Staff & Board



Raymond C. Pierce, President and CEO
Amanda Assalone, Postdoctoral Research and Policy Analyst
Leah Austin, Vice President of Programs
William Berry, P-12 Data & Policy Analyst

Autumn Blanchard, Director of Marketing & Communications
Lisa Chester, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Corporate Development
Kelley Ditzel, Director of Research & Policy

Micah Evans, Program Assistant
Chandra Halstead, Office Manager

Troy Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer

Fred Jones, Director of Government Affairs
Kenita T. Williams, Director, Leadership Development


Board of Trustees

Esther Aguilera, President and CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association
Frederick J. Frelow, Board Treasurer, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation 
Susan Whealler Johnston, Executive Vice President, AGB

Kenneth Jones II, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Milton J. Little, Jr., Board Chair, President, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Hakim J. Lucas, President & CEO, Virginia Union University
Lily D. McNair, President of Tuskegee University
Ajay K. Mehrotra,
 Executive Director, American Bar Foundation
Michael T. Nettles, Senior Vice President at ETS
Warren Simmons, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Institute for School Reform


The SEF Board of Trustees login portal is available here.

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