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Our Team

Krista L. Allison, J.D.

Krista L. Allison, J.D.

Early Education and
Effective Practice Strategist

Krista joined SEP in 2017 as an Early Childhood Consultant and later transitioned to a role as the Early Education and Effective...

Jay Moody

Jay Moody

Innovative Projects Strategist

Jay began working with the Partnership in 2017 and currently serves as the Innovative Projects Strategist. He supports and...

Christine Schafrath

Christine Schafrath

Director of Talent Development

Christine joined the organization in 2022 and serves as the Partnership’s Director of Talent Development. Previously, she...

Thomas Botzman, Ph.D.

Thomas Botzman, Ph.D.

Post-Secondary Strategist

Tom is the retired president of Misericordia University and the University of Mount Union. This followed seven years as...

John Richard, Ed.D.

John Richard, Ed.D.

President

John became president of the Partnership in 2021, leading the organization through a strategic planning process. Before joining...

Elizabeth R.B. Grossman, Ph.D.

Elizabeth R.B. Grossman, Ph.D.

Director of Research & Evaluation

Liza joined the organization in 2016 and serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation. She plans and implements all...

Kimberly J. Santoro

Kimberly J. Santoro

Director of Operations

Kim joined the organization in 1994 and serves as the Partnership's Director of Operations. Kim is responsible...