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Virginia Roach
Executive Director

Virginia Roach, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, has a formidable track record as a nonprofit leader and higher education administrator and a strong commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to work at the top of their potential.

Over the course of her career Roach has been a professor, an executive for the National Association of State Boards of Education, and a special education teacher. From 2015 to 2020, she served as dean at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education, and before that, was dean at Bank Street’s Graduate School of Education. In both roles, she led the expansion of the schools’ online programming and worked strategically to diversify the student population. more

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Elizabeth Albert
Senior Director, Academic Programs and Services

As CTY’s senior director for academic programs and services, Elizabeth Albert oversees Summer Programs, Family Academic Programs, and the CTY Scholars Program. ... read more.

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Robert Arena
Senior Director, CTY Online Programs

Robert Arena leads the development and delivery of CTY’s Online Programs. He is an online education executive with experience in both course development and program marketing. ... read more.

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Frances Hummell
Interim Senior Director, Finance and Business Affairs
Frances Hummell serves as CTY’s chief financial and administrative officer and oversees finance, central administrative functions, administrative enrollment services, and information technology. more.
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Samuel Robfogel
Senior Director, International Initiatives

Samuel Robfogel leads CTY’s efforts to work with educators, foundations, government officials, corporations and individuals worldwide who share CTY’s commitment to prepare the world’s brightest young people to be the leaders and innovators of the future. ... read more.

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Tricia Schellenbach
Senior Director, Communications and Marketing

Tricia Schellenbach joined the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in 2014 as senior director for communications and marketing. She works with the executive director and others across the center to tell compelling stories about CTY’s efforts to serve families, educators, and advocates of bright, curious young people and to help students find academic programming that meets their specialized needs. ... read more.

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Amy Shelton
Senior Director, Research

CTY's senior director of research, Amy Shelton, joined CTY in 2014 as part of a joint appointment with JHU’s School of Education. She holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and has served on the steering committee for the university-wide Science of Learning Institute. At CTY, Shelton leads the departments of research and testing, the Baltimore Emerging Scholars Program, and the Student Research Program. ... read more.

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Margaret Walsh
Senior Director, Development and Alumni Relations

​As senior director of development and alumni relations, Margaret Walsh leads CTY’s international fundraising and alumni relations efforts, and plays an instrumental role in attracting private funding to support CTY’s strategic initiatives. ... read more.

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