Ohio Excels Staff

Lisa A. Gray


Lisa A. Gray is the founding president of Ohio Excels.  Gray’s career has been dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of ALL of Ohio’s students. Prior to leading Ohio Excels, Gray had her own consulting practice… READ MORE

Kevin Duff

Vice President, Policy & Research

Kevin Duff is the Vice President of Policy and Research of Ohio Excels. He is committed to improving the lives of children by ensuring that all students, especially low-income students and student of color, have schools that prepare them for success. Before joining Ohio Excels… READ MORE

Cassandra Palsgrove

Director of K12 Education Policy

Cassandra Palsgrove is the Director of K12 Education Policy at Ohio Excels. She is dedicated to public policy development, state advocacy, and research efforts at the critical intersection of education and workforce development with the goal of improving educational outcomes for all K-12 Ohio students. READ MORE

Donna J. Anderson

Executive Assistant

Donna J. Anderson is the Executive Assistant to the President and oversees the operations of Ohio Excels. She is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 20 years of experience… READ MORE

Ramy Tiba

Policy & Research Analyst

Ramy Tiba is a Policy and Research Analyst at Ohio Excels. He is currently a senior at the Ohio State University majoring in political science and with a minor in business… READ MORE

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