News & Events
Name Position Term Number Term End Year

Jeff Sisk

Executive Director, Center for Workforce Development - Tennessee Board of Regents
Jackson, TN (School Administrator)

Chair 2 2023

Lois Gackenheimer Richards

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

Immediate Past Chair 0 2023

Melinda R. Isaacs

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

Vice Chair 2 2025

Karen Wade

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

Secretary-Treasurer 2 2023

Josh Cotter

Director, South Central Career Center
West Plains, MO (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Member 2 2024

Michael Gannon

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

Member 1 2023

Darline Glaus

Chief Education & Training, Department of Defense - Defense Media Activity
Fort Meade, MD (Member at Large)

Member 2 2025

Julie Ha

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

Member 2 2025

David Hawk

President, Texas Health School
Houston, TX (School Administrator)

Member 2023

Stephanie Houston

Assistant Superintendent - Innovation & Engagement, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
San Bernardino, CA (Member at Large)

Member 1 2025

Comelia Dunbar Jackson

Corporate Nursing Programs Director, Delta College of Arts & Technology
Baton Rouge, LA (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Member 1 2023

Holly McClanan

Superintendent, Southeastern Regional School District
South Easton, MA (Member at Large)

Member 1 2024

Carol Puryear

President (Retired), Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN (School Administrator)

Member 2 2023

Kristian Smith

Director, Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center
Oberlin, OH (School Administrator)

Member 1 2023

Jennifer Stowers

Principal, Ben Franklin Career Center
Dunbar, WV (School Administrator)

Member 2 2023

James Sullivan

Apprenticeship Director (Retired), Central Florida Electrical JATC
Winter Park, FL (Public Member)

Member 1 2025

Gwen Sutton

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis
Memphis, TN (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Member 1 2025

James Taggart

President, Ogden-Weber Technical College
Ogden, UT (School Administrator)

Member 2 2023

DeAnna Thomas

Executive Director, Lake Technical College
Eustis, FL (School Administrator)

Member 1 2025

Kim Ziebarth

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

Member 2 2024

Kirk Nooks

President / CEO

Ex Officio