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Our Leadership

PILAglobal Team

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Lindsay Weissert

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Lindsay is an early childhood education activist and a founding member of PILAglobal, where she has served as CEO since 2021.

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Kristina Brittenham

Co-Chief Executive Officer

A lawyer, educator and activist, Kristina brings experience in child advocacy, early childhood research and nonprofit leadership to PILAglobal.

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Vanessa Esquivel

Director of Border Programs

Vanessa came to PILAglobal with over 15 years of experience working at private schools in Mexico, providing both educational and mental health support.

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Rachel Lowdermilk Roberts

Director of Communication & Advocacy

Rachel is an early childhood educator and founding member of PILAglobal who is dedicated to making high quality education available to all children. 

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Kaitie O'Brien

Director of Pedagogy

Kaitie is a founding member of PILAglobal and the director of Evergreen Community School, a progressive, social constructivist preschool in Santa Monica, California.

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Thérèse O'Neill

Volunteer Coordinator

Thérèse O’Neill is a longtime educator who is passionate about promoting safe and nourishing experiences for children in early childhood and beyond.

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Tennia Williams

Project Manager

Tennia is committed to helping children and families have a safe place to learn, play, and be nurtured. 

Board of Directors

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Thérèse O'Neill

Board Chair

Thérèse O’Neill is a longtime educator who is passionate about promoting safe and nourishing experiences for children in early childhood and beyond.

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Kaitie O'Brien

Kaitie is a founding member of PILAglobal and the director of Evergreen Community School, a progressive, social constructivist preschool in Santa Monica, California

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Maria-Elena Kolovos

Secretary

Maria-Elena Kolovos is a social worker and lawyer living in Los Angeles. She joined the PILAglobal Board of Directors in 2018.

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Lindsay Weissert

Lindsay is an early childhood education activist and a founding member of PILAglobal, where she has served as CEO since 2021.

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Eileen Logue

Treasurer

Eileen brings to the board many years of experience as an educator and business expertise as a Chief Financial Officer and advocate for choice in public education.

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