Leadership

Dr. Elana Yaron Fishbein Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Fishbein is the Founder and President of the national grassroots movement No Left Turn in Education. She has extensive professional background in the nonprofit field. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate education as well as her professional career, Dr. Fishbein’s focus has been on the disadvantaged children, youth and their families from low-income and distressed communities. These experiences covered a broad spectrum of concerns related to education (formal and informal) and welfare issues, particularly child abuse, neglect and violence in the family. Dr. Fishbein’s early training was in clinical social work, and as she advanced in her career she focused on planning, policy, management and research. Dr. Fishbein was an organizational consultant for many years.

Dr. Fishbein earned her a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In her masters at Rutgers University, she concentrated on designing social change. Her interest in maximizing service effectiveness, efficiency and impact led her to the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. Combined with course work at the Wharton Business School, she specializing in management and program evaluation.

Dr. Fishbein grew up in Israel and served in the Israel Defense Forces. She is a married full-time mother of three boys (20, 10 & 8) and lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Beanie Geoghegan Chief Research Officer

Beanie Geoghegan, BA in Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education is the Chief Research Officer for No Left Turn in Education and the Kentucky Chapter President. Beanie was a 5th grade teacher in Muscogee County Public Schools in Georgia. Beanie later spent a year teaching 4th grade in a private school and then became a reading interventionist and a substitute teacher for grades 4-5 in Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Beanie will soon be starting a new role as a high school history and civics teacher for a Christian private school. Beanie has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 25 years and they have three sons in college and a daughter in high school. Beanie believes courage is contagious and is spreading it far and wide.

Melissa Jackson Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Jackson, BS in Business Administration in Finance, Finance & Economics, is the Chief Operating Officer for No Left Turn in Education and the Georgia Chapter President. Melissa is a Software Quality Assurance Consultant and certified Project Manager specializing in mobile applications and customized validation solutions for medical device software and non-device software. In February 2021 Melissa formed the Georgia Chapter of No Left Turn in Education with a team of professionals that dedicate their time and expertise pro-bono, and has created a “boots on the ground bottom up” grassroots undertaking across Georgia to arm parents with knowledge and tools to take immediate action against the indoctrination in our schools. The Georgia team has grown to ten chapters across the state that are focused on educating and empowering parents and building alliances with like-minded organizations to further the movement. Melissa is a devoted wife and mother of four.

Yael Levin-Sheldon Technology & Communication Officer

Ms. Yael Levin-Sheldon is an experienced Insurance and InsureTech Professional, with expertise in data-modeling and analysis for underwriting, geo-mapping risk assessment, and credit legislation compliance. Ms. Levin spearheaded the re-open schools ‘movement in Henrico County, Virginia and worked with Virginia state legislators on reopening schools and other education related legislation such as growth assessments vs. SOLs, special education, and school choice. She is the Central Virginia Chapter President.

Ms. Levin earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics with a Minor in Economics. She is your typical busy wife and mother of two active boys.