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Our Team

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Transforming education is what drives everything we do at NMSI. Many of our staff began their careers in the classroom, while others have backgrounds in education policy, technology, business, and consulting. The NMSI executive team provides strategic leadership as the organization addresses today’s education challenges to create the workforce of the 21st century.

In addition, hundreds of expert teacher consultants help lead NMSI’s nationally acclaimed teacher and student training sessions at schools across the country.

Team Leaders

Marcus Lingenfelter
Senior Vice President
Advancement
Ronda Brandon
Vice President
Teacher Development & Strategy
Debbee Reynolds Johnson
Vice President
State & District Partnerships
Mort Orlov
Vice President
Northeast Programs

Michelle Stie
Vice President
Content

Nicole Beeman-Cadwallader
Senior Director
Curriculum & Design

Paul Duchene
Senior Director
Human Capital Mangaement

Melissa Moritz
Senior Director
Teacher & Student Engagement
Jackie Castma
Director
School Partnership & Program Management
LaFonda Cousin
Director
Program Delivery & Operations
David DeHerrera
Director
Enterprise Infrastructure
Juan Elizondo
Director
Communications

Brian Graves
Director
Science Content

Charla Holzbog
Director
Math Content

Aubrey Ludwig
Director
English Content

Deborah Moore 
Director
Fine Arts

Barbara Plonski
Director
Northeast Programs

Scott Webb 
Director  
Applications Development
   


Board of Directors

Our board of directors, comprising national leaders in business, education and science, play a critical role in shaping NMSI’s strategic plans and ensuring that we’re positioned to meet our ambitious goals.

 

Kenneth P. Cohen

Chairman
Retired Vice President, Public and Government Affairs
ExxonMobil Corporation


Bruce Alberts, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco


Tom Arseneault

Chief Operating Officer
BAE Systems, Inc.


Norman Augustine

Retired Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation


Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.

Retired Maryland State Superintendent of Education


Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.

Retired NASA Astronaut
President and Founder, Harris Foundation


Shirley Malcom, Ph.D.

Director, Education and Human Resources Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science


Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Maryland, College Park


P. Roy Vagelos, M.D.

Retired Chairman and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.


Lawrence Warder

Retired Global Director of Operations
Deloitte Consulting