Anthony (Tony) O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. O’Donnell began his career as a speech pathologist. His first company, Independent Child Study Teams (ICST), was founded to conduct evaluations on students to determine their educational needs and to construct appropriate Individual Educational Plans (IEPs). He then began a division of the company that delivered Title I and New Jersey 192-193 services to students in Parochial Schools in New Jersey. This led to the founding of Educational In-Roads (EIR) which Delivered Title I products and services to 36 states. When ICST , along with its sister company EIR, where sold to Sylvan Learning Systems in 1997, they were serving 36,000 children every day. In 1997, Mr. O’Donnell founded Innovative Educational Programs and since then has built it into a well-respected educational services company that is actively serving each year about 20,000 students and 5,000 teachers in nine states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

James MacMahon, Chief Financial Officer

James MacMahon is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Innovative Educational Programs, LLC with responsibilities for internal and external financial reporting, bank relations and commercial insurance.

Winifred Jenkins-Rice, Director of Project CHILD & Professional Development

Ms. Jenkins-Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Elementary Education from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and a Master of Education degree from Pennsylvania State University in Curriculum and Instruction. She also holds certification in Exceptional Education and Varying Exceptionalities (K-12). Ms. Jenkins-Rice has been an educator for over twenty-five years in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida with expertise at all levels from Pre-K to middle school. Ms. Jenkins-Rice is the IEP Director of Educational Programs and was one of the founding members of the Institute for School Innovation, the creator of Project CHILD® and managed all aspects of the educational programs for over two decades. She has presented at numerous educational conferences, organized national conferences and seminars, designed curriculum materials and produced numerous professional development workshops. Ms. Jenkins-Rice has also been active in the charter school movement for over a decade, having been the founder of a charter school in 1999 and continues to serve on multiple charter advisory boards and committees.