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.

The Opportunity Institute

Christopher Edley, Jr.     Co-Founder and President

Christopher Edley, Jr.
Co-Founder and President

Kimiko Martinez   Director of Communications

Kimiko Martinez
Director of Communications

Molly J. Mauer   Executive Vice President

Molly J. Mauer
Executive Vice President

Natasha O'Dell Archer   Vice President for Strategy and Development

Natasha O'Dell Archer
Vice President for Strategy and Development

Sivan Orr   Executive Assistant

Sivan Orr
Executive Assistant

Cynthia Palmerin   Director of Operations

Cynthia Palmerin
Director of Operations

Sean Simplicio   Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Sean Simplicio
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Richard Tiras   Controller

Richard Tiras
Controller

 
 
 

Just Equations

Jenn BeVard   Project Manager

Jenn BeVard
Project Manager

Pamela Burdman   Senior Project Director

Pamela Burdman
Senior Project Director

 
 

Partners for Each and Every Child

Maria Echaveste   Senior Fellow

Maria Echaveste
Senior Fellow

Sophie Green   Program Director, Network Resources

Sophie Green
Program Director, Network Resources

Guy Johnson   Senior Program Director, Federal and National Networks

Guy Johnson
Senior Program Director, Federal and National Networks

Hayin Kimner   Senior Program Director, State and Local Networks

Hayin Kimner
Senior Program Director, State and Local Networks

Deanna Niebuhr     Director, Integrated Student Supports

Deanna Niebuhr
Director, Integrated Student Supports

Kedda Williams   Deputy Director

Kedda Williams
Deputy Director

 

Renewing Communities

Danny Murillo   Research and Program Analyst

Danny Murillo
Research and Program Analyst

Kellie Nadler   Deputy Director

Kellie Nadler
Deputy Director

Rebecca Silbert   Senior Fellow and Director

Rebecca Silbert
Senior Fellow and Director

Hala Bazzaz   Administrative Intern

Hala Bazzaz
Administrative Intern