations both within and beyond the scope of academia, such as the People’s Education Movement, Bay Area and Hermanas Unidas, Inc. Prior to teaching, Sabrina attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Chicanx Studies. She then pursued her Master’s in the Art of Teaching: Urban Education and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco’s School of Education.

Greg Karnes
Customer Support Manager
Greg provides support to teachers, parents, and students using PowerMyLearning Connect. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Greg provided technical support and software management training for educational nonprofits, government programs, and companies in the private sector. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Lewis and Clark College.

Vanessa Kranwinkel
Development Manager
Vanessa supports the organization’s fundraising efforts. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Vanessa worked as an Outreach Coordinator for a national charter school network in New York City. She served as a Teach for America Corps member, teaching first grade and kindergarten in the South Bronx. In her spare time, she co-chairs the Fundraising Subcommittee for the Bishop Healy Emergency Fund, dedicated to supporting students of African-American, Latin American, Asian-American or Native American heritage at Holy Cross. Vanessa holds a Master of Science in Childhood Education from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Women and Gender Studies Concentration from the College of the Holy Cross.

Adrienne Kraushaar
Managing Director, Product & Programs
Adrienne oversees the development and strategic direction of the PowerMyLearning Connect platform and PowerMyLearning’s programs and services. A former Teach for America Corps member, Adrienne taught middle school math and science in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Adrienne also served in product management, professional development, and curriculum development roles at Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Achieve 3000, and Edison Learning. Adrienne holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications, Learning & Design from Ithaca College.

Arul Kumarasamy
Senior Developer
Arul is responsible for software development of PowerMyLearning Connect and manages contracted software developers. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Arul was manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he led various projects and oversaw the offshore team. He was responsible for software development and quality assurance, and he trained and mentored new team members. Arul earned a master’s degree in Physics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University, India.

Brian Levinson
Content Associate
Brian is responsible for the addition and maintenance of quality content on PowerMyLearning Connect. Brian spent eight years editing and developing new content at BrainPOP, and an additional year as the senior editor of one of Scholastic’s classroom magazines. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Mark Malaspina
President
Mark is responsible for driving PowerMyLearning’s program innovations and research agenda and for deepening PowerMyLearning’s relationships with school districts, software partners, and education organizations. As the former President of The Grow Network, an education company he co-founded in 2000 and sold to McGraw-Hill in 2004, Mark brings strong experience in education to this role. Under Mark’s leadership, Grow served more than 20 million students in the U.S. and internationally and demonstrated its impact in differentiated instruction and parent engagement through studies by nationally recognized research organizations, such as the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Children & Technology. At Grow, Mark helped develop a patented analytical system that infers students’ strengths and needs in order to support effective instruction. Previously, as a Skadden Fellow at the Lawyers Alliance for New York, Mark provided guidance to local organizations developing innovative economic development programs in low-income neighborhoods. Mark has also served on the board of the New York City Financial Network Action Consortium, a CDFI Intermediary that supports community development credit unions, worked with public housing tenant organizations in Atlanta and New Haven, and helped establish small business lending programs in Chicago. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Coto Brus, Costa Rica, and is fluent in Spanish. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, Mark clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also has an M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University and a B.A. from Yale College, where he received the Hadley Prize for outstanding scholarship in the Social Sciences.

Noelle Malone
Communications Manager
Noelle leads the development and execution of PowerMyLearning’s communications assets that tell the story of the organization’s impact, including through articles, press materials, and social media content. Previously, she served as media relations coordinator for ICSC, an international trade association, where she developed communications strategies to advocate on behalf of the organization’s 70,000+ members. Noelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Scranton.

Julie Martin
Director of Research
Julie is responsible for leading the design and execution of research to evaluate the impact of PowerMyLearning’s products and programs. Julie has over 7 years of experience conducting applied research in education settings, including Temple University, Wake County Public School District, and Duke Social Science Research Institute. Immediately prior to PowerMyLearning, Julie was Learning Research Associate at the non-profit leadership organization YPO, where she conducted thought leadership and evaluation research. Julie is also currently a Harvard Strategic Data Project Fellow, through which she receives research and leadership training that directly informs her work at PowerMyLearning. Julie holds a Ph.D. and M.A in Social Psychology from Duke University and a B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College.

Rocio Martinez
Development Manager, Greater Los Angeles
Rocio supports fundraising efforts in Los Angeles. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Rocio served on the development team at one of the largest charter school networks in Los Angeles. Her work focused on efforts to raise funds for scholarships and school operations. She has over three years of experience serving underprivileged students in Southern California. Rocio holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA.

