President: Thomas Coe, Quinnipiac University,
President-Elect: Robert Moreschi, Virginia Military Institute,
Executive VP-Program, 2016: Duncan Williams, Western Carolina University,
VP-International Relations: Claire Matthews, Massey University,
VP-Local Arrangements, 2016: Swarn Chatterjee, University of Georgia,
VP-Finance: Thomas P. Langdon, Roger Williams University,
VP-Communications: Martin Seay, Kansas State University,
VP-Professional Organizations: Frank Laatsch, University of Southern Mississippi,
VP-Membership: Sherman Hanna, Ohio State University,
VP-Marketing and Public Relations: Chris Browning, Texas Tech University,
Immediate Past President: William Chittenden, Texas State University,
Editor – Financial Services Review: Stuart Michelson, Stetson University,


Charles Chaffin, CFP Board of Standards,
Inga Chira, California State University Northridge,
Victoria Javine, Univeristy of Alabama,
Halil Kiymaz, Rollins College,
Frances Lawrence, Louisiana State University,
David Nanigian,
Tom Potts, Baylor University,
Janine Scott, Massey University,

2016-2017 AACRAO Board of Directors

Sets policy and guidelines for the association; includes Administrative, AACRAO Annual Meeting hotel and site selection, and all association Taskforces.

Paul Kyle (President)
Dean of Student Services and Success
Johnson County Community College

Jim Bouse (President-Elect)
Director of Enrollment Management Technology
University of Oregon

Dan Garcia (Past President)
Vice President for Enrollment Management
West Texas A&M University

Nicole Rovig (Vice President for Information Technology)
University Registrar
Michigan State University

Meredith Braz (Vice President for Leadership and Management Development)
Registrar of the College
Dartmouth College

Monique Snowden (Vice President for Access and Equity)
Vice President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
Fielding Graduate University

Luke Schultheis (Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management)
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jack Miner (Vice President for Finance)
Director of Operations
The Ohio State University

Lara Medley (Vice President for Records and Academic Services)
Colorado School of Mines

Jacquelyn Elliott (Vice President for International Education)
Chief Enrollment Specialist at Marion Military Institute &
International Liaison Specialist at the University of Missouri – St. Louis

Scott Dittman (Vice President at Large)
University Registrar
Washington and Lee University

Jackie Carter (Vice President at Large)
Registrar and Student Affairs Advisor
Washington University in St Louis

Michael Reilly
Office: 202-293-9161

Executive Director

Janie Barnett
Office: 202-263-0288

Associate Executive Director, Association Services

Beverly Blue

Client Services, International Education Services
Tom Green

Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM

Saira Burki
Office: 202-355-1047

Associate Director, Marketing

LesLee Clauson Eicher
E-Mail: Assistant Director, International Education Services
Quintina Barnett Gallion
Office: 202-355-1052

Asst Director, Legislative Affairs
Drew Carlisle
Office: 202-263-0284

Assistant Director of Operations, Membership & Publications

Matt Cragle

Assistant Director, International Education Services
Melissa Ficek
Office: 202-355-1042

Associate Director, Meetings and Conferences

Julia Funaki
Office: 202–355-1054

Associate Director, International Education Services

Dale Gough
Office: 202-355-1066

Director, International Education Services

Melanie Gottlieb
Office: 202-355-1055

Deputy Director
Gene Park
Office: 202-263-0294

Administrative Assistant, International Education Services

Charles Han
Office: 202-263-0291

Assistant Director, IT

Rob Hatfield

Senior Evaluator, International Education Services

Martha Henebry
Office: 202-263-0285

Director of Operations, Membership & Publications

Tiffany Hsu
Office: 202-263-0290

Assistant Director, Marketing and Institutional Liaison

Natalia Jimenez
Office: 202-263-0287

Assistant Director, Marketing & Exhibits

Wendy Kilgore
Office: 202-355-1056
E-mail: Director of Research
Ann Koenig

Associate Director, International Education Services

A’shia Howard

Administrative Assistant, Meetings, Marketing and Communications
Corinne MacIntire
Office: 202-263-0282

Associate Director of Membership and Awards
Matt MacIntire
Office: 202-355-1074

Associate Director, IT
Jessica Montgomery
Office: 202-355-1048

Associate Director, Membership and Publications

Michelle Mott
Office: 202-355-1051

Associate Director, Government Relations and Communications

Greg Osburn
Office: 202-263-0295
E-mail: Director, IT
LeRoy Rooker
Office: 202-355-1059

