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Equity. Access. Excellence.

Our Commitment Runs Deep

Dana Center staff bring to our work a rich collective expertise in classroom teaching, instructional leadership, education administration, curriculum development, and national leadership in organizations

While we may come from a range of backgrounds and bring a range of experiences, each day we show up with a common purpose: to support the equitable access of all students to an excellent math and science education.

Our team understands the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing our nation’s education systems. Many of our staff have served firsthand as instructors, instructional leaders, curriculum developers, and K–12 or higher education administrators. We bring a deep, research-based approach to our work, and we continually push ourselves to innovate.

It is this visionary spirit that led to the creation of the Dana Center by our founder Uri Treisman—and it’s what inspires us each day.

Dana Center Leadership

Afi Y. Wiggins, Interim Managing Director

Afi oversees the Center’s work, ensuring that our vision and mission continue to be at the heart of all that we do.

Afi Wiggins Bio

Richard Blount, Chief Operating Officer

Richard leads the business affairs and operational functions of the Center, including accounting, finance, communication and publications, human resources, and informational technology.


David Kung, Director, Policy

Dave leads the policy work at the Center, which includes in-depth policy analysis and the development of tools and briefs for systems, regions, and states.

David T. Kung Bio

Shelly LeDoux, Director, Professional Learning and Implementation

Shelly leads the professional learning and implementation team and the technical assistance provided to K–12 and higher education administrators, educators, and support staff. 

Shelly LeDoux Bio

Susan May, Director, Curriculum

Susan leads the curriculum work at the Center, which includes developing secondary and postsecondary mathematics course programs.

Susan May Bio

Claire Hagen Alvarado, Director, Literacy First

Claire is the director of Literacy First, which is dedicated to ensuring that all students develop reading skills that allow them to realize their full potential.

Claire Hagen Alvarado Bio

Meet Our Teams