ITC@NIEER Faculty & Staff

W. Steven Barnett

Senior Co-Director, Founder

Phone: 848-932-4350
Fax: 732-932-4360

Ellen Frede

Senior Co-Director

Phone: 848-932-4350
Fax: 732-932-4360

Beth Ann Gardiner

Early Childhood Education Technical Assistance Specialist

Phone: 848-932-4350

Katherine Hodges

Policy Research Project Coordinator

Phone: 848-932-4350

Allison Friedman-Krauss

Assistant Research Professor

Phone: 848-932-0715

Zijia Li

Assistant Research Professor

Phone: 848-932-3127

ITC@NIEER Advisory Committee Members

Rena Hallam

Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

University of Delaware

Kay Hendon

The Turrell Fund

Diane Horm

George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education

University of Oklahoma at Tulsa

Melissa Litwin

Early Childhood Program Director

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation

Joan Lombardi


Early Opportunities LLC

Beverly Lynn


Programs for Parents, Inc.

Renée Nogales

Program Officer

The Burke Foundation

Cynthia Osborne

Associate Dean for Academic Strategies

Texas LBJ School

Liz Ross

New Jersey Program Officer

Overdeck Family Foundation

Lenore Scott

Assistant Division Director

Office of Early Childhood Services, New Jersey Department of Children & Families

Meghan Tavormina



Valora Washington


Council for Professional Recognition

Cecilia Zalkind

President and CEO

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Barbara Reisman

Barbara Reisman

Senior Advisory

Maher Charitable Foundation

Kimberly Boller

Chief Strategy and Evaluation Officer

The Nicholson Foundation

Andrea Breitweiser

Division of Family Development

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Miriam Calderon

Early Learning System Director

Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division

Tonya Coston

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Division of Early Childhood Education

New Jersey Department of Education

Evan Delgado

Director of Programs

Turrell Fund

Libby Doggett

Libby Doggett Consulting