Vito Borrello is the first Executive Director for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE). Prior to his new position, Mr. Borrello served as the nineteen year president of EPIC – Every Person Influences Children, a national organization providing parenting education, family engagement in education, and character education programs to help families, schools and communities raise children to become responsible and capable adults. EPIC’s programs have been implemented in 16 states and Singapore. Current National Advisory Board Member roles include the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement, the National Center for After-school and Summer Enrichment (NCASE), the Center for Education Equity, and ClassTag. Recent previous national roles include membership on the National Family, School and Community Engagement Working Group (now NAFSCE’s Policy Council); and two completed terms as an At-Large Board Member for National PTA, where he also served on committees for finance, legislation, resource development, and strategic planning. Mr. Borrello currently serves on National PTA’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. He is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus for the NY State Family Engagement Coalition. Prior to his NAFSCE appointment, Mr. Borrello was Chairman of the NY State PTA Urban Initiatives Task Force, Steering Committee member of the NY State Parenting Education Partnership, and a past appointee to NY State Education Department workgroups for Teacher Standards, Striving Readers, and Safe Schools. In his home community of Western New York, Mr. Borrello is a Board Member for the State University of NY at Buffalo’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention; immediate past Chairman for the Care Management Coalition of Western New York, and immediate past Board member for Buffalo’s Read to Succeed literacy initiative. He is a 2009 graduate of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York Fellowship program and a 1998 graduate of Leadership Buffalo. Mr. Borrello has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Wittenberg University and resides in East Amherst, New York with his wife, Maria, and daughters, Marisa and Samantha. He commutes to the NAFSCE offices located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Keami Harris is Director of Capacity Building Programs for NAFSCE. Prior to joining NAFSCE, Keami was Director of Programs and Affiliate Relations for the National Black Child Development Institute. There she was responsible for developing and managing programs focused on family engagement, literacy and early childhood development. Additionally, Keami provided support and oversight of a National Affiliate network working to improve the lives of Black children and their families through education and advocacy. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher with the Prince George’s County Public School system in Maryland, where she analyzed school assessment data, and setting yearly goals and objectives for school improvement. In other professional experience, she has held positions with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and served on the Early Childhood Education Research Alliance, REL Mid-Atlantic board. Keami holds a Master of Education degree from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. She a native of Prince George’s County, MD and resides in a Washington, DC suburb with her husband and sons.
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Lisa Aramony is NAFSCE’s Director of Communications. Throughout her career, Lisa has helped dozens of nonprofits maximize their effectiveness through interactive engagement, communications and online fundraising efforts. Previously, Lisa was Senior Consultant to the Chairman at Changing Our World, Inc. a philanthropy and fundraising consulting firm to leading nonprofit organizations, corporations, private foundations, and philanthropists. Prior to that she served as Vice President of AOL Time Warner Corporate Relations and the AOL Time Warner Foundation where she became a leader in the field of increasing nonprofit effectiveness through the strategic use of interactive technology and communications. Lisa led the creation of Network for Good, the premier online philanthropy portal. Lisa began her career with AOL, where she led the company’s first direct mail efforts, managed member communications, and oversaw the launch of AOL’s e-commerce/shopping channel. She has served as Chairperson of DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment), Vice Chair of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), Chairperson of WRAG’s New Ventures in Philanthropy Group and Chairperson of their Strategic Planning Committee, as well as Vice Chairman of the ePhilanthropy Foundation and on the Board of Directors of GiveNow.org, the first philanthropy portal launched in the United Kingdom. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. She resides in Alexandria, VA with her husband, Bob, their daughters.
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Reyna Hernandez is NAFSCE’s Director or Policy and Research. She is a longtime community advocate who supports education, leadership development, and capacity-building in the Latino community. Prior to joining NAFSCE, Reyna worked as the Community Wellness Director at Latinos Progresando. She also provides strategic support to nonprofits, startups, and school districts independently and as a Changemaker with Innovare SIP. She is adjunct faculty at DePaul University, teaching on issues of Latinos, English learners, and education.
Reyna previously served as an Assistant Superintendent at ISBE for five years, overseeing the Division of English Language Learners, Early Childhood, and family and community engagement efforts. Her previous experiences include Research and Policy Associate at the Latino Policy Forum, Community Education Parent Facilitator at Waukegan CUSD 60, and educational director and trustee at the National Hispanic Institute. She graduated with a J.D. from New York Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.
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