Robert Spielvogel, vice president, is EDC’s chief technology officer, directing strategic planning and supervision of internal and external networks, web development activities, database systems, and content management systems throughout EDC. He also oversees several EDC programs, including the Center for Children and Technology in New York and the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.
Robert Rotner is EDC’s senior vice president for finance and administration, treasurer, and a member of the policy-making management council. He is responsible for providing leadership for and direction to all of the organization’s business services functions, including, legal, finance, sponsored programs, publishing, technology, and facilities.
Lydia O’Donnell, senior vice president, directs EDC’s Health and Human Development Division, and is also a member of EDC’s policy-making management council. She has conducted extensive research on adolescent and young adult risk behaviors, prevention programs, and community health promotion. In the mid-1980s, she conducted some of the first research with health care providers on AIDS stigma to improve the quality of health services. An enduring interest of hers has been developing interventions that can be sustained by schools, clinics, and community agencies.
Siobhan Murphy serves as deputy to the president, leading a variety of initiatives across EDC and guiding the implementation of the Strategic Plan. She is a member of EDC’s policymaking management council and also serves as corporate secretary.
Murphy has many years of managerial experience in public health, specifically on the programmatic and fiscal management of large, complex contracts and projects. Prior to her current role, Murphy served as deputy director of EDC’s Health and Human Development Programs, providing administrative oversight to this division of 150 employees.
Larry C. Lai, senior vice president, directs EDC’s International Development Division and is a member of EDC’s policymaking management council. Over the past 30 years, Lai has worked for both nonprofit and for-profit institutions, addressing development issues relating to education and the environment.
Cheryl Hoffman-Bray is a vice president, EDC’s chief financial officer, and chief compliance officer. In these roles, she is responsible for the financial management of EDC’s central business administration and oversight for all its domestic and international programs. She is also a member of EDC’s policy-making management council. Hoffman-Bray serves as a resource to other members of senior management on matters of strategy, fiscal control, profitability and federal regulatory compliance.
Joanne Brady, senior vice president, heads EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division. She is also a member of EDC’s policy-making management council. Brady is recognized in the United States and abroad for contributions to the fields of child development, teacher development, and early childhood education.
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Luther S. Luedtke is president and chief executive officer of EDC and serves on EDC’s board of trustees. In addition, he leads the internal policymaking management council, which directs the organization’s major programmatic and business activities.