People

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center team is comprised of conscientious researchers, policy experts, and operational staff who are passionate about improving outcomes for all children through policy and evidence. Click here for current staff and student job openings at the Policy Impact Center.

Executive Director

Cynthia Osborne, PhD

Executive Director and Professor of Early Childhood Education and Policy at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

Senior Leadership

Kaeley Benson, PhD

Deputy Director

Jennifer Huffman, MPAff

Director of Research

Danielle Kahikina

Operations Manager

Abby Lane, PhD

Policy Director

Lisa Wiltshire

Program Director

Emily Workman, MPP

Director of Outreach and Engagement

Policy Team

Jesenia Angeles, MPH

Policy Manager

Lara McCormick, MPAff

Policy Research Associate

Alyssa Rafa, MA

Policy Manager

Sarah Ritter, MSW

Senior State Policy Analyst

Natalie Skatter

Policy Data Analyst

Laura Stephany, MPPM

Senior State Policy Analyst

Anna Thom, MA

Policy Research Associate

Jacqueline Whearty, PhD

Policy Manager

Nanxi Xu, PhD

Senior Policy Research Associate

Research and Evaluation Team

Marie Carrion, MPH&TM

Research Associate

Sean Craig, JD MA

Senior Data Analyst

Hilary Doe, PhD

Senior Data Analyst

Anna Kresse, MPH

Senior Research Associate

Monica Navarro

Senior Research Associate

Mackenzie Whipps, PhD CLC

Senior Research Associate

Outreach and Engagement Team

Eileen Dunn

Senior Events Coordinator

Roland Gilbert

Senior Communications Specialist

Daniel Hazard

Communications Specialist

Molly Kramer

Communications Manager

Operations Team

Kiira Bivens

Executive Assistant

Heaven Woldai

Administrative Coodinator

Support Team

Kalyani Day, MA

Graduate Research Assistant

Ileana Martinez

Senior Student Associate

Kathryn McGraw, MEd

Graduate Research Assistant

Liliane Nienstedt, MEd, MPP

Graduate Research Assistant

Sierra Rowe

Graduate Research Assistant

Mason Shero

Graduate Research Assistant