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Project Sponsors

The Project Sponsors group is comprised of individuals from organizations that share the goal of dramatically improving educational attainment. The Project Sponsors provide overall strategic direction for the Road Map Project.


Candace Gratama, Executive Vice President, The BERC Group, Inc.
Chris Korsmo, Chief Executive Officer, League of Education Voters
David Bley, Director, Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deborah Wilds, Chair, Road Map Project High School to College Completion Work Group
Ed Taylor, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Affairs, University of Washington
Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, Superintendent, Kent School District
Holly Miller, Director, City of Seattle Office of Education
Israel Mendoza, Chair, Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Initiative
Jessica de Barros, Ex-Officio member, Director, Race to the Top, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Jill Sells, M.D., Executive Director, Reach Out and Read Washington
Jill Wakefield, Chancellor, Seattle Community Colleges
John Welch, Superintendent, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Michael Brown, Vice President, Community Leadership, The Seattle Foundation
Minty LongEarth, Executive Director, South King Council of Human Resources
Rich Stolz, Executive Director, OneAmerica
Sara Levin, Vice President, Community Services, United Way of King County
Sharonne Navas, Co-Founder and Director, Equity in Education Coalition
Sili Savusa, Executive Director, White Center Community Development Association
Trish Millines Dziko, Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation


Mary Jean Ryan, Community Center for Education Results
Contact: mjryan@ccedresults.org