Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

 Board Chair

Jennifer Garcia, Johnson & Johnson

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Linda Devine, The University of Tampa


Amber Fetterman, Valley National Bank


Rebeca Palacio, Yale University

Board Members

Carolyn Bricklemyer, Retired, Hillsborough County School Board 

Joyce Burick Swarzman, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Sheldon Busansky, Retired
Julie Cole, School Source Inc.
Stephanie Dutka, McKibbon Hospitality
Carlton Fleming, Morgan Stanley
Elizabeth Fowler, Triad Foundation, Inc.
Gwen Luney, Retired, Hillsborough County School District
Michele Mester, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Eric Ortiz, McKay Advertising + Activation
Daniel Taylor, Englander Fischer
Paul Whiting, Jr., AGW Capital Advisors

Frameworks Staff

Elizabeth Reedy Foley CEOElizabeth Reedy-Foley
Chief Executive Officer

SheaShea Quraishi
Chief Academic Officer

Matthew DahlMatthew Dahl
Business Director

Saima CroppedSaima Qadree
Program Director

Marlize Adair
Development & Marketing Director

Ellen Hochschwender
Grant Manager

Laura Ansteatt
Elementary School Team Lead

Kaitlin Kizer FrameworksKaitlin Kizer
Middle School Team Lead

Siomara Bridges-Mata
High School Team Lead

Brian Schank
SEL Program Specialist

Elizabeth Reedy-Foley

Chief Executive Officer, 813-574-6915

Relevant Work Experience:

Elizabeth joined Frameworks after a dedicated career of over 20 years advocating for and developing systems to enhance early education in Massachusetts. She previously served as the Vice President of the Workforce and Professional Development Division of Child Development and Education Inc., where she was responsible for the management of multi-million-dollar state contracts/grants to provide statewide workforce innovation, data analysis, and competency development to ensure high-quality opportunities to our youngest children. Research shows that a child’s experiences between ages zero and five have an enormous impact on his/her opportunity to thrive for the rest of his/her life, and Elizabeth has worked tirelessly to support the enhancements of those experiences.

A native of southwest Florida, Elizabeth returns to the Tampa area to continue her career working on behalf of youth, educators, and families in collaboration with community stakeholders and businesses. Elizabeth welcomes the challenges and opportunities of aligning resources and leveraging partners to address the needs of the whole child through social emotional learning (SEL). She values and supports the growing movement of social, emotional, and academic well-being of all children. In her role as CEO, Elizabeth and the Frameworks team will build upon this national momentum, working strategically and systematically with districts, school leaders, community partners, and families to drive change and enrich the climate of collaboration on behalf of our youth. Elizabeth will be reaching out to Tampa Bay’s many community organizations and businesses to forge partnerships that will assist in driving SEL forward.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Frameworks is fiercely committed to delivering high-quality, comprehensive social and emotional learning supports to the community. The opportunities that lie ahead for this organization are many, and the ability to lead this next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exhilarating. I am focused on accelerating the innovation and execution that students, educators, parents, businesses, and community organizations need from us. I could not be more confident in our ability to succeed and make vast differences in the culture of communities, nor more honored to lead this great organization.  Through Frameworks, we will work to ensure the children in our community develop the skills for optimal learning and that our educators/teachers are provided the professional development, ongoing coaching and resources necessary to embed social, emotional and cognitive skills into academic learning.  Evidence shows that students in these learning settings are more likely to achieve success both now and in their future.  And isn’t that what we all want for our kids?

Shea Quraishi, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer, 813-574-6918

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

Relevant Work Experience:

Shea is a former elementary school teacher, having taught in 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 earned 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 am driven by the goal of making this process more straightforward for teachers and of providing models of integrating SEL throughout the school day so that it becomes a lens through which we see everything else that we do as educators.

Matt Dahl

Business Director, 813-574-6926

Relevant Work Experience:

Matt came 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. In addition to Matt’s Leadership position with Frameworks he also volunteers at another Tampa area non-profit agency, currently serving as President of their Board of Directors.

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.

Saima Qadree

Program Director, 813-574-6929

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

Relevant Work Experience:

Saima joined 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

Development & Marketing Director, 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 is a former Early Childhood Specialist who 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. Her goal is to support teachers and youth development organizations in making a positive impact on today’s youth. After many years in the classroom, Marlize went back to college to earn her Master of Business Administration degree at 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, 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 have improved 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, 813-574-6923

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

Relevant Work Experience:

Laura joined Frameworks in August 2017 and has over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Laura’s career experience ranges from years in the early childhood and middle school classrooms, administration of early childhood, out of school and parenting programs, family support and case management, and serving as a trainer for parents, providers and community partners. Since moving to Florida in 2004, Laura has enjoyed continuing to work with children, families, educators and community partners in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Laura is currently completing a Certificate in School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development through the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in schools in partnership with the College of Saint Elizabeth and Rutgers University.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

I am proud to be a member of the Frameworks team and contributing to the amazing work Frameworks is doing in our community. In my career, I have always felt that the missing piece for many of the children and families I worked with was Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn about SEL and continue to practice and build those skills. My roles as an SEL Program Specialist and Elementary Schools Team Lead here at Frameworks have allowed me to combine my passions-working with children and a belief that everyone needs SEL skills as a foundation. I love my work and enjoy providing opportunities for youth and adults in our community to learn more about SEL and build on a foundation that allows for personal success.

Siomara Bridges-Mata

High School Team Lead, 813-773-5224

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Dance Education; City University of New York Hunter College

Relevant Work Experience:

Siomara joined the Frameworks team with over eight years of progressive experience working with leading non-profit organizations. Her experience includes coordinating in-school and after school programs for New York City Public Schools, providing programmatic and pedagogical support through facilitating professional development workshops, faculty advising/coaching, and teaching dance as a form of empowerment to adults and children both nationally and internationally.

Since relocating to Tampa, Florida in 2017 she has worked as a Creative Arts Coordinator at the Centre for Girls, developing and implementing instructional programming for girls ages 5-14. She was also an adjunct Community Dance Educator for the Straz Performing Arts Center leading innovative dance residencies, for Hillsborough County Public Schools, Metropolitan Ministries and the Boys and Girls Club students.

Why You Work at Frameworks:

Social and Emotional Learning has always been at the heart of my work. In my lessons I prioritize making strong connections to skills that will help students be successful in all aspects of their lives. I realized my passion for this work when I deepened my understanding and practice in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as an Instructional Coach at Big Thought (a youth development non-profit in Dallas that is committed to closing the opportunity gap by unleashing creativity and strengthening the social emotional well-being of young people), where I closely followed CASEL’s core SEL competencies, to coach and support novice educators.

Frameworks is the leading organization in Tampa doing this work, and upon my arrival to Florida it became my goal to be a part of the organization’s magic! I am honored to be a part of a well-respected organization that is truly making an impact on the community. In today’s world it couldn’t be more important that we take the time to pause and reflect, to connect more strongly with one another and challenge ourselves to reach our fullest potential. I am truly passionate about this work and am excited to join the Frameworks team and carry forward the mission to develop healthy individuals, schools and communities.

Kaitlin Kizer

Middle School Team Lead, 813-514-6927

Relevant Work Experience:

Kaitlin joined 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:

I am committed to working with students and their families in helping them be successful in school and within their communities. I am passionate about the importance of social and emotional learning and the positive impact it can have on students, educators, and families. I am excited to continue with Frameworks to support the growth of SEL in our community here in Tampa Bay!

Brian Schank

SEL Program Specialist, 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 joined 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 is  a certified trainer for Botvin LifeSkills® Training curriculum. He 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.