Executive Leadership

Rodney M. Fuller, President

Rodney brings to TRI a wealth of experience in Youth, family, community development, education, financial management, fundraising, volunteerism, and Leading organizational change/turnarounds.  Rodney is an entrepreneurial servant and leader with a proven record of achieving results that are relevant to the communities he serves. He is passionate about developing community assets and intentional about earning the trust of community stakeholders and supporters. We are happy to welcome him to the TRI family. 

Tamara Chalvire, Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer of The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI), Tamara brings over a decade of experience in strategic leadership and a sense of direction to a team of managers and educators.. She has knowledge working with City, Federal, and private donors within the fields of Child Welfare, Youth and Community Development. Throughout her career, she has  provided youth with the skills needed to successfully navigate primary education, get them through college and provide them with the opportunity to be prepared for the world of work through meaningful experiences. Tamara's goal is to continue improving the lives of others; one community at a time.  

Alexandra Poole, Chief Financial Officer

Alex brings more than twenty years of financial and business management experience to TRI. She has worked with a diverse group of non-profit organizations throughout her career. She has successfully implemented meaningful and measurable solutions to address their unique organizational and financial needs. Alex will work closely with TRI staff in continuing to drive outcomes for kids.

Mildred Toliver, Chief Turnaround Officer

Mildred joined the School Turnaround staff after participating in the program.  She now works extensively not only with principals but also with teachers, district administrators, and school boards. She leads much of the national and regional training and initiates many of our new education initiatives.  She leads the team of School Turnaround Specialists on the ground and is instrumental in providing professional development internally for them at TRI.  

Billie-Jo Slingerland, Director The Center for Results Leadership

Billie-Jo has been supporting the people and programs of The Rensselaerville Institute since 2006. Her robust skillset and results driven leadership has attributed to countless successes over her tenure. As the Director of Program Operations she maintained the website and provided strategic support for all TRI programs. Billie-Jo will now lead The Center for Results Leadership as its first Director.   

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