Senior Fellow

Zinaida Rumleanscaia
Office: 202-355-1064

Deputy Director, International Education Services

Michael Sisson

Assistant Director, Board Liaison, Committees

Nicole Spero
Office: 202-355-1049

Associate Director of AACRAO Consulting

Peter Vasinius
Office: 202-296-3359

Client Services, International Education Services

Erika M. Watts
Office: 202-263-0286

Assistant Director, Meetings and Marketing

Heather Zimar

Carolyn Barnhart, CFCS

Mary Kaye Rhude-Faust, CFCS

Duane Whitbeck

Jacqueline Holland, CFCS-HDFS

Carol Werhan

Yvonne Gentzler

Past President
Bev Card, CFCS

Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director, FCS Alliance
Carolyn W. Jackson, CFCS

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Morrison Public Schools
Morrison, OK
Yelm High School
Yelm, WA
Jefferson County Public Schools
Golden, CO

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Administration Division Vice President Agricultural Education Division Vice President
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Institution/Organization Canyons School District
Sandy, UT
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Trenton, NJ
Business Education Division Vice President 
Division Representative
Engineering & Technology Education Division Vice President
Gary Hutchinson  Paul Asunda
Gary Hutchinson  Paul Asunda
Joliet, IL
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Vice President Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
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Holt High School
Wentzville, MO
Tulsa Tech
Tulsa, OK
Health Science Education Division Vice President Marketing Education Division Vice President
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Etowah High School
Attalla, AL
 Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson, MS
New & Related Services Division Vice President Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President
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Sherry Adrian John Noel 
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Great Plains Technology Center
Lawton, OK
Trade & Industrial Education Division Vice President
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Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Belleville, IL
Region I Vice President Region II Vice President
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Region Two School of Applied Technology
Houlton, ME
Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta, GA
Region III Vice President
Finance Chair
Region IV Vice President
Region Representative
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Wilco Area Career Center
Romeoville, IL
Alma High School
Alma, AR
Region V Vice President Executive Director/Secretary & Treasurer
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Gary Hutchinson
Business Education Division Vice President
3610 Hennepin Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815-483-4056

Charlotte Gray
600 Campus Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-327-3876 x26287

Michael K. Woods
State Association Liaison – Region I
Association for Career and Technical Education
1410 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-683-9327 |
Fax: 703-683-7424

IACTE Executive Committee

IACTE Executive Committee

Barb Lemmer
Linn-Mar Community School

1st Vice President

Past President
Diane Cornilsen
Ashford University

Lisa Stange, NBCT, MA Ed
Family & Consumer  Sciences Education Consultant
Iowa Dept. of Education

ACTE Region III Representative
Lisa Stange, NBCT, MA Ed
Family & Consumer  Sciences Education Consultant
Iowa Dept. of Education

Sandy Warning
Davis County High School

Executive Director (Part-time)
Sandra(Sandy) Miller, NBCT, MA Ed


IACTE Board of Directors

IACTE Board of Directors

Agricultural Education
Jeff Mayes
AHSTW Secondary

Business Education
Kyle Kuhlers
Union Community High School

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Julie Schreiber
Fort Dodge High School

Kelsie Engelken
Colo-Nesco Jr./Sr. High School

Health Science
Kendra Ericson, MSN, RN
Des Moines Community College

Lorri Haskell, MSN, RN
Iowa Western Community College

Industrial Technology Education
Greg Kepner
Indian Hills Community College

Dan Kiley 
Anamosa Community High School

School Counselors
Dr. Amy DeGroot-Hammer
Sioux City West High School

Region III Awards

Dana Lampe
Linn-Mar High School

Iowa Dept. of Education – Liaison
Lisa Stange

Jan Bell
Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President
3420 S. Memorial
Tulsa, OK 74145
Phone: 918-828-5257

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Back Row: Jeff McCubbin, Linda Kirk Fox, Stephan Wilson, Judy Siguaw and Greg Sanders
Front Row: Valerie Giddings, Ann Vail, Christine Ladisch, Pamela White and Tammy Bray
Class of 2015
Valerie Giddings
Vice-Chair, Programs
North Carolina A&T State University
Phone: (336) 334-7850
Jeff McCubbin
Secretary Treasurer
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-5841
Judy Siguaw
East Carolina University
Phone: (252) 328-1098
 Class of 2016 Greg Sanders North Dakota State University
Phone: (701) 231-8272

Ann Vail
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3887
Stephan Wilson Oklahoma State University
Phone: (405) 744-9805

