Our Team

Thomas Gilhooly

Executive Director

As a Servant Leader and an Agent for Change in Higher Education, Thomas develops innovative strategies for our partners to maximize their University’s success. Thomas collaborates directly with each new partner to ensure a tailored solution is defined and set in motion with all stakeholders.

Adam Samhouri

Chief Academic Officer & Operations Director

Adam collaborates and offers solutions to partner with universities for strategic planning, program development, and faculty development within the Universal Design Learning framework. Adam’s passion is to ultimately help students be current and relevant in our ever-evolving world.

Samantha Brown

Course Exchange Director

Since the inception of our premier Online Course Exchange in 2005, Samantha has played a key role in the success it has achieved. Samantha works directly to provide support for universities, individual users and students for a variety of systems, policies and procedures. Ensuring effective and efficient operations, she seeks to understand how each partner functions uniquely and strives to build strong and enduring relationships.

Stephen Forte

Senior Technology Advisor

Based in Silicon Valley, Stephen brings over 25 years of experience to the team. Passionate about the intersection of technology and education, Stephen helps set the technology direction for the platform at the university as well as with our partners. Stephen speaks at several industry developer and technology events as well as has testified in front of the US Congress on technology issues.

David Maynard

Senior Technology Advisor

David brings over 20 years of experience in building and developing educational, financial, and other software. He is responsible for the overall architecture of the Taawan platform as well as the development team. David’s passion for technology and strive for excellence is reflected in our software.

Stacy Adkinson

Project Coordinator

Stacy is a strategic leader and brings many years of experience in Higher Education. Stacy serves as

a liaison between internal and external teams with our partner universities.

Heather Sayre

Project Coordinator

A strategic leader in managing partnerships, Heather is knowledgeable about the growing competition and

ongoing demands in education and utilizes her skillsets to collaborate with partners to drive results.

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