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Leadership Team

Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO Ed Lee, COO Kristi Davis, VP Dev Meeta Sharma-Holt, VP of Programs

Nikole Collins-Puri


Ed Lee


Kristi Davis

Vice President, Development

Meeta Sharma-Holt

Vice President, Programs & Strategic Partnerships


Innovation, Research, and Curriculum

Emily McLeod, Director of IRC Tania Tauer, Sr PM PD

Emily McLeod

Director of Innovation, Research, & Curriculum

Tania Tauer

Senior Program Manager for Professional Development

Development and Communications


Admin, Finance, and Operations

Allison Pettit, Accounting Manager Emily Mavaddat, Database & Operations Manager Yune Truong, Bookkeeper Jeanette Jensen, Exec Assistant

Allison Pettit

Accounting Manager

Emily Mavaddat

Database & Operations Manager

Yune Truong


Jeanette Jensen

Executive Assistant

Programs & Professional Development, California

Bunmi Esho, CA ED Xueyong Liu, Facilitator

Bunmi Esho

California Executive Director 

Xueyong Liu

Program Facilitator

Programs & Professional Development, Pacific Northwest

Callista Chen, PNW ED Claire Plourde, PM AS

Callista Chen

Pacific Northwest Executive Director

Claire Plourde

Program Manager

Miriam Kabore

Program Manager

Tessa Nelson



Tessa Nelson

Program Facilitator



Programs & Professional Development, DC Metro Region

Airee Smith, PM AS Chantal James, PC

Airee Smith

Program Manager

Chantal James

Program Coordinator