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Education Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Education and Museum Outreach (EMO) department is a cornerstone of the Bank’s community and education outreach efforts. Council members are recruited from the Fourth District (Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia). Members are selected to serve a two-year term and may serve more than one term.

The EMO department seeks individuals who value the role of education, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. Council members participate in discussions that help guide future strategies and help inform the department’s effectiveness. Council members also make recommendations, provide feedback and perspectives on the museum’s areas of focus such as community engagement, marketing, outreach, programming, curriculum, and technology.

Download a PDF of Education Advisory Council members.

Current Members

Abdullah Al-Bahrani
Abdullah Al-Bahrani
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Economic Education, Northern Kentucky University
Tom Babinszki
Tom Babinszki
Principal Digital Accessibility Engineer, United Health Group
LarKesha Burns
LarKesha Burns
Manager of In-School Programs, Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Tom Burton
Tom Burton
Superintendent, Princeton City Schools
Matt Frey
Matt Frey
Executive Director, Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission
LaVora “Gayle” Gadison
LaVora “Gayle” Gadison
Curriculum and Instruction Manager, Social Studies, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Gail Greenberg
Gail Greenberg
Field Supervisor, Office of Field Services, Cleveland State University;
Docent, The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Annisha Jeffries
Annisha Jeffries
Manager, Youth Services, Cleveland Public Library
Dan Langen
Dan Langen
Academic Designer, McGraw-Hill Education
Brad Maguth
Brad Maguth
Director, H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education; Professor, Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies, The University of Akron, The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Linda McKean
Linda McKean
Education Consultant-Social Studies and Financial Literacy, Ohio Department of Education
James Moore
James Moore
Associate Professor, Teacher Education, Cleveland State University
Foster Ockerman
Foster Ockerman
President and Chief Historian, Lexington History Museum
Velma Phillips
Velma Phillips
Educator, Warner Girls Leadership Academy
Marva Richards
Marva Richards
Educational Consultant, Urban League of Greater Cleveland
Beth Ryan
Beth Ryan
Program Coordinator, Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business & Economics, Allegheny College
Scott Vollmer
Scott Vollmer
Vice President, STEM Learning, Great Lakes Science Center
Sandy Womack
Sandy Womack
Area Superintendent, Columbus City Schools