 Class of 2014 John Buckwalter Kansas State University

Phone: (785) 532-5500
Linda Kirk Fox University of Georgia

Phone: (706) 542-4879
Chris Ladisch
Purdue University

Phone: (765) 494-8210
Ex-Officio Members Eddie Gouge APLU
Phone: (202) 478-6028

Carol Kellett
Executive Director
BoHS Executive Director
Phone: (785) 760-7134

Elizabeth Gaume
Communications Director
BoHS Communications Director
Phone: (785) 320-0256


Renee Ryburn
FACS Department
University Central Arkansas.
McAlister Hall, Rm 100
Conway, AR  72035-0001

Vice President  of Membership

Emily O’Connor
Family & Consumer Sciences
Gar-Field High School
14000 Smoketown Rd
Woodbridge, VA  22192


Karen Bergh
Family & Consumer Sciences
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7565

Executive Director

Jan Bowers 
Family & Consumer Sciences
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7565 


FCCLA Representative

Mary Harlan
Family & Consumer Sciences
University of Central Arkansas
McAlister Hall, Rm 100
Conway, AR  72305-0001

Past President

Cheryl Mimbs Johnson
Child Development & Family Relations
College of Human Ecology
East Caroline University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

Publications Chair

Cheryl Mimbs Johnson
Child Development & Family Relations
College of Human Ecology
East Caroline University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

Coalition Representative

Lindsey Shirley
Family & Consumer Sciences
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Takeda LeGrand
Family & Consumer Sciences Education Consultant
Career & Technical Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, NC


Executive Office FCSEA Newsletter

Central Washington University
Family & Consumer Sciences
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7565

NASAFACS Leadership Team 2015-2016
President-Megan Vincent Montana
Past President-Gayla Randel Kansas
President-Elect-Mary Nagel Washington
SecretaryDaphnne Bonaparte Georgia
Treasurer-Terri Hollarn Oklahoma

FCCLA Regional Representatives
 Jean Kelleher Pennsylvania
    2015-2018 Alyson McIntyre-Reiger Indiana

ListServ Manager Pearl Hart Utah
Web Manager Alyson McIntyre-Reiger Indiana

Carol Werhan,
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Purdue University,
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS
President Elect
Assistant Professor
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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Andrea Mosenson
Andrea Mosenson, PhD
Past President
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Deputy Chair – Office of Family & Consumer Sciences/Dietetics
Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367

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Debbie Handy
Debbie Handy, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Human Development
Washington State University
501 Johnson Tower
Pullman, WA 99164

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Mari Boor
Mari Borr, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Online Programs – HD&E
North Dakota State University
School of Education
PO Box 6050, Dept. 2625
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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Wanda Fox
Wanda Fox, PhD
Web Page Manager
Professor Emeritus
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Dept. Curriculum & Instruction
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Lorna Browne
Lorna Browne, PhD
Journal Editor
Research Consultant
Family & Consumer Sciences
2612 McKenzie Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Jackie Jensen
Jackie Jensen, PhD
Associate Journal Editor
Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences
102 Burrier Bldg.
521 Lancaster Ave.
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475

President (2014-2016)

Kena M. Torbert

Family Life Specialist, Cooperative Extension Program

Fort Valley State University

1005 State University Drive

Post Office Box 4061

Fort Valley, GA 31030

478-825-6573 Office

478-235-8690 Cellular


President-Elect (2016-2018)

Jacqueline M. Holland, Ed.D, CFCS

Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Morgan State University
402 Jenkins Building

1700 E. Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251

443-885-3360 Office


Treasurer (2013-2015)

Sandy Carpenter-Stevenson, Ed.D.


California State Gear Up Program

Oakland Public Schools

541 Mokelumne Avenue

Oakland, CA 94605

510-368-4141 Cellular


Vice President/Membership Chair (2014-2016)

Patricia S. Henderson, M. Ed.,

Urban Extension Specialist/FCS Assistant Professor

Alabama A&M University

Post Office Box 3031

Huntsville, Alabama 35810

256-372-4101 Office

256-489-8348 Home


 Secretary/Newsletter Editor (2014-2016)

Valerie L. Giddings, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

North Carolina A&T State University

102 Benbow Hall

Greensboro, NC  27411

336-334-7850 Office


 Parliamentarian (2014-2016)

Ethel G. Jones, Ph.D., CFCS

Chairperson, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

South Carolina State University

300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117
803-536-8958 Office

803-614-7046 Cellular



Bridgett Clinton-Scott, D. Mgt. (2013-2015)

