Meet the people that make Fusion work!

Fusion’s leadership is a passionate group of individuals committed to changing the world, one child at a time. Leadership members come from a variety of backgrounds, but share the common belief that every student can learn and be successful if given the right tools and support.

Our Leadership Team

Michelle Rose Gilman
Founder
Peter G. Ruppert
President and CEO
Jeff C. Poole
Senior VP of Operations
Karina Neal
Director of New Talent
Jenny DeLessio
VP of Human Resources
Dave Martin
Chief Financial Officer
Grace Losada
Director of Education
Mike VanDinther
VP of New School Development
Tristan Gowing
Regional Director of Operations
Dan Morgan
Regional Director for Northern California
Happy Dayleg
Regional Director of Admissions and Outreach
Marissa Lazalde
Regional Director of Operations
Tyeler Viel
New School Opening Director of Admissions and Outreach
Steven Racelis
Regional VP of Admissions and Outreach
Francisco Ayala
Regional Vice President
Brad Astin
Regional VP of School Operations

Our Heads of School

Lindsey Ciochina
Head of School
Stephen Schwartz
Head of School
Jaime Porras
Head of School
Ben Costa
Head of School
Hojjat Sandi
Head of School
Allison Purdy
Head of School
Maryam Pourmohsen
Head of School
Jeff Kozlowski
Head of School
Jennifer Fordham
Head of School
Dr. Kelley Mayr
Head of School
Cody Pileski
Head of School
Ashley Sarver
Head of School
Rebecca Lazarou
Head of School
Joie Laykoff
Head of School
Stephanie Gold
Head of School
Heather Brookman
Head of School
Dave Hunt
Head of School
Dr. Lester Clowes
Head of School
Peter Mikulecky
Head of School
Christine Drucker
Head of School, Princeton
Jennifer Walsh-Rurak
Head of School
Ryan Loucks
Head of School
Kim Mansueto
Head of School
Christiana Martinez
Head of School
Sean Turner
Head of School
Amanda Sylvester
Head of School
Sylvia Snyder
Head of School

 

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