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Committee Position Classification

Comelia Dunbar Jackson

Nursing Director, Delta Career College

The Commission Member Occupational Teacher/Supervisor

Kristian Smith

Director, Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center

The Commission Member School Administrator

Billy Clark

President, Delta College of Arts and Technology

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Chandra Couch

Assistant Director, Paul Mitchell The School

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

John Daniels

Director, Randolph Technical Center

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Deanna Thomas

Assistant Director, Lake Technical College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Hapreet Chahal

Chief Administrative Officer, Falcon Institute of Health and Science

Commission Review Committee Member

Jeffrey Goodwin

Accreditation Liaison Officer, White House Communications Agency Training Academy

Commission Review Committee Member

Marcy Green

Assistant Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

Commission Review Committee Member

Tonya Hefley

Assistant Director, Atlantic Technical College, Atlantic Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Kathy Hueste

Retired Assistant Director, Lake Career and Technical Center

Commission Review Committee Member

Susan Shockley

Co-op/Placement Coordinator, George Stone Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Tammy Wilkerson

Vice President of Instruction, Uintah Basin Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Melinda R. Isaacs

Regional Teacher-Educator/Assistant Professor, Marshall University and UWV Institute of Technology

The Commission Member Public Member

Kelly Darney

Director, Columbiana Career and Technical Center

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Krishna Maddipatla

President, Royal Learning Institute

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Robert Carrigan (INACTIVE)

Occupational Teacher/Supervisor

Jennifer Stowers

Principal, Ben Franklin Career Center

The Commission Member School Administrator

Darline Glaus

Chief of Education and Training, Department of Defense - Defense Media Activity

The Commission Member Member at Large
Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Vice Chair

Alice Kay Obenshain

Executive Director, Arkansas Welding Academy

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Antonio Rico

President, Vista College

J. Ramon Villanueva

Chief Administrative Officer, California Nurses Educational Institute

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Steve Briant

Principal, Erwin Technical College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

William Kent

CEO, Team Horner Group

Patrick Rome

Director, Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest

The Commission Member Member at Large

Sherica Davis

President, Infinity College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator
Commission Review Committee Member

Jim Laughary

Director, South Central Career Center

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Ramon Valenti

President, Florida Education Institute

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Linda Alford

Retired, Reid State Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Garry Carter

Manager Training, The Apprenticeship School

Commission Review Committee Member

Libby Guilliams

Director, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

Barbara Ison

Retired Director, Hazard Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Beverly Pacas

Retired RN, Louisiana Technical College

Tangela Purifoy

Dean of Students and Instructional Services, Reid State Technical College

Commission Review Committee Member

Ashley Smith

Director of Compliance, Unitech Training Academy

Commission Review Committee Member

Steve Sullivan

Vice President, Pro Way Hair School

Commission Review Committee Member

Al Salazar

Administrator, Home Life and Community Services, Inc.

Amit Shorewala

Director, Ace Computer Training Center

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator
Commission Review Committee Member

Amita Garg

School Director, Infotech Career College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Aritta Summers

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Dickson

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Barbara Dawson

Principal, Akron School of Practical Nursing

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Brandy Coward

CEO, Angeles Institute

Carol Puryear

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro

Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Member Administrator
The Commission Member Member at Large

Carrie Fife

Director of Adult Education, Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Christine Carroll

President, Eastern Virginia Career College

Christine Cothron

Retired President, First Coast Technical College

Christine E. Angus

Coordinator of Health Programs, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Christopher W. Ayers

Vice President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Harriman

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Collette Mercier

Director (Retired), Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Dana L. Miller

President (Retired), Southwest Applied Technology College

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Daniel Dull

Retired Deputy Director of Training, Navy Personnel Development Command

David Osborne

President, Kenco Associates, Inc.

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Deanna B. Head

Director, Unitech Training Academy

Denise Willis

Director (Retired), Withlacoochee Technical College

Dennis Merritt

Director, Hillyard Technical Center

Dianne Clark

Interim Mansfield Campus Administrator, Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Diane W. Culpepper

School Director, Lake Technical College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator
Commission Review Committee Member

Donna McCullough

Academic Manager (Retired), Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Ellen Lange-Christianson

Vice-President, Tooele Applied Technology College

Elnora Wade

Director, PJ’s College of Cosmetology

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Erika Boardman

Instructor (Retired), St. Petersburg Junior College

Faye Smith

President, Sumter Beauty College

Frank Sullivan

Director, Pro Way Hair School

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Fred Albrecht

Director/Owner, CALC Institute of Technology

Council Committee on Nominations Vice Chair School Administrator
Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Member
Commission Review Committee Member

Gary Puckett

The Commission Ex Officio Ex Officio
Commission Executive Committee Ex Officio Ex Officio
Commission Committee on Finance Secretary

Gregory Garrett

Regional Director (Retired), South Central Louisiana Technical College

Harvey Driscoll

Director, Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Holly Peterson

Vice President, Mountainland Applied Technology College

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic
Commission Review Committee Member

