Christina Greenberg is passionate about helping entrepreneurial education organizations find, hire and support high-quality talent to most effectively work with the people and communities they serve. See more
She has spent two decades in the public sphere working in nonprofit management, human capital development, public policy analysis, and electoral politics. Christina’s talent practice has focused on: the creation and implementation of strategies for effective candidate recruitment and selection; executive search for schools and innovation education nonprofits; and organizational design and change management planning.
Before co-founding Edgility Consulting, Christina was the Founder and Principal of Redwood Circle Consulting, another talent management firm. She was the Director of Admissions and Strategic Partnerships for New Leaders' California operation from 2006-2010 where she led the recruitment, selection, and placement of Resident Principals and managed efforts to establish and maintain strategic partnerships for the Bay Area region. Before New Leaders, Christina was the VP, Programs and Development for RISE, working to recruit and retain high quality teachers in schools serving low-income students. She also worked on a 1998 U.S. Senate campaign, served as the Program Officer for the Streisand Foundation, and was a budget policy analyst and researcher for government agencies. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Christina lives in Oakland, CA with her family. She has been a long-time board member for Lighthouse Community Public Schools.
Ron Rapatalo’s career vision is coaching, connecting and inspiring others to find their best selves through healthier living, increased mindfulness/interconnection and stronger intention/strategy. See more
In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife Shanita and baby Sofia, whether it's watching reality TV, enjoying Family Feud, or devouring favorite movies/shows on Netflix. He's also an avid yoga practitioner, meditator and kick-boxer. A native New Yorker, he's a rabid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
Christin Whitener believes deeply that talent is the key to transforming education. She has led recruitment for school leaders, board members, executive leaders in government, and senior nonprofit leaders. See more
As Edgility’s DEI lead, she plays an integral role in developing our internal equity strategy and fostering opportunities for continual learning, including trainings with The National Equity Project and participation in CatalystEd’s DEI Hub.
Before joining Edgility, Christin served in a business development role at a fast-growing technology startup and as a high school language arts teacher with Teach for America-Miami Dade. Christin received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as undergraduate lead of the Intercultural Dialogues Program, a group of discussion-based Sociology courses centered on issues of social identity and inequality.
Christin enjoys the Rocky Mountains, and spends her free time exploring the growing arts scene, eating delicious food and planning her next backpacking trip abroad.
Ebony Callands is passionate about supporting recruitment and hiring in education organizations, non-profits and schools working to close the achievement gap. See more
She began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member in Houston Independent School District, and fell in love with talent acquisition at Uncommon Schools where she managed recruitment for North Star Academy. She currently consults with education organizations and schools providing talent recruitment support and executive searches. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Washington University in St. Louis.
Ebony is a New Jersey native living in Virginia with her husband, Bruce, an active duty military member, and their dog, Meelo. She is a smoothie lover, interior design fanatic and can be found most weekends enjoying the outdoors or spending time with friends. When she is not playing talent matchmaker, Ebony runs a Shop.com franchise.
Karla Armstrong has been an advocate of STEM education in the public school system for 20 years. See more
She thrived as a student in one of the first engineering-tract high school programs in Oregon and was encouraged to pursue a technical career as a participant in the Expanding Your Horizons program. She went on to earn a BS in Laser Optical Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology. While in college she worked as an Ambassador for Oregon Tech’s engineering programs and completed multiple internships with Intel Corp. and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. After graduation she spent 7 years at Sandia National Laboratories developing and testing laser based remote sensing instruments. She was active in Sandia’s college recruiting programs and Expanding Your Horizons, and enjoys mentoring students that were interested in STEM careers. Karla’s technical background brings a unique perspective to the talent search process.
Karla is a mother of two and has been a volunteer in the LVJUSD for many years. She believes that every child should have access to books in their homes and runs a book swap program at the local elementary school. She also has co-authored multiple grants for the LVJUSD Gifted and Talented Elementary Education Program. In her spare time she plays homemaker; enjoying sewing, baking, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.
