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