The NGLC Advisory Council works with the NGLC team on the mission and programmatic direction of the organization, provides strategic thinking and planning on organization-wide priorities, and acts as an ambassador for the work and vision of NGLC. Learn more about the remarkable individuals on the council:

Angela Perry | Anneliese Martinez | Jody Cornish | Caroline Hill | Helayne Jones | Bryan Setser

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Angela Perry

Founder and Executive Director at 4th-Dimension Leaders

Angela (she, her, hers) began her career in education as a middle school math teacher. After seven years in the classroom and five years serving in school- and systems-level leadership roles, she spent six years working in national education nonprofits, cultivating partnerships, managing development efforts in new markets, and leading program design. A proud alumna of Pahara-Aspen’s Next-Gen leadership program, Angela has more than 15 years of teaching and leadership experience, is a widely recognized adult learning facilitator, panel moderator and entrepreneurial program designer through her founding work at ENCORE Facilitation Partners. Angela is founder and executive director of 4th-Dimension Leaders, an organization dedicated to disrupting discrepancies in opportunity.

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Anneliese Martinez

Independent Consultant

Anneliese "Ani" Martinez (she, her, hers) is a director and producer working with organizations in support of human development in a time of rapid change. After a long-term tenure developing and stewarding Remake Learning, Ani has gone off in search of even more wildly imaginative and audacious projects. The goal? Re-center the human in our economies, and de-center the human in our ecologies. Ani works with The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Pitt Education Justice Collective, A+ School's & the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative, and CMU's School of Computer Science. She also facilitates with Equitable Just Greater Pittsburgh and is a proud board member of City of Bridges High School, the Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART), and Never Fear Being Different (NFBD).

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Jody Cornish

Chief Strategy and Advancement Officer at The Possible Zone

Jody is a passionate and experienced social sector leader, strategist, organizational builder and social impact investment expert with unique capacity to support networks and organizations to clarify a bold vision and build powerful approaches to drive impact.

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Caroline Hill

Founder at 228Accelerator

Caroline is a thought leader who lives, works, and designs at the intersection of education, innovation, and equity. Her work inspired the creation of equityXdesign, a powerful design framework that merges the values of equity work and innovation with the intentionality of design. Her latest venture, 228 Accelerator, catalyzes the redesign of the relationships that normalize mistreatment and oppression, builds bridges between the powerful and the powerless, and accelerates our journey to a more inclusive society.

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Helayne Jones

Education Consultant

Helayne Jones is an education consultant specializing in strategies in innovation, personalized learning, scaling and sustaining non-profits and leadership. She is currently on contract as a senior advisor to New Profit, a national venture philanthropy fund. Prior to that she served as a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation developing and implementing the "Innovation & Personalized Learning" strategy. Prior to joining the foundation, Jones was the president and CEO of the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI). CEI has become a national model for public/private partnerships. Her consulting experience includes work with for-profit and not-for-profit education firms, school districts, and education foundations focusing on systems change resulting in improved student outcomes for all students. She also has extensive experience with private-sector and nonprofit organizations to facilitate strategic planning, board communications, and managing the impact of change.

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Bryan Setser

Chief Executive Officer at Setser Group

Bryan (he, him, his) is an experienced K-12 practitioner having served as a teacher, principal, chief quality officer, and CEO of North Carolina Virtual. In addition, he has been a leader of solutions practices as a partner and principal at 2Revolutions and rpk GROUP working with multiple higher education and K-12 clients in over 30 states and 6 countries. He is a sought after advisor, strategist, and execution expert for organizations designing and building the future of learning. Currently, he is CEO of the Setser Group, an education design firm that builds bigger tables for the education outcomes that matter.

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