Staff

 

 
Christine M. Keller | Executive Director & CEO
ckeller@airweb.org
(850) 385-4155
An active member of the Association for many years, Christine has spent her career working to make the world a better place through higher education and data. With a background in IR, federal data policy, and association leadership, she understands that the current focus on data and evidence provides significant opportunities for the IR community. Christine is committed to positioning AIR and its members to advance and flourish during this exciting time of growth and change.
 
Jason Lewis | Deputy Director & CFO
jlewis@airweb.org
(850) 391-6997
Jason's strong leadership and people skills enable him to make innovative and sound decisions for the Association and its members. His CFO duties include oversight for the organization's financial and accounting operations, as well as all banking, investment, insurance, audit, and tax compliance matters related to the Association.
 
Gina Johnson | Assistant Executive Director for Partnerships & Membership
gjohnson@airweb.org
(850) 391-6663
With a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (an emphasis in Quantitative Methods in Education) and an extensive background in higher education and IR, Gina is in a unique position to provide AIR with expert strategic direction related to IR and the field's changing needs. Through development and enhancement of strategic partnerships, she helps AIR shape the data and information landscape in higher education, engaging AIR members in this critical work.
 
Robinson Neidhardt | Strategy Director of Technology
rneidhardt@airweb.org
(850) 391-6551
With 20 years of experience and a passion for solving problems, Robinson provides unparalleled strategic direction related to all aspects of technology within the Association. This includes responsibility for the infrastructure, applications, implementation, and growth through technology, empowering staff to excel.
  
Leah EWING Ross | Senior Director for Research & Initiatives
lross@airweb.org
(850) 391-7796
Leah leads AIR’s national research, scholarship, and innovation agenda to effectively position IR within the changing landscape of higher education. She partners with stakeholders to create
forward-looking models to advance evidence-based decision making, and to equip higher education professionals with the knowledge and tools they need as leaders within their organizations.
 
Darlena Jones | Director of Assessment & Research
djones@airweb.org
(850) 391-6566
Darlena has spent her entire higher education career working to improve student success. Upon completion of a Ph.D. in physics, she was a faculty member before joining a technology company, where she led the national benchmarking assessment division; helping develop its early alert student success platform. In 2014, Darlena joined AIR to direct its research, assessment, and evaluation initiatives. She also leads the development of AIR’s new educational offerings.
Charlie McCumber | Director of Finance
cmccumber@airweb.org
(850) 391-6525
Charlie, a certified public accountant, provides oversight of the day to day execution of the Associations accounting policies, procedures, and controls. He manages monthly and year-end accounting procedures, financial statements preparation, audit preparation, tax-compliance, corporate insurance, and human resources. Charlie also works with the CFO to establish budgets, develop sound accounting and compliance policies, and complete other projects as required.
 
H.A. Scott | Director of Conference Services, Communications & Marketing
hscott@airweb.org
(850) 391-6668
In her 30-year career, H.A. has developed a passion for non-profit marketing and promotion. Along with her mad writing skills, her experience in higher education and association management, and expertise in event planning, enable her to lead AIR’s marketing and communication efforts and also oversee AIR’s annual conference, the Forum. In addition, H.A. provides direction and expertise for all of AIR’s promotions, meetings, and event functions.
 
Tinsley Smith | Director of Contracts & Grants
tsmith@airweb.org
(850) 391-7109
Tinsley manages the development, maintenance, and delivery of the educational content for the IPEDS Contract across three delivery methods: online tutorials, online courses, and face-to-face workshops. Tinsley serves as the primary contact for the IPEDS Educator cohort, the NCES Data Institute, and the AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program.
 
Meg Andraza | Project Analyst
mandraza@airweb.org
(850) 391-6415
Meg serves as the main contact for IPEDS workshop co-hosting organizations through planning and implementation processes. She solicits bids for workshop venue meeting space and AV/technology requirements and serves as the logistical contact for all workshops. Meg also assists the Director of Contracts and Grants with planning and implementation of the Institute for IPEDS Educators and NCES Data Institute.
 
Elaine Cappellino | Associate Director of Member Engagement
Elaine manages programs and services directly related to AIR member benefits and resources. She has a knack for seeing the big picture when it comes to the member experience. Beyond working strictly with members, Elaine helps AIR to engage others in the IR community through work with Affiliated Organizations, and in collaboration with the Association’s education and communication teams.
 
