Meet Our Consultants

The Forum benefits from the expertise and contributions of a talented team of consultants who help us pursue our mission of seeing that all young people are ready for college, work, and life.


Improving & Aligning Policies


Shushanna Abovyan
Consultant
Dillon Bernard
Youth Engagement Strategist
Timeka Braithwaite
Editorial Fellow
Caitlin Kawaguchi
Digital Engagement Strategist

Planning and Partnering for Impact


Priscilla Little
Senior Consultant, Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting

Priscilla Little has been working in the education arena and conducting educational research for over twenty years.

Katherine Plog Martinez
Senior Consultant

Katherine brings experience at the intersection of k-12 education and positive youth development to her work supporting partnerships and OST programs.

Larry Pasti
Consultant, Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting

Larry provides support to communities and states interested in bringing the Ready by 21 strategies, solutions and standards into their local work.

Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom
Consultant, Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting

Alicia’s portfolio includes writing and research projects related to out-of-school time, youth program quality and postsecondary success.

Strengthening Practices and Programs


Emet Bergman
Field Consultant
Brodrick Clarke
Field Consultant
Nikki Hale
Field Consultant
Clarke Hill
Field Consultant
Katherine Plog Martinez
Senior Consultant

Katherine brings experience at the intersection of k-12 education and positive youth development to her work supporting partnerships and OST programs.

Sheely Mauck
Field Consultant
bob Maureen
Field Consultant
Stacy Silverman
Field Consultant

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important