Our Team

Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN

CEO

Allison has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare and health professions education. She began her career as a registered nurse working in urban, suburban, and rural hospital settings working in direct patient care and eventually as a staff educator. She has worked both in the United States and 34 other countries on strengthening human resources for health with the goal of improving health outcomes. All of her work is closely linked to education. She specializes in capacity building to develop new health professions educators, mentoring, curriculum, and educational program design. A strong researcher, she has over 150 publications to her credit.

David A. Squires, PhD

Founder & Creator of Balanced Curriculum

Dave began his teaching career in the Cleveland Public School system as a high school English teacher after receiving a bachelor's in English and a masters degree in education from Allegheny College (Meadeville, PA). He was known for his wild ties and knack for getting through to hard to reach kids. His interest in curriculum grew from his time as a teacher and became a formal area of study for his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his PhD, he went on to work for Research for Better Schools where he published his first book in 1981, "Effective Schools and Classrooms - A Research Based Approach".  To date, it has over 200 citations.  He honed the Balanced Curriculum approach while working as the Assistant Superintendant for the K-8 division of Red Bank Public Schools in Red Bank, NJ. Dave was recruited to the Comer School Development Program at Yale University in 1996 where his work contributed to strengthening public schools all over the country. He was the first person to develop a web-based tool for curriculum alignment and served as one of its early advocates. Dave retired in 2014 after publishing 4 additional books and dozens of articles about curriculum. He remains an active contributor to ABC Education Consultants, LLC.

 

ABCEHC Welcomes Simon Jones, PhD

It is our pleasure to welcome Simon Jones, PhD as our new Chief Data Scientist & Informatician. Simon brings a wealth of data science expertise to our team having worked in across multiple sectors during his career. Hailing from the United Kingdom, his career has included time spent as a social worker, research scientist working on health and education projects, director of hospital informatics, and university professor.  Simon was also a founding member of the highly successful Dr. Foster Intelligence, a health informatics company with experience working with clients across Europe, the UK, and the US. Simon will direct ABCEHC's big data initiatives and apply data science techniques designed to enhance the precision of the curriculum alignment process. He will also lead our data training initiatives.

 

Joining Our Team in 2019...

We are growing! In 2019, we are adding the following consultants to our team:

  • A specialist in the international baccalaureate high school diploma
  • Two experienced nurse educators with expertise in LGBTQ health, immigrant health, and gerontology and graduate level education in nursing
  • An English as a Foreign Language (EFL) expert