Dina Shehata

Technical Assistance Team Coordinator and Project Manager

Dina enjoys thinking through new and creative ways to keep the Technical Assistance Team on track as AnLar’s Technical Assistance Team Coordinator. She also serves as the Project Manager for several projects in Texas and Louisiana including TX PDG (Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five), TX SETDC (Special Education Technical Development Committee), and LELA (Louisiana Early Leaders Academy).

Before coming to AnLar, Dina worked for a global development and education nonprofit where she supported community leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa to strengthen their networks, collaborate on leadership initiatives, and develop their skills in order to contribute to their communities. She has also assisted refugees with their transition to life in the US by co-creating a week-long summer camp for refugee children and their parents to help them transition into the American school system. Dina received a B.A. in Global Studies and Psychology, Minor in Arabic from the University of North Carolina and a Master of International Studies degree (focus on US/Middle East Relations) from North Carolina State University.

Dina is the oldest of triplets (yes, by 5 minutes) who have all now moved to the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area from North Carolina. They have a younger sister who is an undergraduate student at NC State University which is problematic considering the Shehatas are a Tar Heel family. When Dina isn’t working, she is planning her next travel adventure to reach her goal of visiting all 7 continents. Her second home is Egypt, so she often travels back to visit her family and relax on the beaches of the Red Sea. Dina’s favorite time of year is fall, when you can find her enjoying the weather outdoors, going to the scariest haunted houses, and making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Our Team

Aaron Petrillo
Director of Federal Initiatives
Amanda Davis
Project Manager
Amy Nicholas
Senior Project Director & Technical Assistance Specialist
Angelique Williams
Technical Assistance & Data Management Analyst
Anthony Garofano
Chief Creative Officer
Ashley Garrison
Accounting Specialist
Audrey Ward
Audrey Ward
Project Manager
Becki Stenger
Communications Designer
Casey Archer
Research Analyst
Cat Warner-Griffin
Senior Research Scientist
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
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
Lindsay Dusard
Program Associate
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
Tara Adam
Tara Adam
Research Associate
Tate Gould
Tiffanie Owens
Director of Data Systems and Support
Tikesha Cephas
Finance and Operations Specialist