Ken began tutoring students years ago when he was working his way through law school. Early on, he found that he loved helping at-risk students to avoid falling through the cracks of traditional school settings. His part-time job soon became a full-time job and that full-time job eventually became the focus of his professional life.
What began as a small tutoring company has since grown into a family of education-focused businesses providing everything from early education to home tutoring, hospital-based tutoring, and classrooms in just about every type of behavioral healthcare program. This is the education, inc. family of businesses (eiFOB). Through this family, Ken hopes to have a positive impact on the lives of students by providing educational services that help them reach their full potential.
Ken has many interests and is a voracious reader. Striving to personally improve every day, he has been influenced by family members and external thought leaders alike. He is eternally grateful for the encouragement and support that he received from his teachers, friends, family and colleagues, without which none of the ei story would exist. They made him believe that he could do anything and that his efforts should be worthwhile. He tries to live up to that honor every day.
Senior Vice President of Operations
In late 2014 Dave helped to found ei’s Board of Advisors and in 2016 he joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to that he served for many years as Chief Strategy Officer at Atrion, Inc., a RI based technology services firm. He is an analytical decision-maker with unique skill as a facilitator and a catalyst for change. He enjoys helping executive teams to develop and execute highly effective, data-driven organizational strategies.
Dave has a BA and an MA from Bridgewater State University, and is a member of American Mensa. He is also a member of Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and holds a CIP-I certification. In 2016 he received the Providence Business Journal’s 2016 C-Suite award for Chief Strategy Officer.
Proud to be an Aspergian, Dave is active in raising Autism Awareness. He is also a gifted key note speaker with numerous published articles. He is an avid researcher and in 2014 published a book exploring the history of a previously unsolved 18th century cipher. He lives with his wife and children in southeastern Massachusetts.
Vice President of Teaching Operations
In 2004, Kathleen joined ei to help build up the organization’s growing human resources and hospital teaching operations. She came with a strong background in HR, and with healthcare experience gained while working at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Since then, she has taken on oversight of all corporate and regional operations at ei. Today, she has a mandate to build the country’s best customized education services programs for behavioral and medical hospital partners.
Kathleen holds a BA and an MA from Salve Regina University, and is currently working towards her PhD. In addition to her work at ei, Kathleen has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Newbury College and Cape Cod Community College.
She currently lives with her family in Southeastern Mass. During her free time she can be found volunteering at her children’s sporting events or watching them swim and play tennis. She is also an avid sailor and loves racing her sailboat with family and friends.
Vice President of Business Development
Elizabeth joined ei in 2008 and has worked tirelessly ever since to help the organization grow. Over the years she has gained significant experience managing both acquisitions and organic growth, but it is her passion for developing strong partner relationships that sets her apart as a seasoned growth-focused executive.
Elizabeth loves working in education. As a member of the education community she has learned the value of candor, resourcefulness, and adaptability. She loves to learn, teach, and problem solve. Moreover, she has a passion for helping others to problem solve by reinforcing optimism and divergent thinking.
In her free time she travels, facilitates a ladies’ activity group, and enjoys exercising and crafting. In May 2017, Elizabeth looks forward to completing her Masters in Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University Extension School.
Fractional Chief Financial Officer
Jim Herlihy is the fractional Chief Financial Officer of education, inc. Jim brings twenty five years of progressive experience in the corporate finance leadership of service, technology and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Education Inc., Jim was Chief Financial Officer at AstrodyneTDI Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of innovative power solutions, where he helped the business more than quadruple in size through acquisitions and organic growth. Before that, Jim was Chief Financial Officer of Vetcor, an acquirer, owner and operator or veterinary hospitals. Jim has also fulfilled various Vice President and Controller roles with companies in the technology space since beginning his career in Public Accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Stonehill College.
Meghan joined ei in 2017 after spending almost ten years in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. During her time with PwC, Meghan provided audit and attest services to a variety of clients including large multi-national public companies, small to medium-sized start-up companies and non-for-profit educational institutions and hospital systems. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Graduating with highest honors, Meghan attended the University of Rhode Island receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration in 2006 and Masters of Science in Accounting in 2007. She served as a graduate assistant providing accounting tutoring to undergraduate students.
Meghan currently lives in Southeastern, Mass with her husband, two daughters and dog. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and watching baseball and football.
Regional Director, New York & New Jersey
J.W. joined ei with nearly a decade of operations experience and advanced degrees in both education and business. Coming onboard to lead our New York & New Jersey Region, he made great strides in establishing a well-run operation and in growing partnerships with healthcare organizations in the area.
J.W. considers himself a lifelong learner, earning multiple degrees over the years. He holds both a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Education from University of Phoenix. In addition, he has a BS in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management and an AS in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University.
His hobbies include reading, camping, fishing, and building lego cities with his daughter. In addition, he also volunteers at several different New Jersey food banks.
Regional Director, New England
Chelsea joined ei in 2010, teaching in both medical hospitals and behavioral health programs before she was invited to take on a leadership role in 2012. Over the past five years she has progressively earned greater experience, respect and responsibility. She has traveled across the country, working in teaching operations across eight states to build outstanding programs rooted in our core values.
Her abilities range from business development to launching educational programs and cultivating strong client relationships. She is also experienced in operations management, from budgeting to managing staff and executing the Topgrading methodology of hiring best practices.
Chelsea graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA in 2007. With a passion for travel, culture and exploration Chelsea enjoys traveling in addition to rooting for her favorite Boston sports teams.
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