Our Staff 


Lauren Morando Rhim, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Lauren is a researcher, consultant, and advocate for children. She has spent the last 20 years striving to identify strategies to create and sustain high quality public schools for all students. As the founder and president of LMR Consulting, Lauren’s practice specialized in pressing education reform issues pertaining to school restructuring and turnaround, charter schools, special education, and state and district support for school improvement. Read More. 

email lmrhim@ncsecs.org


Paul T. O'Neill, Co-Founder & Senior Fellow

Paul is an education attorney, professor and author with extensive experience in guiding education organizations through challenges and growth. He advises schools, authorizers, networks, non-profits, government agencies and philanthropies on the rules and complexities that apply to educational organizations as well as on effective board governance. Read More. 

email ptoneill@ncsecs.org


Lindsay Coker, Program Specialist - Project Management

Lindsay is an attorney and non-profit management professional who has spent much of her career focusing on human rights and diversity. Lindsay received a law degree from Howard University in 2008 before practicing federal litigation at the New York office of Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP, then clerking for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Read More.

email lcoker@ncsecs.org


Tracey Saunders, Project Coordinator

Tracey is a non-profit professional who has spent her career focusing on event management, development and education. Tracey received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of New Hampshire, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Marlboro College in Brattleboro, VT, and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Liberal Arts program at Dartmouth College with a concentration in creative writing. Prior to joining NCSECS, Tracey spent several years managing high-profile donor and alumni relations events at both Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. She is passionate about volunteer work and has been actively engaged locally with several non-profit boards including the Upper Valley Haven, the Montshire Museum of Science, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).

email tsaunders@ncsecs.org