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Our Team

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Justin McMorrow

President

Justin founded Elsmere Education to help colleges and universities launch successful online program AND build internal capacity to do it themselves in the future.  Driven by a passion for educational access, Justin continues to manage the growth of Elsmere Education through a focus on finding Elsmerians that exemplify the core values of the company.

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Cindy Chicota

VP - Retention Services

Ingrained in the education technology industry for more than 20 years, Cindy specializes in providing outstanding service to partners, based on relationship development and personalized student support. Building on previous positions with eCollege and TopSchool, Cindy works with colleges and universities to recruit and retain students for online programs

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Matt Sieger

VP - Enrollment Services

Matt started in admissions the day he graduated from Trinity University and continues to build on his experience today at Elsmere Education. Creating admissions and recruiting programs that deliver for partners is at the core of Matt's work and builds on his 20+ years of leadership in alumni and financial management. Matt is also a huge comic book nerd.

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Bill Johnson

VP - Marketing

Vice President of Marketing Bill Johnson leads the Marketing team at Elsmere. Bill oversees all marketing efforts by providing creative direction, managing client relationships, and identifying new promotional opportunities to ensure marketing objectives are met. He enjoys the authentic and supportive work environment that is focused on supporting clients and students. Bill has run 15 marathons, including the Boston, New York, Chicago, and Marine Corps Marathon. 

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Hannah Wright

Director of Enrollment Services

Hannah currently works as a Director of Enrollment Services. She manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Hannah’s favorite thing about Elsmere is her talented, motivating, and intelligent colleagues (and the unlimited LaCroix). She has also run two marathons, is really good at catching food in her mouth, and loves hot dogs.

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Josh Jones

Director of Enrollment Services

Josh joined the Enrollment team as a Director of Enrollment Services. He manages a team of Enrollment Counselors and provides guidance and feedback to improve daily operations of enrollment services. Josh enjoys the fun and positive energy in the office and believes EEI provides a great platform with accessible options for the non-traditional student population. He also comes from a very large family of 11 siblings.

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Dr. Linda Passamaneck

Director of Academic Services

Director of Academic Services Dr. Linda Passamaneck manages the strategic planning and implementation of online programs, develops new courses, and ensures existing courses are being managed effectively. She enjoys working with a great team and assisting universities in delivering quality online programs.

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Lindsey Manning

Director of Student Success

Lindsey, the Director of Student Success, manages a team of Student Success Counselors to ensure that current students are receiving the support needed to complete their online degree programs. She loves interacting with students and helping them accomplish a major life goal. Lindsey brings a first-hand perspective when overseeing students, as she recently completed her M.L.S in Indigenous Peoples Law from OU.

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Ryan Lassila

Director of Finance

Ryan joined the Elsmere team as the Director of Finance. Ryan oversees all department budgets, monitors financial performance, and tracks company cash flow. He enjoys the collaborative environment and the opportunity to enhance future generations’ learning experiences. Ryan also played collegiate tennis and was ranked top 20 nationally in doubles and singles during his senior year.

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Todd Banning

Director of Technology

Todd, the Director of Technology manages the company database and ensures the proper function of all daily operations relating to technologic systems. Todd loves being able to offer creative and effective solutions to operational and technological challenges that improve the efficiency of the company. He has also visited 14 of 30 MLB stadiums, and plans to visit the rest in the next three years.

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Angie Kennedy

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Angie assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Angie loves the teamwork that makes the dream work at Elsmere. She also lived in overseas for 10 years, formerly taught as an ESL video English teacher, and is a fur mom to a Havanese named Sushi.

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Anthony Boulier

Instructional Designer

Anthony is an Instructional Designer that assists in the development of new programs and ensures the quality of existing courses. Anthony enjoys being able to create learning tools for adult learners. He also designed fan art that went viral and was featured on the front page of Mashable and Reddit.

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Ashley Gunson

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

As the Office Manager/Executive Assistant, Ashley provides administrative support throughout the office and ensures that daily operations are handled in a timely manner. Her favorite part about working at EEI is the culture. Prior to moving to Denver, Ashley lived in New York City for 10 years.

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Conner Lewis

Digital Marketing Strategist

Conner joined the Marketing team as the Digital Marketing Strategist. He designs creative assets and manages the social media presence for the company and its clients. Conner enjoys the opportunity to facilitate educational growth and loves the culture of Elsmere. Additionally, he won the 5th grade spelling bee, correctly spelling the word “succeed”.

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Kaki Mayhall

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Kaki assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Kaki loves working with the awesome people at Elsmere. She also lived in Australia for a year, and claims to enjoy hot dogs more than her colleague Hannah.

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Katie Clatty

Enrollment Counselor

Katie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In this role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walks them through the application process. Katie loves the positive, upbeat atmosphere and the opportunity to help students achieve their educational goals. She was also a 2006 Science Camp Counselor for Berrendos Middle School.

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Lauren Meyer

Student Success Counselor

As a Student Success Counselor, Lauren works with students to ensure they are receiving the time and attention needed to be successful in their online programs. Lauren believes the student-first culture and goals are the most enjoyable aspects of her job. Prior to starting with Elsmere, Lauren taught English in South Korea for a year.

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Mackenzie Royal

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Mackenzie assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. She loves making a difference in people’s future and helping them navigate the challenges of getting back to school. Mackenzie is also a two-time national archery champion.

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Mary Lurry

Enrollment Counselor

Mary joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Mary loves working with like-minded professionals and changing higher education for the better. She also loves to sing - Mary put herself through college by singing at weddings.

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Noel Torres

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Noel assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. He loves the camaraderie between his co-workers, and enjoys how helpful and hardworking his colleagues are. Noel is also a published poet, and is currently writing his first novel.

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Sam Muse

Enrollment Counselor

As an Enrollment Counselor, Sam assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and facilitates the application process. Since joining the team, he has enjoyed the friendly people and the common passion for education the most. Sam was also the lead of his elementary school play. He has since retired from acting.

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Stephanie Hamer

Enrollment Counselor

Stephanie joined the Enrollment team as an Enrollment Counselor. In her role, she assists prospective students in understanding the benefits of online degrees and walking them through the application process. Stephanie enjoys the culture of Elsmere, and feels lucky to work with such awesome, like-minded people. She also likes the snacks. Stephanie is a slightly above average skier, sub-9-minute mile runner, and loves dogs (but only from a distance).