OUR STAFF

GLISI's secret sauce is our people.

mountain-f7f7f7-full

MEET OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

Our staff is a dynamic group of school and district leadership experts, researchers, and nonprofit management professionals who apply their talents to advance our mission.

We share the belief that all students deserve joyful learning environments and access to talented teachers and leaders. That belief fuels our curiosity, creativity, and innovation to design services and support for Georgia teachers and leaders that make a difference.

Bussey4402_LInkedIN

Leslie Hazle Bussey, Ph.D.

Executive Director
heitmuller, patty-bg-2

Patty Heitmuller, Ph.D.

Interim VP Leadership Development
seay, terri_pp

Terri Seay Bryant, Ph.D.

Program Director
christian, kasey

Kasey Wood, M.Ed.

Project Manager
Meca-2

Meca Mohammed, Ph.D.

VP of Operations & Talent
Selim Ikizler Final

Selim Ikizler

Bookkeeper
Letishia-2

Letishia Seabrook Jones, Ph.D.

Senior Program Director
Taylor-Hudson-1

Taylor Hudson

Marketing & Communications Associate
welch, jenny-ret-2

Jennie Welch, Ph.D.

VP of Strategy & Finance
Nanci-2

Nanci Foster

Administrative Assistant
osanyinbi, james-bg-2

James Osanyinbi, M.P.A.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

Influential

Influential

"GLISI’s Twitter Chats have made me more aware of my interactions.  I'm more willing to ask questions, rather than being quick to respond. Your team has influenced how I lead."

- Kristi Brooks, Jasper County

Personal

Personal

"GLISI brings leadership development expertise and a deep knowledge of the Georgia context to the table, but what we value most is the time they invest in personalizing learning for our people."

- Jeff Bearden, Forsyth County

Expertise

Experts

"GLISI is a leading authority on leadership development and school improvement.  I entrust our team to GLISI’s team of experts, and continue to see positive results in my system as a result."  

-Yolanda Turner, Calhoun County Schools

JOIN OUR TEAM

If you'd like to learn more about our team, our culture, or explore open positions,
check out our Careers page.