Allison Wyatt is passionate about building sustainable, momentum-building talent practices in organizations committed to game-changing innovations that lead to exceptional, scalable results for all students. See more
She is committed to building the capacity of these organizations to drive organizational performance with rigorous data practices, efficient systems, and best in class people practices.
Allison’s experience spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to launching Edgility Allison built and scaled a Human Capital consulting practice at a national retained executive search firm. In addition, she has served as a talent executive in a national, rapidly growing education reform organization as the Vice President of Human Capital for Education Pioneers. In this role, Allison was responsible for building the organization’s HR department from the ground up to fuel the growth of the organization’s operating budget and staff by over 500%. Allison began her career at a subsidiary of Time Warner where she led the company’s college recruiting program and provided HR support to the international, sales and marketing, and business development units.
Allison received her master's degree in Business Administration from The MIT Sloan School of Management and her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.
Serena Moy’s career has encompassed over 15 years of human resources experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and her true passion is working for start-up and mission-driven organizations. See more
In her first foray in the education non-profit world, she served as the Director of Human Resources at the KIPP Foundation during a period of intense growth for the organization. In this capacity, she managed the talent acquisition function for the entire Foundation staff, which included offices in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.
Serena has worked as a consultant, specializing in talent management and talent recruitment for various educational non-profit organizations. Her client list includes, Great Schools, Citizen Schools, Education Pioneers, Koya Partners, New Leaders, Alpha Public Schools, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Oakland Schools Foundation and Peer Health Exchange. Serena is excited to continue working on projects that will help all children receive the highest quality of education.
Serena has a Bachelors of Art in Sociology and a Minor in Education from the University of California, Davis and a MPA from New York University, specializing in non-profit and public management. In her spare time, Serena enjoys doing all things with her husband and two sons which includes outdoor activities and spending time at home and with friends.
Jamiah E. Hargins’ career goal is to connect people to each other. Serving as a Senior Recruitment Manager, he executes strategic recruitment engagements focused around the education and non-profit areas. See more
Previously Jamiah served as Associate Director of Recruitment and Selection for The Broad Center, where he executed upon a nationwide search for mid-career professionals transitioning to the education sector. He also owns and operates a startup called Wing, which helps singles meet each other more naturally. Previously, he served as Director of Casa do Caminho, a social enterprise in Rio de Janeiro, leading all management aspects of the business. Jamiah earned his M.P.A. from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago.
In his free time, Jamiah enjoys reading philosophy texts and is an active member of the racquetball community.
Clair Clauson is excited to support Edgility in its unique mission to match exceptional talent with innovative organizations in the education sector. See more
After pursuing various studies ranging from Music History to Environmental Justice at Oberlin College, Clair obtained her degree in French from the University of Colorado. She traveled extensively before landing back in her hometown of Denver, where she served as the Director of Admissions and Housing at an international English language school.
For the past several years, Clair has helped coordinate search and talent strategy projects for school districts and community organizations alike. Her role encompasses administrative operations, database maintenance, research, technical support, communications and outreach. Clair loves hot yoga and in her spare time enjoys singing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Jennifer Svendsen is a researcher at heart and she uses her 15+ years of experience to drive Edgility’s benefits and compensation research and analysis. See more
Having worked in an area that is grossly undercompensated and where wages and benefits are a hot topic she understands the importance of fair pay practices to employee satisfaction and performance.
Jennifer graduated with a B.A. from Wesleyan University before pursuing her Ph.D. at Harvard University. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she moved to London where she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the non-profit Cancer Research UK. At Harvard and Cancer Research UK her research was focused on elucidating the underlying mechanisms of cancer. In addition to her work at non-profit organizations, Jennifer has also worked with several early stage start-ups and has acted as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in STEM. After nearly 20 years as a bench scientist, Jennifer has found the shift to HR based research to be refreshing. It has tested her ability to apply old skills to a new subject area, which has been engaging and at times challenging but wholly enjoyable.
Jennifer loves horseback riding having competed in show jumping and cross-country competitions since her time at Wesleyan. She is also the mother of two beautiful energetic little girls.