Directors, Research, Policy, and Practice

Ebru Erdem, Ph.D. –
Theodore Wills, Ph.D. –

Senior Research Associates

Melissa Karakus, Ph.D. –
Erin McCrossan, Ph.D. –
Adrienne Reitano, Ph.D. –
Molly Schlesinger, Ph.D. –

Policy Research Analyst

Helena Pylvainen, M.P.P. –

Senior Statistician

Roland Reyes, M.S. –


Michael Frisone, M.S. –

Research Specialists

Elisabeth Fornaro, Ph.D. –
Kelly Linker, M.S. –

Strategic Analytics Associates

Peter Hawes, M.P.P. –
Chester Holland, M.P.A. –

Data Analyst

Sophia Weinstein –

Communications Officer

Jenny Hoedeman-Eiteljorg, M.Ed. –

Part-Time Staff

In addition to full-time staff, our office employs a variety of part-time staff, usually students, in partnership with local organizations and universities.
Please contact us with any questions.