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Han Bao, Ph.D.

bpwalker Systems Design

Han Bao is the Assistant Director of Psychometrics at Smarter Balanced. Han has more than 7 years of experience in assessment design and development including conducting psychometric analyses such as IRT & CTT equating, IRT calibration and simulation studies, DIF …

Alexandria Chivers

bpwalker Technology Oversight

Alex is the Administrative Specialist for the Technology team. In this role, Alex organizes and coordinates meetings, manages schedules, and provides daily administrative support. Prior to joining Smarter Balanced, she worked as an Office Manager, implementing new advertisement systems, managing …

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Genoa Faber

Sophia Sun Supports for Instruction

As Document Specialist, Genoa works with the Smarter Balanced Reporting Team to develop and design digitally accessible deliverables for Smarter Balanced member states and clients. Genoa also provides daily administrative support, organizing meetings and manages calendars. Prior to joining Smarter …

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Chari Holman

bpwalker Supports for Instruction

Chari’s role is an Administrative Specialist for the Instructional Supports. She is responsible for coordinating the State Network of Educators (SNE) workshops. Chari holds a Master Degree in Business Administration.  She specializes in project management and advanced accounting. 

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 …

Gail Pagano

bpwalker Member Services

Gail is the Senior Director of Member Services and has over 40 years of experience in public education. In her current position, Gail is responsible for providing support to state department of education agencies in Smarter Balanced member states, and …

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Lori Sheirich

bpwalker Content

Lori serves as Technical Project Manager for the Student Supports and Content teams. In this role, Lori oversees a variety of projects through all stages of development. Most recently, she has been instrumental in helping oversee the development of the …

Shauna Stewart

bpwalker Content

Shauna serves as an Administrative Specialist for the Content Unit. She is responsible for coordinating Content-related events and meetings for item writing, item review, and State Network of Educators (SNE) workshops, among other events. Shauna supports virtual and in-person meetings …

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Sophia Sun

Sophia Sun Communications, Member Services

As the Administrative Specialist for the Communications and Member Services teams, Sophia supports the communications process, coordinates events, and helps maintain member relations within Smarter Balanced.   Prior to her current role, Sophia worked at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley to increase student engagement and provide event …

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 …