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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Dan Stoner, Co-chair

Associate Vice President for Education and Child Protection, Save the Children-US 

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Jerrold Keilson, Co-Chair

Vice President, International Programs, Policy & Systems Change, American Institutes of Research

Mark Lynd

Mark Lynd, Vice Co-Chair

President and Co-Founder, School-to-School International

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Andrew Lewis, Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Chemonics International 


Melinda Taylor, Secretary

Vice President, International Education, RTI

Staff Members


Kevin Rachlin, Director of Government Relations



Bethany Johnson, Communications & Outreach Manager


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


Steve Luke, Ed in Crisis & Conflict Co-Chair

‎Director, Technical Leadership & Learning, FHI 360

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Rachel McKinney, Ed in Crisis & Conflict Co-Chair

Director, Education in Emergencies, Save the Children US

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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.