Our Team

AdvancePath is led by a team of seasoned business professionals and career educators who, between them, have over 150 years of experience serving in public education. We have a profound belief in public education and a deep commitment to solving the dropout problem in the United States.

John Murray
Executive Chairman
John is an AdvancePath co-founder, and, as Executive Chairman of AdvancePath, he maintains overall responsibility for AdvancePath's strategic and financial objectives. Prior to joining AdvancePath, John was Chairman, President and CEO of PLATO Learning, Inc., where he had a successful 18 year career. Under John's leadership, PLATO's revenues grew from $33 to $142 million in 7 years, its balance sheet was significantly strengthened, and it became recognized by educators, policy makers, and politicians as an industry leader and change agent. Prior to assuming the duties of PLATO's Chairman and CEO, John served in various positions of responsibility at PLATO - including President & Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Product Development. John initiated his career with PLATO by launching its military and aerospace training division in the UK. John spent 16 years in the British Army's Signal Corp after leaving high school at age 15. John was recognized in the Queen's 1985 Birthday Honors list for his outstanding contribution to Army training. John is passionate about improving life opportunities for at-risk students and young adults who have dropped out of school.
Tinsley Goad
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Tinsely brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial and operations management in IT and Web-based service organizations to his post at AdvancePath. After earning his MBA from the College of William and Mary in 1992, he joined a Williamsburg, Virginia-based startup, College and University Computers, Inc (CUC). Serving as CUC’s Vice President and CFO, he helped this value-added PC reseller secure more than 30 accounts at schools from Pennsylvania to Florida, earning the company a spot on Inc. magazine’s 1996 "Inc. 500" listing of the fastest growing private firms in the US. He has also served as Sr. Vice President - Finance and Administration for GuideStar, a nonprofit organization recognized across the US as the national database of nonprofit information. His most recent position was as Sr. Director for TechSoup Global, a San Francisco-based NPO that distributes donated technology products from Microsoft and 40 other vendors to more than 100,000 charities worldwide.

Reginald "Reggie" Underwood
Chief Academic Officer

Reggie works with both the AdvancePath teams and School Districts across the U.S. in support of academic and program quality and continuous program improvement. He brings over 20 years experience in the education field to this position. Prior to joining AdvancePath, Reggie served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Charles City County Public Schools, VA responsible for academic and instructional development. Reggie has administrative experience at both the middle and high school level and he has served as a high school teacher and an alternative education instructor. Reggie received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his Master’s degree in teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently a doctoral candidate with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

Tom Deliganis
Vice President Sales

Tom’s responsibilities include developing relationships with School Districts to provide AdvancePath Blended Learning services and in-school and in-District high school and middle school academies. Prior to joining AdvancePath Tom held senior executive positions in several large, leading K-12 technology and service organizations including PLATO Learning, Pearson Digital and K-12. More recently Tom has held senior positions with, and consulted for, early stage companies including Ignite Learning and Knovation.

Tom is passionate about improving educational opportunities for students and helping school districts leverage technology and sustainable professional development to improve the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers. Tom has over 30 years of experience gained at some of the country’s leading companies as well as with new, dynamic, and energetic organizations and is excited about sharing this experience and his passion with School Districts.

Leise Roberts
Chief Strategy Officer
Leise began her career as an elementary school teacher which has been followed by more than 20 years of operations, sales, and marketing experience with both education and healthcare businesses. She has extensive experience in start-up organizations and company turn-around situations where her broad experience in consultative selling, product line management, and both field and inside sales has been instrumental in achieving sustainable growth. Leise has developed global brands and was recognized by "Direct Marketing" magazine for the double-digit response rates she achieved in early data mining and e-marketing initiatives in Europe and Asia. Leise holds a B.A in English from Kenyon College, is certified in teaching classroom management strategies, and has taught US business culture and diversity to international students at University of California at San Diego’s Business Extension School. Leise and her husband are currently developing materials for parents of developmentally-disabled children that will highlight K-12 support services as well as post-school years assisted living support.
LeAnn Stewart
Vice President of Curriculum & Instruction
LeAnn brings over twenty-five years of combined experience in K-12 and post-secondary education to AdvancePath, with extensive experience in product management and instructional technology. Prior to AdvancePath, LeAnn served in various positions with the University of Missouri, University of Louisville, Missouri Department of Education, and with leading instructional technology companies. LeAnn has provided consultative services to the Hawaii Department of Education’s Adult Education Unit, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and various national organizations including the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. At AdvancePath, LeAnn is responsible for product development initiatives, as well as project management and training in support of School Operations, curriculum and data systems.
John Murray

John is an AdvancePath co-founder and, as Executive Chairman of AdvancePath, he maintains overall responsibility for AdvancePath's strategic and financial objectives.