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

1103 Richard A. Henson Center

Princess Anne, MD 21853

410-651-8351 Office

Debby Mathews
72 Brockford Rd., Suite. A
Heflin, AL 36264-1677
Phone: (256) 463-2620
Term Ends: 09/2016
Immediate Past President
Peggy Ann Ehlers
P.O. Box 175
708 W. Seminary Street
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone (812) 427.3152
Term Ends: 09/2016

Theresa Mayhew

Theresa Mayhew
Cornell Cooperative Extension
479 Route 66
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-3346 ext. 204
Term Ends: 09/2016
Julie Cascio
1509 S Georgeson Drive
Kerttula Hall 205C
Palmer, AK 99645-7463
Phone: (907) 745-3360
Term Ends: 09/2016

Nancy StehulakTreasurer
Nancy Stehulak
Ohio State University Extension
104 E. Washington Street, Suite 302 Hahn Center
Napoleon, OH 43545
Phone: (419) 592-0806
Term Ends: 10/2017

Dianne Gertson

VP Awards & Recognition
Dianne Gertson
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
1402 Band Road, Suite 100
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Phone: (281) 342-3034
Term Ends: 10/2017

VP Member Resources
Margie Memmott
Juab County Center
160 North Main
Nephi, UT 84648
Phone: (435) 623-3451
Term Ends: 09/2016
VP Professional Development
Patricia Merk
Univ. of AZ Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807
Phone: (602) 908-0531
Term Ends: 09/2016

Glenda HydeVP Public Affairs
Glenda Hyde
Oregon State Univ Extension Service-Deschutes
3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: (541) 548-6088
Term Ends: 10/2017

Rebecca TravnicheckCentral Region Director
Rebbeca Travnichek
Camden County Extension Center
PO Box 1405, 44 Roofener St
Camdenton, MO 65020
Phone: (573) 346-2644
Term Ends:: 10/2017
Eastern Region Director
Daryl Minch
310 Milltown Rd.
Bridgewater,NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 526-6295
Term Ends: 9/2016

Karen Munden

Southern Region Director
Karen Munden
2449 Princess Anne Road, Bldg 14
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9116
Phone: (757) 385-4769
Term Ends: 10/2017

Western Region Director
Joey Peutz
16 South 9th Street
PO Box 10
Payette, ID 83661
Phone: (208) 642-6022
Term Ends: 09/2016

Carol Schlitt

Carol Schlitt
624 Brook Stone Ct
Freeburg, IL 62243
Phone: (618) 539-5622
Term Ends: 10/2017

Jody Rosen AtkinsExecutive Director
Jody Rosen Atkins
The Association Source, LLC
140 Island Way
Suite 316
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (561) 477-8100

2016 Annual Session Affiliate Co-liaisons to the Board
Tara Andrews
Montana State University
1010 Main St
Miles City, MT 59301-3419
Phone: (406) 874-3370
Term Ends: 09/2016

Sheila Friedrich
Montana State University
100 W Laurel Ave
Plentywood, MT 59254-1647
Phone: (406) 765-3406
Term Ends: 09/2016

President Suzanne Piscopo, PhD
President-Elect Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN
Vice President Adrienne White, PhD, RD
Treasurer Karen Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS
Secretary Pascasie Adedze, PhD, MPH
Directors At Large Alyce D. Fly, PhD
Sarah Colby, PhD, RD
Pam Koch, EdD, RD
Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD, LDN
Student Representative Randa Meade, MPH
Ex-Officio Nicole Turner-Ravana, MS SNEBF President
Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD, JNEB Editor-in-Chief
Jasia Steinmetz, PhD, RD ACPP Chair
Jackie Williams, CPA, SNEB Executive Director

SNEB Foundation Board of Trustees

President Nicole Turner-Ravana, MS
Vice President Isobel Contento, PhD
Secretary Nancy Gaston, MA, RD
Treasurer Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN
Trustees Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD
Marilyn Briggs, PhD, RD, SNS
Isobel Contento,PhD
Roberta Duyff, Ms, FADA, CFCS
Tracy Fox, MPH, RD
Joni Garcia, MS, RD
Karla Shelnutt, PhD, RD
Robert Post, PhD, MEd, MSc
Maureen Storey, PhD
Lisa Sutherland, PhD
Richard C. Tavoletti
Adrienne White, PhD, RD
Ex-Officio Suzanne Piscopo, PhDSNEB President
Beatrice Marks, Advisor
Karen Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS SNEB Treasurer
Jackie Williams, CPA, SNEB Executive Director


