Team Members Magnolia Consulting

Our Leadership Team

Stephanie B. Wilkerson

Stephanie B. Wilkerson, Ph.D.
President

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Carol Haden

Carol Haden, Ed.D.
Vice President of Operations

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Lisa Shannon

Lisa Shannon, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation

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Our Researchers and Evaluators

Holland Banse, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher and Evaluator

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Jen Gruber

Jen Gruber
Researcher and Evaluator

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Elizabeth Peery

Holly Stokely, M.S.
Research Assistant

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Our Support Team

Beverly Bunch

Beverly Bunch
Executive Assistant

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Catherine Pearson

Catherine Pearson, B.S.
Budget and Contracts Manager

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Our Interns

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Arine Lowery is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Science at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include youth political activism and classroom discussions of political issues. Arine has worked as a classroom teacher, district social studies program coordinator, and teacher educator.

Erica Ross is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education with a concentration in Research, Assessment, and Evaluation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research interests include special education teacher retention and social network analysis. Erica has worked as a special education classroom teacher and as a quantitative research assistant at VCU. This summer during her internship at Magnolia Consulting, LLC she is gaining experience developing infographics, supporting the development of a textbook, and conducting data analysis.

Our Network of Consultants

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Lily has more than two decades of experience leading technology, education, media, and professional services organizations through transformative change while preserving a strong culture and a sense of mission. Lily is licensed to practice law in Colorado, DC, and Virginia, and she is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a resident of Nelson County, Virginia, where she shares a cottage in the woods with her husband, two boys, three rescue cats, and a Morkie-Poo. Lily consults with Magnolia as a human resource advisor.
Valerie Haff is an editor and project manager with two decades of editorial experience in educational content development and research. She specializes in educational publishing—curriculum, assessment, research, academic journals, and educational technology. She has extensive experience in content development management and editorial project management. In addition to serving as an editor and proof handler for various academic journals, she currently serves as managing editor for The American Biology Teacher. She supports a broad range of clients, including independent authors, educational publishers, and nonprofit organizations and has provided editing services to Magnolia on a wide variety of studies.
Ms. Josette Haddad is a freelance copyeditor who has collaborated with Magnolia Consulting since 2017. Her editorial services help ensure that reports are clear, consistent, and error-free. She holds a B.A. in English literature from Cornell University and has 30 years of experience as a copyeditor for businesses, nonprofit organizations, publishers, and independent authors. When not editing, Josette enjoys taking walks with her family and tending the plants inside and outside her home in New Mexico. Josette serves as an editor for Magnolia Consulting products and deliverables.