Prior to joining AdvancePath, John was Chairman, President and CEO of PLATO Learning, Inc., where he had a successful 18 year career. Under John's leadership, PLATO's revenues grew from $33 to $142 million in 7 years, its balance sheet was significantly strengthened, and it became recognized by educators, policy makers, and politicians as an industry leader and change agent. Prior to assuming the duties of PLATO's Chairman and CEO, John served in various positions of responsibility at PLATO - including President & Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Vice President of Product Development. John initiated his career with PLATO by launching its military and aerospace training division in the UK.

John spent 16 years in the British Army's Signal Corp after leaving high school at age 15. John was recognized in the Queen's 1985 Birthday Honors list for his outstanding contribution to Army training. John is passionate about improving life opportunities for at-risk students and young adults who have dropped out of school.

Wade Davis
Wade is an AdvancePath co-founder and investor and is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development at Viacom. Wade was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development in August, 2009 and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in November, 2012. He served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions at Viacom since January 2007 and as Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Viacom since January 1, 2006. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions of the former Viacom Inc., since October 2005. Prior to joining Viacom, Wade was an investment banker in the technology and media sectors for more than a decade.
Dr. Samuel F. Drew
Sam is a career educator and former Executive Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/NDPN) out of Clemson University. During his long education career, he specialized in K-12 Alternative Education programs and Adult and Community Education. Sam has spearheaded many leading research-based initiatives aimed at better meeting the diverse needs of at-risk and dropout students. Sam has a strong background in regional and national research projects and has worked in collaborative projects with many state and national agencies, both governmental and private.
Clement Erbmann
Clement is a managing director coordinating international activities with First Analysis Securities Corporation (FASC), and focuses on educational and environmental investing. FASC is one of AdvancePath’s primary investors. Prior to joining First Analysis in 1989, Clement worked for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in securities sales, fund management, special equities, and private placements. Clement serves on Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management Alumni Advisory Board, is co-chair of the Anti-Defamation League's international affairs committee, and is treasurer of the Education Industry Association. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Keith Fox
Keith is the managing partner of Exeter Capital Partners, a private investment firm. He is the chairman or a board member of several private companies, and, an independent director of the United States-based mutual funds managed by Deutsche Bank. Keith is a graduate of Oxford University and the Harvard Business School.
Stanley H. Greene
Stan served as the Deputy State Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has held management and senior executive positions in the telecommunications industry and has worked in cable and with news media - print, radio, and television, including stints as a radio talk show host and newspaper columnist. Stan has also worked in financial services, synthetic turf and human capital development sectors. Throughout his career, Stan has served on both company and industry association boards. He earned his BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
E. Kathleen Hicks
Kathleen is currently Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County, TX. Prior to holding this position Kathleen was a Council Administer for the City of Fort Worth and also United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kenya. Kathleen also served as Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem for Fort Worth, TX District 8. Kathleen, who earned her Master’s Degree in International Relations from Nottingham University in England, has been very active on several Boards including the arts and healthcare organizations.
Susan M. O'Neil
Susan is a Vice President at Hybrid Capital Partners Fund, a firm which was one of AdvancePath's initial investors. She has been with Hybrid for 15 years and is responsible for the Fund’s accounting, diligence, and portfolio management areas. She also has extensive experience in providing accounting, human resources, and operational assistance for small to mid-sized private companies. Prior to Hybrid Capital, Susan spent several years in accounting and compliance positions at various broker/dealers, eventually becoming CFO and Financial and Operations Principal. She began her career as a paralegal specializing in corporate and tax law. Susan holds a Master's degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Sonia Rodriguez
Sonia is currently Executive Director of Parent Involvement in Quality Education (PIQE) and was previously coordinator for education initiatives for the National Farmworker Service Center in California. Sonia also served as President and CEO of Education Associates of America, a private consulting firm located in Los Angeles, California. In 2000, she was named President and CEO of a non-profit organization, the LAAMP/LEARN Regional Education Reform Alliance, founded by a group of business, civic, and education leaders in Los Angeles for the purpose of advocating for the school children in Los Angeles County. She is a member emeritus of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Sonia has worked as a teacher, principal and central office administrator for school districts in Texas and Colorado. She has held numerous leadership positions in community-based, state, national, and international organizations.