About the Center

Sesame Workshop Advisors

Michael H. Levine, PhD

Chief Knowledge Officer, Sesame Workshop

Michael H. Levine is Sesame Workshop’s Chief Knowledge Officer. Until 2018, he was the founding executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Prior to joining the Cooney Center, Levine was Vice President for Asia Society, managing interactive media and educational initiatives to promote knowledge and understanding … 

Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D.

Vice President, Outreach and Educational Practices

As Vice President of Outreach and Educational Practices, Dr. Betancourt is responsible for the strategic branding and delivery of domestic and international outreach initiatives to assure the greatest impact and visibility. She also conceptualizes, develops, and delivers compelling new models for the delivery of outreach initiatives to a variety of … 

Jennifer Kotler Clarke, Ph.D.

Vice President of Content Research & Evaluation

Jennifer Kotler Clarke is the Vice President of Content Research & Evaluation at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and other educational programs for children. Dr. Kotler Clarke is responsible for research planning and creating logic models in order to maximize the impact of Sesame Workshop’s content … 

Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D.

Vice President, Education and Research

As Vice President of Education and Research, Dr. Truglio is responsible for the development of the interdisciplinary curriculum on which Sesame Street is based, and for the formative research conducted to inform production on how to enhance both the entertaining and educational components of the program.

Sherrie Rollins Westin

President, Global Impact and Philanthropy

Sherrie Westin is President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. She leads the Workshop’s efforts to serve vulnerable children through mass media and targeted initiatives in the United States and around the world. Westin serves as Sesame Workshop’s chief mission ambassador, …