Weikart Center Staff

Adrienne Bard
Senior Manager, Field Services

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

Joe Bertoletti
Senior Director, Field Services and Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment

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

Poonam Borah
Senior Research & Practice Specialist

Poonam primarily works with projects focusing on instructional and management practices, measure validation, and impact studies specifically around SEL.

Krista Collins, Ph.D.
Director, Research and Evaluation

Krista uses research & evaluation opportunities to partner with youth development organizations to identify, understand & communicate their pathways to impact.

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.

Edgar Gomez
Learning & Development Specialist

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

Jennifer Harris
Senior Manager, Field Services

A “systems-thinker” at heart, Jennifer works closely with intermediaries on projects that focus on matters that directly impact out-of-school time programs.

Amanda Heckenkamp
Communications & Engagement Specialist

Amanda coordinates & supports communications work at the Weikart Center and provides training and technical assistance supports to OST networks engaged in YPQI.

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.

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.

LaDonna Lloyd
Business Systems & Engagement Specialist

LaDonna provides technical assistance, fosters & maintains positive relationships, & supports quality improvement initiatives with clients around the country.

Steph Love
Senior Learning & Development Specialist
Alyssa Lucas
Administrative Assistant

Alyssa is the administrative assistant at the Weikart Center where she provides support to the vice president and executive team.

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.

Kimberly Howard Robinson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Weikart Center for 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.

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.

Ben Washington
Data Associate

Ben is in the 21st CCLC and MDE projects. His role as a data associate is to support the ongoing efforts of many Weikart programs and data analysis efforts.


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
Director, Equitable Quality Improvement Systems

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

bob Maureen
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