Our Team

National Leadership

Elisa Villanueva Beard
Chief Executive Officer
Susan Asiyanbi
Chief Operating and Program Officer
Josh Griggs
Executive VP, Talent, Operations & CFO
Kevin Huffman
Interim Chief External Affairs Officer

Regional Leadership


Communities across the country are making progress in educational outcomes, and TFA alumni and corps members are playing a critical role. Learn more about our 51 regional leaders and their teams.

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Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia
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Executive Director, Greater Tulsa
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Executive Director, Hawai'i
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Executive Director, Houston
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Executive Director, Idaho
Amar Patel
Executive Director, Indianapolis
Executive Director, Jacksonville
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Executive Director, Kansas City

National & Regional Boards


Teach For America’s board members play a critical leadership role in shaping the direction of our work. Our board members include leaders from across all sectors, as well as TFA alumni.

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