Our team is a group of world-class analysts, organizers, and former executives, with a few ex-politicians thrown into the mix.
In nearly every successful pension reform effort from around the country over the past decade, you can find the fingerprints from one or more of Equable's staff and board members. What unites us all is an ethos of collaborative problem solving, a willingness to take on complex problems, and a desire to see everyone enjoy the retirement they worked so hard to secure.
Anthony works with stakeholders around the country to build collaborative approaches to complex political and financial problems. He was formerly managing director of the Pension Integrity Project and director of economic research at Reason Foundation. Anthony graduated from New York University with a multidisciplinary M.A. in behavioral political economy.
Vice President for Research
Jon heads up all analytics and research at Equable. Most recently he was a research officer at The Pew Charitable Trust where he coordinated research on state rainy day funds, state fiscal management, and broader state budget policy. Jon holds a Ph.D. in political science from Penn State University with a special focus on research methodology and political communications.
Director of Partnerships
Caryn oversees all grant making operations at Equable. She has worked in operations and development roles across a range of education policy organizations, including the Fordham Institute and National Council on Teacher Quality. Caryn graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in family social science.
Vice President of Communications
Sam manages communications at Equable. Prior to joining the team at Equable, she worked on New York state-level political campaigns in strategic communications and community outreach roles, including former Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino's re-election campaign. There she led bipartisan coalition-building initiatives with public-sector unions and advocacy groups. Sam graduated from New York University with an interdisciplinary B.A. in communications and identity.
Director, Teacher Retirement U
Brittany leads Equable's Teacher Retirement U program educating teachers on how their retirement benefits work. Prior to joining Equable, Brittany was most recently a middle school science teacher and teacher-leader, as well as a pre-service teacher mentor for the University of South Carolina and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Brittany also worked in non-profit development and corporate communications roles with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and MGM Resorts International. Brittany holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodation.
David Hengerer is a pension researcher for Equable. He maintains the organization’s research databases and supports projects related to retirement plan benefits, pension plan cost analysis, and annual trends analysis. He has an MA in psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and is also currently pursuing a PhD in cognitive psychology with a research focus on sources of metacognitive confidence as well as mixed methods research best practices.