Organizational Leadership

Elizabeth Conran, EdD 
President

Dr. Conran has an undergraduate degree in Special Education, Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study.

Laura Mann. PhD,  BCBA-D
Vice President

Dr. Mann has a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Kenneth Carwell, MS
President Emeritus
 
Mr. Carwell has an undergraduate degree in Education and Masters degree in Clinical Social Work.

Brian McGowan, BA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Barr, MS, CAS
Curriculum and Instruction

Kathy Burwell, MS
Regional Business and Grant Manager

Rory Conran, MEd
Director of Education to College & Career Readiness

Kristyn Cooper, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction

Barb Daugherty, MA
Southern Illinois Regional Director

Colleen Fleisher, BA, MA
Director of Curriculum and Literacy Development

Jason Kudelka, MA
Regional Director of Operations

Betty Lambert, MA
ELL Development

Tgichona Martin, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Services

Lauren McArdle, Ph.D., ABSNP 
Regional Director of Clinical Services

Lynne Nicolas, Psy.D.
Director of Operations

Nikki Paplaczyk, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research & Development

Sharon Slover, MA
Executive Director of Education and Careers

Lindsay St. Clair, MBA
Regional Director of Development

Nicole Regis, BA
Director of Human Resources

Danyell Taylor, MSW, M.Ed
Director of Operations

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