Personnel & Partners

Get to know our team of changemakers.

Our team members are dedicated to transforming education to better serve students, because we know that the changes we make today will impact the students, families, and communities of tomorrow. We’re guided by our region’s students, educators, families, and community members, and by three key circles:

  • Our Center Team helps build capacity regionwide through projects tailored to the unique needs of our three states. This work is informed by the needs of our state education agencies and guided by the expertise and experience of our Advisory Board and Community of Stewards.
  • Advisory Board Program (ABP) members are leaders in their communities, companies, school districts, or organizations that help us uncover, understand, and center the educational topics that matter most to the communities we serve.
  • Our Community of Stewards (CoS) helps us leverage and connect our region’s 29 educational service districts (ESDs) through their roles in ESD leadership.

Center Team Members

CoS & ABP Members

Alecia Gardner

Center Team (AK)

Alicia Drucker

Center Team

Amber Eaton

Center Team (OR)

Amy Jo Meiners

Center Team (AK)

Dr. Andrew Eyres

Community of Stewards (WA)

Dr. Anthony Craig

Advisory Board (WA)

April Campbell

Advisory Board (OR)

Barbara Adams

Advisory Board (AK)

Bernie Sorenson

Center Team

Beth Geiger

Center Team (WA)

Carl Chamblee

Advisory Board (AK)

Carmen Xiomara Urbina

Advisory Board (OR)

Chrissy Dulik Dalos

Center Team (WA)

Dr. Christine M. T. Pitts

Advisory Board (OR)

Christine O'Connor

Advisory Board (AK)

CINDY KELLY

Advisory Board (WA)

Dave Parker

Advisory Board (OR)

Dr. Deena Bishop

Advisory Board (AK)

Doug Walrath

Advisory Board (AK)

Ewan Bradley

Community of Stewards (OR)

Dr. Flip Herndon

Community of Stewards (WA)

Henry Strom

Advisory Board (WA)

Jackie Wood

Community of Stewards (AK)

Dr. Janet Gordon

External Evaluator

Jessica Vavrus

Center Team

Joel Isaak

Advisory Board (AK)

Dr. Joshua Coughran

Community of Stewards (AK)

Dr. Julia Heffernen

Advisory Board (OR)

Julie Rolling

Community of Stewards (WA)

Julie Staley

Center Team (AK)

Dr. Kate Hoyt

Center Team

Kate Marrone

Community of Stewards (OR)

Kerri Tobin

Center Team (WA)

Kristen Jaudon, APR

Center Team

Dr. Karen Gray-Adams

External Evaluator

LARRY FRANCOIS

Advisory Board (WA)

Lee Gehrig

Center Team

Maria Chavez-Haroldson

Community of Stewards (OR)

Mark Angle-Hobson

Community of Stewards (OR)

Mark Redmond

Community of Stewards (OR)

Dr. Mary Wegner

Community of Stewards (AK)

MARY WILBER

Advisory Board (WA)

Megan Malcolm

Center Team

Molly Mazur

Center Team (OR)

Muzdah Malik

Center Team

PATSY WHITEFOOT

Advisory Board (WA)

Penny Fender

Community of Stewards (OR)

Shaun Streyle

Advisory Board (AK)

Suzanne McFarland Price

Center Team (OR)

Tamara Van Wyhe

Center Team (AK)

Tim Merlino

Community of Stewards (WA)

Veronica Gallardo

Advisory Board (WA)

Our Partners

Region 16 Comprehensive Center partners with organizations around the nation to deliver high-quality capacity-building services and technical assistance to our state education agencies. Our partners help us amplify the work of our Center Team, Advisory Board, and Community of Stewards. Each partner helps us move toward our vision of transformed education systems rooted in place and grounded in the knowledge of students, families, and communities.

Educational Service Agency Networks

Region 16 leverages the educational service agency networks in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington to deepen regional relationships and amplify collective efforts. Our partners are:

Comprehensive Center Network

Region 16 is one of 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers in the Comprehensive Center Network. We collaborate with the National Comprehensive Center and other Regional Comprehensive Centers to support resource development and programming. Our partners in the Comprehensive Center Network include:

Regional Educational Laboratory

Region 16 Comprehensive Center and Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest (REL Northwest) both serve Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. REL Northwest partners with key stakeholders to develop evidence that can inform consequential decisions about policy, programs, and practice.