NDTAC is operated by Longevity Consulting and its partners; Child Trends, Break Free Education, and Cyber Synergy. Team members are listed below. Please feel free to contact us for further information. General comments and requests may be sent to NDTAC@longevityconsulting.com or call our hotline at (800)319-9302.
Contract Manager, NDTAC, Longevity Consulting
Eric Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer at Longevity Consulting. Eric ensures that Team Longevity’s Business Operations deliver vital services and provides continual corporate oversight of all contract activities. Eric brings more than 16 years of experience in business analysis and software development to the project, specifically in the areas of information technology, product development, and professional consulting services.
Project Director, NDTAC, Longevity Consulting
Lynn Bauer, Ph.D., serves as the Project Director for NDTAC, providing leadership, management, and contract oversight of the program for Team Longevity. Lynn’s focus is on the successful implementation of the many technical aspects of NDTAC that are needed to provide stakeholders with support in implementing program statutory requirements while ensuring business operations meet Longevity’s commitment to the highest standard of customer service. She has extensive experience in the research and evaluation of school climate, social-emotional learning, and school safety, with a focus on identifying best practices toward positive outcomes for students.
Co-Director of NDTAC, Child Trends
Natalia Pane serves as the Co-Director of NDTAC, a role she previously served in from 2003-2007. Drawing on her extensive experience directing federally-funded data collection and use projects, Natalia oversees task leads and all NDTAC activities to ensure that all services and products meet grantee needs and client expectations.
Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, Longevity Consulting
Dan Froemel, Ed.D., is a senior training and technical assistance advisor for NDTAC, providing direct consultation to program State coordinators and the Department of Education Program Office. Dan served as the Senior Director of Non-Traditional and Non-Public Programs with the Tennessee Department of Education as the Title-D state point of contact, the foster care point of contact, the Executive Secretary for alternative education, and led work in ensuring all students in juvenile detention centers receive an appropriate education. He has been a Principal and Executive Director of a psychiatric residential treatment facility working with neglected and delinquent youth and has served as the compliance coordinator for the Department of Exceptional Children for Charleston County Schools in SC.
Senior Advisor, Child Trends
Deborah Temkin, PhD, serves as a senior advisor for all NDTAC activities and subject matter experts focused on safe and supportive learning environments. She currently serves in an advisory role for several other TA centers to include the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), the Title IV Part-A Technical Assistance Center, and the Leadership Exchange for Adolescent Health Promotion. She previously worked for the U.S. Department of Education helping to support school climate and bullying prevention initiatives.
Senior Advisor, Child Trends
Kristen Harper serves as a senior advisor for NDTAC and oversees technical assistance related to compliance. She previously worked with the Title I-D program as a U.S. Department of Education staff member. She is currently a senior advisor for NCSSLE and has previously served as principal investigator on a project to identify state indicators to differentiate how states provide health and education services, family supports, and equal protection within the criminal justice system to children and youth with special health care needs.
Victor St. John
Deputy Director, Child Trends
Victor J. St. John supports and oversee all NDTAC activities, including TA provision, data collection and reporting guidance, and annual conference design. His experience includes leading research projects to inform practices and policies for NYC’s Board of Correction (BOC) and implementing and evaluating therapy, diversion programs, and violence reduction initiatives with justice-involved and at-risk youth.
Program Specialist, Longevity Consulting
Anika Smith serves as a program specialist for all NDTAC activities. Anika has over 7 years of experience supporting more than 40 grant competitions at ED, coordinating all phases of the grant management process including but not limited to: logistical support, materials development, post-award management, and conducting peer reviews/federal discretionary grant competitions.
Data Lead, Child Trends
Claire Kelley leads NDTAC grantee data monitoring activities including the development of data visualizations, and data TA and advises on reporting functions. She leverages her expertise in data science, federal data sets (especially USED), federal annual reporting, and data visualization.
TA Coordinator/Helpdesk Lead, Child Trends
Obioma Okogbue is a technical assistance analyst who leads the NDTAC helpdesk and support development of TA activities and products. She has experience in providing training and TA, coordinating and managing multiple TA projects (e.g., CDC LEAHP and Title IV, Part A TA Center), and developing TA products for state health and education agencies.
Project Support, Longevity Consulting
Daron Clark serves as a Project Support Assistant for NDTAC. She has extensive customer service and grants management experience, successfully supporting numerous ED grant competitions. She assists in supporting the NDTAC helpdesk and other technical assistance activities.
Software Architect, Longevity Consulting
Charles Campbell serves as software architect for all NDTAC activities. Charles is a Senior Software Architect and leverages over 15 years of software development and cloud operations experience on a variety of development environments and platforms. Charles has led teams to deliver cross platform mobile solutions as well as scalable web solutions and has a wealth of knowledge in the entire software development lifecycle. In addition, Charles has experience in the planning, design, and management of software development teams.
Program Specialist, Longevity Consulting
Michael Roundtree serves as a program specialist for all NDTAC activities. Mike has over 8 years of experience supporting and managing various aspects of grants management support activities at ED. He has supported over 60 grant competitions in various capacities and brings a wealth of experience in pre and post-award grants management activities.
Support Services Cyber Synergy
Craig Williams is supporting the Longevity Team as a subcontractor and provides support services for all NDTAC activities. Craig has more than 15 years of experience leading projects, including managing and overseeing the execution of all phases of the event planning process for over 100 events across 15 clients.
Project Coordinator, Cyber Synergy
Tisha Montgomery serves as project coordinator for NDTAC. She has over 15 years of experience in office and project management, administrative support, and meeting and event planning working with a prominent Fortune 100 company. She assists the team with national conference coordination, meeting information and material distribution.