News & Events

Commission Executive Committee

Name Position Term End Year

Jeff Sisk

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson
Jackson, TN (School Administrator)

Chair 2023

Lois Gackenheimer Richards

Executive Director/President, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
West Palm Beach, FL (School Administrator)

Immediate Past Chair 2023

Melinda R. Isaacs

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Training Coordinator, Center of Excellency for Recovery at Marshall University
Huntington, WV (Public Member)

Vice Chair 2023

Karen Wade

Instructor, PJs College of Cosmetology
Bowling Green, KY (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Secretary-Treasurer 2023

Julie Ha

President, Mayfield College
Cathedral City, CA (School Administrator)

Member 2023

Kim Ziebarth

Associate Commissioner for Technical Education, Utah System of Higher Education
Salt Lake City, UT (Member at Large)

Member 2023

Gary Puckett


Ex Officio

Commission Committee on Finance

Name Position Term End Year

Karen Wade

Instructor, PJs College of Cosmetology
Bowling Green, KY (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Chair 2023

Melinda R. Isaacs

Transition Age Youth (TAY) Training Coordinator, Center of Excellency for Recovery at Marshall University
Huntington, WV (Public Member)

Member 2025

James D. King

President (Retired), Northeast State Community College
Blountville, TN

Member 2024

Jeff Sisk

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson
Jackson, TN (School Administrator)

Member 2025

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules

Name Position Term End Year

Sandy Elliott

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

Chair 2023

James J. Brosnan

Superintendent, Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District
North Adams, MA (Administrative)

Vice Chair 2024

Fred Albrecht

Director/Owner, CALC Institute of Technology
Alton, IL (School Administrator)

Member 2025

Michael Gannon

Provost (Retired), Defense Information School
Ashland, VA (Public Member)

Member 2024

Julie Ha

President, Mayfield College
Cathedral City, CA (School Administrator)

Member 2023

Myra West

President (Retired), Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
Livingston, TN

Member 2025

Commission Review Committee

Name Position Term End Year

Robert Aguis

Director (Retired), Marchman Technical College
New Port Richey, FL (School Administrator)

Member 2023

Fred Albrecht

Director/Owner, CALC Institute of Technology
Alton, IL (School Administrator)

Member 2023

Michael Bouwhuis

President (Retired), Davis Applied Technology College
Kaysville, UT

Member 2023

James J. Brosnan

Superintendent, Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District
North Adams, MA (Administrative)

Member 2023

Garry Carter

Manager Training, The Apprenticeship School
Newport News, VA

Member 2023

Hapreet Chahal

Chief Administrative Officer, Falcon Institute of Health and Science
Bethlehem, PA

Member 2023

Robert J. Clark

Associate Superintendent (Retired) - Career and Technical Education, Orange County Public Schools
Orlando, FL

Member 2023

Diane W. Culpepper

School Director (Retired), Lake Technical College
Eustis, FL (Public Member)

Member 2023

Sherica Davis

President, Infinity College
Lafayette, LA (Administrative)

Member 2023

Sandy Elliott

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

Member 2023

Jeffrey Goodwin

Accreditation Liaison Officer, White House Communications Agency Training Academy
Washington, DC

Member 2023

Marcy Green

Assistant Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Brecksville, OH

Member 2023

Paul Hacking

President, Tooele Technical College
Tooele, UT (Administrative)

Member 2023

Tonya Hefley

Assistant Director, Atlantic Technical College, Atlantic Technical College
Coconut Creek, FL

Member 2023

Kathy Hueste

Assistant Director (Retired), Lake Career and Technical Center
Camdenton, MO

Member 2023

James D. King

President (Retired), Northeast State Community College
Blountville, TN

Member 2023

Holly Peterson

Vice President, Mountainland Applied Technology College
Lehi, UT (Academic)

Member 2023

Tangela Purifoy

Dean of Students and Instructional Services (Retired), Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL

Member 2023

Susan Shockley

Co-op/Placement Coordinator, George Stone Technical College
Pensacola, FL

Member 2023

Amit Shorewala

Director, Ace Computer Training Center
Forest Hills, NY (Administrative)

Member 2023

Ashley Smith

Director of Compliance, Unitech Training Academy
Lafayette, LA

Member 2023

Steve Sullivan

Vice President, Pro Way Hair School
Stone Mountain, GA

Member 2023

Myra West

President (Retired), Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
Livingston, TN

Member 2023

Tammy Wilkerson

Vice President of Instruction, Uintah Basin Technical College
Roosevelt, UT

Member 2023