National Leadership

Jonas Chartock

Jonas Chartock, Ed.D Chief Executive Officer Jonas oversees all aspects of Leading Educators operations and growth, managing the organization's leadership team.

Chong-Hao Fu

Chong-Hao Fu Chief Program Officer Chong-Hao Fu leads the program and content design teams at Leading Educators.

Phong Dinh

Phong Dinh Chief Financial Officer Phong Dinh oversees the organization’s financial and operational resources and strategic planning.

Jill Schreifer

Jill A. Schreifer Chief Operating Officer Jill is responsible for client partnerships, business development, and strategic growth. Her team oversees the implementation of teacher leadership programming models for partners nationwide.


Tom Krebs

Tom Krebs Vice President, Program Delivery Tom oversees the Fellowship program to ensure Fellow development and student achievement growth.

Kelly McClure

Kelly McClure Managing Director of Content Design Kelly develops and refines content for the Leading Educators professional development program.

Nikki Diamantes

Nikki Diamantes Chief of Staff Nikki designs and manages national expansion efforts for Leading Educators.

Ingrid Alvarado

Ingrid Alvarado Director of Development Ingrid is responsible for developing national relationships and securing multi-year investments for the organization’s sustainability.


Matthew Bradford

Matthew Bradford Director of Systems and Technology Matt oversees the information systems that are used across the network and is responsible for monitoring their use, maintenance, development, and training.

Liz Garcia

Liz Garcia, PhD National Director of Coaching Liz oversees the Leading Educators coaching model and is also responsible for the national development of Coaches.

Julia McNabb Kaufman

Julia McNabb Kaufman Director of Human Capital Julia oversees staff professional development, the cultivation and retention of talent, and management of talent-related systems for the national Leading Educators organization.

Laura Meili

Laura Meili Director of Content Design Laura designs and facilitates sessions, assessments, and online content to support our Fellowship program and Strategic Support Initiative partners.


Lauren Mulcahy

Lauren Mulcahy Director of Strategic Growth Lauren manages the organization’s growth strategy and partner relationships.



National Staff

Steph Bates National Program Operations Manager Steph supports all program teams and regions to ensure quality sessions and program experiences that effectively meet the needs of teacher leaders and schools.

Brock Bedard Operations Coordinator Brock provides operational, systems, and communications support for organization at large from the National office in New Orleans.

Maria Bourgeois Executive Assistant & Special Projects Manager Maria directly supports the Chief Program Officer as well as the National Program Support and Design Team by managing various projects throughout the year.

Sarah Bullock Morgan Senior Manager, Strategic Growth Sarah manages and supports strategic growth opportunities, researches and develops new prospects, and project manages strategic consulting projects.


Simon Spadaro-Bliss Content Design Coordinator Simon manages the Leading Educators sessions library and supports collaboration between national and regional program teams.

Rebecca Taylor-Perryman Associate Director of Program Evaluation Rebecca manages evaluation strategy and performance data across Leading Educators' programs and designs surveys and performance assessments.

Brittany Walker Sykes National Human Capital Manager Brittany Walker Sykes is responsible for the cultivation of talent and management of talent-related systems for the Leading Educators organization.