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Project Sponsors

The Project Sponsors group is comprised of individuals from organizations that share the goal of dramatically improving educational attainment. The Project Sponsors provide overall strategic direction for the Road Map Project.


David Bley, Director, Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Alternate: Ken Thompson, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chris Korsmo, CEO, League of Education Voters
Alternate: Amy Liu, Policy Director, League of Education Voters
Dr. Ed Taylor, UW – Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, University of Washington
Isabel Munoz-Colon, English Language Learner Policy, Office of Education, City of Seattle
Alternate: Kacey Guin
Dr. Jill Wakefield, Chancellor, Seattle Colleges
John Welch, Superintendent, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Tony Mestres, President and CEO, The Seattle Foundation
Alternate: Michael Brown, Vice President, Community Leadership, The Seattle Foundation
Rich Stolz, Executive Director, OneAmerica
Alternate: Roxana Norouzi, Education Policy Manager, OneAmerica
Sara Levin, Senior Vice President, Community Services, United Way of King County
Alternate: Karen Howell-Clark, Director of Early Learning, United Way of King County
Jessica de Barros, Race to the Top Project Director, Puget Sound Educational Service District (Ex Officio)
Jessica Werner, Youth Development for Education Results Work Group Representative, Youth Development Executives of King County
Dr. Jill Sells, Birth to 3rd Grade Work Group Representative, Reach Out and Read Washington State
Jon Madamba, South King County STEM Network Representative, STEM Pathways Innovation Network
Sharonne Navas, Advocates Caucus Representative, Equity in Education Coalition
Alternate: Anne Lee, Executive Director, Team Child
Veronica Gallardo, English Language Learner Work Group Representative, Director, ELL and International Services, Seattle Public Schools


Mary Jean Ryan, Community Center for Education Results
Contact: mjryan@ccedresults.org

Lynda Petersen, Community Center for Education Results
Contact: lpetersen@ccedresults.org