Our Governing Board
NELRC is governed by the needs and priorities identified by the board. Each state team is entitled to four voting seats filled by the state ABE director, and professional development and practitioner representatives.
Susan Pierson – Connecticut State Department of Education
Anthony (Tony) Sebastiano – EdAdvance
Aileen Halloran – Adult Training & Development Network of Capitol Region Education Council
Svetlana Grishtaev-Smith – VRABE Regional Adult Based Education
Kristin Hempel – EASTCONN
Thelma Regan – Piscataquis Valley Adult Ed Cooperative
Wyvonne Stevens-Carter – Massachusetts Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
Victor Tavares – SER Jobs for Progress
Luanne Teller – World Education, Inc.
Patricia Bellart – Mentor Inc. dba RIRAL
Jill Holloway – RI Adult Education Professional Development Center
Philip Less – Rhode Island Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
Karisa Tashjian – Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative/ALLAccess
The Change Agent Magazine
The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, CCR-aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience.