December 20, 2013

Our Boards

Leadership and Management

The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) Advisory Board features national and international experts in the fields of education, neuroscience, and technology. Collectively, they provide us with critical strategic advice in fulfilling our mission to support and uplift schools through 21st century learning and leadership. Our Board of Directors governs our operations and provides critical oversight.

Advisory Board

Members of CEI’s Advisory Board at a July 2018 meeting in Orlando, Fla.

  • Michael Bett, Managing Director, LearnLab, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dr.  Nancy Phenis Bourke, Consultant, Principal Mentoring, Indiana
  • Jan-Marie Fernandez, Principal, Mantua Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia
  • Jillayne Flanders, Associate Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dr. Kevin Green, Engineer and Executive Director, Akasha Learning Systems, Virginia
  • Timothy Harrison, Asst. Dir. Teacher Training, Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Jacque Hayden, Instructional Leadership Executive Director, Baltimore City Schools, Maryland
  • Dr. Sharon Field Hoffman, Founder and Director Self Determination Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit
  • Dr. Michael Johanek, Senior Fellow and Director, Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lea Kuusilehto-Awale, Professor, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Paul Liabenow, President, CEI Board and Executive Director, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA)
  • Suzan Mullane, Educational Consultant, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Dr. Kamran Namdar, Professor, University of Mälardalen, Sweden
  • Dr. Scott Neil, CEO, Lead180
  • Dr. Melissa (Missie) Patsche, Principal, Upper Providence Elementary School (PA) and Adjunct Faculty Immaculata and Neumann Universities
  • Dr. Koncha Pinós-Pey, Estudio Contemplativo, Spain
  • Cosper Scafidi, MBA, Managing Partner, Mind Body Matters, and parent of child with Attention Deficit Disorders, Virginia
  • Dr. Kathleen Sciarappa, Consultant- Principal Mentoring, New Hampshire
  • Kevin Simpson, Founder of KDSL Global, Co-Founder UAE Network
  • Mark Terry, Deputy Executive Director, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)
  • Dr. Bruce Wexler, Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
  • Mary Woods, Principal Mentor Coach, South Carolina

Board of Directors

  • Paul Liabenow, President
  • Dr. Christine Mason, Executive Director
  • John Wilhelm, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Suzan Mullane, Trustee
  • Dr. Kevin Green, Trustee