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Carol Eisman

Carol Eisman

Carol Eisman joined the NCPMI team in October 2019 bringing 25 years of event planning experience from the hotel and events industries. She serves as the Event and Conference Planner for the annual National Training Institute (NTI) conference held in April each year. Before joining USF, Carol worked at Hyatt Hotels and at BICSI, a … Read more

Dayanara Hudson

Dayanara Hudson

Dayanara Hudson supports the marketing and dissemination efforts of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations through the Center’s publications, website, and social media outlet information distribution. She completed her BA in Communications in New York in 2000, and MA in Publications Design in Maryland in 2006, and earned her TEFL Certificate from the University … Read more

Ashley MacNish

Ashley McNish

Ashley MacNish, MA, is an Educational Consultant for Vanderbilt University. In her role for the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Ashley provides training and technical assistance to programs implementing the Pyramid Model in early intervention. She uses her expertise to support product development and training for coaching, early intervention, and family engagement. She also … Read more

Sarah Payton

Sarah Payton

Sarah Payton serves as Communications and Marketing Manager for the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. In this role, Sarah oversees the dissemination of information though the Center’s publications, events, website, and social media outlets. She is also in charge of brand management and ADA compliance of the Center’s products and publications. Sarah brings to … Read more

Denise Perez Binder

Denise Perez Binder

Denise Perez Binder, M.A., of Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South Florida provides training, technical assistance, and coaching to teachers and programs on the implementation of the Pyramid Model. She is a training and technical assistance specialist with the national Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAcenter.org) and the Pyramid Equity Project. … Read more

Ben Riepe

Ben Riepe

Ben Riepe, MA is an Inclusion Coaching Specialist for the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. In addition to supporting the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, Ben is staff on the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). Ben has 13 years of experience as a Head Start teacher, coach, … Read more

Julia Sayles

Julia Sayles

Julia Sayles is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) who has spent the last decade serving early childhood populations through direct clinical work, training and technical assistance, and product development.  Julia is a research instructor at Georgetown University where she supports infant and early childhood systems of care work as well as training and technical … Read more

Angela Van Polen

Angela Van Polen

Angie Van Polen is a LEAP Project Manager at the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. She provides consultation and technical assistance to LEAP Model and Pyramid Model implementation sites. Angie has 20 years of experience in the field of education. Much of her work has been focused on improving … Read more

Meghan von der Embse

Meghan von der Embse

Meghan von der Embse is a Learning and Development Facilitator with the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South Florida (USF). She provides training, technical assistance, and ongoing coaching supports for early childhood programs to build capacity implementing and sustaining Pyramid Model Supports. She also serves as the Assistant Director of the Program-Wide Positive Behavior … Read more

Beth Vorhaus

Beth Vorhaus

Beth Vorhaus is an educational consultant for Vanderbilt University. Her work involves supporting the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) and National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) by providing training and technical assistance on social emotional development and learning. Across her career, Beth has worked in the educational research field … Read more

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