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Kimberly Blanchard

Sophia Sun Internal Operations

Kimberly serves as a Technical Project Manager for Smarter Balanced. Kimberly is responsible for overseeing all projects related to test packaging from initiation, through execution and closure. Kimberly has over 15 years in educational publishing as well as 4 years …

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Chera Finkbiner

bpwalker Internal Operations

Chera serves as the Finance Manager for Smarter Balanced where she manages financial processing, budget development and management, including maintaining internal controls that align with Consortium and University policy.   Chera has over 25 years of experience in higher education and private sector …

Abbie Genzink

bpwalker Internal Operations

Abbie serves as the Business Analyst for Smarter Balanced. Her responsibilities include management of project funds, revenues, expenses, and data collection for required reports as well as statistical analysis to provide recommendations. Abbie oversees financial protocols to ensure that audit …

Hillary Hunter

Hillary Hunter

bpwalker Internal Operations

Hillary serves as executive assistant to Tony Alpert. As well as administrative support, Hillary is also responsible for coordinating the operational functions of the center, coordinating in-person meetings including managing meeting budgets, and cultivating relationships with service providers and key …

Russ Wegfehrt

bpwalker Internal Operations

Russ serves as the director of strategic planning. Russ is responsible for building and maintaining a focused and sustainable program roadmap that will best serve the students, educators, and administrators of the Consortium’s member states. He is also responsible for …