Team Members

Mr. Michael Collins

Mr. Michael Collins

President

President/Columbus, OH

Dr. Yvonne Brandon

Dr. Yvonne Brandon

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Richmond, VA

Ms. Bridget Cheney

Ms. Bridget Cheney

National Search Director

National Search Director/Hastings, MI

Dr. Eric Dimmitt

Dr. Eric Dimmitt

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Michael Glascoe

Dr. Michael Glascoe

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Millsboro, DE

Dr. Karen Hall

Dr. Karen Hall

National Search Director

National Search Director/St. Louis, MO

Dr. Gerald Hudson

Dr. Gerald Hudson

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Cedar Hill, TX

Dr. Bob Mata

Dr. Bob Mata

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Cathedral City, CA

Dr. Dennis O'Hara

Dr. Dennis O'Hara

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Islip, NY

Dr. Susan Savaglio-Jarvis

Dr. Susan Savaglio-Jarvis

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Pleasant Prairie, WI

Dr. Karen Stinson

Dr. Karen Stinson

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Ankeny, IA

Ms. Molly Schwarzhoff

Ms. Molly Schwarzhoff

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President/Cedar Rapids, IA

Ms. Minnie Forte-Brown

Ms. Minnie Forte-Brown

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Durham, NC

Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. David Faltys

Dr. David Faltys

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Southlake, TX

Ms. Jamie Glasser

Ms. Jamie Glasser

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Ron Hanson

Dr. Ron Hanson

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Castana, IA

Dr. Denise Lowe

Dr. Denise Lowe

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Howell, NJ

Dr. Ann Moore

Dr. Ann Moore

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Montgomery, AL

Dr. John Ramos, Sr.

Dr. John Ramos, Sr.

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Trumbull, CT

Dr. Ann Schultz

Dr. Ann Schultz

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Westminster, CO

Dr. Jan Vesely

Dr. Jan Vesely

National Search Director

National Search Director/Tucson, AZ

Ms. Kathy Schoenfelder

Ms. Kathy Schoenfelder

Vice President

Vice President/Cedar Rapids, IA

Dr. Dale Caldwell

Dr. Dale Caldwell

National Search Director

National Search Director/New Brunswick, NJ

Mr. Steve Cochrane

Mr. Steve Cochrane

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Patricia Garcia

Dr. Patricia Garcia

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Milford, CT

Dr. Barbara Goodwin

Dr. Barbara Goodwin

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Glendale, AZ

Ms. Lori Hershey

Ms. Lori Hershey

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/ Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Efrain Martinez

Mr. Efrain Martinez

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Holyoke, MA

Mr. Craig Morris

Mr. Craig Morris

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Lakeland, MN

Dr. Michael Rush

Dr. Michael Rush

Regional Search Director

Regional Search Director/Lakewood, NJ

Mr. Kirby Schultz

Mr. Kirby Schultz

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Westminster, CO

Dr. Klint Willert

Dr. Klint Willert

Regional Search Associate

Regional Search Associate/Volga, SD

National Advisory Council (NAC)

R&A is pleased to announce the creation of the R&A National Advisory Council (NAC).  This newly formed entity is an esteemed group of educators and business leaders chosen to counsel the company on its search, placement, and educational leadership efforts.    

As the nation's oldest and largest superintendent search organization, R&A is committed to partnering with districts across the country as they move forward out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the critical steps in this direction is the formation and activation of a National Advisory Council.

The R&A NAC is a robust assembling of some of the top education leadership in America.  The individual members were selected on not only their experience, but also their history of exemplary public-school leadership which has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of children over recent decades.

Name
Title
Current & Previous Experience
Deb DeLisle
Co-Chair
2019-Present - President and CEO of Alliance for Excellent Education (ALL4ED); 2015-2019 - Executive Director and CEO of ASCD; 2012-2015 - Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; 2008-2011 - Ohio State Superintendent
John Ramos
Co-Chair
2012-Present - Leadership Consultant/Learning Facilitator at Equity and Excellence Imperative (EEI); 2015-2017 - Superintendent of Schools for School District of South Orange and Maplewood; 2005-2012 - Superintendent of Schools for Bridgeport Public Schools
Stuart Berger
Member
1992-1996 - Superintendent for Baltimore County; 1987-1992 - Superintendent for Wichita Public Schools; 1980-1987 - Superintendent for Frederick County
Paolo DeMaria
Member
2021-Present - President and CEO for NASBE; 2016-2021 - Ohio State Superintendent of Public Instruction; 2010-2016 - Principal Consultant for Education First Consulting;
Dan Good
Member
2013-2017 - Superintendent for Columbus City Schools; 2008-2013 - Superintendent for Westerville City Schools; 2004-2008 - Superintendent for Wooster City Schools
Anita Johnson
Member
1996- Present - Executive Director and President, National Center for Education Research and Technology
Cheryl Logan
Member
2018-Present - Superintendent for Omaha Public Schools; 2015-2018 - Chief Academic Officer for the School District of Philadelphia
Ronn Nozoe
Member
2020-Present - Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP); 2015-2020 - ASCD Senior Advisor for Community Engagement; 2019 - ASCD Interim CEO and Executive Director
Lee Nunnery
Member
2007-Present - Founder and Principle of Plus Ultre LLC; 2013-Present - Subject Matter Expert for the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG); 2014-2015 - Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NJ Department of Education
Nate Salazar
Member
2020-Present - Vice President for Salt Lake City Board of Education (Board Member, 2019); 2016-Present - Associate Director of Community Empowerment
Carolyn Stanford-Taylor
Member
2019-2021 - Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction; 2001-Present - Assistant State Superintendent for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
James Thompson
Member
2011-Present - Superintendent of Schools for Bloomfield Public Schools; 2007-2011 - Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools for Hartford Public Schools
Charlie Wilson
Member
2013-Present - Emeritus Law Professor; 2020-2021 - President of National School Boards Association; 2007-Present - Worthington Board of Education