Verna Lalbeharie serves as the managing director for Digital Age Personalized Learning at AIR, where she is a key member of the team that is growing and shaping AIR’s applied work nationally in the field of K-12 education primarily focused on innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the
Kathleen L. Pfannenstiel is a senior researcher at AIR and provides technical assistance and professional development to states and school districts with an emphasis on improving results for students with disabilities. Dr.
Mary Kay Dugan is a managing technical assistant consultant at AIR. She is passionate about identifying evidence-based promising practices and translating them into policies and effective programs focused on underserved populations including disadvantaged youth and young adults.
Samantha Neiman is a senior researcher at AIR.
Patti Furlano is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR.
Kelly A. Gilbert is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. With more than 18 years of experience in education, Dr. Gilbert is a servant leader with a passion for school improvement specifically working for excellence in education.
Katherine Hughes is a principal researcher in the Research and Evaluation division of AIR. She has extensive experience in qualitative research; leading and managing large, multi-component research projects; and writing for and presenting to varied audiences.
Megan Austin is a researcher at AIR, where she develops and directs research studies and technical assistance projects for the Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Midwest), Southeast Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Southeast), and the U.S.
Amy Dalsimer is a senior technical assistance consultant with the Adult Education and Literacy Practice Group at AIR.