Emily Kelly

Director of Operations and Culture Czar

As Director of Operations and Culture Czar, Emily oversees all day-to-day operations of AnLar from onboarding and employee benefits to contract start up, subcontractor management, finance, IT systems, and everything in between. Emily also focuses on aligning operations and processes with AnLar’s culture and core values, helping to ensure that every AnLarian experiences the principles on which AnLar was founded.

Emily started her career in education research and evaluation, first at the Institute for Higher Education Policy and then at AnLar, before her passion for efficient processes and organization, organizational psychology, creative problem solving, and well-being in the workplace quickly took over and led her to operations. She hasn’t strayed completely away from her research roots, though, and she is currently developing a research report using data from NCES’ High School Longitudinal Study on young adults’ expectations about educational attainment, employment, and earnings. The report also includes analyses on how important young adults rate certain job aspects like contributing to society, working on a team, and job security, among others. She earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education at the University of Maryland and holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Iowa.

In her free time, Emily can be found teaching at her favorite yoga studio, ‘mockin in Meridian Hill Park, or savoring a hot cup of green tea in the morning (it’s the little things in life). She also enjoys anything and everything Tim Ferriss, reading, and spending time in nature with her puppy, Kona.

Our Team

AllDesignFederalData Systems & SupportResearch & EvaluationTechnical AssistanceOperations

Aaron Petrillo

Director of Federal Initiatives

Amanda Davis

Project Manager

Amelia Barter

Business Development Coordinator

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

Senior Designer

Casey Archer

Research Analyst

Cat Warner-Griffin

Senior Research Scientist

Corin Collier

Technical Assistance Program Analyst

Dina Shehata

Technical Assistance Team Coordinator & Project Manager

Emily Bytheway

Quality Analyst

Emily Kelly

Director of Operations and Culture Czar

Gary Harmon

Senior Project Director, Special Education Content & Data Expert

Jayne James

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist

Jennifer Howell

Senior Project Director

Jessica Carroll

Help Desk Support Specialist

John Babb

Senior Developer

Juliet Namazzi

Help Desk Support Specialist

Kate Grannemann

Project Manager & Technical Assistance Specialist

Kathi Gillaspy

Director of Technical Assistance

Ken Friedli

Chief Financial Officer

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 Criscuolo

Project Manager

Sarah Geldart

Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Tara Adam

Tara Adam

Program Associate

Tate Gould

        Company's Computer Guy          (and the CEO)

Tiffanie Owens

Director of Data Systems & Support

Tikesha Cephas

Finance and Operations Specialist