James D. King

President (Retired), Northeast State Community College

The Commission Immediate Past Chair Member at Large
Commission Executive Committee Immediate Past Chair
Commission Committee on Finance Member
Council Committee on Nominations Member

James J. Brosnan

Superintendent, Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District

The Commission Member School Administrator
Commission Executive Committee Member School Administrator

James Taggart

President and CEO, Ogden-Weber Technical College

The Commission Member School Administrator

Jamie Barrett Lovern

Director, Barrett and Company School of Hair Design

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Jeff Sisk

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson

The Commission Member School Administrator

Jill W. Kohler

President, Penrose Academy

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Joanie M. French-Reed

President/CEO, Blake-Austin College

Jody Hawk

President, Texas Health School

Council Committee on Nominations Chair
Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Member School Administrator
The Commission Member School Administrator

Joel English

Vice President, Tidewater Tech

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

John B. Hodgson

Vice President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Jackson

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

John W. Rebstock

President, Beauty Schools of America

Johnny Williams

Retired President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Nashville

Josh Cotter

Assistant Director, South Central Career Center

Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Chair
The Commission Member Occupational Teacher/Supervisor

Julie Ha

Director, Mayfield College

The Commission Member School Administrator
Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Member
Commission Executive Committee Member School Administrator

Karen Wade

Instructor, PJs College of Cosmetology

The Commission Secretary-Treasurer Occupational Teacher/Supervisor
Commission Executive Committee Secretary-Treasurer Occupational Teacher/Supervisor
Commission Committee on Finance Chair Occupational Teacher/Supervisor

Kim Ziebarth

Associate Commissioner for Technical Education, Utah System of Higher Education

Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Member
The Commission Member Member at Large

Laura Travis

Health Careers Coordinator, Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Lee Tansock

Director – Tech Enhanced Instruction, Bridgerland Applied Technology College

Leroy West

Chief Administrative Officer, Summit Academy OIC

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Lois Gackenheimer

Director/President, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

The Commission Chair School Administrator
Commission Executive Committee Chair School Administrator
Commission Committee on Finance Member

Lori Spencer

Former Commissioner

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Mae W. Perry

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Hartsville

Mark Milton

Academy Director, Good Careers Academy

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Mary Ellen Spennachio‐Wagner

Retired Director, Monroe 2 BOCES CWD

Michael Bouwhuis

President (Retired), Davis Applied Technology College

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Member

Michael Gannon

Provost (Retired), Defense Information School

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Chair
Commission Review Committee Member
Council Committee on Nominations Member
The Commission Member Public Member

Michael Moye

President (Retired), Central Technical College,

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Myra West

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Vice Chair
Commission Review Committee Member

Norman Brown

Department Chair (Retired), Capital Area Technical College

The Commission Member Public Member

Noward E. C. Dean

Retired Principal, Miami Lakes Educational Center

Nyce Daniel

Principal, Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center

Paul Hacking

President, Tooele Technical College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Phillip R. Moore

Director, Compass Career College

Radiah Dent-Palmer

Assistant Director, Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Ralph Robbins

Director (Retired), Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Rhett Mathieu

President, Cloyd’s Beauty School #3

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Richard T. Oliver

Retired Vice President of Instruction, Okefenokee Technical College

Robert Aguis

Director, Marchman Technical College

The Commission Vice Chair School Administrator
Council Committee on Accreditation Standards and Conditions Member
Commission Executive Committee Vice Chair School Administrator
Commission Committee on Finance Member School Administrator

Robert Crawford

Director, Atlantic Technical College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Robert J. Clark

Retired Associate Superintendent - Career and Technical Education, Orange County Public Schools

Council Committee on Nominations Member
Commission Review Committee Member

Ronald E. Pentiuk

Director (Retired), Lee County High Tech Center Central

Roxanne Mihal

LPN Department Chair, Blue Hill Regional Technical School

Council Appeal Panel Member Academic

Russell Shelton

Exec. Director Community and Corp Relations (Retired), Southwest Tennessee Community College

Sandy Elliott

Adult Education Manager/Career Technical Supervisor, Wayne County Schools Career Center

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules Member
Commission Review Committee Member

Sheila Singletary

Director of Institutional Research, Northshore Technical Community College

Stephanie Houston

Superintendent, Colton Redlands Yucaipa ROP

Commission Review Committee Member

Steven B. Livtak

President, Jersey College

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Tara Combs

Academy Coordinator, Cabell County Career Technology Center

Tina Mathieu

CEO/Administrator, Cloyd’s Beauty School

Council Appeal Panel Member Administrator

Walton Cobb

Director (Retired), Orlando Technical Education Center - Westside Tech

Council Appeal Panel Member Public Member

Warren Laux

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville

Wendy Brog

Vice President for Instruction, Bridgerland Applied Technology College