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Jennifer Myers is an expert in mental health promotion, suicide prevention, trauma-informed approaches, mindfulness, and resilience. A...
Athi Myint-U, a highly experienced public health specialist and instructional designer, brings expertise in designing innovative, evidence-...
Christina N’Tchougan-Sonou is an educational development professional with over 20 years of experience in educational management and...
Alyssa Na’im, research scientist, is an expert in applied research, policy analysis, program evaluation, training and technical assistance...
Lucy Nelson, an educational technology researcher, evaluates media and digital resources that support early childhood education, at-home learning, and school readiness.
Johannah Nikula, a mathematics education expert and widely published author, leads a body of research that is advancing knowledge of how to...
Apollo M. Nkwake is a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical advisor at EDC. He oversees evaluation and learning for education and...
Leana Nordstrom, associate project director and experienced project manager, is an expert in communications, event management, and product...
As president and chief executive officer (CEO), David Offensend brings a strong business acumen as well as nonprofit experience to his oversight of EDC’s domestic and international work.
Olanike Ojelabi, research associate, has expertise in public policy research, program evaluation, and project coordination. She supports...
Judith Oki designs and implements activities to build the skills, processes, and relationships needed by individuals and organizations to achieve results for families and communities.
Carol Oliver is a nationally recognized leader and trainer in the field of substance misuse prevention. She has expertise in evidence-based...
Lisa Oliveri is an ASIS International board-certified protection professional. She has more than 10 years of experience across a range of...
Jason H. Padgett is a nationally recognized suicide prevention expert, an experienced program leader, and a highly skilled training and...
Allison Parish, a national expert in early childhood and mental health, has deep expertise in home visiting, continuous improvement, and...
John Parris, an expert in educational media and digital strategy, brings extensive experience in research, usability, evaluation, instructional design, multimedia production, and project management.