meet The Team

Our Leadership Team

Rebecca Branstetter. Ph.D.

Founder of Thriving Students Collective

Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, Founder

Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., is a California-certified psychologist and a licensed public school psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her doctorate in Education at the University of California at Berkeley. She is the founder of the Thriving School Psychologist Collective and The Thriving Students Collective, whose mission is to bring mental health and learning support to schools and families. 

A sought-after speaker and national media expert, Rebecca’s expertise has appeared in various publications, including Huffington Post, Washington Post, NPR, CNN, and Parents Magazine. She has also published several books and created online courses for parents and professionals on supporting struggling students, particularly those with attention and executive functioning challenges.

Sarah Eisenberg Hauser, CEO

Sarah is a passionate and tenured Executive Leader in the education technology industry, with extensive background in marketing, education and business. From working directly with students, public administrators, and members of the private sector, she brings over 20 years of sales, management, training, marketing, operational and customer success, and recruiting expertise.

Sarah holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MBA in Marketing, and a Master's in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. She also completed a certification program at Columbia Business School in Building and Leading Effective Teams. Sarah resides in Oakland, California with her 3 amazing children and husband.

Mike Attia

VP of Operations

Mike Attia, VP of Operations

Mike’s journey into helping students overcome educational barriers started in 2007,  as an SAT prep instructor. He spent the next 15 years of his career working in operations and management at The Princeton Review. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

Mike lives in Oakland, California. When he’s not at work, you can often find him in front of a piano, singing with his local community chorus or eating (food is the great love of his life).

Rob Seitman, Advisor

Rob is an educational leader who develops long-term relationships to connect K12 site and district leaders with the best solutions for their schools and districts. As an advisor, he supports partnerships that provide educational opportunities for all students and erase the opportunity gap and digital divide. 

Rob lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his family. As a lover of the theatre, all of his children and pets are named for Shakespearean characters.

Steven Branstetter

Creative Director

Steven Branstetter, Creative Director

Steven first fell in love with photography at the age of 11, when his brother gave him a film camera.  In the digital world, Steven creates images and videos that capture the essence of the Thriving Students Collective. 

When he's not ridding the world of cheesy stock photography, you can find him enjoying mint chip ice cream with his wife and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

 

Gina Beaman

Director of DEI and Ethics

Dr. Gina Beaman, Director of DEI and Ethics

Dr. Gina Beaman is an Educational and School Psychologist as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She is also a Certified Learning Disability Specialist for the California Community Colleges. 

Dr. Beaman has served in leadership roles with the California Association of School Psychologists as chair of the DEI and Ethics Committees.