Kathryn Connell-Espinosa is the Executive Director of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute. Prior to assuming the in June 2023, Ms. Connell-Espinosa served as Executive Director in an interim capacity for 10 months following her appointment in August 2022. Ms. Connell-Espinosa joined the Institute in 2013 as an Administrative Analyst, eventually advancing to the role of Chief of Staff, wherein she assisted with the oversight and management of Institute core functions to ensure fidelity to internal policies, procedures and operations central to strong Institute operations. Previously, Ms. Connell-Espinosa spent four years as the Compliance Specialist for the Educational Incentive Program, a scholarship program within the Professional Development Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany.