Mr. Barry Perlstein – Chair (2011 – Present)

Mr. Barry Perlstein is an investor and entrepreneur with investments in education, entertainment and technology companies.  Barry is the former CEO of SDI Media, the leading translation company to the entertainment industry. During Barry’s tenure at SDI the company expanded into 30 countries and employed over 600 full-time staff and 3,000 freelancers. Barry brought in Warburg, Pincus, the private equity firm, to invest in the growth of SDI. Prior to SDI, Barry was a management consultant for McKinsey & Co where he advised financial services and media companies.

Barry graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he served on the Law Review. Barry has long been interested in education and has taught math and SAT preparation courses to high school students.

Dr. Shelley Kriegler (2007 to Present)

Dr. Shelley Kriegler was Director of the UCLA Math Content Programs for Teachers from 1999-2010, where she lead efforts to create and implement programs to increase the mathematics content knowledge for more than 10,000 teachers in California.  She taught mathematics in the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 19 years prior to coming to UCLA. She also served as a consultant to Creative Publications, an educational publishing company for five years. Shelley is President of the Stern Family Foundation, an organization that fulfills Christmas gift wishes for children of poverty, supports various Jewish organizations, and contributes to education, health, and arts programs in the community. Shelley brings a broad view of the CMAT goals, day-to-day management skills, and writing expertise to the Board.  She is currently President of CMAT.

Shelley earned all her degrees at UCLA:  BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Mathematics (1971), M.Ed. in Curriculum (1993), and Ed.D. in Teaching Studies (1995).

Susie Hakansson (2013 – Present)

Dr. Susie W. Håkansson is Immediate Past-President of TODOS: Mathematics for All, a national affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, whose mission is to advocate for equity and excellence in mathematics for all students, particularly Latina/o students. She taught high school mathematics, served as a faculty advisor for secondary pre-service students, was a program evaluator for state and national grants, was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA, and has 30 years of experience providing professional development to PreK-16 teachers of mathematics. She was Executive Director of the California Mathematics Project and a CMP Regional Site Director prior to that, collaborating with others to design and implement institutes, workshop series, and school site programs for teachers, administrators, parents, and students, particularly programs that focus on providing access to high quality and rigorous mathematics for underserved students. She is a recipient of the TODOS 2013 Iris M. Carl Leadership and Equity Award, the California Mathematics Council 2009 Walter Denham Memorial Award, and the UCLA 2009 Robert Sorgenfrey Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2012, the California Mathematics Council Southern Section established the Susie Håkansson Award for fostering emerging leadership of math educators of color.

Jay Mangel (2013 – Present)

Jay Mangel is a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP in the General Audit Practice.  He specializes in the manufacturing and distribution industries with a subspecialty in the  finance industry. His community involvement includes past president of the City of Hope Chapter Apparel Industries Group and a  Master Mason of the Masonic Masons Los Angeles Lodge.  He received the  “Man of the Year” Humanitarian Award from National Jewish Medical and Research Center in 2002, and was named a 2012 Honoree of the Fashion Industry Guild.  Jay earned his B.S. in accounting from California State University, Northridge.

Michael Butler (2015 – Present)

Michael Butler is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Public Works. He has directed numerous program evaluation, research, and technical assistance projects in public education. These projects encompass a wide array of areas including: school transformation and restructuring; school and district instructional audits; principal evaluation; teacher induction, in-service and retention; academic intervention programs; college readiness and access; and, school-to-career transitions. Mr. Butler has worked with educational decision-makers at the local, state, and national level in enhancing accountability, measuring effectiveness, disseminating best practices, and assisting implementation of research-based strategies for improvement. More recently, Mr. Butler has provided extensive professional development and facilitation on Professional learning Communities aimed at aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment in all core academic subject areas for middle and high school teachers and administrators. Mr. Butler has a Masters in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelors of Arts from Occidental College. Mr. Butler was also a Research Fellow at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.