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Leadership Team

We share the belief that every child deserves a quality education. And everyday, we work to help over 30,000 members committed to ending educational inequity reach their full leadership potential so every child in every community can reach theirs.

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Beki Bahar-Engler
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations
Beki Bahar-Engler is the senior vice president of strategy and operations at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).
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Michael Buman
Executive Director
Mike Buman is the executive director of Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE)
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Mark Fraley
Senior Advisor, Organizing
As an advisor to the advocacy and organizing team at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), Mark Fraley works with organizers around the country to increase their involvement as advocates for education in communities.
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Mandara Meyers
Vice President, Leadership Development & Design
Mandara Meyers is Leadership for Educational Equity’s (LEE) vice president of leadership, development and design.
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Jamaal Nelson
Vice President, Regional Impact & Elected Leadership (interim)
Jamaal Nelson is the vice president of regional impact and interim vice president of elected leadership at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).
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Mildred Otero
Vice President, Policy & Advocacy
Mildred Otero is vice president of policy & advocacy at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).
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Brianna Twofoot
Vice President, Organizing Leadership
Brianna Twofoot is the vice president of organizing leadership at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE).
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Lauren Engel
Manager, Communications
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Tim Smith
Director, Digital Communications