Our Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Childhood Education International’s Board of Directors offers critical support in governing the organization. The Board and CEO work collaboratively to shape our strategic future.

Diane Whitehead, CEO, welcomes Raj Kapur as he begins his new role as President of the Board of Directors.

President (2019-2020)
Raj Kapur, Founder and CEO of Options Ahead, Inc.

Past President (2019-2020)
Pilar Fort, QUALITYstarsNY

Member-at-Large (2018-2021)
Raúl Mercer, FLACSO
(Latin American School of Social Sciences)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member-at-Large (2019-2022)
Elsa Chahin, Pikler/Loczy USA

Member-at-Large (2019-2022)
Rose Cardarelli, Kappa Delta Pi

Member-at-Large (2019-2022)
Anil Vinayak, Brivo Systems

Member-at-Large (2019-2022)
Octavio Pescador, Juárez & Associates

Member-at-Large (2019-2022)
Vidya Ragoo, QUALITYstarsNY

Chief Executive Officer
Diane Whitehead

Communications to ACEI may be sent to ACEI’s general mailbox at ACEI Headquarters.

Headquarters Staff

Childhood Education International’s staff has professional expertise in areas of global education, international relations, child rights, communications, and nonprofit management. They continually seek innovative ways to advance children’s education.

We thank the many consultants, advisors, specialists, and authors who contribute to our work and we are also deeply appreciative of our country liaisons and UN representatives who serve as “our feet on the ground.”