Jim McHarg
Managing Director of Partnerships
Jim has national responsibility for developing and managing relationships with schools and districts, as well as driving sales process and procedure. Jim has been in professional business-to-business sales his entire career with the last 20 years being focused on the education market. During that time, he has held a number of roles ranging from territory salesperson to National Sales Manager. Most recently, Jim was the Vice President and National Sales Manager at Perfection Learning where he led that companies’ sales efforts in the K-12 space for online and print solutions. Previously, Jim managed sales for Generation Ready’s Professional Development offerings in New York City and served as Vice President of Public School Sales and Sales Operations at Catapult Learning. His first foray into educational sales was with Kaplan where he managed the Central Region for the K12 division and led the entire sales team for the Nursing Division. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Biology Sciences from the University of Delaware.

Radames Medina
Senior Staff Accountant
Radames is responsible for preparing and maintaining PowerMyLearning’s accounting records. Radames joined PowerMyLearning with almost twenty years of accounting experience in various industries. In addition, he independently consulted for several small businesses in an accounting and bookkeeping capacity. This led to a controller position at a technology start-up company where he was able to assist in bringing the company from an annual revenue scale of approximately $350k to a million dollars in two years. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry University and a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Information Systems from Pace University.

Erin Morrison-Sadaka
Director of Programs, New York City
Erin is responsible for leading both the expansion and implementation of PowerMyLearning’s programs in New York City, including deepening PowerMyLearning’s impact with school leaders, teachers, families, and students. Erin started at PowerMyLearning in 2011 as a Program Manager, later transitioning to a Blended Learning Consultant. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Erin taught chemistry, physics, and general science to students in Central Harlem and the South Bronx. During this time, she served as a Department Leader, a Grade-Team Leader, and a Teach for America corps member. Erin holds an M.S. in Teaching from Pace University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California.

Dennis Nelson
Manager of Inside Partnerships
Dennis is the Manager of National Partnerships. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Dennis served as the National Partnerships Manager at Eye to Eye and the Regional Partnerships Manager with Playworks where he managed several K-12 and College accounts. Dennis has dual bachelor’s degrees in Policy Management and Religion from Dickinson College and has over a decade of experience in developing nonprofit partnerships.

Neha Pandit
Senior Manager, Research & Program Operations
Neha manages program data processes that inform funding reports and program goals, and she works closely with program teams to develop data collection tools, logic models, and metrics that align to PowerMyLearning’s overall mission. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Neha worked as Research and Evaluation Manager at Inwood House, a social welfare organization, leading the production of yearly program reports and conducting data analyses to assess programmatic outcomes. She completed her M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention with a concentration in Research Methods at New York University.

Beth Petrosian
Manager of Inside Partnerships
Beth is responsible for National Partnership Accounts. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Beth managed a team of Education Account and Customer Success Specialists for a mathematics intervention company. With 14 years supporting educators across the US, Beth has helped schools implement ELA, World Language, Mathematics Curricula, and supplemental resources with fidelity due to a strong belief in professional learning. Her work includes an understanding of student engagement through the use of educational technology programs and hardware.  Beth began her career as a teacher in Massachusetts, but has also been in classrooms in Connecticut and Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts.

Ted Robinson
Manager of National Key Accounts
Ted has responsibility for key national accounts with schools, districts, education non-profits and social services groups. Ted has over forty years of success working in the K-12 education arena. He was Vice President of Sales for Kaplan K12 Learning Services. He was charged with moving Kaplan K12 into metro markets, developing partnerships with federal agencies and additional K-12 education partners to enhance Kaplan’s strong brand. Beginning his career in education as a classroom teacher, he transitioned to education publishing where he held executive sales and marketing positions at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Tribune, Creative Publications and Advanced Academics. He also has done consulting work for Leapfrog; Achieva.com; CInnovations; Achieve Data Solutions; Scholar Centric; Quantum Learning Solutions; ClassLink; Graduation Alliance; Civil Survival; Learning Upgrade; Proximity Learning and several other small, medium sized K-12 technology companies.

