OUR TEAM

Our team is comprised of smart and innovative change agents, many of whom have served in senior leadership roles in the educational, private and non-profit sectors. 

  MONICA SANTANA ROSEN    CEO    Monica Santana Rosen has spent the last two decades working to build strong diverse workplaces and enable leaders to do great work. Monica is best known for her work with large urban school systems working to solve their most pressing recruitment, hiring, development and retention issues. Monica founded Alma to meet the needs of organizations working to amplify their success by supporting their staff, and giving them the space to do their best work.

MONICA SANTANA ROSEN

CEO


Monica Santana Rosen has spent the last two decades working to build strong diverse workplaces and enable leaders to do great work. Monica is best known for her work with large urban school systems working to solve their most pressing recruitment, hiring, development and retention issues. Monica founded Alma to meet the needs of organizations working to amplify their success by supporting their staff, and giving them the space to do their best work.

  ELIANA PEREYRA    VP, TEACHER AND LEADER PIPELINES   Eliana brings over a decade of experience in talent identification and cultivation, program development and management, and HR policy within school districts. Eliana is passionate about working to promote structural changes that systemically improve conditions for people to do their best work and that focus on the identification and cultivation of the absolute best talent.

ELIANA PEREYRA

VP, TEACHER AND LEADER PIPELINES

Eliana brings over a decade of experience in talent identification and cultivation, program development and management, and HR policy within school districts. Eliana is passionate about working to promote structural changes that systemically improve conditions for people to do their best work and that focus on the identification and cultivation of the absolute best talent.

  SANDRA AILEEN TACINA    MANAGING DIRECTOR, TALENT ANALYTICS   With more than 15 years of global experience using analytics to help organizations improve talent management, Sandra is recognized as an expert in her field. Her work includes creating and leading the Talent Analytics group for the NYC Department of Education, which helped schools use data to strengthen human capital decisions. She has also worked in HR and education both in the US and abroad.

SANDRA AILEEN TACINA

MANAGING DIRECTOR, TALENT ANALYTICS

With more than 15 years of global experience using analytics to help organizations improve talent management, Sandra is recognized as an expert in her field. Her work includes creating and leading the Talent Analytics group for the NYC Department of Education, which helped schools use data to strengthen human capital decisions. She has also worked in HR and education both in the US and abroad.

 
  YANIKA S. DANIELS    MANAGING DIRECTOR, TALENT ACQUISITION & CULTIVATION   Yanika brings expertise in talent management strategy, recruitment and selection, project and change management. She has helped clients assess their talent strategy, create unbiased and equitable processes and procedures, and assess how they recruit and retain highly qualified staff. Yanika was most recently the Managing Director of Recruitment at Teach For America (TFA), where she was responsible for the national teaching pipeline in the Southern Regional recruitment corps.

YANIKA S. DANIELS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, TALENT ACQUISITION & CULTIVATION

Yanika brings expertise in talent management strategy, recruitment and selection, project and change management. She has helped clients assess their talent strategy, create unbiased and equitable processes and procedures, and assess how they recruit and retain highly qualified staff. Yanika was most recently the Managing Director of Recruitment at Teach For America (TFA), where she was responsible for the national teaching pipeline in the Southern Regional recruitment corps.

  JAVIERA CABALLERO    PROGRAM COORDINATOR    Javiera is committed to work that helps organizations develop their people to do their best. She has a decade of teaching experience, and also has worked at the community level with low-income families on issues around food security and access to sustainably sourced food. She is passionate about issues surrounding equity in both education and our broader society.

JAVIERA CABALLERO

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Javiera is committed to work that helps organizations develop their people to do their best. She has a decade of teaching experience, and also has worked at the community level with low-income families on issues around food security and access to sustainably sourced food. She is passionate about issues surrounding equity in both education and our broader society.


  DEBBIE TAYLOR    BUSINESS MANAGER    Deborah Taylor (Debbie) has experience managing all aspects of HR and operations. Her work in public education has ranged from Title IX and ADA compliance to supporting operational improvements in Employee Services, helping launch the Chicago Leadership Collaborative, and finally supporting principal supervision and school networks.

DEBBIE TAYLOR

BUSINESS MANAGER

Deborah Taylor (Debbie) has experience managing all aspects of HR and operations. Her work in public education has ranged from Title IX and ADA compliance to supporting operational improvements in Employee Services, helping launch the Chicago Leadership Collaborative, and finally supporting principal supervision and school networks.


 

Extended Team 

Alma is fortunate to engage a team of Senior Associates who expand Alma’s capacity in specific expertise areas throughout the year.

SHERRI SHERRELL DAVIS

Sherri spent the last eight years driving district transformation through strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and leadership development. Sherri most led Strategy, Talent and Operations for the Teach for America Metro Atlanta Region (TFA). In her role, she was responsible for ensuring TFA people and resources maintained alignment to the district and community partners.

 

STEVE GERING 

Steve is an educator who has worked for over 30 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, district administrator, and Deputy Superintendent. In Kansas City, Kansas, Steve led the district reform effort, First Things First, resulting in dramatic increases in student achievement. In 2008, Steve began consulting, coaching school and district leaders nationally. His work focuses on implementing systems at the school and district level that drive positive student outcomes.