Staff

Shereen Ali
Education Specialist, ECE Initiatives

Shereen has 15 years of experience working with children and families, particularly in low-income and under-served communities. Shereen has a background in infant, toddler, and preschool special education. She has worked in various capacities and program options including home visiting programs, classrooms and community settings. Shereen has extensive experience mentoring and training teachers on classroom management, curriculum implementation, developmentally appropriate screening, and assessment tools with focus on typical and atypical child development. As a former Head Start Director, she has experience managing a large early learning program.

Bridget Anderson
Director, Community & Business Relations

Ms. Anderson has over 25 years of experience in the communications and marketing industry, including 15 years as a senior consultant. At SFL, she has spearheaded a program providing underserved teachers, students and schools with access to mobile broadband solutions in 22 U.S. markets.  Ms. Anderson currently leads partnership efforts to expand service and develop new opportunities in those 22 locations and across the U.S.  Bridget holds a BA in Mass Communications/Media Studies with minors in Public Relations and Spanish from Lock Haven University. 

Kathryn (Katy) Garvey
Manager, K-12 Social Learning & MySciLife

Ms. Garvey is a seasoned education professional and native to the Northern Virginia area. She began her education career teaching Spanish in Fairfax County Public Schools before entering administrative roles as assistant principal at Dominion High School and J. Michael Lunsford Middle School and as principal of Seneca Ridge Middle School in Loudoun County. Katy attended the University of Virginia, earning both a BS in Spanish and MS in Education. She also holds a postgraduate professional license with an endorsement in Administration and Supervision from George Mason University.

Steven J. Gorski
Chief Advisor

Mr. Gorski is a founding director and former CEO and President of SFL. His professional career spans almost 40 years and has included video-based and online education activities in K-12 education, the cable industry, and international professional education. He was an Evans Scholar at both the University of Illinois and Marquette University before completing his studies in Advertising and Communications at Marquette.  Mr. Gorski serves on the SFL Board of Directors.

Melissa Henning
Manager, K-12 Educational Content

Ms. Henning joined SFL in 2010 after several years consulting with SFL as a content developer and review specialist. She now manages those services for our K-12 Initiatives program. She is an experienced classroom teacher, and has operated a business providing educational after-school activities for school districts. Melissa holds a Master's degree in K-12 curriculum development from Penn State University.

Amy Holt
Manager, Education and Business Services

Her experience includes over 20 years as a Human Resources professional, as well as experience in Accounting. In addition to administrative responsibilities, Ms. Holt manages the SFL Broadband program and oversees project management. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from Longwood College.

Amy Josephson
Education Manager, Early Childhood Education Initiatives

Ms. Josephson brings extensive and diverse field practice to SFL having worked with children and families in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, recreation centers, parks, and the court system. Amy holds both a BS and MS degree in Child Development form Florida State University. She is a professor of Childhood Development at Northern Virginia Community College and leads workshops at national, state and local early childhood education conferences. She is a member of NAEYC and the Early Childhood Education Peer Group for the Virginia Community College System.

Jennifer Koshute
Senior Manager, Marketing

Ms. Koshute’s background includes sales and marketing activities for preschool and early childhood products and services. Ms. Koshute also owned and operated a daycare service.  Her extensive experience at SFL includes sales, promotions, digital/social media, product training and implementation, and trade show management. She holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond.

Mary Murphy
Director, Administration

Ms. Murphy joined SFL in 2000 after working as a law firm administrator for more than 15 years managing financial, human resource, and office support. Mary holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany.

Jamie Okonak
Director of Marketing 

Mr. Okonak’s experience includes more than twenty years as a senior marketer, managing teams for large and small organizations, including companies in the education and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Okonak leads the creation, implementation and analysis of marketing, promotion, and communications strategies to support the growth of SFL and its brands. Jamie holds a BA in Marketing from Penn State University.

A. Ruth Okoye, Ed.D.
Director, K-12 Initiatives

Dr. Okoye is an experienced teacher, technology integrator, and researcher who has both taught and led professional development efforts in both university and K-12 environments. Her areas of expertise include technology integration in K-12 settings as well as developmental reading and writing. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Regent University.

Lynn Rejniak
President and CEO

Ms. Rejniak joined SFL in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Her career spans a variety of experiences in media and communications and more than 20 years in higher education leading efforts in support of IT, instructional technology, and online learning. She currently serves as Chair of the National EBS Association—an advocacy organization representing the interests of those holding Educational Broadband Service licenses. She holds a B.A. from the University of South Florida.

Kamna Seth
Director, Early Childhood Education Initiatives

Ms. Seth has extensive experience in curriculum development, program accreditation/quality assurance, and training for early childhood educators. Prior to joining SFL, Kamna worked at the NAEYC Academy as part of the accreditation team responsible for the transition to a new accreditation system. She is also a CDA Professional Development Specialist and a Certified CLASS observer & trainer. Kamna holds both a BS and MS in child development and family relations from the University of Bombay.

Sheila Sabio Tan
Manager, Program and Administrative Support Services

Ms. Tan joined SFL in 2009 and holds responsibility for a variety of support services across SFL programs, including the management of SFL’s event and exhibit services. Additionally, Sheila provides assistance with administrative and office support. Ms. Tan has over eight years of teaching experience in NAEYC accredited child development settings and holds a B.S. from George Mason University.