Anthony Garofano

Chief Creative Officer

Tony heads up our Communications and Campaigns Team as AnLar’s lead creative type, overseeing and rolling up his sleeves in the development of all publications, graphic and web design, visual and conceptual branding projects, and all things writing and copyediting. Tony has spent much of the past decade meticulously crafting products for clients in the federal government, state agencies, universities, elementary schools, non-profits and the private sector, scoring hundreds of notches (i.e., published documents and resources) in his pencil to date.

His path has not been a linear one. Though his high school Art teacher encouraged him to head to art school, he decided to follow a trail through the natural and social sciences where he supported studies in visual perception and social neuroscience labs. After contemplating a career studying primate behavior, he shifted his focus towards data and human behavior and landed a job supporting research at Education Week magazine, then performing data analyses on the U.S. Department of Education’s oldest data collection, before moving on to author a four-book series on longitudinal data systems. Gradually, Tony returned to his artistic roots and earned a reputation for fastidious and creative design and communications work by translating complex information into digestible, useful, and visually appealing products. Tony earned a Master of Public Policy from American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Tony enjoys almost any activity that’s out of doors and in nature. Many weekends find him and his family on a trail, in the ocean, on a canoe, and generally dirty and happy. Many of these adventures involve lengthy road trips that others might not attempt with two small children and their small dog, who has a tendency toward carsickness. On rainy days or when family visits, people tend to congregate in the kitchen, where Tony may be found baking apple pie from a recipe learned over years of hanging out with his grandmother. He brings the same precision, passion, and attention to detail to that pie as he brings to his AnLar projects — he knows it’s all about the details.

Our Team

Aaron Petrillo
Director of Federal Initiatives
Amanda Davis
Project Manager
Amy Nicholas
Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist
Angelique Williams
Graduate Intern
Anthony Garofano
Chief Creative Officer
Ashley Garrison
Accounting Specialist
Becki Stenger
Communications Designer
Casey Archer
Research Analyst
Corin Collier
Program Analyst
Dina Shehata
Technical Assistance Team Coordinator and Project Manager
Emily Bytheway
Quality Analyst
Emily Kelly
Director of Operations and Culture Czar
Erica Johnson
Help Desk Support Specialist
Gary Harmon
Senior Project Director, Special Education Content & Data Expert
Jessica Carroll
Help Desk Support Specialist
John Babb
Senior Developer
Juliet Namazzi
Helpdesk Support Specialist
Kate Grannemann
Project Manager & Technical Assistance Specialist
Kathi Gillaspy
Director of Technical Assistance
Kimberly Mitman
Senior Technical Lead & Senior Database Architect
Laura Holian
Director of Research
Mia Leland
Senior Program Analyst
Michelle Bloom
Program Analyst
Monica Yudron
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist & Research Scientist
Pearson Barlow
Senior Technical Lead
Rosemary Collins
Senior Program Analyst
Sarah Geldart
Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Sarah Criscuolo
Project Manager
Tate Gould
C.E.O.
Tiffanie Owens
Director of Data Systems and Support
Tikesha Cephas
Finance and Operations Specialist
Zartashia Javid
Program Support Associate