SNEB Committees and Task Force Leaders


Executive Committee
Suzanne Piscopo, PhD
Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN
Vice President
Adrienne White, PhD, RD
Karen Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS
Pascasie Adedze, PhD, MPH
SNEB Staff
Jackie Williams, CPA, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Public Policy (ACPP)
Chair Jasia Steinmetz, PhD, RD, CD
Board Liaison
SNEB Staff
Jackie Williams, CPA, Executive Director
Annual Conference Committee
SNEB Staff
Rachel Daeger, CAE, Associate Director
Fund Raising Committee
Board Liaison
SNEB Staff
Rachel Daeger, Associate Director
Journal Committee
Chair Gail Gates, PhD, RD
Chair Elect Rickelle Richards, PhD, RD, MPH
Board Liaison
SNEB Staff
Rachel Daeger, Associate Director
Membership Committee
Alyce Fly, PhD
SNEB Staff
Rachel Daeger, CAE, Associate Director
Nominating Committee
Board Liaison
SNEB Staff
Jackie Williams, CPA, Executive Director

Daniel A. Domenech – Executive Director
Serves as national spokesperson and advocate for public education, superintendents and other school system leaders. Provides thought leadership in the education arena through public appearances, media interviews and published articles. Is the chief executive officer for the association and staff liaison to the AASA governance structure.
Chuck2016Chuck Woodruff – Chief Operating Officer
Oversees finance, information technology, facilities and human resources.
Sharon2016Sharon Adams-Taylor – Associate Executive Director, Children’s Initiatives & Program Development
Oversees federal, foundation and corporate grant programs related to children, as well as the organization’s program development.

Noelle2016Noelle Ellerson – Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy

Directs all legislative activities; represents AASA with other organizations.
CJ2016C.J. Reid – Associate Executive Director, Governance, Membership & Affiliate Services
Directs all aspects of AASA membership and the AASA Governance structure, including the Governing Board, Executive Committee and Advisory Committees. Facilitates activities and collaborations with chartered affiliate organizations.

Mort2016Morton Sherman – Associate Executive Director, Leadership Services & Awards
Oversees leadership services and awards.

  • arbara Carroll, Chair
  • Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Vanderbilt University
  • HR/Payroll, Baker Building
  • 110 21st Ave S., Suite 1110
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • (615) 875-9201
  • David BlakeDr. David Blake, Chair-elect
  • Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Seattle Colleges
  • 1500 Harvard Ave
  • Seattle, WA 98122
  • (206) 934-4136
  • Linda LulliLinda Lulli, Past Chair
  • Vice President for Human Resources
  • Bryant University
  • 1150 Douglas Pike
  • Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
  • (401) 232-6011
  • Chris ByrdChris Byrd, Treasurer (2015-18)
  • Vice President for Human Resources
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia
  • Thornwell Adm Annex, Suite 222
  • 1420 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • (803) 777-3343

Eastern Region Director

  • Pamela Prescod-CaesarPamela Prescod-Caesar (2015-18)
  • Vice President Human Resources
  • Swarthmore College
  • 500 College Avenue
  • Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390
  • (610) 328-8397

Midwest Region Director

  • James GallaherJames Gallaher (2014-16)
  • VP of Human Resources, Diversity and Wellness
  • Butler University
  • 4600 Sunset Avenue
  • Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • (317) 940-9249

Southern Region Director

  • Deborah BentonDeborah Benton (2014-16)
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Tulsa Community College
  • 6111 East Skelly Drive
  • Tulsa, OK 74135
  • (918) 595-7928

Western Region Director

  • Kevin FowlerKevin Fowler (2015-17)
  • Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Tyler Junior College
  • 1400 East Fifth Street
  • Tyler, TX 75798
  • (903) 510-2307

At-Large Directors

  • Candace BaerCandace Baer (2013-16)
  • Vice President for Human Resources
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Two College Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • (401) 454-6426
  • Linda PeltierLinda Peltier (2014-17)
  • Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Edison State Community College
  • 1973 Edison Drive
  • Piqua, OH 45356-9239
  • (937) 778-7802
  • Laurita ThomasLaurita Thomas (2014-17)
  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 3003 S. State Street
  • 4006 Wolverine Tower
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1281
  • (734) 647-5574
  • John WhelanJohn Whelan (2014-17)
  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Indiana University
  • Poplars Building E165
  • 400 E. Seventh Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-2239
  • Jeff HerringJeff C. Herring (2015-18)
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • University of Utah
  • 420 Wakara Way
  • Suite 105
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1277
  • (801) 585-0928
  • Brenda Richardson MaloneBrenda Richardson Malone (2015-18)
  • Vice President for Human Resources & CHRO
  • Georgetown University
  • 37th & O Streets NW
  • Washington, DC 20057-1947
  • (202) 687-2440
  • Marie WilliamsMarie Williams (2015-18)
  • Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Administrative Services
  • Ball State University
  • 2000 University Avenue
  • Muncie, IN 47306
  • (765) 285-1133

