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, USAmeriBank

 

Board Members

Carolyn Bricklemyer, Retired, Hillsborough County School Board 

Daniel Taylor, Englander Fischer
Elizabeth Fowler, Triad Foundation, Inc.
Gwen Luney, Retired, Hillsborough County School District
Joyce Burick Swarzman, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Julie Cole, School Source Inc.
Lisa Brock, Brock Communications
Michele Mester, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Monica Canale, Monica Canale and Co.
Paul Whiting, Jr., AGW Capital Advisors
Rebeca Palacio, Yale University
Sheldon Busansky, Retired
Yvonne Fry, Lines of Communication

Frameworks Staff


Matt Dahl
Business Director

SheaShea Quraishi
Social and Emotional Learning Director

Tammy Charles
Community Engagement Director

Saima CroppedSaima Qadree
Program Director

Marlize Adair
Administrative Coordinator

Holly Moon
Community Engagement Coordinator

Ellen Hochschwender
Grant Manager

Laura Ansteatt
Team Lead, Elementary School

Nora Ward
Team Lead, Middle School

Alexandréa Worthy
Team Lead, High School

Emily Kantrowitz
SEL Program Specialist


Amanda Page-Zwierko

Executive Director
apage@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6924

Time at Frameworks: May 2014
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, University of South Florida

Relevant Work Experience:

Amanda’s background includes fund development and marketing strategy for both nonprofit and for profit businesses. She enjoys being an active member of the Tampa Bay community and is a board member of the Professional Philanthropy Network, committee member of Women in Leadership and Philanthropy, and member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has served on the executive board of directors of the young professional’s organization affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, Ad 2 Tampa Bay and Ad 2 National. While president of the local chapter, Amanda was awarded President of the Year at both national and district levels and was the Pinstripe Service Excellence Award recipient for her dedication to education in the community and the organization. Amanda participated on the Ophelia Project’s Young Women’s Leadership Board in 2005 and was a co-founder of S.O.U.L. in Tampa, Inc., a nonprofit comprised of her YWLB peers that provided volunteer opportunities for young college women. She is also trained in leadership by Dale Carnegie Training and certified in Fund Development Leadership by Nonprofit Leadership Center, advertising ethics by the American Advertising Federation and Institute for Advertising Ethics, and is currently enrolled in the Nonprofit Management graduate program at the University of Tampa. Previously, she served as the Director of Development and Marketing for Frameworks.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I have been passionate about this organization and its mission since my first introduction to the Ophelia Project in 2004. My time with the organization then was very meaningful to me and in 2014, I sought a rewarding opportunity to support teaching social and emotional skills to our youth. I believe strongly in teaching youth how to manage their emotions and make responsible decisions so they become successful adults in our Tampa Bay community.


Matt Dahl

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

Time at Frameworks: June 2016

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 organizations mission of teaching SEL attitudes, values and skills to help kids effectively handle life’s challenges.


Shea Quraishi

Social and Emotional Learning Director
squraishi@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6918

Time at Frameworks: July 2017
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.


Tammy Charles

Community Engagement Director
tcharles@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6915

Time at Frameworks: August 2017
Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Management, The University of Tampa; Master of Business Administration, The University of Tampa

Relevant Work Experience:

Tammy joins the Frameworks family with experiences in non-profit fund development, corporate and community relations, and strategic planning and analysis. Previously, Tammy was the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations at Metropolitan Ministries. Through this role she increased major corporate giving and engagement by 26% through the development of compelling proposals, cross-functional collaboration, and strategic partnerships with corporate partners.  As a highly engaged member of the community, Charles is an active leader with multiple organizations. She is the Vice Chair of the board of the YWCA Tampa Bay, the Chair of the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay’s Community Outreach Committee, and is the Emerging Leaders Liaison of the Tampa Chamber’s Women of Influence Committee.

While receiving her MBA education, Charles also earned her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa and the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. Tammy has received numerous awards and accolades including the 2014 President Bill Clinton’s Commitment to Action Award, 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Up and Comer Award for the Under 30 Category, 2017 New Leaders Council Fellow, was a finalist for the Tampa Chamber’s Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award, and was honored by The University of Tampa with the 2017 Young Alumnus Award for her professional accomplishments and civic engagement.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

The mission of Frameworks is very near and dear to my heart. Providing youth with the tools they need to grow and become productive adults and effective leaders is one of the greatest investments we can contribute to the future of our community. I imagine a world where people are empowered to live their fullest potential by being able to effectively apply social emotional skills to their daily lives and in turn positively impact the lives of others. That is an invaluable social return on investment!  I am so excited to promote the great and essential mission of Frameworks to the community.


Saima Qadree

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

Time at Frameworks: October 2016
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 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

Administrative Coordinator
madair@myframeworks.org, 813-773-5221

Time at Frameworks: August 2017
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of Washington

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 advancing her education by pursuing her Master of Business Administration, which she will receive in December 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!


Holly Moon

Community Engagement Coordinator
hmoon@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6913

Time at Frameworks: February 2017
Education: Bachelor of Science, Marketing, University of South Florida; Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, University of South Florida

Relevant Work Experience:

Holly has a range of business experience from social media for Enterprise Management, Ltd. to account management at T. Rowe Price Trust Co. After finishing up her development and marketing internship at Frameworks in 2015, Holly spent the final year of her undergrad working on the leadership board of the USF chapter of the American Marketing Association. During that time she oversaw the planning and execution of an educational community engagement event for the benefit of local non-profit, Big Cat Rescue. After graduation, Holly taught math at Pine View Middle School in Land O’ Lakes.

Holly has a Certification in Grant Writing from the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay (ELTB).

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I found my passion for non-profit development and marketing during my internship at Frameworks in 2015. When this position became available, I simply had to be a part of it! I believe in the mission that Frameworks has developed and that belief was only strengthened after my experience in the classroom. Saying goodbye to my students was hard, but I have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of more students than I did before and also to use the skills and knowledge I acquired throughout my collegiate experience.


Ellen Hochschwender

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

Time at Frameworks: November 2017
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

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

Time at Frameworks: August 2017
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.


Nora Ward

Team Lead, Middle School
nward@myframeworks.org, 813-574-6927

Time at Frameworks: July 2017
Education: Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A & M University, Master of Arts, Psychology, Houston Baptist University

Relevant Work Experience:

Nora arrives at Frameworks with several years experience in both non-profit management and adult education and training. Immediately prior to joining Frameworks, she worked as a Professional Development Specialist for a non-profit cultural arts program that provided services to at risk youth in seven Florida counties.   Nora also has direct teaching and special education support service experience in middle schools in Texas.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Long ago, I saw the futility in telling someone to stop reacting a certain way without providing them with an alternative coping skill. Teaching social and emotional learning is an intentional process and Frameworks has the tools to facilitate that process. Choices and decisions change lives. It is a personal and professional privilege to be part of an organization that seeks to change young lives through teaching them to manage emotions, become more socially aware, and thereby make more responsible decisions.


Alexandréa Worthy

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

Time at Frameworks: November 2017
Education: Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Pittsburgh

Relevant Work Experience:

Alexandréa joins the Frameworks team as an educator with five years 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 in the classroom.


Emily Kantrowitz

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

Time at Frameworks: August 2017
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!