Caryn Rogoff
Director of Content
Caryn is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of content on PowerMyLearning Connect. Caryn has more than twenty years of experience in K-12 education, including as co-founder and director of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City. She was previously involved in other community-based educational initiatives including Family Place Libraries, a national library-based family literacy program, and Staten Island Community Television, where she trained and supported community members of all ages in creating television programming. Caryn has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University Teachers College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Katie Roth
Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles
Katie oversees operations, development activities, and PowerMyLearning’s programs in Los Angeles, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. In her previous roles at PowerMyLearning, she managed program execution for families and educators in high-poverty schools and she played a pivotal role in shaping the program vision nationally. She also worked closely with teachers and school leaders to implement innovative digital learning strategies in their classrooms to increase student engagement and achievement. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Katie served as the Los Angeles Manager of Instruction at Revolution Prep, where she managed, trained, and developed a group of 75 instructors and tutors. She also worked at XAP Corporation, interfacing with state departments of education to enhance digital learning opportunities for K-12 students. She taught seventh and eighth grade math and served as the school’s math department chair. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Katie earned a California teaching credential in secondary math.

Zoya Shapiro
Senior Data Analyst
Zoya supports all of PowerMyLearning’s data needs, maintaining the company’s various databases and providing custom reporting solutions. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Zoya managed the data analytics team at Venio, LLC D/B/A Keane. She is a summa cum laude graduate of SUNY Binghamton and a recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and SQL Server Business Intelligence certification from Learning Tree.

Ronald Southard
Director of Finance and Administration
Ron is responsible for managing PowerMyLearning’s Finance Department. Prior to PowerMyLearning, Ron has worked as the finance leader in several small to medium sized non-profits, as well as filling the role of Chief Financial Officer for the American Lung Association. While at the Lung Association, Ron led the design and implementation of an award-winning accounting system that tracked and consolidated the finances of the American Lung Association’s twenty-five independently incorporated regional offices throughout the U.S. Ron has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Buffalo.

Elisabeth Stock
CEO & Co-Founder
Elisabeth built PowerMyLearning from a nascent non-profit in 1999 into a national leader in the K-12 digital learning space. Recognized as an expert in her field, Elisabeth is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a life-long Ashoka fellow. She has given a TEDx talk and high-level briefings at the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission, and she has served as an advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the NYC Department of Education. Elisabeth has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and has published Op-Eds in media outlets such as Education Week and the Huffington Post. In 2001, she was honored by Crain’s New York Business as one of 40 New Yorkers under 40 shaping the city. From 1996-97, Elisabeth served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Vice President, where her experience as the principal architect of a government-wide education technology program led her to launch PowerMyLearning a year later. Elisabeth was a high school teacher for two years while a Peace Corps volunteer and later worked for the World Bank on appropriate technology in Africa. She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and helped the Open Society Institute start the After-School Corporation. Elisabeth served as a member of the MIT Board of Trustees and is the youngest individual ever to be appointed to the MIT Executive Committee. Elisabeth has earned four degrees from MIT. She also holds a patent for a medical device.

Abigail Torres
Staff Accountant
Abigail is responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments for PowerMyLearning and supports the Director of Finance and Administration with year-end closings and annual audit. Prior to working at PowerMyLearning, Abigail worked for Black Entertainment Television Digital (BET). She worked collaborative with the BET Legal department to ensure proper development and processing of contracts for payment.

Unique Tucker
Director of Human Resources
Unique oversees Human Resources for PowerMyLearning, including talent management, onboarding, and employee relations. Unique has over eight years of HR experience, most recently as an HR Generalist at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, which is run in conjunction with Columbia University Medical Center and Research Foundation for Mental Health. Unique has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York and bachelor’s in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle. She also holds a certification in Professional Human Resource Management from Pace University.

Stacey Williams
Managing Director, External Relations
Stacey is responsible for overseeing development efforts and organization-wide communications. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Stacey served as the Managing Director of Development at Public Prep, a nonprofit charter school management organization in New York City. Over the course of eight years, Stacey helped develop Public Prep from a standalone charter school to a network serving more than 1,500 students in grades PreK-8th across six campuses in roles centered on staff recruitment, external relations, and development. Stacey also spent a summer as an Education Pioneer, serving as a Media and Operations Fellow at Charter Schools Accountability & Support Team (CSAS) at the New York City Department of Education where she led the redesign of the CSAS website and created a press and communication strategy. Stacey started her career as a fourth-grade teacher and Teach for America Corps Member in Phoenix, AZ. Stacey holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ithaca College.

Dianna Yeung
Director of Institutional Giving
Dianna works with PowerMyLearning’s Executive Team to drive the organization’s institutional fundraising efforts. Previously, she worked for five years at the Great Oaks Foundation serving in a variety of roles and completed work in the areas of foundation and government grants management, grant compliance, and AmeriCorps program management. Dianna is an AmeriCorps alum having served for two years at City Year New York. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in Chemistry from Skidmore College.