Stephan Cooley-Faussignaux | Education Project Assistant
scooley@airweb.org
(850) 391-7988
Stephan assists in the evaluation and administration of AIR’s online IPEDS Training Program. Additionally, he serves as a course registrar for students and mentors involved in AIR’s web-based education opportunities.
 
Guillermo Farfan | Education Project Assistant
gfarfan@airweb.org
(850) 391-7958
Guillermo assists with reporting the assessment portion of all face-to-face IPEDS Workshops and online IPEDS Keyholder courses. He also provides support for new educational content. Guillermo is currently a doctoral student in Educational Psychology.
 
Michelle Fitzgerald | Project Assistant
Michelle supports IPEDS face-to-face meeting activities including communication, research, and meeting coordination. She also serves as a point of contact for IPEDS Workshop related requests and confirmations. Michelle coordinates with the IPEDS Team to collect information for creating and updating reports.
 
Kyndra Freeman | Senior Meeting Planner
kfreeman@airweb.org
(850) 692-8111
Kyndra plans and executes small and large meetings for the Association, including board meetings, seminars, and ad hoc meetings. Kyndra also assists with carrying out the world's largest gathering of IR professionals, the AIR Forum. In this capacity, Kyndra handles sponsor coordination, venue selection, logistics, room block management, and creative theming. Kyndra enjoys helping members and sponsors get the most from their meeting and event experiences.
 
Conor Griffiths | Project Analyst
cgriffiths@airweb.org
(850) 391-7963
Conor assists with coordinating and prioritizing assigned activities and tasks associated with the lifecycle for existing IPEDS online and face-to-face educational content. He also assists IPEDS Team members in the development of new educational content. Conor facilitates the delivery of monthly IPEDS Educator Web Conferences.
 
Lisa Gwaltney | Communications & Marketing Coordinator
lgwaltney@airweb.org
(850) 391-6346
With a nearly 30-year background in corporate communications and marketing, Lisa uses her strong writing skills and communications savvy to enhance AIR’s branding and communication strategy. She is responsible for writing email messages, as well as copy for web pages, print pieces, and social media. Lisa also coordinates the production of AIR's monthly electronic newsletter, e-AIR, and various print media.
Ashley Ivey | Senior Designer
aivey@airweb.org
(850) 391-6454
Ashley develops graphics for webpages, reports, promotional materials, and other media for the Association. In addition, Ashley's work in storyboarding and illustration help further AIR's online educational presence. She has focused on promotion and communication for higher education and non-profit organizations for over 10 years.
Laura Jakiel | Education Project Assistant
ljakiel@airweb.org
(850) 391-6136
Laura helps develop educational resources for IR professionals, with a specific emphasis on online professional development training courses. Her main focus is on the creation of online professional development for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) datasets and tools, and IR resources. She has a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and Information Technology, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Zenovia Johnson | Member Engagement Coordinator
zjohnson@airweb.org
(850) 391-6565
As part of the Member Engagement Team, Zenovia provides customer service and data and project coordination to ensure positive experiences for Association members. In this role, she has three main areas of responsibility: data collection, quality control, and analysis; coordination of membership engagement activities; and membership communication and customer service.
 
Laura Knoll | Assistant Director of Conference Services
lknoll@airweb.org
(850) 391-6345
A Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Laura uses her event planning skills to manage and coordinate the largest event of the year, the AIR Forum. In this role, she serves as the point of contact for all presenters and sponsors, as well as coordinating vendors, hotel and venue selection, and logistics. Laura also plans and supports other AIR meetings and gatherings, including meeting planning and assisting in contract negotiation.
 
Miguel Pineirovigo | Executive Assistant
Miguel provides administrative support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors by scheduling meetings, preparing correspondence, arranging travel, and more. Miguel handles a wide variety of tasks to support AIR staff and members, including maintaining the AIR Job Board.
 
Tiffany Robinson | IT Coordinator
trobinson@airweb.org
(850) 391-6674
Tiffany provides strong IT support for AIR staff and maintains desktop, server, and network infrastructure equipment. She is always available to assist staff with installation, configuration, and usability testing of various software applications and IT hardware, and any other technical issues they encounter.
 
Miranda Sainrilus | Designer
msainrilus@airweb.org
(850) 583-2066
Miranda develops stunning graphics for AIR webpages, reports, promotional materials, and the Forum, AIR's annual conference. With an ever-growing fascination behind the psychology of human behavior, she pursues art and design in all aspects of her life's work.
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