Glen Harvey became chief executive officer (CEO) of WestEd in June 1997 and has led the agency’s transformation to a mission-driven and quality- and impact-focused agency. Under her leadership, WestEd emphasizes performing the highest quality research-based work to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. Harvey ensures that WestEd produces significant and positive impact, especially for those children and their families in greatest need. To meet the diverse needs of clients and communities, she has concentrated on expanding and deepening full-service work – launching high profile projects, publishing rigorous research studies, and providing valuable technical assistance and professional learning. Dr. Harvey previously served as executive director of Learning Innovations and of The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands. She received a PhD in philosophy of education from Stanford University.