PowerMyLearning Staff

Emily Amick
Director of Professional Learning
Emily leads the development of high-quality professional learning programming and also oversees delivery of services to schools and districts across the country outside of our operating regions. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Emily was a high school math teacher and coach, providing support to colleagues on best practices in the areas of student engagement, data-driven instruction, elements of effective planning, and more. She also worked in educational roles outside of the classroom as a curriculum designer and professional developer. Emily holds a master’s in secondary mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from New York University.

Emily Bailey
Manager of School Partnerships
Emily leads the outreach, selection process, and onboarding for New York City’s grant-funded partner schools. She previously worked at New York Cares as a Senior Manager of Youth Volunteering, having been promoted several times over her four-year tenure there. Before that, Emily was an Outreach Coordinator for Reading Partners after having gotten her start as a City Year Corps Member. Emily holds an MA in Sociology of Education from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; she also has a BA in International Studies & French from SUNY Brockport.

Maria Berkovich
Senior Business Analyst
Maria creates functional requirements to enable software development teams to implement functionality based on the business needs. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Maria worked as a Business Analyst for a pharmaceutical distributor while volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring middle-school students in Columbus, Ohio. Maria earned an M.B.A. from the Ohio State University and a B.A. in Computer Informational Systems with a minor in Management from Southern Arkansas University. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Jane Berkowitz
Manager of Partnerships, New York City
Jane is responsible for working with NYC district superintendents and school principals to develop program and professional development partnerships and implementation plans. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning Jane served as the New York City Executive Director of Educational Partnerships and Director of Professional Development and Strategic Accounts for several K-12 education companies. Beginning her career in education as a classroom teacher, she transitioned from the classroom to the educational publishing industry where she held positions as a product developer, marketing manager, and field program consultant before focusing exclusively as a sales representative, forging key partnerships with K-12 schools, foundations, and institutions of higher education. Jane has a B.S. degree in Education from Boston University.

Mallory Bolen
Professional Learning Specialist, Greater Los Angeles
Mallory will provide teachers with coaching on our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching in the Greater Los Angeles region. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Mallory was a middle school English Language Arts teacher in Texas and California. Mallory earned her B.A. in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Religious Studies from the University of Tennessee, and she has a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. Mallory holds Generalist 4-8, Journalism 7-12, and English as a Second Language (supplemental) teaching certifications.

Lauren Burner-Lawrence
Lead Professional Learning Specialist, Elementary, New York City
Lauren serves as an elementary-focused instructional coach, providing on-site guided teacher support within the nation’s largest school district. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Lauren gained nearly ten years of teaching and school leadership experience in traditional public, charter, and private schools, most notably with the Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Her most recent writing credits include BrainPOP, eOculus Magazine, and Core Learning Exchange. Lauren earned her M.S.Ed in Childhood Education from Brooklyn College and her B.S. in Educational Theatre from New York University. She also completed Games for Learning coursework at NYU’s Media and Games Network.

Anna Lisa Caraveo-Flores
Director of Programs, Greater Los Angeles
Anna Lisa oversees and manages all aspects of our programming in Los Angeles, including Professional Learning and Family Engagement services. Anna Lisa comes to PowerMyLearning with expertise in teaching, teacher education coaching and design, management, and school leadership. Anna Lisa has extensive experience working in school districts in Los Angeles, Houston, Rio Grande Valley (RGV), and Phoenix. Anna Lisa most recently served as an Assistant Principal of Student Supports at a charter school in Los Angeles. Prior to that she served as the Program Director for the Pablove Foundation in Los Angeles where she oversaw a national arts education program and helped lead their national expansion efforts. Anna Lisa attended Arizona State University, where she received her M.A. in Social and Cultural Pedagogy from the School of Social Transformation. She also holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Irvine.

Clarence Carter
Manager of Partnerships, Greater Los Angeles
Clarence is responsible for working with district superintendents and school principals to develop program and professional development partnerships and implementation plans. Previously, Clarence managed national business development for leading Hi-Tech book publishers at Pearson Education. He led an eight-person sales team, driving over $30M in annual sales. Clarence holds a Master of Business Administration from Redlands University and a B.A. in Sociology from Seattle University

Christina Chiolo
Executive Director, New York City
Christina oversees operations, development activities, and PowerMyLearning’s programs and services in New York City, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. In her previous role as Director of Development, she helped secure philanthropic and government funding to support the work of PowerMyLearning throughout New York City. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Christina spent five years at New York Cares, where she started as a Children’s and Teen Education Program Manager, and then worked as their sole Foundation and Government Relations Officer. Christina also previously served as a Programs and Development Manager at the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation. Christina holds her B.A. in Sociology from Fordham University.

