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Executive Team

By progressively strengthening CASAS products and services, the Executive Team commands respect for its contributions to the field within the United States and for broadening the impact of CASAS internationally.

President — Patricia Rickard President — Patricia Rickard has more than 30 years’ experience in directing the development and implementation of large-scale assessment and evaluation systems for education and training programs throughout the United States. As the director of CASAS since its inception in 1980, Rickard is recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership in education research, assessment and evaluation.
Vice President and Director of Program Development — Jane Egüez Vice President and Director of Program Development Jane Egüez provides primary leadership at CASAS to spearhead program development efforts and oversee marketing and training initiatives. She has managed the design, development, and implementation of various assessments most notably Workforce Learning Systems and the Employability Competency System used throughout the United States in employability preparation programs.
Director of Research and Analysis — Debalina Ganguli Chief Financial Officer/Director of Research and Analysis Debalina Ganguli is responsible for establishing and monitoring internal control procedures for acquisitions, fiscal, and accounting processes at CASAS. She also manages research and analysis efforts and leads a team that oversees the production of state and federal reports, special study reports, and data collection efforts.
Director of Assessment Development — Linda Taylor Director of Assessment Development Linda Taylor manages the development and implementation of standardized assessment in ESL, ESL-Citizenship, adult basic education, employability, workplace literacy, and correctional education programs. She has developed assessments in reading, listening, speaking, math and writing for this population. Managing the CASAS team of test item developers, she oversees development of new assessments and ensures the CASAS competencies and content standards and test item bank are current and responsive to the needs of such endeavors.

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