Dave Ramsden

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of LearnWell, Dave is committed to leading an outstanding learning organization that strives to move everyone towards their greatest potential. From patients to teachers, healthcare partners and school districts, he believes that everyone who works with LearnWell should be better off for the experience.

Dave has a BA and an MA from Bridgewater State University and is a member of  both American Mensa and Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). He has worked in Executive Leadership and Strategy for over 20 years, helping services organizations to grow and prosper. In 2016 he received the Providence Business Journal’s 2016 C-Suite award for Chief Strategy Officer.

Proud to be an Aspergian, Dave is also active in raising Autism Awareness. He lives with his wife and children in southeastern Massachusetts.

Kathleen Egger

Vice President of Teaching Operations

In 2004, Kathleen joined the company to help build up the organization’s growing human resources and hospital teaching operations. She came with a strong background in HR, and with healthcare experience gained while working at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Since then, she has taken on oversight of all corporate and regional operations at LearnWell. Today, she has a mandate to build the country’s best customized education services programs for behavioral and medical hospital partners.

Kathleen holds a BA and an MA from Salve Regina University, and is currently working towards her PhD. In addition to her work at LearnWell, Kathleen has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, Newbury College and Cape Cod Community College.

She currently lives with her family in Southeastern Mass. During her free time she can be found volunteering at her children’s sporting events or watching them swim and play tennis. She is also an avid sailor and loves racing her sailboat with family and friends.

Elizabeth Sedlak

Vice President of Business Development

Elizabeth joined the company in 2008 and has worked tirelessly ever since to help the organization grow. Over the years she has gained significant experience managing both acquisitions and organic growth, but it is her passion for developing strong partner relationships that sets her apart as a seasoned growth-focused executive.

Elizabeth loves working in education. As a member of the education community she has learned the value of candor, resourcefulness, and adaptability. She loves to learn, teach, and problem solve. Moreover, she has a passion for helping others to problem solve by reinforcing optimism and divergent thinking.

In her free time she travels, facilitates a ladies’ activity group, and enjoys exercising and crafting. May 2017, Elizabeth completed her Masters in Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University Extension School.

JW Jones

Regional Director, New York & Mid-Atlantic

J.W. joined the company with nearly a decade of operations experience and advanced degrees in both education and business. Coming onboard to lead our New York & Mid-Atlantic Region, he made great strides in establishing a well-run operation and in growing partnerships with healthcare organizations in the area.

J.W. considers himself a lifelong learner, earning multiple degrees over the years. He holds both a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Education from University of Phoenix. In addition, he has a BS in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management and an AS in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University.

His hobbies include reading, camping, fishing, and building lego cities with his daughter. In addition, he also volunteers at several different New Jersey food banks.

Chelsea Riccio

Regional Director, New England & Western US

Chelsea joined the company in 2010, teaching in both medical hospitals and behavioral health programs before she was invited to take on a leadership role in 2012. Over the past five years she has progressively earned greater experience, respect and responsibility. She has traveled across the country, working in teaching operations across eight states to build outstanding programs rooted in our core values.

Her abilities range from business development to launching educational programs and cultivating strong client relationships. She is also experienced in operations management, from budgeting to managing staff and executing the Topgrading methodology of hiring best practices.

Chelsea graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA in 2007. With a passion for travel, culture and exploration Chelsea enjoys traveling in addition to rooting for her favorite Boston sports teams.

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