Courtney Dastis-Galvin
Director of Marketing
Courtney works to expand PowerMyLearning’s programs and services to schools and districts across the country. Courtney joined PowerMyLearning in 2009 and has served in various roles in the organization prior to this position. Previously, she served as PowerMyLearning’s Director of Program Development, working to support regional offices and manage creation and maintenance of systems to improve program offerings and delivery. Courtney holds an honors bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Educational Studies from the University of Delaware.

Sowad Enam
Senior QA Engineer
Sowad is responsible for leading quality assurance for PowerMyLearning Connect, and he works closely with the product and technology teams to develop and implement test plans to ensure product quality. Sowad completed his Engineering degree from the City University of New York and also certified by International Institute for Software Testing.

Kevin Fomengia
Professional Learning Specialist, Greater Los Angeles
Kevin provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching in the Greater Los Angeles region. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Kevin was a high school Humanities Teacher at Ednovate where he developed a personalized digital curriculum with a focus on ACT reading standards. He also served as a Policy Advisor for the City of Pico Rivera, where he researched state housing grants and provided recommendations to city legislators for equitable housing solutions for families. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, History, and Communication from the University of Maryland College Park.

Kendra Frank
Senior Manager, Professional Learning
Kendra provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching Before joining PowerMyLearning, Kendra was a Special Education teacher, English Language Development teacher, and tutor in Georgia. In California, Kendra has taught for the Redwood City School District and the Jefferson Elementary School District. Kendra was also recognized as a product ambassador by ClassDojo. Kendra earned a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Karuppiah Ganesan
Managing Director of Technology and Architecture
Karuppiah leads software development and architecture for PowerMyLearning Connect. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Karuppiah was an Executive Director of Engineering at Kaplan Test Prep, where he led the eLearning engineering team and was responsible for software development, enterprise architecture, and quality assurance. He also developed and managed the Kaplan Test Prep eLearning platform. Karuppiah earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

Ramya Gopal
Director of Product Management
Ramya is responsible for overseeing the development and strategic direction of the PowerMyLearning Connect platform. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Ramya served as the Director of the MAF Lab, an R&D team within the nonprofit Mission Asset Fund (MAF). During her tenure at MAF, Ramya launched several digital products to financially empower families who are immigrants and families who have low incomes. Ramya also spent a summer as an Education Pioneer, serving as a Research and Policy Fellow at Education Trust-West. Prior to that, Ramya served as the Associate Research Manager at the Center for Effective Philanthropy where she produced research to help foundations be more effective in working with nonprofits. Ramya holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English Literature from Swarthmore College.

Rachel Gordon
Senior Manager, Program Development
Rachel provides teachers with the instructional practices in our framework grounded in research around equity, family engagement, social-emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching Prior to PowerMyLearning, Rachel taught middle school ELA in the Bronx and Morningside Heights, where she adapted digital curricula in a variety of models to meet her students’ needs. She also worked at Newsela developing digital Common Core aligned assessments for online news articles and training other assessment writers. She holds her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and her B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.

Sabrina Jimenez
Program Manager, Family Engagement, Greater Los Angeles
Sabrina is charged with implementing PowerMyLearning’s Online Family workshops, participating in the development and review of program materials for virtual and in-person delivery, and managing PowerMyLearning’s partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library’s “Student Learning Zones” initiative. Sabrina has spent years working in multiple capacities with a diverse population of students and families in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Oakland, Hayward, and San Francisco. Her pedagogy and training are trauma-informed and culturally sustainable, centering students’ and families’ lived experiences within the curriculum to provide a safe space for critical analysis, reflection, healing and transformation. She carries with her years of community advocacy and program development through various organizations both within and beyond the scope of academia, such as the People’s Education Movement, Bay Area and Hermanas Unidas, Inc. Prior to teaching, Sabrina attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Chicanx Studies. She then pursued her Master’s in the Art of Teaching: Urban Education and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco’s School of Education.

Greg Karnes
Customer Support Manager
Greg provides support to teachers, parents, and students using PowerMyLearning Connect. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Greg provided technical support and software management training for educational nonprofits, government programs, and companies in the private sector. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Lewis and Clark College.

