Staff

We’re proud to work with a fantastic group of people with various interests, backgrounds, and experiences, including several Board-certified teachers and other education professionals. While our office is based in Arlington, we work nationwide with partners, networks, and stakeholders  to elevate accomplished teaching at the national, state, and district levels.

Senior Leadership Team

Peggy Brookins, NBCT

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joe Doctor

Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Clarke, NBCT

Vice President, Experience & Activation

Tamara Dudley

Vice President, Advocacy & Communications

Kristin Hamilton, NBCT

Vice President, Standards & Assessment

Alissa Harrison

Vice President, Innovative Solutions Hub

CEO, Operations, Development, & DEI Team

Peggy Brookins, NBCT

President & Chief Executive Officer

Joe Doctor

Chief Operating Officer

Alisha Ghosh

Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

Marc D’Anjou

Special Assistant to the President & CEO and Corporate Secretary

Advocacy & Communications Team

Tamara Dudley

Vice President, Advocacy & Communications

Michelle Accardi, NBCT

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

Stacey Hicks, NBCT

Senior Director, State Engagement

Sarah Pinsky

Senior Director, Policy

Tamara Poulson

Director, Communications & Marketing

Bootsie Battle-Holt, NBCT
Zachary Curtis

Senior Manager, Policy

Dr. Daphne Harris-Brown

Senior Manager, State Partnerships

John Dudley, NBCT

Senior Manager, District Engagement

Thea Williams-Black

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Edward Santiago

Senior Associate, Digital Communications

Dr. Andra Smith

Senior Associate, Advocacy & Communications

Lauren Amador

Associate, Strategic Partnerships

Shelby Beck

Associate, Communications & Marketing

Experience & Activation Team

Lisa Clarke, NBCT

Vice President, Experience & Activation

Laura Benedetto

Director, Engagement & Mobilization

Dr. Chawanna Chambers, NBCT

Director, Culturally Sustaining Candidate Support Network

Jacquelyn Fabian, NBCT

Director, Candidate Experience

April Jones

Director, Candidate Support Community

Cheryl Corpus

Director, Candidate Support, Programs, & Practices

Danielle Brown, NBCT

Senior Manager, Candidate Experience

Jéri Ogden

Senior Manager, Networking, Learning, & Engagement

Danielle Belanger

Senior Manager, Grant & Project Management

Janet Haber

Manager, Engagement & Mobilization

Joy Medley

Manager, Engagement & Mobilization

Claire Brown

Senior Associate, Grant & Project Management

Miranda Frederick

Senior Associate, Networking, Learning, & Engagement

Jennifer Keller

Senior Associate, Experience & Activation

Finance, People, & Administration

Jeff Derrick

Senior Director, Finance

Evangeline Stewart

Senior Manager, People & Administration

Milad Nazar

Manager, Accounting

Michele Blasey

Controller

Daniel Izzo

Senior Associate, Finance, People, & Administration

Innovation Solutions Hub

Alissa Harrison

Vice President, Innovative Solutions Hub

Marcia Foster

Senior Director, Products & Services

Alexander Lord

Director, Salesforce

Melissa Mays

Director, Project Management

Caitlin Wilson

Senior Manager, Products & Services

James Derousselle

Manager, Salesforce & Integrations

Hailu Minassie

Manager, Data

Ben McKinney

Senior Associate, ATLAS

Ashley Brown

Senior Associate, Innovative Solutions Hub

Standards & Assessment Team

Kristin Hamilton, NBCT

Vice President, Standards & Assessment

Carol Ezzelle

Senior Director, Psychometrics

Andrea Hajek, NBCT

Director, Assessment Operations

Susan Lopez Bailey

Director, Standards

Dana Nurse

Director, Inclusive Assessment Development

Dianna Minor, NBCT

Senior Manager, Standards

Melissa Villareal

Senior Manager, Assessment

Arlen Hancock

Senior Associate, Standards & Assessment