Our Team

Philip Sirinides

Principal Investigator and Senior Researcher

Phil Sirinides is a statistician and researcher with expertise in the application of quantitative research methods and the development and use of integrated data systems for public-sector planning and evaluation. Phil is the ECDataWorks Lead Researcher and Principal Investigator.

Valerie Holt

Project Director

Valerie Holt specializes in providing administrative leadership for interdisciplinary programs and research collaborations. She serves ECDataWorks as the Project Director for team logistics and research.

Yolanda Green

CPRE Business Manager

Yolanda Green manages the ECDataWorks budget and advises the project team on state agency resource allocations needed for tool design, development and implementation.

Bridget Goldhahn

CPRE Communications Specialist

Bridget Goldhahn is a graphic designer and communications specialist who guides the team on design, marketing, external communications, and outreach.

Missy Coffey

Lead State Liaison

Missy Coffey is a leading expert in early childhood integrated data systems. She specializes in using data from local, state, and federal agencies to inform decisions in early childhood. Through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) State Support Team (SST) and the IDEA Early Childhood Data System Center (DaSy), she provides technical assistance to states on integrating early childhood data.  Missy designs and leads the state engagement and facilitation strategies for the ECDataWorks collaborations.

Ruth Lett

Technology Developer

Ruth Lett has extensive experience with early learning data and systems and specializes in creating analysis datasets by integrating data from multiple sources. Ruth’s expertise is in data visualization and analysis, programming, RDMS development, automation, data transformation, and quality control.

Kate Grannemann

Research Assistant

Kate Grannemann has experience working at a state agency on its Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) project and conducting analyses related to child welfare, child care, and family economic security. Kate co-leads the communications outreach for the ECDataWorks project team and conducts stakeholder interviews to assess needs related to ECDataWorks priorities.

Ross Gilliland

Technology Developer

Ross Gilliland excels in data research, analytics and evaluation, and data visualizations. Ross has expertise in developing actionable reporting systems and managing large evaluation projects using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Chris Strausz-Clark

Analytics Advisor

Chris Strausz-Clark provides strategic counsel to the technical team throughout the tool development process.


Our Partner & Sponsor

Consortium for Policy Research in Education

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) seeks to contribute new, evidence-based knowledge to inform important decisions of education policy and practice.

CPRE is a network of renowned researchers from universities and other institutions across the United States who study and publish on a range of topics relevant to education from early childhood to higher education at the local, state, and national level.

W.K. Kellogg Family Foundation

ECDataWorks is proud to have the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as our sponsor. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work, and life.