Vanessa Kranwinkel
Development Manager
Vanessa supports the organization’s fundraising efforts. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Vanessa worked as an Outreach Coordinator for a national charter school network in New York City. She served as a Teach for America Corps member, teaching first grade and kindergarten in the South Bronx. In her spare time, she co-chairs the Fundraising Subcommittee for the Bishop Healy Emergency Fund, dedicated to supporting students of African-American, Latin American, Asian-American or Native American heritage at Holy Cross. Vanessa holds a Master of Science in Childhood Education from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Women and Gender Studies Concentration from the College of the Holy Cross.

Adrienne Kraushaar
Managing Director, Product & Programs
Adrienne oversees the development and strategic direction of the PowerMyLearning Connect platform and PowerMyLearning’s programs and services. A former Teach for America Corps member, Adrienne taught middle school math and science in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Adrienne also served in product management, professional development, and curriculum development roles at Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Achieve 3000, and Edison Learning. Adrienne holds a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications, Learning & Design from Ithaca College.

Arul Kumarasamy
Senior Developer
Arul is responsible for software development of PowerMyLearning Connect and manages contracted software developers. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Arul was manager at Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he led various projects and oversaw the offshore team. He was responsible for software development and quality assurance, and he trained and mentored new team members. Arul earned a master’s degree in Physics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University, India.

Brian Levinson
Content Associate
Brian is responsible for the addition and maintenance of quality content on PowerMyLearning Connect. Brian spent eight years editing and developing new content at BrainPOP, and an additional year as the senior editor of one of Scholastic’s classroom magazines. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

Mark Malaspina
President
Mark is responsible for driving PowerMyLearning’s program innovations and research agenda and for deepening PowerMyLearning’s relationships with school districts, software partners, and education organizations. As the former President of The Grow Network, an education company he co-founded in 2000 and sold to McGraw-Hill in 2004, Mark brings strong experience in education to this role. Under Mark’s leadership, Grow served more than 20 million students in the U.S. and internationally and demonstrated its impact in differentiated instruction and parent engagement through studies by nationally recognized research organizations, such as the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Children & Technology. At Grow, Mark helped develop a patented analytical system that infers students’ strengths and needs in order to support effective instruction. Previously, as a Skadden Fellow at the Lawyers Alliance for New York, Mark provided guidance to local organizations developing innovative economic development programs in low-income neighborhoods. Mark has also served on the board of the New York City Financial Network Action Consortium, a CDFI Intermediary that supports community development credit unions, worked with public housing tenant organizations in Atlanta and New Haven, and helped establish small business lending programs in Chicago. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Coto Brus, Costa Rica, and is fluent in Spanish. After receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School, Mark clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also has an M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University and a B.A. from Yale College, where he received the Hadley Prize for outstanding scholarship in the Social Sciences.

Noelle Malone
Communications Manager
Noelle leads the development and execution of PowerMyLearning’s communications assets that tell the story of the organization’s impact, including through articles, press materials, and social media content. Previously, she served as media relations coordinator for ICSC, an international trade association, where she developed communications strategies to advocate on behalf of the organization’s 70,000+ members. Noelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Scranton.

Julie Martin
Director of Research
Julie is responsible for leading the design and execution of research to evaluate the impact of PowerMyLearning’s products and programs. Julie has over 7 years of experience conducting applied research in education settings, including Temple University, Wake County Public School District, and Duke Social Science Research Institute. Immediately prior to PowerMyLearning, Julie was Learning Research Associate at the non-profit leadership organization YPO, where she conducted thought leadership and evaluation research. Julie is also currently a Harvard Strategic Data Project Fellow, through which she receives research and leadership training that directly informs her work at PowerMyLearning. Julie holds a Ph.D. and M.A in Social Psychology from Duke University and a B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College.

Rocio Martinez
Development Manager, Greater Los Angeles
Rocio supports fundraising efforts in Los Angeles. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Rocio served on the development team at one of the largest charter school networks in Los Angeles. Her work focused on efforts to raise funds for scholarships and school operations. She has over three years of experience serving underprivileged students in Southern California. Rocio holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA.

