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NEASC-CIE Staff Directory

Jeffrey C. Bradley, Director
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A native of New Hampshire, Jeff Bradley served as a NEASC/CIE Commissioner from 2009-2015, chairing accreditation visits to a wide range of international schools. From 2008-2016, he was a partner at Educators’ Collaborative, an executive search and consulting firm, assisting dozens of schools in the US and abroad with leadership recruiting and development, strategic planning, and governance.

From 2001-2007, Jeff and his family lived in Europe – first in Italy, where Jeff was founding Resident Director of School Year Abroad-Italy, and then in Switzerland. As Headmaster at TASIS-The American School in Switzerland, Jeff helped oversee creation of the school’s elementary and early childhood programs. He and his wife have two children.

Jeff’s international education experience began in high school when he spent three months as an exchange student in Rome. While a student at Georgetown University, he spent his junior year enrolled at the University of Bologna. Following graduation, Jeff served as Assistant to the Provost at Georgetown University and later as teacher, coach, English department head, and dean at the Bullis School in Maryland. He later worked at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, directing the Advanced Studies Program, an accelerated summer program for New Hampshire public high school students. At St. Paul’s, he also taught English, coached, and advised young teachers as Director of Apprentice Teaching Programs.

In 2012 Jeff co-founded OESIS Group – a periodic gathering in the US and abroad of K-12 teachers, administrators and other thought leaders aimed at sparking conversations and innovations to support best practices of teaching and learning in an increasingly globalized world.

Jeff holds a BA in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.

Trillium Hibbeln, Associate Director
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Trillium has been serving NEASC-CIE schools primarily in Asia, the Middle East and Europe since 2016 as an International Accreditation leader. In her role at Associate Director at the Commission on International Education she focuses on ensuring that schools and accreditation visitors have the tools, training, and support to utilize the ACE protocol to transform. She is currently based in Shanghai, China, where she serves as a regional resource for NEASC-CIE schools in Asia. She has also lived and worked overseas in Norway, Thailand, Paraguay, Haiti, the United States, and Italy. In 2009, she founded an educational non-governmental organization (The Power of Education Foundation) that provides access to education, nutrition, medical care, and community development to vulnerable children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Trillium was previously the executive director and now serves as the Chairman of the board.

Trillium has held leadership positions for ten years in the US non-profit sector where she led large change initiatives, such as the operational planning for a new Children’s Hospital. She also worked with physicians and community leaders to develop programs and services in areas such as childhood obesity, infant mortality, and medical research to positively impact children in her community. She enjoys the challenge of designing and developing new initiatives and ensuring that all stakeholders’ voices are heard in the process.

Trillium holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a master’s degree in K-8 education from The College of New Jersey. She has worked in international school education in Asia and South America at the elementary, middle and high school levels. 

Darlene Fisher, EdD, Consultant/International Accreditation Leader

Prior to joining NEASC as a consultant and international accreditation leader, Darlene has worked for 30+ years as a leader and teacher in day and boarding schools in Australia, USA, Oman, Thailand, India, Turkey, and the UK. She has experience with IB, the Australian, US and UK curricula in many culturally diverse school communities. Darlene has a Doctorate from the University of Bath, UK. The Thesis focused on international school leadership and how culture impacts what is effective leadership. She also holds a Masters degree from St. Andrews University, UK.

Darlene previously served as Chief Learning Officer at ECIS with responsibility for developing and presenting teacher and leader professional development with a particular focus on international education. She has also worked with teacher training for Cambridge (CIE), as well as mentoring heads of school and consulting on curricula and teacher development in schools across Asia, Middle East and Europe. 

Over the past 6 years Darlene has been collaborating in a core team of four, on professional development for aspiring and experienced school leaders for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The team have created ‘The Essentials of International Leadership’ and further PD for experienced heads of schools. In this process, her work includes curriculum design, workshop leader training and their ongoing management, as well as workshop facilitation and participant support throughout their leadership studies.

She has worked with more than 25 schools on their ACE transformation. She works with Teams of school visitors as well as providing ongoing support for schools with specific areas they wish to focus on for their transformation.

