About Us:

Our Team

At Steppingstone, we take pride in the expertise and dedication of our staff. Learn more about who they are and how to contact them in our directory.
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Bianca Diaz

Member Services Associate, NPEA

Bianca Diaz was born and raised in Boston. Her love of learning about new cultures led her to pursue a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy from the University of Bridgeport...


Karin Elliott

Executive Director, National Partnership for Educational Access

Karin joined Steppingstone in 2008 to lead the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA). Bringing many years of experience in nonprofits, management, and professional development, prior...


Carrie Tate

Director of Programs, National Partnership for Educational Access

Carrie first joined Steppingstone in 2011 as the NPEA Member Services Associate and currently serves as NPEA’s Director of Programs. Prior to Steppingstone, Carrie worked in a community action agen...