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Our Team

Our Team

Experts in their fields

Leadership Team

Ronald Saltz, Ed.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Ronald Saltz joined Replications, Inc. in 2012. He brings more than 30 years of experience in education serving in several direct and administrative roles. Ron brings skills in curriculum design and educational leadership. Ron received a Bachelor’s in English from Middlebury College. He has also received a Master in Teaching in English, a Master of Education in Urban Environments and a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College – Columbia University.

John Elwell, Jr.

Chief Program Officer

John Elwell, Jr. joined Replications, Inc. in 2013. He brings 15 years of experience in program design, administration, operations and organizational infrastructure. John is responsible for developing, overseeing, and supporting all of Replications’ school partnerships and initiatives in collaboration with the program team. John received his Bachelor’s in English Literature from Skidmore College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Columbia University.

Maria G. Perez

Chief Strategy Officer

Maria G. Perez joined Replications, Inc. in 2019. She brings over 25 years of experience leading not for profit organizations, developing programs to meet the needs of under-served children and families, and spearheading capital and major fundraising campaigns. Maria is responsible for identifying growth opportunities that are aligned with Replications’ mission, vision, and core values. Maria received degrees from Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers University.


Chief Operating Officer


Joahan Suarez

Senior Program Manager

Joahan Suarez joined Replications, Inc. in August 2015. Previously, Joahan was a Community School Director at Longwood Preparatory Academy located in the Bronx. Joahan was promoted to Senior Program Manager in July 2019. He provides direct program and professional support to the Community Schools Directors. Joahan balances his experiences as a youth development specialist and his commitment to increasing access for students to quality educational opportunities with his expertise in reviewing student composite data that documents progress toward meeting goals.

Officers & Members

Board Of Directors


Charles C. “Kip” Davis, Chairman
Director of Insights-Audience Measurement Group, Ipsos

Ronald Saltz, Vice President and Secretary
Chief Executive Officer, Replications, Inc.

Richard Huppert, Treasurer
Financial Manager, LPL Financial LLC


Jaky Joseph
Director, Merrill Lynch (Bank of America)

Beth Michelson
Senior Managing Director, Cartesian Capital Partners

Robert W. Mueller
Financial Consultant (Non-Profit)/Interim Chief Financial Consultant – Mueller Consultants

Nicole O’Dell Odim
Journalist, Self-Employed

Juan Carlos Reyes
Director of Diversity, Community Affairs and Equity (Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs) – Teachers College, Columbia University

Michele Skiba-Williamson
Project Manager, Syniti

Expert Coordination and Efforts

"Thanks to the expert coordination and efforts of Replications' full-time Site Director, the program ran seamlessly and the 6th grade students showed significant increases in their math gains, especially when compared to the grades not using the program."

Principal at a Replications Partner School in the Bronx

A Partnership Yielding Results

"Between the start of our partnership and this year, through Replications’ support, we have increased overall student attendance by 2.5% in two years, reduced chronic absenteeism by 9% in one year, increased our enrollment by 20% in two years, and strengthened our partnerships and family empowerment practices."

Principal at a Replications Community School in Brooklyn

Incredible Leadership Thought Partner

"In a short amount of time, I have come to trust and rely on its staff and am grateful for the level of support they provide. They are an incredible leadership thought partner and would be an asset for any principal or district to develop and implement strategic planning."

Principal at a Replications Partner School in the Bronx