Gisele Shorter

Gisele Shorter, Ed.D.VP/Executive Director, New York and New Jersey Gisele joined Turnaround for Children in 2015 as Executive Director, New York & New Jersey. She oversees the execution of Turnaround’s school improvement model within all partner schools in both New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Gisele’s career has been underscored by a deep commitment [...]

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Toshie Davis

Toshie DavisChief Financial and Administrative Officer Toshie joined Turnaround for Children in 2015 as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. In this role, she works closely with the organization’s senior leadership to provide strategic planning support and sound financial stewardship. Toshie comes to Turnaround from City Harvest, where she served as Vice President of Finance and [...]

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Gabrielle Mosquera

Gabrielle MosqueraDirector, Development Gabrielle joined Turnaround in 2015 as Director of Development. She is responsible for raising the philanthropic support necessary to meet the organization’s short- and long-term needs through building and managing relationships with foundations, corporations and individuals. Prior to joining Turnaround, Gabrielle worked as a Senior Director within the New York City Department [...]

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Michael Regnier

Michael RegnierVice President, Organizational Learning and Impact Michael joined Turnaround for Children in 2015 as Vice President, Organizational Learning and Impact. He leads Turnaround’s efforts to continuously measure, analyze, improve and report on its work, and to maintain a culture of organizational learning and data-driven decision-making. Prior to Turnaround, Michael worked for the New York [...]

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Amy Nicholson

Amy NicholsonSchool Leadership Consultant Amy Nicholson joined Turnaround in 2014 as School Leadership Consultant and drives implementation of Turnaround’s school improvement model in two schools in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Turnaround, Amy served as the Director of School Performance for the UNO Charter School Network in Chicago where she coached school leaders and managed [...]

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Rolandria Justice

Rolandria JusticeProgram Director Rolandria joined Turnaround for Children in 2013 as an Instructional Coach and was promoted to Program Director in 2014. She drives implementation of Turnaround’s school improvement model in three schools in Newark, New Jersey. Rolandria's education career began in Newark with Teach for America, instructing middle schoolers in English and science. After [...]

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John Harper

John HarperDirector of Development John joined Turnaround in 2014 and curently serves as Director of Development. In this role, he is responsible for securing the necessary philanthropic support to meet the organization's needs through the effective cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic partners, including foundations, individuals and corporations. Prior to joining Turnaround, John served as Vice [...]

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Brigid Ganley

Brigid GanleyChief External Affairs Officer Brigid joined Turnaround for Children in 2014 as Chief External Affairs Officer. She oversees the Communications, Development and Partnership Development departments and serves as the driving force behind efforts to increase stakeholder engagement to fulfill the organization’s mission of transforming high-poverty schools. Prior to joining Turnaround, Brigid worked for Uncommon [...]

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Ronni Gambardella

Ronni GambardellaProgram Director Ronni Gambardella joined Turnaround for Children in 2007 after 20 years of service with the New York City Department of Education, most recently as a Clinical Supervisor of School Psychologists in Manhattan and the Bronx. While working for the Department of Education, Ronni won citywide recognition as Supervisor of the Year twice. [...]

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Tanya Johnson

Tanya JohnsonVice President, School Content Design and Staff Development Tanya Johnson joined Turnaround for Children in 2013 as Senior Director of Program Design and in 2014 was promoted to Vice President, School Content Design and Staff Development. Previously, Tanya served as an Educational Consultant for Authentic Education under the leadership of Grant Wiggins, co-author of [...]

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