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Steering Committee

Lisa Villarreal
Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority

Robert Mahaffey
Executive Director
The Rural School and Community Trust

Sharon Adams-Taylor

Associate Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators
Matt Aliberti
Director, Impact
United Way Worldwide

Carlos Azcoitia

Distinguished Professor of Practice
Department of Educational Leadership
National Louis University

Julia Baez
Executive Director
Baltimore's Promise

Rochelle Davis
President & CEO
Healthy Schools Campaign

Kelley Ditzel
Director of Research and Policy
Southern Education Foundation

Sabrina Evans Ellis
Executive Director
Youth Development Institute

Matia Finn-Stevenson
Associate Director, Schools of the 21st Century, Yale University
The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy

Josephine Franklin
Associate Director, Research and Information Resources
National Association of Secondary School Principals

Jodi Grant

Executive Director
Afterschool Alliance

Cathlin Gray

Associate Superintendent for Family, School, and Community Partnerships 
Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation

David Griffith
Senior Director of Public Policy

Diana Hall

Program Supervisor 
SUN Service System & Community Schools

Merita Irby
Managing Director
The Forum for Youth Investment

Suzanne Kerbow
Program Director for Education
Polk Bros Foundation

Steven McCullough
Chief Operating Officer, CEO
Communities In Schools




Melissa Mitchell
Executive Director
Illinois Federation for Community Schools

Jose Munoz

Executive Director
ABC Community School Partnership

Jennifer Peck
Executive Director
Partnership for Children and Youth

Pam Pradachith-Demler
Executive Director
San Francisco Beacon Initiative

Andrea Prejean
Director of Priority Schools
National Education Association

Jane Quinn

National Center for Community Schools, Children’s Aid Society

Sanjiv Rao
Program Officer, Youth Opportunity and Learning
Ford Foundation

Adeline Ray

Senior Manager
CPS Community Schools Initiative
Chicago Public Schools

Pedro Rivera
Secretary of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

John Schlitt
School-Based Health Alliance

Kyle Serrette
Director of Education Justice Campaigns
Center for Popular Democracy

Shital C. Shah
Assistant Director, Education Issues
American Federation of Teachers

Bela Shah Spooner
Program Manager, Afterschool Initiatives
Institute for Youth, Education, and Families
National League of Cities

Joann Weeks
Associate Director
Netter Center for Community Partnerships
University of Pennsylvania

Ira Harkavy
Chair Emeritus
Associate Vice President and Director
Netter Center for Community Partnerships
University of Pennsylvania

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