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About Us: Our Team

Our team is comprised of educators; practitioners; evaluator; and communication specialists skilled in collaborating to deliver high-quality, capacity-building support services.

Leadership Team

  • Kimberly Hambrick, Ph.D.
    Director

  • Laura Taylor
    Deputy Director

We are a team of experts in technical assistance, education, and communications who have come together to provide capacity-building services for state education agencies (SEAs) throughout our region. By supporting educators and programs at the state level, we help strengthen teaching and learning throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Kimberly Hambrick, Ph.D , Director, Region 5 Comprehensive Center

Capacity Building Team

  • Amy Lamitie
    West Virginia Co-Lead

  • Angie Martin
    Center Logistics

  • Ann Webber
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Antoinette Magee
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Atsushi Miyaoka
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Betsy Ratliff
    Kentucky Co-Lead

  • Boris Granovskiy
    Virginia Co-Lead

  • Brad Keller, Ph.D.
    Kentucky Co-Lead

  • Carla Howe, Ph.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Chris Brandt, Ph.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Christy Foley
    Associate

  • Clarissa McKithen
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Jason Miller
    Communications Specialist

  • Joanna Bivins
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Jobi Lawrence, Ed.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

  • John White
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Juan D’Brodt, Ph.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri Wills
    Associate

  • Lori Vandeborne
    Virginia Co-Lead

  • Mark Fermanich, Ph.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

  • Matt Finster, Ph.D.
    West Virginia Co-Lead

  • Mihiri Silva
    Associate

  • Monica Young, Ph.D.
    Tennessee Co-Lead

  • Rachel Crowley
    Associate

  • Shauna Harps, Ph.D.
    Tennessee Co-Lead

  • Sheila Brookes, Ph.D.
    Subject Matter Expert

About Us

We serve clients in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia by helping to identify, implement, and sustain effective evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions that support improved educator and student outcomes.

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Our Advisory Board

Our Board reflects the priorities of the region with perspectives from local leaderships to families to help guide our work.

Meet Our Advisory Board