ABOUT THE 114th
Named for the meridian that bridges the Great Continental Divide, the 114th Partnership® is a national nonprofit that provides easy to implement and integrate, evidence-based programs that motivate students to engage in relevant high-growth, STEM-related career exploration and coursework. Our goal is to equip one million young people to align their education plans to personally rewarding, high-demand careers by 2020 through our evidence-based programs - Spark 101 and Accelerated Impact.
Founder and Chair of the Board
Since 2001, Jane has led multiple national and regional educator-employer collaborations designed to prepare and inspire students on the path toward professional readiness. These cross-sector alliances have been grounded in research, with collaborative designs and embedded evaluations for evidenced-based performance management. Jane has led many projects that deliver progress in student understanding, interest, and skills critical to career success, with a special focus on STEM. Her groundbreaking approach is featured in numerous education and business publications, including a 2009 Harvard Business School case study, “Leading for Equity” and a 2014 University of Phoenix report, “Investment Criteria for STEM Education: What Counts for Excellence in STEM Programs?” Jane ensures overall strategies and programming meets criteria for mission alignment and that the organization is effectively collecting and communicating evidence of mission impact on short-term targets and longer-term goals.
Tiffany brings more than 15 years as a nonprofit development executive with expertise in public-private funding and collaboration for career readiness. She is a proven nonprofit and education professional with extensive experience in business-education partnerships, organizational and fiscal management, program measurement and evaluation, board management, and strategic planning. Tiffany previously served as the executive director for the Washington Hospitality Foundation and the Hospitality High School of Washington D.C. She leads the 114th Partnership® outreach and partnership efforts, responsible for broadening the organization’s network of productive, mission-aligned funders and partners. She also leads and manages the scope of work and ongoing implementation of large scale, community based Accelerated Impact projects.
Vice President, Operations
Emily is an accomplished business operations leader with more than 15 years experience in budget design and oversight, financial allocation and forecasting, personnel supervision, production scheduling, contract negotiation, and client collaboration. She has deep knowledge of nonprofit best practices, including governance, legal and accounting requirements. Emily handles all logistical aspects of the grant application process and oversees the infrastructure behind the development and execution of career case challenges that feature high-skill, high-opportunity careers and align those careers to national and state academic standards. Emily is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of operating, programmatic and fiscal data used for decision-making as well as the adoption of consistent, quality project management best practices across programmatic implementations and special projects and events.
In her prior career, television production management, Emily was an accomplished operations director with over a dozen years of hands-on production experience in New York City and the DC Metro area. Emily is a certified nonprofit accounting professional (CNAP).
Content Design Lead
Russ is a 20-year veteran classroom teacher whose experience in education has resulted in a strong understanding of deadlines in an ever-changing environment. He is proficient in many different areas of technology, including work as a School Based Technology Specialist, which required ongoing analysis of data with students and staff. He has a great deal of experience consuming and delivering content as well as working with teachers to provide them with needed digital content.
Board of Directors
Industry Consultant and fmr EVP, Pearson Foundation (Secretary)
Kathy is an education industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Pearson Education. Kathy currently leads Girls Thinking Global, an international nonprofit focused on the needs of adolescent girls. Her efforts bring deep relationships with education leaders and extensive knowledge of education technology trends.
Patrick J. O’Reilly
Corporate VP of Engineering, L3 and Lt. General, US Army (Retired)
Pat brings public sector expertise in the emerging needs of military and government employers. He served as the Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and currently lends his technical experience on emerging strategic technology to government and business leaders as Senior Vice President at Alphabet Technologies, Inc.
Program Manager, Technology Leadership Development, AT&T (Vice Chair)
Tracey seeks to develop high potential employees who have the leadership aspiration and technical competence to advance emerging technologies through a three-year rotational experience. She has expertise in strategic planning, new product development, marketing, and emerging technologies. Tracey previously taught elementary school with a focus on gifted and talented math and science.
Senior Vice President, Learning Ally (Treasurer)
Lee has served as a senior business leader and global marketing strategist with prominent organizations including ASCD, Pearson, Scholastic, Microsoft, Certiport, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, and ETS. He has 20 years of experience bridging technology, education technology, and market development, helping organizations shape and execute innovative, data-defined local and global go-to-market strategies to elevate their profile in new and existing markets.