Waterford.Org Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team Overview

Waterford.org CEO Andy Myers leads the Executive Leadership Team to create accessible, equitable early learning programs that combine the science of learning, the power of mentoring, and the promise of technology while building community and family partnerships.

With diverse, established backgrounds in teaching, early literacy, educational technology, and curriculum design, many team members contribute decades of experience in education. Their expertise brings an informed, innovative perspective to Waterford initiatives. 

Honors awarded to members of the Executive Leadership Team include the Omidyar Network’s “Women Entrepreneurs Changing Education” award and the distinction of 2018 Child Advocate of the Year, exemplifying their unwavering commitment to driving positive change.

Meet the Team

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Andy Myers

President & Chief Executive Officer​

Angenita Brown

Angenita Brown

Regional Vice President of Community Engagement

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Candra Morris

Vice President of
Professional Learning

Clark Beal

Clark Beal

Regional Vice President of School Relations

Claudia Miner

Dr. Claudia Miner

Executive Director & Cofounder of Waterford Upstart

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Dr. Haya Shamir

Vice President of Research & Chief Scientist

Dr. Jenni Torres

Executive Vice President & Chief Academic Officer

Jim Lund

Jim Lund

Executive Vice President of Program Success

Julie_Christensen

Julie Christensen

Vice President of Curriculum

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Kathy Landon

Chief Operating Officer

Kernard Jones

Kernard Jones

Senior Vice President of Government Relations

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Kim Fischer

Executive Vice President of Marketing & Communications

LaTasha Hadley

Dr. LaTasha Hadley

Vice President of Advocacy & Strategic Growth

Laura Owusu-Antwi

Laura Owusu-Antwi

Vice President of Product

Leah Dozier Walker

Leah Dozier Walker

Executive Vice President of Equity & Inclusion

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Lori Pugh

Chief People Officer

Mary Luallen

Dr. Mary Luallen

Vice President of Philanthropy & Strategic Growth

Matt Orlins

Matt Orlins

Senior Vice President of Government Relations

Mike Hight

Mike Hight

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson

Vice President of Information Technology & Security

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Rebecca Kelley

Executive Vice President of Community Engagement, Advocacy

Scott Wood

Scott Wood

Vice President of Technology

Sheri Black

Sheri Black

Vice President of School Relations

Tia Smith

Tia Smith

Regional Vice President of Community Engagement

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Tom Ness

Chief Financial Officer

Vickie Ross

Vickie Ross

Vice President of Solutions Consulting