Our Team

The work of the Academy is supported by creative, capable, and experienced staff members. They work with Fellows and Project Panels to deliver the organization’s work products. The staff is comprised of diverse research professionals and subject matter experts who bring project management and technical expertise to each effort.

Academy Staff Only

Teresa W. Gerton

President and CEO
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Jacob Brown

Intern
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Adam Darr

Senior Research Associate
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Laurie Ekstrand

Senior Advisor
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Emily Fay

Research Associate
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Charles D. Grimes III

Senior Advisor
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Elijah Evans

Research Associate
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Matt Gripp

Research Analyst
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Pamela Haze

Project Director
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Cynthia Heckmann

Project Director
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Kim Hildred

Senior Advisor
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Thelma Hite-Harris

Project Director
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Brenna Isman

Project Director
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Diane Irving

Director of Human Resources
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Sally Jaggar

Senior Advisor
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Roger Kodat

Project Director
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Randolph Lyon

Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development
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John Martinez

Senior Advisor
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Joseph P. Mitchell, III

Director of Academy Programs
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Larry B. Novey

Senior Advisor
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Karla Perri

Project Director
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Joseph Przeczewski

Director of Information Technology and Facilities
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Maria Rapuano

Senior Advisor
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Myra Howze Shiplett

Project Director
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Joseph Tasker, Jr.

Senior Advisor
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Kim A. Thorsen

Senior Advisor
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Sylvia Tognetti

Senior Advisor
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Lisa Trahan

Director of Fellow Relations
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Jonathan Tucker

Senior Analyst/Project Director
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Evelyn Turnage

Contracts Manager
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Marcia Vernon

Accounting Manager
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Yang (Chloe) Yang

Research Analyst
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