President & Chief Executive Officer

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Rob Shomaker
  • Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 113

Vice President & Chief Learning Officer

  • Sissy Meredith
  • Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 127


  • Glee Wilson
  • Director of Finance
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 106
  • Wendy Lampkin
  • Senior Accountant
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 105
  • Chris Tate
  • Senior Accountant
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 120

Communications & Marketing

  • Jeremy Longmire
  • Senior Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 117
  • Brittany Hubbard
  • Communications & Marketing Specialist
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 129

Learning & Professional Development

  • Patti Couger
  • Knowledge Center Content Manager
  • (865) 637-7673
  • Wes Harmon
  • Manager of Learning and Professional Development
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 128
  • Brian Roe
  • Manager of Learning and Professional Development, LMS
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 107
  • Amanda Davis
  • Learning and Professional Development Content Specialist
  • (865) 637-7673 ext. 144

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  • Lisa Hill
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Introducing Vision 30!


I would like to thank everyone who has invested any amount of time in visiting this site.  This site was a result of a vision I had three years ago has been more of an experiment in the process of defining a bigger vision.

The bigger vision has become: Vision 30! –

The purpose of Vision 30 is simple. 

We want to help young adults in their 20′s become the leaders this world desperately needs.  The kinds of leaders, who are confident, live passionately, make the world a better place, and inspire others to do the same.

We will fulfill out purpose through a variety of programs and resources.

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Again, thank you for taking an interest in this mission.

We look forward to providing you even more value in the future!

Vision 30 Team

Be Impulsive!

“Being impulsive” is something I’ve been trying to work on over the past few months.

I want to be more Impulsive! defines Impulsive as:

“actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses

Yes, I have been working on allowing myself to be swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses.

When I started studying leadership 10 years ago, everything I was learning drove me to become less impulsive and more calculated.  I trained myself to be more objective, seek greater understanding, and assess situations before making decisions.  Leaders have a very intentional way of approaching the world that allows them to make a difference and influence people around them to do the same. 

I wanted that!

Over the past 10 years I have been very intentional with how I have approached the world, whether it was achieving the “By 30 Vision” I created when I was 24 or how I over came the adversity that comes with a struggling business and marriage in my early 30’s.  While I was far from perfect, I rarely veered off course from being the man I needed to be and fulfilling my purpose.  I was able to maintain organization, balance, and achieve success in the four key areas of my life: health, finances, relationships, and career.  But, for how secure and confident I was in the direction I was going… I felt like I was missing something.

I was ignoring my impulses!

I realized I wasn’t listening to myself like I needed to.  I wasn’t trusting my gut.  I knew my purpose, was confident in where I was going, and I understood what kind of man I need to be, but I would feel impulses to take action and I would talk myself out of it.  I would rationalize why it wasn’t the right time.

It had to stop!

I would find myself in situations where these thoughts and emotions would hit me like a bolt of lightning and I finally started to listen and trust my impulses.

Three things have happened because I’ve decided to be more impulsive.

  1. I’ve started building a relationship and mentoring a 16 year old young man who recently became a father.
  2. I’ve started working with a local non-profit focused on providing life skills and leadership development to teenage boys 13-17 years old. 
  3. I’ve started creating the vision and laying the foundation for something I’ve been thinking about for years.

These three things have all happened within the past month and a half, because I let myself be impulsive.  


Impulse is like many things in this world.   It can be good or bad. 

Proceed with caution!

We all know people who are impulsive.  They make quick and emotional decisions that rarely lead to positive results.  Many times the choices make sense in their heads, but appear to be the result of misguided and mismanaged thoughts and emotions.

On the other hand we all know people who seem to “have it together” and they appear to maneuver through the world with a tenacity, confidence, and success.

What’s the difference?

The people who appear to “have it together” have done their homework and invested time and energy in themselves.  They have a greater self-awareness, understand what’s really important to them, and know the impact they want to have in the world.  