Jim McHarg
Managing Director of Partnerships
Jim has national responsibility for developing and managing relationships with schools and districts, as well as driving sales process and procedure. Jim has been in professional business-to-business sales his entire career with the last 20 years being focused on the education market. During that time, he has held a number of roles ranging from territory salesperson to National Sales Manager. Most recently, Jim was the Vice President and National Sales Manager at Perfection Learning where he led that companies’ sales efforts in the K-12 space for online and print solutions. Previously, Jim managed sales for Generation Ready’s Professional Development offerings in New York City and served as Vice President of Public School Sales and Sales Operations at Catapult Learning. His first foray into educational sales was with Kaplan where he managed the Central Region for the K12 division and led the entire sales team for the Nursing Division. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Biology Sciences from the University of Delaware.

Radames Medina
Senior Staff Accountant
Radames is responsible for preparing and maintaining PowerMyLearning’s accounting records. Radames joined PowerMyLearning with almost twenty years of accounting experience in various industries. In addition, he independently consulted for several small businesses in an accounting and bookkeeping capacity. This led to a controller position at a technology start-up company where he was able to assist in bringing the company from an annual revenue scale of approximately $350k to a million dollars in two years. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry University and a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Information Systems from Pace University.

Erin Morrison-Sadaka
Director of Programs, New York City
Erin is responsible for leading both the expansion and implementation of PowerMyLearning’s programs in New York City, including deepening PowerMyLearning’s impact with school leaders, teachers, families, and students. Erin started at PowerMyLearning in 2011 as a Program Manager, later transitioning to a Blended Learning Consultant. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Erin taught chemistry, physics, and general science to students in Central Harlem and the South Bronx. During this time, she served as a Department Leader, a Grade-Team Leader, and a Teach for America corps member. Erin holds an M.S. in Teaching from Pace University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California.

Dennis Nelson
Manager of Inside Partnerships
Dennis is the Manager of National Partnerships. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Dennis served as the National Partnerships Manager at Eye to Eye and the Regional Partnerships Manager with Playworks where he managed several K-12 and College accounts. Dennis has dual bachelor’s degrees in Policy Management and Religion from Dickinson College and has over a decade of experience in developing nonprofit partnerships.

Neha Pandit
Senior Manager, Research & Program Operations
Neha manages program data processes that inform funding reports and program goals, and she works closely with program teams to develop data collection tools, logic models, and metrics that align to PowerMyLearning’s overall mission. Before joining PowerMyLearning, Neha worked as Research and Evaluation Manager at Inwood House, a social welfare organization, leading the production of yearly program reports and conducting data analyses to assess programmatic outcomes. She completed her M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention with a concentration in Research Methods at New York University.

Beth Petrosian
Manager of Inside Partnerships
Beth is responsible for National Partnership Accounts. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Beth managed a team of Education Account and Customer Success Specialists for a mathematics intervention company. With 14 years supporting educators across the US, Beth has helped schools implement ELA, World Language, Mathematics Curricula, and supplemental resources with fidelity due to a strong belief in professional learning. Her work includes an understanding of student engagement through the use of educational technology programs and hardware.  Beth began her career as a teacher in Massachusetts, but has also been in classrooms in Connecticut and Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts.

Caryn Rogoff
Director of Content
Caryn is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of content on PowerMyLearning Connect. Caryn has more than twenty years of experience in K-12 education, including as co-founder and director of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City. She was previously involved in other community-based educational initiatives including Family Place Libraries, a national library-based family literacy program, and Staten Island Community Television, where she trained and supported community members of all ages in creating television programming. Caryn has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University Teachers College and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ted Robinson
Manager of National Key Accounts
Ted has responsibility for key national accounts with schools, districts, education non-profits and social services groups. Ted has over forty years of success working in the K-12 education arena. He was Vice President of Sales for Kaplan K12 Learning Services. He was charged with moving Kaplan K12 into metro markets, developing partnerships with federal agencies and additional K-12 education partners to enhance Kaplan’s strong brand. Beginning his career in education as a classroom teacher, he transitioned to education publishing where he held executive sales and marketing positions at Simon & Schuster, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Tribune, Creative Publications and Advanced Academics. He also has done consulting work for Leapfrog; Achieva.com; CInnovations; Achieve Data Solutions; Scholar Centric; Quantum Learning Solutions; ClassLink; Graduation Alliance; Civil Survival; Learning Upgrade; Proximity Learning and several other small, medium sized K-12 technology companies.

