Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors


 Board Chair

Jennifer Garcia, Johnson & Johnson

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Linda Devine, The University of Tampa

Treasurer

Amber Fetterman, Valley National Bank

 

Board Members

Carolyn Bricklemyer, Retired, Hillsborough County School Board 

Daniel Taylor, Englander Fischer
Elizabeth Fowler, Triad Foundation, Inc.
Eric Ortiz, McKay Advertising + Activation
Evelyn Delgado, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Gwen Luney, Retired, Hillsborough County School District
Joyce Burick Swarzman, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Julie Cole, School Source Inc.
Michele Mester, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Paul Whiting, Jr., AGW Capital Advisors
Rebeca Palacio, Yale University
Sheldon Busansky, Retired
Yvonne Fry, Lines of Communication

Frameworks Staff


SheaShea Quraishi
Interim Executive Director


Matthew Dahl
Business Director

Saima CroppedSaima Qadree
Program Director

Ellen Hochschwender
Grant Manager


Marlize Adair
Finance & Administration Specialist

Laura Ansteatt
Elementary School Team Lead


Kaitlin Tinney
Middle School Team Lead

Emily Kantrowitz
SEL Program Specialist

Alexandréa Worthy
High School Team Lead

Brian Schank
SEL Program Specialist


Shea Quraishi

Interim Executive Director
squraishi@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6918

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Journalism, New York University; Master of Arts, Education, Stanford University

Relevant Work Experience:

Shea joins Frameworks with experience teaching elementary grades in four states: New York, California, Tennessee, and Florida. Certified to teach grades K-12, she also has served as a teacher mentor and curriculum writer, as well as having extensive experience leading professional development on topics ranging from classroom management strategies to guided reading. A lifelong learner, Shea currently is pursuing her doctorate in education leadership and policy at Florida State University, focusing her dissertation research on teachers’ perceptions of social and emotional learning program implementation.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Every child deserves to succeed. In today’s assessment-driven culture, we often forget that there are non-academic elements that significantly impact students’ ability to thrive – and that’s where Frameworks enters the picture. When I began teaching, I had a degree in psychology with a focus on child development, but little idea of how that applied to the classroom. Only through a great deal of study – and even more trial and error – did I realize that teaching children how to manage their emotions and how to forge successful relationships could be systematic, purposeful, and driven by research. After seeing the payoff for my students, I never looked back. Now, I want to make this process more straightforward for teachers and to provide models of integrating SEL throughout the curriculum so that it becomes a lens through which we see everything else. At a broader scale, I look forward to helping Frameworks continue leading the way in bridging the gap between research and practice.


Matt Dahl

Business Director
mdahl@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6926

Relevant Work Experience:

Matt comes to Frameworks with many years of finance, administrative and operational leadership experience, as a senior financial officer with Tri-Venture Marketing, Performance Foods and SYSCO Corporation in the wholesale foodservice and brokerage industries. He was also the Director of Finance for Central FL Speech & Hearing in Lakeland, a 501(c)(3) clinic specializing in the treatment of speech and hearing disorders.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I am thrilled to be a part of such a special organization that helps kids develop their framework for future growth by giving them the tools they need to be successful. At Frameworks, I can apply my strengths to help support the organization’s mission of teaching SEL attitudes, values and skills to help kids effectively handle life’s challenges.


Kaitlin Tinney

Middle School Team Lead

ktinney@myframeworks.org, 813-514-6927

Relevant Work Experience:

Kaitlin joins Frameworks with previous experience in program coordinating and education, working directly with families and students with varying abilities. Kaitlin’s targeted caseloads included students with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, communication delays, and traumatic experiences impacting their development. Kaitlin has worked with children, families, and educators to promote healthy and safe environments. She also has experience facilitating trainings in a variety of areas related to youth development.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

As a previous classroom teacher, I am committed to working with students and their families and for helping them be successful in school and within their communities. I am passionate about the importance of social and emotional learning and enjoy educating others on how it SEL can impact our youth in positive ways. I am excited to continue with Frameworks to support and grow happy and healthy members of our community here in Tampa Bay!


Saima Qadree

Program Director
sqadree@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6912

Education: Bachelors of Science, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, University of South Florida

Relevant Work Experience:

Saima joins the Frameworks family with over a decade of experience working with at-risk youth and populations in the Tampa Bay area. Previously with the Tampa YMCA, she worked in an elementary school setting managing initiatives and grants focused on the reduction and prevention of childhood obesity, literacy support, volunteer engagement, and community leadership development, among others.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Very early in life, I determined that my goal in life was simple: to help others. With my educational background in biomedical sciences and public health, I anticipated becoming a physician but had a coincidental introduction to non-profit work which helped me explore another way of developing others, young and old. Fast forward ten years, and that love of making a positive difference guided me to Frameworks. I look at social and emotional well-being as a critical part of overall health so an organization that blends my education background with my non-profit work passion was a natural choice. I look forward to supporting the quality driven expansion of our programming into other elementary schools in the Tampa Bay area!


Marlize Adair

Finance & Administration Specialist
madair@myframeworks.org, 813-773-5221

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of Washington; Masters of Business Administration, Cameron University

Relevant Work Experience:

Marlize joins Frameworks with experience working with children from infants to those in Pre-K. As an Early Childhood Specialist, she worked in several colleges in Florida and Washington training, coaching, and supervising adult students working to become teachers in early childhood classrooms. While teaching, she used social and emotional learning as the foundation of her curriculum, seeing first-hand the importance of developing these skills and giving children the tools to manage their emotions. To continue to support teachers and youth development organizations in making a positive impact on today’s youth, Marlize is advanced her education by pursuing her Master of Business Administration, which she received in December of 2017 from Cameron University.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I am passionate about education. I believe that every child needs to have the opportunity to grow and develop in the classroom and at home. Working at Frameworks gives me a sense of belonging among people who share the value of social and emotional learning and have seen how it benefits children and families. I am very excited to be part of the Frameworks family and to continue to support the vital work we do to promote positive youth development!


