Meet Our Team

Experts committed to improving public education

John J-H Kim
Chief Executive Officer and Founder


As founder and CEO of DMGroup, John is responsible for ensuring that DMGroup brings the best management and leadership practices to its national network of public school district leaders and administrators. Working closely with superintendents to develop and implement system-wide efforts that improve student achievement, streamline operations, and reduce costs, John leverages his extensive background in education, business, management, and academia.


Alongside his role at DMGroup, John has been a Senior Lecturer on the faculty of the Harvard Business School since 2011. He is the Co-Chair of the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP), a joint initiative between the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School that works to strengthen leadership competencies of the largest U.S. urban school districts.


Prior to starting DMGroup, John was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He was also a founding CEO of a school management company that grew to serve more than 20,000 students and a founding president of Kaplan Learning Services, the institutional division of Kaplan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.


Our Team

Committed to Effecting Improvements in Public Education

We have decades of experience working with and in school districts, and as management experts, we also draw from experience working in non-profits, the private sector, government, and technology companies to help districts achieve results.

Yash Arora

DMConsulting

Kim Broad

Client Development

Chris Bryant

DMGroup

Simone Carpenter

DMConsulting

Dennis Chan

DMSchedules

Kathy Choi

District Management Journal

Joe Costello

DMConsulting

Audrianna Douglas

Breakthrough Results

Mia Elliott

DMConsulting

Carlos Estevez

DMSchedules

Liz Fortes

Finance

Maggie Gallagher

DMConsulting

Craig Gibbons

DMGroup

Allie Goldstein

Client Development

Haley Harshman

Breakthrough Results

Reid Hickman

Breakthrough Results

Maya Honda

DMGroup

John J-H Kim

DMGroup

Alice Lai

DMSchedules

Talia Mercado

DMConsulting

Elizabeth Micci

Breakthrough Results

Alex Newell

Breakthrough Results

Tess Nicholson Powers

DMConsulting

Lucy Niyazova

DMConsulting

Joni Rogers

Breakthrough Results

Lisa Salvucci

Client Development

Wai-Yan Sun

Finance

Catie Szeto

Finance

Charity Uzoewulu

DMSchedules

Courtney VanHuffel

Breakthrough Results

Nelson Vasconcelos

Breakthrough Results

Richard Viard

DMSchedules

Becky Vogel

Breakthrough Results

Scott Wheeler

DMSchedules

Lea Wuethrich

Breakthrough Results

Performance & Leadership Coaches

Committed to Getting Results for Students and Staff

Our Breakthrough Results Program’s coaches are dedicated to supporting teachers and staff to build their capacity while working to achieve results for students. Experienced and highly skilled in performance coaching, our coaches provide just-in-time professional development and coaching to build leadership, management, and data analytic skills to deliver results for students.

Ross Anderson

Performance Coach

Leslie Arnold

Performance Coach

Tamiko Askew

Performance Coach

Karen Baptiste

Performance Coach

Brian Bedrick

Performance Coach

Courtney Bell

Performance Coach

Monica Bintz

Performance Coach

Kate Blanchard

Performance Coach

Jasmine Booker

Performance Coach

Gerald Boyd

Performance Coach

Lindsay Brown

Performance Coach

Darrin Buehler

Performance Coach

Laura Burgos

Performance Coach

T.J. Burkett

Performance Coach

Bethany Burns

Performance Coach

Sabrina Claude McGahee

Leadership Coach

Morgan Craig

Performance Coach

Amanda Ebel

Performance Coach

Albert Edwards

Performance Coach

Eréndira Flores

Performance Coach

Narineh Gharashor

Performance Coach

Sarah Griffin

Performance Coach

Wanda Guillaume

Performance Coach

Srelyne Harris

Performance Coach

Vashaunta Harris

Leadership Coach

Jamesha Hayes

Performance Coach

Chrissy Heyne

Leadership Coach

Bridgett Hitchings

Leadership Coach

Doug Hollis

Performance Coach

Tess Holt

Performance Coach

Mia Howard

Performance Coach

BJ Jhaveri

Performance Coach

Jakia (JD) Johnson

Performance Coach

Vynesha Johnson

Performance Coach

Darian Jones

Performance Coach

Marissa Kalu-Thompson

Performance Coach

Tracy Kelley

Leadership Coach

Heather King

Performance Coach

Kelley King

Performance Coach

Vicki King

Performance Coach

Mariama Kurbally

Performance Coach

Erin Laidlaw McGuire

Performance Coach

Kristen Lambertz-Berndt

Leadership Coach

Deborah Lock

Performance Coach

Matan Lushkov

Performance Coach

Michael Maclin

Leadership Coach

Caitlin McElroy-Haskins

Leadership Coach

Preston McKnight

Leadership Coach

Rachelle Minix

Performance Coach

Jessica Moore

Performance Coach

Neal Mosbarger

Performance Coach

Padraic O'Donnell

Performance Coach

Gretchen Osodipe

Performance Coach

ChaKia Parham

Performance Coach

Andrea Parker

Performance Coach

Ashley Parker McHam

Performance Coach

Stephen Peters

Performance Coach

Jondré Pryor

Performance Coach

Samantha Pryor-Miller

Performance Coach

Mikel Royal

Leadership Coach

Kate Rutledge

Performance Coach

Calandra Sales

Performance Coach

Lorna Sanchez

Performance Coach

Lysa Scott

Leadership Coach

Karen Smith

Performance Coach

Priya Sonty

Performance Coach

Michele Sumter

Performance Coach

Stephanie Taylor

Performance Coach

Aubry Triptow

Performance Coach

Dave Trautman

Performance Coach

Anita Walls

Performance Coach

Melissa Watson

Leadership Coach

Whitney Williams

Performance Coach

Kelli Wingo

Performance Coach

Cassie Zimmer

Performance Coach

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