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
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Peter G. Ruppert
President and CEO
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Jeff C. Poole
Senior VP of Operations
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Jenny DeLessio
VP of Human Resources
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Dave Martin
Chief Financial Officer
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Mike VanDinther
VP of New School Development
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Karina Neal
Director of New Talent
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Grace Losada
Director of Education
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Steven Racelis
Regional VP of Admissions and Outreach
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Jennifer Rumack
Regional VP of School Operations
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Amanda Sylvester
Director of Operations
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Dan Morgan
Regional VP of School Operations
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Our Heads of School

Maryam Pourmohsen
Head of School
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Jennifer Fordham
Head of School
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Stephanie Gold
Head of School
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Ashley Sarver
Head of School
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Heather Brookman
Head of School
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Cody Pileski
Head of School
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Joie Laykoff
Head of School, Los Angeles
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Dave Hunt
Head of School
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Karen Sturtz
Head of School, Morristown
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Peter Mikulecky
Head of School, Solana Beach
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Christine Drucker
Head of School
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Lester Clowes
Head of School, Plano
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Danielle LePon Ryckman
Head of School, Los Gatos
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Francisco Ayala
Head of School, Manhattan - Lincoln Center
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Dan Alipaz
Head of School, Walnut Creek
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Jennifer Walsh-Rurak
Head of School, Westchester
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Sean Turner
Associate Head of School
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Kim Mansueto
Head of School, Woodbury
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Brad Astin
Head of School, Warner Center
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Dr. Kelley Mayr
Head of School, Pasadena
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Sylvia Snyder
Head of School, San Francisco
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