Adam Barr, President & Co-Founder
As a member of the Quality Assurance team at Epic Systems, Adam works to improve patient care through user-centered healthcare software. Before joining Epic Systems, Adam managed a leadership development program for high achieving black male college students at the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, advised and supported federal government clients as a Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, led school and parent engagement efforts as Director of GreatSchools DC, and empowered parents to have a greater voice in the push for more high performing public schools as the Regional Director of Democracy Builders. A California native, Adam has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. He now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Meghan Roh.
Mark D’Agostino, Treasurer & Co-Founder
As Vice President of Product & Services with DreamBox Learning, Mark is focused on leveraging technology and data science to help students in grades K-8 be successful in math and in life. Before joining DreamBox Learning, Mark led product strategy for Applied Predictive Technologies, then the world's largest cloud-based provider of predictive analytics software. He has over twenty years of experience building teams and growing organizations, with a focus on creating new technologies and applying quantitative analysis to drive decisions. Mark has a B.S in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now lives in Seattle with his wife, Susan Ruffo.
Christien Oliver, Secretary
As the Director of Business Development & Legal Affairs for H2bid.com, Christien implements growth opportunities for the only online procurement portal dedicated to the water and wastewater industries. Before joining H2bid.com, Christien practiced labor and employment law with an international law firm. A Detroit native, Christien has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
As a Vice President of Client Services with Applied Predictive Technologies, Jeff guides strategic testing for over a dozen clients in retail, hospitality, banking, insurance, and consumer goods. Jeff has helped companies apply store and customer level Test & Learn analytics to a diverse set of initiatives, including marketing, merchandising, pricing, operations, capital investments, and more. Finally, Jeff has contributed to APT's software platform development, and is named on several APT patents. Jeff has a B.S and M.S in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
As a Consultant with Education First, Terra supports states and other organizations to create and implement initiatives and systems designed to increase college and career readiness. She has worked with state leaders on the design and implementation of statewide accountability systems and school improvement initiatives. Terra has focused her professional career on working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality education that will enable them to graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue college or specialized career training. Terra began her career teaching special education science and high school English to students in Jefferson Parish Public Schools outside of New Orleans. Before joining Education First, Terra served as a policy advisor and analyst at the U.S. Department of Education. In that role, she worked with senior officials to implement the assessment, statewide accountability, and school improvement provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including regulations and guidance based on the Every Student Succeeds Act. Terra earned her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. She also received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Iowa.