Consortium Membership

Voting Members

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman – Co-Chair
State Senator, Senate District 3

Matthew Denn – Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Wilmington office, DLA Piper

Raye Jones Avery
A representative of the Wilmington Center for Education Equity and Public Policy

Aaron Bass
Chief Executive Officer, EastSide Charter School

Jeffrey Menzer
Superintendent, Colonial School District

Ted Blunt
Community Leader, Wilmington, Delaware

Kathryn Bradley
Head of Public Relations and Communications, Gulftainer

Alfreda Butcher
Parent, Shortlidge Elementary School

Nnamdi O. Chukwuocha
State Representative, Representative District 1

James DeChene
Partner, Armitage DeChene & Associates

Anthony Delcollo
State Senator, Senate District 7

Dorrell Green
Superintendent, Red Clay Consolidated School District

Richard Gregg
Superintendent, Christina School District

Tika Hartsock
Parent, Brandywine School District

Linc Hohler
Superintendent, Brandywine School District

Stephanie Ingram
President of the Delaware State Education Association

Joseph Jones
Superintendent, New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District

Henry Smith
Chair of the Wilmington Community Advisory Council

Maria Matos
President and CEO, Latin American Community Center

Noelle Picara
Educator, Kuumba Academy

Michael Purzycki
Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware

Michael F. Smith
State Representative, Representative District 22

Margie López Waite
Head of School, Las Américas ASPIRA Academy

Danya Woods
Education Professional, Shortlidge Elementary School

Eugene Young
Head of the Metropolitan Urban League

Ex-officio, non-voting members

Susan Bunting
Secretary of Education, Delaware

Richard Geisenberger
Secretary of Finance, Delaware

Mike Jackson
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Delaware


Staff – Delaware State University & Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware

Delaware State University (DSU) and Institute for Public Administration (IPA) staff provide administrative, research, and planning support to the Consortium and Work Groups.

Abigail Armstrong, Graduate Student IPA, University of Delaware (UD)

Darren D. Blackston, Director, DSU Georgetown Campus

Jason Bourke, Director, Master of Public Administration Program, DSU

Sarah Bruch, Associate Professor, Biden School & Sociology/Criminal Justice, UD

Jerome Lewis, Director, IPA, UD

Fran O’Malley, Partnership for Public Education, UD

Joseph Pika, Senior Fellow, IPA, UD

Haley Qaissaunee, Policy Scientist II, IPA, UD

Dan Rich, Director, Community Engagement Initiative, UD

Cimone Philpotts, Doctoral Student, UD

Kelly Sherretz, Policy Scientist, Education Services Coordinator, IPA, UD

Alexis Wrease, Undergraduate Public Administration Fellow, IPA, UD


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