Our Team

Meet our team creating accessible, 360° support for ALL students. We’re mental health experts, learning difference advocates, community builders, and problem solvers using every tool at our disposal to empower your school staff.

Rebecca Branstetter. Ph.D.

Founder of Thriving Students Collective

Co-Founder & President

Dr. Rebecca Branstetter

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 Hauser, M.A.

CEO

Co-Founder & CEO

Sarah Eisenberg Hauser

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

VP of Operations

Mike Attia

Mike’s journey into helping students overcome educational barriers started in 2007, when he started teaching SAT prep while getting his bachelor's in mathematics at UCSD. 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).

Shinquell Green

Customer Success

Customer Success

Shinquell Green

Shinquell Green is a dedicated advocate and educator with a passion for shaping impactful education policies. With a Master's degree in Public Policy from USC, Shinquell has been on a remarkable journey of contributing to the education landscape.

Starting her career as a 2nd-grade teacher, Shinquell quickly recognized the potential for positive change on a larger scale. For the past decade, Shinquell has demonstrated unwavering commitment by channeling her efforts into nonprofit management focused on education. Her deep-rooted passion for equitable education access has driven her to lead initiatives that empower underprivileged communities and promote educational opportunities for all.

Her unique blend of hands-on teaching experience, policy insight, and nonprofit leadership showcases her dedication to creating meaningful, lasting change in the lives of students and educators alike.

Ted Foster

Customer Success

Customer Success

Ted Foster

With over 13 years of dedicated experience in customer success, management, and operations, Ted is a driving force behind our team's commitment to values-oriented excellence. Holding a BS in Political Science from Portland State University in Portland, OR, his journey spans diverse sectors, including non-profit, retail, and educational services, fostering a deep understanding of effective service delivery. Ted's passion for elevating customer experiences fuels our pursuit of unparalleled satisfaction.

Currently rooted in Oakland, CA, Ted's adventurous spirit finds solace amidst the majestic redwoods of Northern California, in the elation of live music, and nurturing his burgeoning assortment of plant friends.

Valentina Cardona

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Valentina Cardona

Valentina is a design lover dedicated to bringing beauty into the daily lives of everyone around her. She holds a BA in Design from University de los Andes that honed her skills to use graphics in a way that not only connects but communicates effectively to people’s emotions and passions.

Her mission is to foster connections through creativity. Beyond design, Valentina enjoys travel and exploring cultures that inspire her.

Our ThriveHive Experts

Meet the child development experts featured in our ThriveHive TV streaming service, with over 200 “TikTok-style” educational videos for educators, mental health professionals, and parents to support children’s learning, mental health, executive function, social-emomtional learning, and more!

Founder

Dr. Rebecca Branstetter

Pediatric Psychologist

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

School Psychologist, Founder of BSPN

Dr. Byron McClure

Author and Speaker

Zaretta Hammond

Clinical Child Psychologist

Dr. Marissa Miller

Author and Speaker

Meena Srinivasan

School Psychologist

Nicole Thompson, Ed.S.

School Psychologist

Dr. Adena Young

School Psychologist

Dr. Heather Miles

School Psychologist

Dr. Krista Edwards

Author and Psychologist

Dr. Patricia Zurita-Oña

School Psychologist

Dr. Tiara Bland

School Psychologist

Dr. Aline Milfort

School Psychologist

Dr. Carleta Joseph

Bilingual School Psychologist

Juliana Ramirez

Bilingual School Psychologist

Krystal Mendez

School Psychologist

Dr. Liz Angoff

Founder of Truth for Teachers

Angela Watson

School Psychologist

Dr. Gina Beaman

LCSW

Mercedes Samudio