They have purpose!

If you know your purpose; start being impulsive!   Listen to yourself, trust your gut, and start impacting the world.

If you don’t know, figure it out!   Your world depends on it!

I dare you to Be Impulsive!

Settling = Success

What if I told you a key to success is settling?  

You would probably say I was nuts. 

We live in a “I will not settle for less” world and as a result the word “settle” has gotten a bad wrap and is associated with the idea that you are giving up something… your dreams… your goals… your passions.   Sure, this is the reality for a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be.  We easily get frustrated with the here and now and we feel like we need to do something . . . change things . . . keep moving.  


I think one’s willingness to settle and find comfort is key in finding security, confidence, and fulfillment in life, but it does require a some work first.   This work is easier for some people than others and it might feel a little goofy and uncomfortable at first, but those that have done it will tell it is the most important work you can do.   The work is to learn more about you!

I call this your journey to Personal Leadership.

When you do the work . . . when you take the time to understand who you are today, who you want to be, and the impact you want to have on the world the game changes.  All of a sudden you have a vision for what you want your life to look like that is based on your core values and beliefs.  When you understand your core values and beliefs and you let them drive your decisions . . . your thoughts, emotions, and actions are more purposeful and productive and your results are more impactful and fulfilling. 

This is where you want to settle.  But, you’re not settling for less and giving up on your goals and dreams . . . you’re making the decision to settle on a way of living that directly impacts and increases the chance of you reaching your goals and dreams.

Think about the most successful people you know.   I don’t care if they are successful with their health, finances, relationship, and/or careers.   Each of them made a decision to settle and find comfort and consistency in the journey they are on.   The more you know about you and where you want to go, the more fulfilling the journey is.   If you refuse to do that you will always be questioning if you’re doing the right thing.  You will wonder what else is out there.  You will never be truly happy and fulfilled.

We can find all kinds of things to devote our time and energy to.   Take time and give some focus to the most important thing you will ever learn about . . .


The Battle You Can’t Afford to Lose

In a world of complexity I really try to make things simple.  In my opinion, a person’s fulfillment comes down to one battle that occurs in all of us:

Confidence vs. Insecurity defines each as:

Confidence: faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way
Insecurity: deficient in assurance: beset by fear and anxiety

A theory that I personally use to organize my world is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  In a nutshell this theory says that insecurity prevents us from developing:

    • Healthy relationships
    • Self-esteem needed to strive for greater accomplishment
    • Ability to discover our purpose or as Maslow says “Self-Actualization”

Without even realizing it, insecurity drives us to act in ways and make choices that we would not make if we were confident.  It paralyzes us from being the person we want to be and living the life we deserve to live.  It kind of holds us hostage.

Insecurity does serve a purpose however.  It’s a survival and protection mechanism that gives us a sense of short-term comfort and control when we feel, as says “fear and anxiety”.  Again, this happens without even realizing it and we don’t see it as a problem because it gives us temporary comfort and control.  Yet, we keep experiencing stress, discomfort, and unfulfillment in certain areas of our life.

The question we all have to ask ourselves is do we want our lives defined by choices based on “fear and anxiety” or do we want our lives to be defined by choices based on the genuine belief that we are acting in the “right, proper, or most effective way” to reach our goals?

That’s confidence!

One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Asking this question will probably provoke one of two emotions.  You’re either feeling inspired or uncomfortable.   Perhaps, simply feeling inspired creates discomfort for you.  Why is that?

Don’t ignore discomfort (don’t dwell either).  Take some time to learn more about it.  Doing so could be the key to unlocking the confident you.  The YOU, you’re fighting like hell to be, but for “some reason” afraid to make happen.

In your battle of confidence vs. insecurity… which side will be victorious?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

The Problem with Motivation

With only a week and a half left of 2011 a lot of people are getting ready for the New Year by setting their New Year’s Resolution.   Finally they are going to make the decision to lose weight, stop smoking, go back to school, save money, travel, spend more time with family, and be happier.

Yes, on January 1, 2012 millions and millions of people will suddenly find the motivation that has been avoiding them the other 364 days of the year.

And . . . this year is going to be different!

Motivation won’t be the difference maker.

When I was doing leadership assessments, coaching, and speaking, I’d get asked if I was a motivational speaker and as quick as the question was asked, I’d answer with a NO!

Here’s why . . .  

Motivation is a temporary emotion that comes and goes.  We have an experience that provokes something within us that fires us up.  It’s an awesome explosion that will quickly fade unless one major decision is made. 