Katie Roth
Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles
Katie oversees operations, development activities, and PowerMyLearning’s programs in Los Angeles, while strengthening relationships with community partners, school districts, and political leaders. In her previous roles at PowerMyLearning, she managed program execution for families and educators in high-poverty schools and she played a pivotal role in shaping the program vision nationally. She also worked closely with teachers and school leaders to implement innovative digital learning strategies in their classrooms to increase student engagement and achievement. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Katie served as the Los Angeles Manager of Instruction at Revolution Prep, where she managed, trained, and developed a group of 75 instructors and tutors. She also worked at XAP Corporation, interfacing with state departments of education to enhance digital learning opportunities for K-12 students. She taught seventh and eighth grade math and served as the school’s math department chair. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Katie earned a California teaching credential in secondary math.

Zoya Shapiro
Senior Data Analyst
Zoya supports all of PowerMyLearning’s data needs, maintaining the company’s various databases and providing custom reporting solutions. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Zoya managed the data analytics team at Venio, LLC D/B/A Keane. She is a summa cum laude graduate of SUNY Binghamton and a recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and SQL Server Business Intelligence certification from Learning Tree.

Ronald Southard
Director of Finance and Administration
Ron is responsible for managing PowerMyLearning’s Finance Department. Prior to PowerMyLearning, Ron has worked as the finance leader in several small to medium sized non-profits, as well as filling the role of Chief Financial Officer for the American Lung Association. While at the Lung Association, Ron led the design and implementation of an award-winning accounting system that tracked and consolidated the finances of the American Lung Association’s twenty-five independently incorporated regional offices throughout the U.S. Ron has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Buffalo.

Elisabeth Stock
CEO & Co-Founder
Elisabeth built PowerMyLearning from a nascent non-profit in 1999 into a national leader in the K-12 digital learning space. Recognized as an expert in her field, Elisabeth is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and a life-long Ashoka fellow. She has given a TEDx talk and high-level briefings at the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission, and she has served as an advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the NYC Department of Education. Elisabeth has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio and has published Op-Eds in media outlets such as Education Week and the Huffington Post. In 2001, she was honored by Crain’s New York Business as one of 40 New Yorkers under 40 shaping the city. From 1996-97, Elisabeth served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Vice President, where her experience as the principal architect of a government-wide education technology program led her to launch PowerMyLearning a year later. Elisabeth was a high school teacher for two years while a Peace Corps volunteer and later worked for the World Bank on appropriate technology in Africa. She also worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and helped the Open Society Institute start the After-School Corporation. Elisabeth served as a member of the MIT Board of Trustees and is the youngest individual ever to be appointed to the MIT Executive Committee. Elisabeth has earned four degrees from MIT. She also holds a patent for a medical device.

Abigail Torres
Staff Accountant
Abigail is responsible for processing invoices and issuing payments for PowerMyLearning and supports the Director of Finance and Administration with year-end closings and annual audit. Prior to working at PowerMyLearning, Abigail worked for Black Entertainment Television Digital (BET). She worked collaborative with the BET Legal department to ensure proper development and processing of contracts for payment.

Unique Tucker
Director of Human Resources
Unique oversees Human Resources for PowerMyLearning, including talent management, onboarding, and employee relations. Unique has over eight years of HR experience, most recently as an HR Generalist at the NYS Psychiatric Institute, which is run in conjunction with Columbia University Medical Center and Research Foundation for Mental Health. Unique has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York and bachelor’s in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle. She also holds a certification in Professional Human Resource Management from Pace University.

Stacey Williams
Managing Director, External Relations
Stacey is responsible for overseeing development efforts and organization-wide communications. Prior to joining PowerMyLearning, Stacey served as the Managing Director of Development at Public Prep, a nonprofit charter school management organization in New York City. Over the course of eight years, Stacey helped develop Public Prep from a standalone charter school to a network serving more than 1,500 students in grades PreK-8th across six campuses in roles centered on staff recruitment, external relations, and development. Stacey also spent a summer as an Education Pioneer, serving as a Media and Operations Fellow at Charter Schools Accountability & Support Team (CSAS) at the New York City Department of Education where she led the redesign of the CSAS website and created a press and communication strategy. Stacey started her career as a fourth-grade teacher and Teach for America Corps Member in Phoenix, AZ. Stacey holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy from New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ithaca College.

Dianna Yeung
Director of Institutional Giving
Dianna works with PowerMyLearning’s Executive Team to drive the organization’s institutional fundraising efforts. Previously, she worked for five years at the Great Oaks Foundation serving in a variety of roles and completed work in the areas of foundation and government grants management, grant compliance, and AmeriCorps program management. Dianna is an AmeriCorps alum having served for two years at City Year New York. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in Chemistry from Skidmore College.