Our Staff

Ray McNulty

President, Successful Practices Network and National Dropout Prevention Center

Dr. Sandy Addis

Chairman of the National Dropout Prevention Center

Dr. Bill Daggett

Founder & Chairman of Successful Practices Network

Dr. Robert Peters

Vice President & Chief Academic Officer

Debra Light

Vice President of Administration

Todd Daggett

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Felicia Turner

Director of Implementation

John Gailer

Director of Professional Services

Nancy Nielsen

Certification Programs Consultant

Jerry Pedinotti

Director of Research & Editorial

Tommy Stephens

Project Director

Samantha Guerra

Event & Administrative Coordinator

Thomas Hawkins

Manager of research & Communication

Alan Fanitzi

Manager of Communications

National Dropout Prevention Center Advisory Board

Ms. Martha Barrett

Senior VP Jacksonville Market Manager
Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs Bank of America Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Bob Collins

Superintendent Grossmont USD (Ret.) and
LAUSD Chief Academic Officer (Ret.)
Peoria, AZ

Dr. Debra Duardo

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Downey, CA

Rep. Jerry Govan

South Carolina House of Representatives
District 95 Representative
House Education Committee
Orangeburg, SC

Mr. Robert M. Sainz

Assistant General Manager,
City of Los Angeles ,
Economic and Workforce Development Department,
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jay Smink

Executive Director (Ret.)
National Dropout Prevention Center
Easley, SC

Dr. Valerie Truesdale

Assistant Executive Director
Leadership Networks
AASA – The School Superintendent’s Network

Dr. Edward Lee Vargas

Executive Vice President, National Programs
AVID Center
San Diego, CA

Mr. Bobby Carrell

Bobby Carrell & Associates
Monroe, GA

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