The Opportunity Institute’s staff is dedicated to eradicating poverty and racial inequality. We bring together leaders in early childhood development, Pre-K through 12 education, juvenile and criminal justice, and higher education to collaborate across policy sectors for broader and deeper impact.

Our projects currently include Partners for Each and Every ChildRenewing CommunitiesJust Equations, and Whole Child Equity.

Jenn BeVard   Project Manager, Just Equations

Jenn BeVard
Project Manager, Just Equations

Pamela Burdman   Senior Project Director, Just Equations

Pamela Burdman
Senior Project Director, Just Equations

Maria Echaveste   President/CEO

Maria Echaveste
President/CEO

Christopher Edley, Jr.     Co-Founder and President Emeritus

Christopher Edley, Jr.
Co-Founder and President Emeritus

Guy Johnson   Senior Program Director,  P-12 Federal and National Networks

Guy Johnson
Senior Program Director,
P-12 Federal and National Networks

Kimiko Martinez   Director of Communications

Kimiko Martinez
Director of Communications

Danny Murillo   Research and Program Analyst, Renewing Communities

Danny Murillo
Research and Program Analyst, Renewing Communities

Kellie Nadler   Deputy Director, Renewing Communities

Kellie Nadler
Deputy Director, Renewing Communities

Deanna Niebuhr     California Policy and Program Director

Deanna Niebuhr
California Policy and Program Director

Natasha O'Dell Archer   Vice President for Strategy and Development

Natasha O'Dell Archer
Vice President for Strategy and Development

Sivan Orr   Program Coordinator

Sivan Orr
Program Coordinator

Cynthia Palmerin   Director of Operations

Cynthia Palmerin
Director of Operations

Chiara Parisi   Legal Policy and Program Analyst

Chiara Parisi
Legal Policy and Program Analyst

Rebecca Silbert   Senior Fellow and Director

Rebecca Silbert
Senior Fellow and Director

Sean Simplicio   Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Sean Simplicio
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Richard Tiras   Controller

Richard Tiras
Controller

Kedda Williams   P-12 Deputy Director

Kedda Williams
P-12 Deputy Director