News & Events

Commission Executive Committee

Name Position Term End Year

Lois Gackenheimer Richards

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

Chair 2022

James D. King

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

Immediate Past Chair 2022

Robert Aguis

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

Vice Chair 2022

Karen Wade

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

Secretary-Treasurer 2022

Michael Gannon

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

Member 2022

Julie Ha

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

Member 2022

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

Robert Aguis

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

Member 2022

James D. King

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

Member 2024

Lois Gackenheimer Richards

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

Member 2022

Commission Committee on Policies and Rules

Name Position Term End Year

Myra West

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
Livingston, TN

Chair 2022

Sandy Elliott

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

Vice Chair 2023

Fred Albrecht

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

Member 2022

James J. Brosnan

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

Member 2024

Michael Gannon

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

Member 2024

Julie Ha

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

Member 2023

Commission Review Committee

Name Position Term End Year

Fred Albrecht

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

Member 2022

Linda Alford

(Retired), Reid State Technical College
Evergreen, AL

Member 2022

Michael Bouwhuis

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

Member 2022

James J. Brosnan

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

Member 2022

Garry Carter

Manager Training, The Apprenticeship School
Newport News, VA

Member 2022

Hapreet Chahal

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

Member 2022

Robert J. Clark

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

Member 2022

Diane W. Culpepper

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

Member 2022

Sherica Davis

President, Infinity College
Lafayette, LA (Administrative)

Member 2022

Sandy Elliott

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

Member 2022

Jeffrey Goodwin

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

Member 2022

Marcy Green

Assistant Superintendent, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Brecksville, OH

Member 2022

Paul Hacking

President, Tooele Technical College
Tooele, UT (Administrative)

Member 2022

Tonya Hefley

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

Member 2022

Stephanie Houston

Superintendent, Colton Redlands Yucaipa ROP
Redlands, CA (Public Member)

Member 2022

Kathy Hueste

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

Member 2022

Holly Peterson

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

Member 2022

Tangela Purifoy

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

Member 2022

Susan Shockley

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

Member 2022

Amit Shorewala

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

Member 2022

Ashley Smith

Director of Compliance, Unitech Training Academy
Lafayette, LA

Member 2022

Steve Sullivan

Vice President, Pro Way Hair School
Stone Mountain, GA

Member 2022

Myra West

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
Livingston, TN

Member 2022

Tammy Wilkerson

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

Member 2022