ABOUT US
the commission

Executive Committee

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Melinda R. Isaacs

Vice Chair

Term End Year: 2025


Transition Age Youth (TAY) Training Coordinator

Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery

Huntington, WV (Public Member)

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Josh Cotter

Secretary-Treasurer

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2024


Director

South Central Career Center

West Plains, MO (School Administrator)

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Julie Ha

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2025


President

Mayfield College

Cathedral City, CA (School Administrator)

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Kirk Nooks

Ex Officio


President / CEO

President / CEO

Atlanta, GA (Ex Officio)

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Kim Ziebarth

Chair

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2024


Associate Commissioner for Technical Education

Utah System of Higher Education

Salt Lake City, UT (Member At Larege)

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Jeff Sisk

Immediate Past Chair

Term End Year: 2024


Executive Director

Center for Workforce Development - Tennessee Board of Regents

Jackson, TN (Member At Large)

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Comelia Dunbar Jackson

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2026


Corporate Nursing Program Director

Delta College of Arts & Technology

Baton Rouge, LA (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

Members

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Ahmon Bryant

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


Director

Sharp Edgez Barber Institute

Buffalo, NY (School Administrator)

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Amit Shorewala

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


President

Ace Institute of Technology

Elmhurst, NY (School Administrator)

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Comelia Dunbar Jackson

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2026


Corporate Nursing Program Director

Delta College of Arts & Technology

Baton Rouge, LA (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

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Darline Glaus

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2025


Chief Education & Training

Department of Defense - Defense Media Activity

Fort Meade, MD (Member At Large)

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David Hawk

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


President

Texas Health School

Houston, TX (School Administrator)

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DeAnna Thomas

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2025


Executive Director

Lake Technical College

Eustis, FL (School Administrator)

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Gwen Sutton

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2025


President

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis

Memphis, TN (School Administrator)

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Holly McClanan

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2024


Superintendent

Southeastern Regional School District

South Easton, MA (Member At Large)

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James Sullivan

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2025


Apprenticeship Director (Retired)

Central Florida Electrical JATC

Winter Park, FL (Public Member)

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Jeff Sisk

Immediate Past Chair

Term End Year: 2024


Executive Director

Center for Workforce Development - Tennessee Board of Regents

Jackson, TN (Member At Large)

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Josh Cotter

Secretary-Treasurer

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2024


Director

South Central Career Center

West Plains, MO (School Administrator)

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Julie Ha

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2025


President

Mayfield College

Cathedral City, CA (School Administrator)

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Kim Ziebarth

Chair

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2024


Associate Commissioner for Technical Education

Utah System of Higher Education

Salt Lake City, UT (Member At Larege)

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Kirk Nooks

Ex Officio


President / CEO

President / CEO

Atlanta, GA (Ex Officio)

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Kristian Smith

Member

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2026


Director

Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center

Oberlin, OH (School Administrator)

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Melinda R. Isaacs

Vice Chair

Term: 2

Term End Year: 2025


Transition Age Youth (TAY) Training Coordinator

Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery

Huntington, WV (Public Member)

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Stephanie Houston

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2025


Assistant Superintendent – Innovation & Engagement

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

San Bernardino, CA (Member At Large)

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Steve Sullivan

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


Vice President

Pro Way Hair School

Stone Mountain, GA (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

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Terri Dowell-Kimble

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


Adult Education Manager/Career Technical Supervisor

Concorde Career College

Memphis, TN (Occupational Teacher/Supervisor)

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Thomas E. Pfundstein, PhD

Member

Term: 1

Term End Year: 2026


Director

International Finishing Trades Institute

Annapolis, MD (School Administrator)