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Our Team

Pablo Cesar Villavicencio

Chief Executive Officer
Pablo Cesar Villavicencio serves as CEO of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network in Los Angeles that serves 12,500 students across 26 high-performing charter public schools and has over 20,000 alumni.
Pablo is a first-generation college graduate and is a proud Los Angeles native. His deep experience in teaching and leading schools and school systems that serve underserved and marginalized children and families is grounded in his first-hand belief that all children, regardless of zip code deserve a high-quality education.

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Executive Team


Phillipa Altmann

General Counsel


Ryan Bennett

Chief People Officer


Rodolfo Elizondo

Chief Instructional Officer


Dr. Debra Griffith

Chief Equity Programs Officer


David Lauck

Chief Financial Officer


Jass Stewart

Chief of Strategy & Innovation

Tiffany Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Pablo Cesar Villavicencio

Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Laura Hernandez-Flores

Chief of Staff, Executive


Sonja Grant

Vice President, Network Initiatives


Dr. Debra Griffith

Chief Equity Programs Officer


Sally Vo

Vice President, Counseling and College Success

Erin Diaz

Vice President, Scholar, Family, and Community Services


Tiffany Chan

Director of Strategic Initiatives


David Lauck

Chief Financial Officer

Danna Renteria Serna

Vice President of Finance


Kathryn Corbett

Vice President, Accounting


Vivian Valencia

Vice President, Fiscal Strategy

Mahlet Menwyelet

Director of Strategic Initiatives


Rodolfo Elizondo

Chief Instructional Officer


Kristen Kruger Byler

Vice President, Strategic Implementation


Jesse Melgares

Vice President, Teaching & Learning


Courtney Vickers

Vice President, Diverse Learners


Kirsten Woo

Vice President, Leadership Development


Andre Lawe

Managing Instructional Superintendent


Dr. Evelyn Licea-Padilla

Instructional Superintendent


Omar Reyes

Instructional Superintendent


Stephanie Tsai

Instructional Superintendent


Sara Meyer

Director of Strategic Initiatives


Phillipa Altmann

General Counsel


Clara Lim

Associate General Counsel

Tiffany Wilson

Chief Operating Officer


Sheeva Halati

Vice President, Operations


Nichole Johnson

Director of Strategic Initiatives


Jass Stewart

Chief of Strategy & Innovation

Chris Reynoso

Chris Reynoso

Director, Strategic Initiatives


Ryan Bennett

Chief People Officer


Charla Everhart

Vice President, Human Resources


Danielle Gheorghe

Vice President, Employee Relations and Engagement


Angela L. Manuel

Vice President, Staffing


Liza Williams

Vice President, Performance Management

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Bridget Bones

Director of Strategic Initiatives


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Zachary Perkins

Alliance Christine O'Donovan Middle School

Alberto Oros

Alliance Cindy & Bill Simon Technology High School


Robin Manly

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 12

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Eva Wilson

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 4


Young Mi Kim

Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8

Stephanie Lee

Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School

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Andrew King

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School

Gwendolyn Braude

Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School

Jamal Richardson

Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School

Jarred Tsai

Alliance Joni & Jeff Marine High School

Rogelio Sanchez Jr.

Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology High School

Dr. Abeni Carr-Johnson

Alliance Kory Hunter Middle School

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Talin Darkjian

Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation Environmental Science High School

Dr. Veronica Elias

Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science School

Vanessa Sandoval

Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School

Erik Carlstone

Alliance Milt and Debbie Valera Middle Academy

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Rosa Menendez

Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School

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Candice Dagnino

Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy

Zonz Ouattara

Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

Amy Lozano

Alliance Renee & Meyer Luskin Academy High School

Justin Shahbaz

Alliance Richard Merkin Middle School


Oscar Romero

Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School

Bryan Kariuki

Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School


Evelyn Garcia

Alliance Tennenbaum Technology Family High School

Joy May-Harris

Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy

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Dea Tramble

Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School

Governing Board

Representing the racial and experiential diversity of our scholars, the Alliance governing board is fully invested in helping all scholars succeed in college and beyond.

Joe Drake

Board Chair


Virgil Roberts

Board Secretary


Tom Heymann

Board Member


Moises Silva

Board Member

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Pablo Cesar Villavicencio

Chief Executive Officer

Most recently, Pablo served as Alliance’s President, where he oversaw the critical functions of school management, teaching & learning, and the work with diverse learners, school leadership development, counseling & college success, and Alliance’s focus on scholars, families and communities.

Pablo joined Alliance in 2017 as Chief Schools Officer. He has been responsible for setting the vision for coaching and development of Alliance’s school leaders. Pablo was integral in launching Alliance’s first Scholars, Families, and Communities team, which has focused on ensuring that Alliance schools address the whole child through social-emotional learning practices, and connections with families and the community. Pablo was integral in developing the School Instructional Support team, which was a school support model designed to improve teaching and learning. Most recently, Pablo oversaw Alliance’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the pivot to distance learning, and enacting comprehensive health and safety protocols, in addition to Alliance’s return to in-person learning in August 2021.

Like many children of immigrants, Pablo was underserved in low-performing urban schools in East Los Angeles. Pablo was the first in his family to graduate from college — the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to returning to Los Angeles, Pablo served as a Deputy Chief for the Oakland Unified School District where he focused on innovation for low-performing schools. He was also the Director of Principal Leadership and Support for High Schools in San Francisco Unified School District supervising principals. Before he dedicated time in Northern California, he served families in the Bronx, New York as a teacher and Academic Dean before becoming the Founding Principal of a New York City public school. Pablo holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Education in Dual Language/Bilingual General Education from the Bank Street College of Education. He is a Teach for America, New Leaders, New York City Leadership Academy, and Cambiar Catalyst Fellowship Alum.

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