Weikart Center Staff

Venalin Aguilar
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Specialist

Venalin designs learning experiences and provides coaching, project leadership, and technical assistance to support equitable CQI system building.

Jacqueline Banda
Administrative Assistant

Jacky will be assisting the Weikart Center as an administrative assistant.

Adrienne Bard
Director, Statewide Quality Improvement Systems

With an enthusiasm for details, Adrienne provides training and technical assistance to partners across the country engaged in continuous quality improvement.

Joe Bertoletti
Vice President, Youth Program Quality Operations

Joe coordinates a team of field consultants and trainers to deliver training and technical assistance to support the development of quality improvement systems.

Trevor Davies
Senior Manager

Trevor provides coaching and consulting services to the Weikart Center’s clients, including Michigan’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLCs).

Taylor Davis
Learning & Development Specialist

Tay’s work centers around delivering training and technical assistance in support of continuous quality improvement.

Shavon Dotson
Senior Learning & Development Specialist

Shavon designs and oversees training content and delivery.

Jherconna Ford
Training Program Associate
Edgar Gomez
Learning & Development Specialist

Edgar provides support in coaching and training to clients in Michigan.

Barbara Hillaker, Ph.D.
Training Content Specialist

Barbara Hillaker’s work centers on developing or improving measures, assuring that they are aligned with developmental science and are valid & reliable.

Nadia Jabbar
Administrative Assistant

Nadia supports the Statewide portfolio team at the Weikart Center.

Paige Kennedy
Learning & Development Specialist

Paige facilitates engaging training sessions that build and strengthen adult skills and provides coaching and technical assistance on CQI efforts.

Donna Lloyd
Business Systems & Engagement Specialist

Donna provides leadership, coordination, and support in the design, maintenance, and implementation of the Weikart Center’s internal & external business syste

Steph Love
Senior Learning & Development Specialist
Dave Martineau
Director of Design & Innovation

Dave returns to the Weikart Center as the Director of Design & Innovation with more than 20 years of experience in youth development and facilitation.

Sheely Mauck
Director, Equitable Quality Improvement Systems

Sheely is the Director of Equitable Quality Improvement Systems for the Forum for Youth Investment.

Ari Pak
Senior Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Specialist

Ari leads projects, provides coaching and technical assistance to system leaders, and designs learning experiences to advance equitable CQI systems.

Kimberly Howard Robinson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Youth Program Quality

Kim works to strengthen programs and practices that nurture the potential of youth with continuous improvement approaches that marry research and practice.

Salem Valentino
Senior Director of Research & Evaluation
Tiffany Walker
Research and Evaluation Specialist

Tiffany provides technical assistance and evaluation support in partnership with youth development organizations focused on continuous quality improvement.

Leah Wallace
Learning & Development Specialist

Leah provides coaching, training, and technical assistance to Weikart Center clients around the country.


Emet Bergman
Field Consultant
Nikki Hale
Field Consultant
Jennifer Harris
Field Consultant
Clarke Hill
Field Consultant
Rachel Keener
Field Consultant
bob Maureen
Field Consultant
Amanda Ruud
Field Consultant
Stacy Silverman
Field Consultant

Join the Team

We are looking for emerging superstars poised to grow rapidly into dynamic leaders. People who have an insatiable desire to grow and learn and are passionate about youth development, continuous improvement, racial equity, and social justice. People eager to constantly try new things, adapt, learn, and improve. People who are analytical, see the big picture, and suggest strategic shifts of direction – while simultaneously maintaining high standards for quality, keeping track of details, and making sure our partners’ needs are met. People who work hard and take pride in their work and support colleagues to do the same. 

We love what we do and want you to as well.

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important