Economic Opportunity

About the Division

The NGA Center for Best Practices Economic Opportunity Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The division covers economic development and innovation; workforce development focused on industry-based strategies; pathways to employment and populations with special needs; and human services for children, youth, low-income families and people with disabilities.

Economic Opportunity Staff

Interim Division Director
Martin Simon | profile
202-624-5345

Program Director
Alexandra Cawthorne | profile
202-624-5315

Program Director
Meghan Wills | profile
202-624-5306

Senior Policy Analyst
Mike Bartlett | profile
202-624-5357

Senior Policy Analyst
Kimberly Hauge | profile
202-624-5252

Senior Policy Analyst
Geoffrey King | profile
202-624-5321

Senior Policy Analyst
Kimberley Meinert | profile
202-595-2683

Senior Policy Analyst
Sally Rood | profile
202-624-7820

Senior Policy Analyst
Rachael Stephens | profile
202-624-3545

Senior Policy Analyst
Amanda Winters
202-719-2872

Policy Analyst
Rosalynd Erney | profile
202-624-5329

Policy Analyst
John Guerriero
202-624-5372

Policy Analyst
Dana Westgren
202-624-5335

Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Woods
202-624-5338

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