Our Team

Stacey VanderHeiden Güney



Stacey describes herself as an Educational Evangelist leveraging technology and innovation to increase inclusion in higher education. As Director of Every Learner Everywhere, she works to strengthen an innovative and healthy digital learning eco-system through support of ongoing network activities, grantee collaborations, and fiduciary management of the network. Prior to Every Learner and WCET, Stacey launched the ACCelerator at Austin Community College and was the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Aims Community College. She earned a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a MS in Engineering & Policy from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BA in Physics, Math, and English from Greenville College.

Chuck Hayward

Assistant Director


Chuck is excited to serve as the Assistant Director of Every Learner, where he sees an opportunity to bring together his educational research background, teaching experience, and organizational psychology studies. Before joining Every Learner, Chuck was an educational researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on faculty development in college mathematics. He also taught mathematics to high-needs and underserved populations at a girls’ middle school in Denver and at a high school in Philadelphia. Chuck earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Laura DaVinci

Program Manager


Laura has dedicated her career to help increase educational outcomes for underrepresented students through innovative approaches and grant-funded programs. As the Program Manager for Every Learner Everywhere, she has the opportunity to work with a strong network of partners committed to improve educational outcomes through technology-enhanced education. Prior to joining the Every Learner Everywhere team, Laura was the Grants Manager for Aims Community College, taught Computer Science, held multiple TRIO positions, and managed multiple international educational grants funded by the European Commission. She earned her MBA from Eastern New Mexico University, and her Bachelor degree in International Business in Romania. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Leadership for Educational Equity in Higher Education from UC Denver.

Robert Perez

Grant Manager


Robert Perez, Grant Manager for the Every Learner Everywhere initiative, is a native of Austin, Texas and joined WICHE/WCET in November 2018. Previously, Robert was a Proposal Manager at ACT, where he organized and led responses to international business opportunities in areas such as creativity assessment, moral education, and workforce development. Before that, he worked at Harvard Stem Cell Institute, managing grants and contracts for researchers across Harvard and its affiliated research hospitals. Having grown up in a minority-majority community, broadening the pathways to higher education success for all students is an issue of great personal importance for Robert, and as Grant Manager he will work ensure that Every Learner's grants activities maximize its reach and impact. Robert earned a B.A. from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri.

Joyce Holliday

Administrative Assistant


Joyce earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and has 25 years of experience in administration. Joyce recently earned a Professional Certification of Excellence with the American Society of Administrative Professionals. She previously worked for CU Boulder for 22 years. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her Angora show rabbits, grooming and attending shows across the country. Joyce uses the fiber from her angoras and alpacas to spin and make various fiber art creations.