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Policy Fellows

Class of 2016-2017 

The Riley Institute is proud to announce its fifth class of White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows who, beginning in October 2016, will spend ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans in partnership with their State Afterschool Networks and the National Afterschool Alliance.

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Billie Jo Bakeberg (bio)
Steering Committee Chair
South Dakota Afterschool Network
South Dakota

 

 

 

Suzanne Birdsall (bio)
State Director, 21st C CCLC
Department of Education, New Hampshire
New Hampshire

 

 

 

David Carroll (bio)
Chief Program Officer
Neighborhood Houses
Missouri

 

 

 

Nichelle Harris (bio)
Network Lead
Ohio Afterschool Network
Ohio

 

 

 

Jessica Hay (bio)
Program Director
California Afterschool Network
California

 

 

 

Leslie Garvin (bio)
Executive Director
North Carolina Campus Compact
North Carolina

 

 

 

Stephanie Lennon (bio)
Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
School's Out Washington
Washington

 

 

 

Amber May (bio)
Organizer - Program Director
Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Partnership Network -- Operation Shoestring, Inc.
Mississippi

 

 

 

Shallie Pittman (bio)
Youth Development Associate
ACT Now
Illinois

 

 

 

Kelly Riding (bio)
Network Lead
Utah Afterschool Network
Utah

 

 

 

Laura Saccente (bio)
Director
PSAYDN
Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Megan Stanek (bio)
Network Director
Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning (OPEL).
Oklahoma

 

 

 

Patrick Stanton (bio)
Creative Research Director
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
Massachusetts

 

 

 

Kelly Malone Sturgis (bio)
Executive Director
New York State Network for Youth Success
New York

 

 

 

Courtney Sullivan (bio)
Executive Director
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
Arizona

 

 

 

Lisa Thompson-Caruthers (bio)
Director Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning
Harris County Department of Education
Texas

 

 

 

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