Ellen Hochschwender

Grant Manager
ehochschwender@myframeworks.org, 813-773-5222

Education: Bachelor of Arts, English, Georgetown University

Relevant Work Experience:

Ellen’s years of experience in the nonprofit sector include work in the fields of human services, visual arts, spiritual development, and now, at Frameworks in education. Ellen started her career in book, magazine, and newspaper publishing and then moved into public relations, which led her to fundraising and development. For many years she worked at the Franciscan Center of Tampa and most recently at Alpha House of Tampa.

Ellen chose to focus on grant writing because it gives her the chance to learn from the experts about transformative programs in our community and to tell compelling stories of the people whose lives are changed by them.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Students always want to know how what they are learning in the classroom relates to “real life.” It’s easy to see how Frameworks’ programs help students succeed at school, at work, and in their personal lives. Frameworks fills a need for social and emotional learning that is not met by the average school curriculum.

I know my own social and emotional skills will improve as I learn from the amazing Frameworks staff!  It is a privilege to play a part in finding resources to sustain and advance the mission of Frameworks.


Laura Ansteatt

Elementary School Team Lead
lansteatt@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6923

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Loyola College in Maryland

Relevant Work Experience:

Laura joins Frameworks with experience teaching preschool and VPK in Maryland and Florida and as a middle school elective teacher for 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students in Hillsborough County.  Laura has also served as both a family support coordinator and a case manager for programs providing resources for family and school support as well as parenting and early intervention support to families in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I am so excited to join the Frameworks team and be a part of the great work Frameworks is doing in our community.  In my experience working with children and families, I have always felt that the missing piece for many of the children and families I worked with was SEL skills.  I look forward to working to provide opportunities for youth to manage their emotions and make good decisions for academic and personal success.


Alexandréa Worthy

High School Team Lead
aworthy@myframeworks.org, 813-773-5227

Education: Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Pittsburgh

Relevant Work Experience:

Alexandréa joins the Frameworks team as an educator with five years of experience working with students in grades K-12. Prior to beginning her career in education, she worked as a Resident Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. During which time, she was among a select group that piloted new Living Learning Communities on campus. In partnership with Residence Life, she worked with a team, in conjunction with the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development and their Emerging Leaders program to build the Emerging Leaders Living Learning Community, which has continued to be a front-runner in the now seventeen Living Learning Communities available to first-year students on The University of Pittsburgh’s campus.

Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Alexandréa joined the 2013 Teach For America (TFA) Corps in Memphis, TN and gained her teaching certification. Through TFA’s professional development opportunities and classroom experience, she recognized and began implementing social and emotional learning practices in the classroom and aligning them with class objectives and goals. Alexandrea has developed systems that she has used inside and outside of the classroom to engage the emotional intelligence of her students.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

The mission of Frameworks of Tampa Bay is what I have stood for and will continue to stand for when educating the students in my care. I am passionate about creating a safe and culturally responsive environment in which students can learn. In order to do that, there is a need for social and emotional learning in the classroom. Before finding Frameworks, I had never heard of the exact term and breakdown of social and emotional learning, as presented by Frameworks. When teaching, I would put my own strategies and models into place to create an environment conducive to SEL, but without the blueprint and language that Frameworks utilizes every day. I wish that I’d had access to them and this amazing team of professionals while teaching. I’d like to give that gift to current educators and make it easier to incorporate SEL into the classroom.


Emily Kantrowitz

SEL Program Specialist
ekantrowitz@myframeworks.org, 813-773-5223

Education: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Central Florida; Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida

Relevant Work Experience:

Emily joins the Frameworks team with over six years of experience working in higher education. Throughout her experiences in a college setting, she had the opportunity to hold a variety of positions, including counseling high school students and their families through the college enrollment process. She was able to practice her passion by creating environments that focused on cultivating learning and development in students. During her time in these positions, she was able to recognize and identify the social and emotional learning skills that correlated with adapting to the collegiate student lifestyle.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I have always enjoyed the opportunities I have had to guide and assist students individually and prepare them for success throughout their educational experience. I understand that education starts with an assumption that students must be assessed holistically and that when this principle is coupled with an organization’s mission, expectations, and resources it will effectively meet the needs of the students it serves. Frameworks provides me with the opportunity to merge the skills I have learned in my educational experiences with my passion for social and emotional learning and help our Tampa Bay youth become the best versions of themselves!


Brian Schank

SEL Program Specialist
bschank@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6912

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Education, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Relevant Work Experience:

Brian joins the Frameworks team with over thirty years of experience working in secondary education, twenty two years in Middle School, teaching the first eight years in his home state of Wisconsin, and the last twenty two in Florida. Brian also served for four years as a peer evaluator for Hillsborough County Public Schools. He was able to connect with students as a band director, forming lasting relationships through working with students over multiple years of band. Promoting social and emotional learning skills has always been prominent in his interactions with students.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I have always enjoyed getting to know my students and hearing them express themselves, and allowing them to realize they have a valuable voice. Education involves teaching the whole student, and providing students the tools to navigate their emotions can allow them to develop more fully, have better relationships, and be more productive in school. Frameworks provides me with the opportunity to use my skills and years in the classroom to promote social and emotional learning to help the students in Hillsborough County to grow and be the best person they can.