Ken Harris is a Practice Manager/Physician Liaison at Cayuga Medical Associates in Ithaca, NY. He has over 30 years of motivational leadership experience using creative techniques to solve problems. Previous positions include: Medical Practice Administrator with Guthrie Health in Ithaca NY, Systems Manager at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Middleton, NY, Senior Claim Consultant at Prudential Healthcare in Cranbury, NJ, and Customer Service Associate Manager/Claim Consultant at Prudential Healthcare in Millville, NJ. Mr. Harris’s experience as a business leader has provided him a unique opportunity to give back to the community through the National Math Foundation’s concurrent goals of improving levels of math competency along with health and fitness of America’s youth. He is committed to the National Math Foundation goals and believes that movement based learning along with support and training for teachers and in-service professionals will prepare future leaders with the math competencies and flexible thinking strategies needed to navigate our ever changing world.
Joe Piskoroski is a practicing dentist at his private practice in Ithaca, NY. Graduating from Cornell in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, He went on to attend Marquette University School of Dentistry. After completing his degree, Dr. Piskoroski served in the Air Force until 1996 when he opened up his own private practice for civilians. Dr. Piskoroski believes that the National Math Foundation is uniquely positioned to provide inspirational leadership in the field of math education. He is devoted to the National Math Foundation’s concurrent goals of enhanced learning, health, and fitness.
Rudyard Ceres, Esq.,is a dual qualified UK and US lawyer. Rudy’s work has transcended over twenty-five years of international legal, business, and financial experience, including representing Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Rudy is the Founding Partner of Ceres Law P.C., a minority international corporate law firm based in New York, serving domestic and international clients in a variety of disciplines and industries. Among other positions, Rudy was the Managing Partner, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, for the first minority international law firm in the US. For almost ten years, Rudy was associated with a large international corporate law firm, as a member of the International Trade and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. Rudy has also previously represented the South African Government in the United States and Canada in a number of diverse areas, including advising the Department of Foreign Affairs/Defense concerning the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and U.S. sanctions; and, advising the Department of Trade and Industry in connection with foreign direct investment in the hospitality market.
David Dillon, FSA, MAAA, is a healthcare actuary who has over 24 years of experience advising insurance companies and states on healthcare and health insurance related matters. Mr. Dillon also serves on the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) Board of Directors and is recognized nationally as an industry leader with regards to health insurance and healthcare reform issues. Mr. Dillon also hosts a podcast for the SOA Health Section’s podcast series.
Courtney Vaughan, is the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Ag Tec Australasia, Inc. She is the visionary leader behind the Team Interns Jamaica Summer 2019 Program. For almost two decades, Ms. Vaughan served as the principal consultant of Washington-DC based, boutique strategy-consulting firm, Courtney Vaughan, LLC. She also served for seven of those years as the Chief Economist and Managing Director of a full-service economic consulting firm, leveraging her Wall Street and international development banking experience to lead teams and bring multiple resources to support major investments in developing countries’ financial sector and infrastructures (agriculture, education, energy, health, transportation “ports, rail, air”, telecommunications, water, and housing).
During her academic career, Ms. Vaughan taught Mathematics at State University of New York, Maritime College, and Finance at George Washington University. She holds a BA degree in Economics from Fordham University and MPA degree in Advanced Policy Analysis Techniques from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She also studied graduate level economics at Fordham University, New York University and Columbia University and holds a certificate in Managing Fiscal Risks from World Bank Institute.
Jason Goldstein, ASA, MAAA, RICP® serves as Managing Director, Financial Strategies at Clear Path Financial. Jason is a Penn State alumni and graduated with a degree in Actuarial Science and a minor in Mathematics and Business. He has been in the financial services industry since 2002. After spending 8 years in the industry as a credentialed Actuary, Jason shifted from building products to selling and implementing plans as a Financial Advisor. In 2007 Jason received his Associate of the Society of Actuaries designation (ASA) from the Society of Actuaries and became a credentialed Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In 2016, he received the Retirement Income Certified Professional designation (RICP®) from The American College. Jason is a current board member at the Society of Professional Women (SPW) and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of Greater Philadelphia (NAIFA). He currently lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania with his wife Ashley, daughter Jade, daughter Ariella, and daughter Chloe! Jason enjoys spending time with family, golfing and watching the Phillies and Eagles.
Nitin Bajaj, works as an Associate at The Brattle Group, an economic and financial consulting firm. At Brattle, Nitin focuses on complex financial valuations and tax controversy matters. In addition to his consulting work, Nitin is a columnist and writes about the intersection of economics, finance, and international affairs for India’s biggest daily, The Times of India. Prior to joining Brattle, Nitin gained experience as a pathways operations manager intern at Amazon, a transfer pricing consultant at a Big Four accounting firm, and an intern with the United Nations. Nitin completed his MBA from Cornell University, where he was designated as an Emerging Markets Fellow.
Suzy Koontz, founder of Math & Movement™, shows continued dedication to the core beliefs of the National Math Foundation. Her passion to extend an enjoyment of math to students nationwide has led to the development of the Math & Movement™ program and the establishment of the NMF. With a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wheaton College, a Master’s in Statistics, and a career as an Associate Actuary in the Society of Actuaries, Koontz is a highly-qualified instructor. Ms. Koontz’s optimistic outlook, partnered with her ability to push the envelope, ensures the longevity and continued advancement of the National Math Foundation.
Millicent Clarke-Maynard Retired Public School Teacher
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Mary Curcio Retired School Superintendent