Organizational Leadership

Dr. Rory Conran EdD
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Brian McGowan, BA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Brian McGowan is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

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

Dr. Paplaczyk has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Masters degree in Education Administration,
Masters degree in Business Administration, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study.

Lynne Nicolas, Psy.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Nicolas has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology,  Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

Jason Kudelka, MA
Chief Operating Officer

Kristyn Cooper, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction

Kathy Burwell, MS
Regional Business and Grant Manager

Betty Lambert, MA
ELL Development

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

Nicole Regis, BA
Director of Human Resources

Tgichona Martin, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Services

Heather Bakken, BA
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Danyell Taylor, M.Ed, LCSW
Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer

Elizabeth Conran, EdD 
President Emeritus

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 Emeritus

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

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