Who We Are
Chris Graham serves as the Chairman and President of the Imagine Learning Foundation. At Imagine Learning, Chris is Senior Vice President and General Counsel, where he directs the Company’s Legal and Compliance functions. Chris has also represented United States veterans on a pro bono basis in housing, matrimonial and other matters through a relationship that he established between the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center and his prior law firm. He is honored to lead the Imagine Learning Foundation’s efforts focusing on the well-being of learners to help achieve successful outcomes.
Katherine Bensel serves as a member of the Imagine Learning Foundation board. At Imagine Learning, Katherine is a Senior Curriculum Director for StudySync. She works to support districts through the design and creation of StudySync’s award-winning English language arts curriculum. Katherine’s strong interest in equitable education is demonstrated in her continued focus on building a more progressive and accessible approach to learning through culturally responsive teaching, social and emotional learning, diversity and inclusivity.
Ty Holston serves as a member of the Imagine Learning Foundation board. In his role as an Account Executive at Imagine Learning, Ty partners strategically with districts to create paths forward for students to thrive in academics and social and emotional learning environments. With a passion for mentorship, Ty is committed to using his voice to empower students through a growth process that inspires clarity, goal-setting, and accountability.
Shara Turner serves as a member of the Imagine Learning Foundation board. At Imagine Learning, Shara is an Instructional Design Director. She works to support districts by ensuring products and services deliver on their instructional promises. Shara also taught in Austin ISD, and serves as a school board trustee for Hutto ISD where she resides with her family. Shara’s integrity and strong problem-solving skills are demonstrated through her collaboration across various product development teams in the pursuit of creating instructionally sound and effective content.
Dana Pawinski serves as a member of the Imagine Learning Foundation board. At Imagine Learning, Dana is the Senior Grants & Funding Initiatives Director. She works to support districts by helping schools navigate federal funding and private sector grants. Dana also serves as a council member with Imagine Learning’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council. Dana’s strong strategic leadership is demonstrated throughout her career in nonprofits, sales, and educational technology.
Sean Haas serves on the Imagine Learning Foundation board. A member of Imagine Learning’s marketing department for the past 13 years, Sean started as the sole graphic designer and is now Director of Creative Services, supporting his team as they oversee all aspects of the company’s brand, marketing collateral, and customer communications. He is also a yearly participant in Extra Life, an annual fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals. Since 2014, Sean has raised over $18,000 for the kids and families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Brad McCord serves as Treasurer of the Imagine Learning Foundation. At Imagine Learning, Brad is a Director of Finance in the Financial Planning & Analysis department, and business partner to the StudySync division. Brad previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of StudySync, and helped guide the company from its start in 2009 through its eventual merger with Imagine Learning. He is a volunteer board member of another non-profit entity focused on education, and is grateful for the opportunity to assist Imagine Learning Foundation with its efforts to support learner well-being.
Adrienne Rytting serves as the Secretary of the Imagine Learning Foundation. At Imagine Learning, Adrienne is the Senior Compliance and Legal Operations Manager. She works to promote compliance across departments, and is deeply involved in intellectual property, student privacy, legal team operations, and international expansion considerations. Adrienne’s efficiency and dedication to excellence is demonstrated through her involvement in several projects across the enterprise.