Athena Gerochristodoulou, Consultant/International Accreditation Leader

Athena joined the team of NEASC/CIE Accreditation Leaders in 2018. Prior to this, she served as a peer visitor on accreditation teams since 2013 in Europe, the Middle East, and Central America. Her work is focused on supporting international schools through the ACE accreditation process. In particular, she serves as a resource for NEASC/CIE schools in Spain.  

Athena moved into international school education in Europe in 1998. She has held senior leadership positions at international schools since 2010. Most recently, she was head of a learning center in Spain which supports a small group of high school student athletes combining elite level training and competition with a rigorous online academic program.

Athena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from The University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Education in International Education Administration from Endicott College in Massachusetts, USA.

Athena is a native of Toronto, Canada and currently resides in Gran Canaria, Spain with her husband and two children.

Diane Ullman, PhD, Consultant/International Accreditation Leader

Prior to becoming Accreditation Leader for CIE, Diane served as Vice Chair of the Commission. A member of CIE since 2006, Diane has led visiting teams in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Diane brings to CIE experience as a superintendent as well as extensive management consulting and leadership development experience with educators in a wide range of settings.  

Formerly Superintendent of the Simsbury, CT Public Schools, Diane also served as Chief Talent Officer for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and Director of the University of Connecticut administrator preparation program. As a consultant for the District Management Council, Diane has led work across the United States in areas such as leadership development, human capital management, strategic planning, resource allocation and school and district turnaround efforts.

Diane’s passion lies in leadership development. Currently, she is director of an advanced leadership development program for principals in partnership with the University of Connecticut, the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, and the Jordan Ministry of Education. Diane also serves as professional development facilitator, mentor and coach for school and district leaders in Connecticut.

Diane has a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Regis College. 

Nouhad Eskanian Delegas, Executive Assistant
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Nouhad (Nounou), originally from Beirut, Lebanon, moved to the United States 27 years ago to pursue her education and career goals. Nouhad received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law and Business from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. She is fluent in Arabic, Armenian and English. In her previous position, she served as the Director of Operations for a home care company; Senior Helpers in Danvers, Massachusetts, where she was responsible for all internal operations and ensuring the exceptional customer service for all clients. She joined NEASC in 2016 and is serving as an Administrative Assistant for the Commission on International Education. She is professional and responsible and is always willing to help out whenever she can.  She currently resides in Woburn, Massachusetts with her husband.

Victoria Getz, Administrative Assistant to the Director
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Victoria joined NEASC in August of 2018. She studied Political Science at Southern Virginia University and received a Bachelor’s degree there. Most recently, she worked at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, a non-profit organization in the heart of Atlanta. There she worked as the Executive Assistant/Office Manager for two years before moving to Massachusetts with her husband.

Allice Jeng, Administrative Assistant
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Allice, a native of Massachusetts, received her Associate Degree from Bunker Hill Community College in 2013. Shortly after, she spent over 4 years working as an IT Administrative Assistant at Century Bank where she was responsible for triaging support requests. Allice enjoys meeting new people and helping them out whenever she can. She recently joined NEASC in 2018 as the Administrative Assistant for the Commission on International Education. 

April McBrine, Administrative Assistant
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April, a Massachusetts native, received her Associate Degree from Marian Court College, in 1995. Shortly after, she started her career path as an Administrative Assistant at USTrust Bank in Boston, MA. Prior to joining NEASC, April worked as an Administrative Assistant at Silicon Valley Bank for over 10 years supporting the Life Science and Finance Teams. She currently resides in Andover, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

Lori Medeiros, Administrative Assistant
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Lori joined NEASC in July of 2016 and is serving as an Administrative Assistant for the Commission on International Education.  She spent the previous twenty years working in the real estate industry, most recently as a Regional Property Manager for KGI Properties in Providence, RI, managing all aspects of retail, commercial and residential properties located throughout New England.  Prior to that, she served as KGI’s Division Manager of Property Management.  Lori holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson’s License, is a Notary Public and serves as an Assessor on the Woburn Board of Assessors.  She also volunteers on several municipal and community commissions and groups in Woburn, Massachusetts where she resides with her husband and their dog.