Mukta Pandit


Mukta Pandit, President and Founder of Safal Partners Inc., brings more than 20 years of global experience and a passion for driving outcomes in the social sector. In the past six years, Mukta has grown Safal Partners to become one of the premier education consulting firms in the nation. She has led multiple [...]

Mukta Pandit 2017-06-12T13:47:13+00:00

Alex Medler


Alex Medler serves as Senior Director for the National Charter School Resource Center with Safal Partners, utilizing his charter sector expertise to support NCSRC work in publishing resources and providing technical assistance to Charter School Program grantees. Alex has been a national expert on charter school policy since the opening days of the [...]

Alex Medler 2017-06-12T13:01:09+00:00

Michelle Carson


Michelle brings more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of adult, career and technical education, workforce development, and higher education at the local, state, and national levels. Michelle is a national trainer for OCTAE’s LINCS Regional Professional Development Centers in College and Career Readiness Standards, Career Pathways, and Professional Development. Previously, Michelle [...]

Michelle Carson 2017-06-14T15:55:44+00:00

Adam Jones


Adam Jones is a Senior Advisor to Safal Partners on organizational assessment and state government issues, with more than 20 years of experience in state government. He served from 2003 to 2012 as the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Education Agency. After serving at TEA, [...]

Adam Jones 2017-04-17T07:12:58+00:00

Margaret Becker Patterson, PhD


Dr. Patterson brings decades of experience leading award-winning research in adult education. She partners with non-profit organizations, postsecondary institutions, and state and local agencies, applying research to support adult educators and learners. She is the lead researcher for the national Adult Learner Leadership in Education Services (ALLIES) study for VALUEUSA, the national organization [...]

Margaret Becker Patterson, PhD 2017-04-17T07:13:41+00:00

Luis Elizondo-Thomson


Luis serves as Senior Director at Safal Partners. Previously, Luis served Teach for America (TFA) from 2013 through 2016 as the Houston Executive Director, leading one of the largest and most tenured regions in the country.  His previous experience includes 5 years as an investment banker specializing in infrastructure finance and several years [...]

Luis Elizondo-Thomson 2017-06-22T19:15:35+00:00

Libby Livings-Eassa


Libby Livings-Eassa is a nationally recognized speaker and subject matter expert for comprehensive Career Pathways and workforce systems analysis, development, and building capacity.  She has extensive expertise in all aspects of career pathways systems, adult education, workforce development, legislation and policy, leadership development, staff development, linkages between secondary and postsecondary institutions and workforce [...]

Libby Livings-Eassa 2017-04-18T02:02:11+00:00

Lucky Pandit


Lucky Pandit brings more than 20 years of Information Technology and project management experience. He has a proven ability to build and align technology solutions to meet business requirements in varied industries such as energy, education, software, retail, and automotive. At Safal, Lucky is responsible for managing firm operations, building technology solutions, and [...]

Lucky Pandit 2017-06-12T13:14:07+00:00

Sarah Hamshari


Sarah Hamshari, Engagement Manager at Safal Partners Inc., draws upon her background in research and policy to provide rigorous qualitative research and writing support. She leads the development of high-quality content to help clients achieve greater impact in the education field. Prior to joining Safal, Sarah was a Project Manager for a major research [...]

Sarah Hamshari 2017-06-12T13:17:18+00:00

Cynthia Brennan-Jones, Ed.D.


Dr. Brennan-Jones is an accomplished and committed educator with a proven track record in curriculum development and instructional design. As a curriculum developer and as a classroom instructor, she has successfully integrated effective e-learning technologies, best practices, CTE, Career Pathways, and learning styles into face-to-face, blended, and online curriculum and instruction. Her interest and expertise [...]

Cynthia Brennan-Jones, Ed.D. 2017-09-11T15:49:46+00:00