Our mission: Promote expanded, equitable access to quality
basic education so that all children have the chance to learn.

Executive Board Officers

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Nancy Devine, Co-Chair

Senior Vice President, International Development Division, Education Development Center

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Candace Debnam, Co-Chair

Executive Director, School to School International 

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Kevin Hardy, Vice-Chair

Vice President, Cambridge Education

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Josephine Kennedy, Treasurer

DVP, Global Development at World Learning

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Heather Simpson, Secretary

Chief Program Officer, Room to Read

Staff Members


Kirby Henslee, Director of Government Relations



Bethany Johnson, Director of Communications & Outreach 


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Andrea Vergara, International Education Policy Intern

Working Group Chairs

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Rebecca Spotts, Gender & Education Co-Chair

Director of Education, World Learning

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Casey McHugh, Gender & Education Co-Chair

Program Manager, School-to-School International


Eileen St. George, Ed in Crisis & Conflict Co-Chair

Practice Area Director, Education in Conflict, Creative Associates

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Paul Frisoli, Ed in Crisis & Conflict Co-Chair

‎Associate Director, Education in Conflict & Crisis, Global Education, Employment, & Engagement, FHI360

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Katherine Merseth, Early Childhood Education Co-Chair

Team Leader, Early Childhood Development, RTI



Nathalie Louge, Early Childhood Education Co-Chair

Education Technical Advisor/Literacy Specialist, FHI360

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Kate Thomas, Early Childhood Education Co-Chair

Education Advisor, Cambridge Education


Hetal Thukral, Monitoring & Evaluations Co-Chair

Director of Research, School-to-School International


Jordene Hale, Monitoring & Evaluations Co-Chair

Technical Director, East and Southern Africa, Chemonics


Banner photo: Dan Stoner of Save the Children serves lunch for McGovern-Dole in Guatemala.