That decision is commitment.

Commitment will be the difference maker.

I don’t know about you, but I can get excited about a lot of things.  I’ve set a lot of goals in my days and every single one of them started because I felt motivated.  However, the only goals I’ve followed through on and achieved are the ones I committed to.

Motivation might be the spark that ignites an explosion, but commitment is what allows the fire to keep burning.

Commitment is a choice.

It’s true; commitment is a choice to be made.  It doesn’t just happen.

I always shake my head when I hear people say “I have no motivation” or “I need to find some motivation” like it’s some wonder drug that is going to dramatically change their lives.  The problem is they haven’t made the choice to commit to whatever it is they can’t find “motivation” to do. When you make a commitment it’s amazing how motivation is much more accessible.

Don’t half ass it.  If you are going to set goals, don’t rely on motivation.  Commit to your results!

The process of commitment.

I can only speak for myself, but it tends to be easier to make a commitment when things are important to me and really align well with who I am and who I want to be versus trying to commit to every explosion of excitement ignited by external influences.  The challenge is knowing … I mean really knowing what is important to you… not what society says should be important … not what your family or friends say should be important … what you determine to be truly important.  Now, I’m not saying disregard what your family and friends say, but you have to make the final call and when you do it has to be true to you!

Whether you have a hard time articulating what’s important to you or you just need to do some reassessing there are some great exercises out there that can help you figure this out.  For me it was reading Seven Habits of Highly Effective people 10 years ago.  I can honestly say my life changed. No exaggeration.

If you find value in my perspective there are a few of my previous articles that touch on this:

As well, I’ve put together a Personal Leadreship discovery packet that will challenge your thinking and give you greater clarity.

               Click here to download the Personal Leadership discovery packet.

At the end of the day you have to decide what type of person you want to be.  Do you want to be like the masses and talk a big game only to fizzle?   Or do you want to be one of the few that sets a goal, makes the commitment, and achieves success.

It’s your choice!

Will you commit?

Survival of the Fittest

Everyone has probably heard the phrase “Survival of the Fittest”.

The phrase was first used by Herbert Spencer in his 1864 book “Principles of Biology” after reading Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species”.   My non-scientific interpretation of Survival of the Fittest is that the species that are able to change, adapt, and grow with present and future environments will be the species that sustain and survive.  Those that are not able to change, adapt, and grow will eventually go away.  With no intention of being scientific or 100% in alignment with it’s original meaning I use the phrase Survival of the Fittest quite a bit when I’m talking to people as I think it is a simple way to articulate a point.

To me, survival is striving to enhance our quality of life versus being satisfied with “the way things are” and settling for average or status quo.  It’s about continuously moving forward and progressing in this crazy… unfair… political… dog-eat-dog world.  Survival is about dealing with all the bullshit and stress that may come our way on a daily basis and staying secure, confident, and fulfilled in our lives.  I don’t just want to go through the motions living . . . I want to survive.  I want to change, adapt, and grow with every situation I encounter, good bad.  I need to, and so do you!

Those that have the greatest chance of surviving are those who are the most fit and healthy:

  • Mentally
  • Emotionally
  • Physically

Being fit and healthy come down to three things for me. 

Fit people . . .

  • THINK more productively.  People that think productively are more aware and secure with themselves and the world around them.   They assess information and situations objectively, allowing them to make better decisions.  When they are faced with stress and adversity they are better equipped to overcome and recover more effectively.
  • Have EMOTIONAL awareness, intelligence, and they are able to manage their emotions appropriately.  Part of the awareness and management process is understanding how we show up in situations and what makes us think and feel certain ways.  This allows us to be more  intentional when we do things, as well how we react to things. 
  • Take the most effective ACTION to get the results they want.  Without thinking productively and having emotional awareness and intelligence, it’s much more difficult to consistently take the best action.  Unproductive thoughts and mismanaged emotions are the main ingredients of insecurity.  When people are insecure they make choices to satisfy their discomfort, fears, and insecurities rather than approaching people and situations with confidence.

Like anything worthwhile, this takes time, energy, and attention.  It might not be easy or pleasurable at first.  We live in an insecure society and if we’re not intentional it’s really easy to allow ourselves to be knocked around by average and status quo.  Everyday you don’t try is another day you’re digging yourself a hole that is full of average and insecurity.   How far down are you going to dig before
the hole is too big to climb out of?

Everyday we have a choice to simply live and settle or strive to survive.

What do you want to do?