Meet our Team
Our Advisory Board
NELRC is directed by the needs and priorities identified by the board. Each state team is entitled to four voting seats filled by the state ABE director, professional development, and practitioner representatives.
Sabrina Mancini – Connecticut State Department of Education
Amy Ferrari – EdAdvance
Svetlana Grishtaev-Smith – VRABE Regional Adult Based Education
Kristin Hempel – EASTCONN
Wyvonne Stevens-Carter – Massachusetts Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
Lisa Cook – Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE)
Johannah Malone – Mujeres Unidas Avanzando
Luanne Teller – World Education, Inc.
Sarah Wheeler – NH Department of Education
Deanna Strand – Dover Adult Learning Center
Ginette Chandler – Second Start
Sophie Tan – Rhode Island Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
Chris Bourret – Rhode Island Dept of Elementary & Secondary Ed
Patricia Bellart – Mentor Inc. dba RIRAL
Joan Ford – Providence Public Library
Robin Castle – Vermont Agency of Education
Sean Marie Oller – The Tutorial Center, Inc.
Hal Cohen – Vermont Adult Learning
Kate Nicolet – Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.
Michelle Faust – Northeast Kingdom Learning Services
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.