Leadership

Leadership of the Council (2017)

Commission Executive Committee

Chair James D. King, Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents, 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 314, Nashville, TN 37217 (II-17) [Member at Large]
Vice Chair Lois Gackenheimer, Director, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, 5154 Okeechobee Blvd., #201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (I-19) [Member at Large]
Immediate
Past Chair
Al Salazar, Administrator, Home Life and Community Services, Inc., 2401 Wilson, San Antonio, TX 78228 (2017) [Member at Large]
Secretary/Treasurer Julie Ha, President, Mayfield College, 35325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 101, Cathedral City, CA (II-17) [School Administrator]
Members Fred Albrecht, Director/Owner, CALC Institute of Technology, 200 North Center Drive, Alton, IL 62002 (II-19) [School Administrator]
Charles Johnson, Jr., Partner, Excellence Unlimited, 710 Sherwood Court, Houston, TX 75104 (I-18) [Public Member]
Gary Puckett (Ex-Officio)

Commission Members

Chair James D. King, Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents, 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 314, Nashville, TN 37217 (II-17) [Member at Large]
Vice Chair Lois Gackenheimer, Director, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, 5154 Okeechobee Blvd., #201, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (I-19) [Member at Large]
Immediate
Past Chair
Al Salazar, Administrator, Home Life and Community Services, Inc., 2401 Wilson, San Antonio, TX 78228 (2017) [Member at Large]
Secretary/Treasurer Julie Ha, President, Mayfield College, 35325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 101, Cathedral City, CA (II-17) [School Administrator]
Rob Aguis, Principal, Marchman Technical College, 7825 Campus Drive, New port Richey, FL 34653-1211 (I-19) [Member at Large]
Fred Albrecht, Director, CALC Institute of Technology, 200 North Center Drive, Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 (II-19) [School Administrator]
Michael Bouwhuis, President, Davis Applied Technology College, 550 E. 300 S., Kaysville, UT (II-17) [School Administrator]
James J. Brosnan, Superintendent, Northern Berkshire Vocational Regional School District, 70 Hodges Cross Road, North Adams, MA (I-18) [School Administrator]
Norman Brown, Department Chair (Retired), Capital Area Technical College, Baton Rouge, LA (I-19) [Public Member]
Robert L. Carrigan, Director – Curriculum and Instructional Standards Office, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, 366 Tuskegee Airman Drive, Patrick AFB, FL 32925-3399 (I-19) [Occupational Teacher/Supervisor]
Diane W. Culpepper, School Director, Lake Technical Center, 2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, FL 32726 (II-18) [School Administrator]
Sandy Elliott, Adult Education Manager, Wayne County Schools Career Center, 518 W. Prospect Street, Smithville, OH (I-17) [Occupational Teacher/Supervisor]
Stephanie Houston, Superintendent, Colton Redlands Yucaipa ROP, P.O. Box 8640, Redlands, CA (II-19) [Member at Large]
Charles Johnson, Jr., Partner, Excellence Unlimited, 710 Sherwood Court, Houston, TX 75104 (I-18) [Public Member]
Donna McCullough, Academic Manager, Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, 502 Job Corps Road, Cherokee, NC (I-18) [Occupational Teacher/Supervisor]
Dennis Merritt, Director, Hillyard Technical Center, 3434 Faraon Street, St. Joseph, MO (I-18) [School Administrator]
Howard W. Moore, Retired Director, Ashland State Vocational Technical School, 3508 Slem Street, Ashland, KY (II-19) [Public Member]
Mae W. Perry, Director, Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville, 716 McMurry Boulevard, Hartsville, TN (II-17) [School Administrator]
John W. Rebstock, President, Beauty Schools of America, 1176 SW 67th Avenue, Miami, FL {I-18) [School Administrator]
Myra West, Director, Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston, 740 High Tech Drive, Livingston, TN (II-17) [School Administrator]

Committees of the Council

Council Committee On Nominations

Chair Carol Puryear, Associate Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN (2017)
Vice Chair Russell Shelton, Executive Director of Community and Corporate Relations (Retired), Southwest Tennessee Community College, Bolivar, TN (2017)
Members Robert J. Clark, Retired Director, Orange Technical Education Center-Mid-Florida Tech, Orlando, FL (2015)
Michael Gannon, Retired Provost, Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, MD (2019)
Jody Hawk, President, Texas Health School, Houston, TX (2018)
Al Salazar, Administrator, Home Life and Community Services Inc., San Antonio, TX (2019)

Council Committee On Accreditation Standards And Conditions

Chair Carol Puryear, Associate Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN (2017)
Vice Chair Lori Spencer, President, Concorde Career College, Memphis, TN (2018)
Members Wendy Brog, Associate Vice President for Instruction, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT (2017)
Robert Carrigan, Director Curriculum & Faculty Programs, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, FL (2019)
Robert Clark, Retired Director, Orange Technical Education Center-Mid-Florida Tech, Orlando, FL (2018)
Jody Hawk, President, Texas Health School, Houston, TX (2019)

Appeal Panel

Christine E. Angus, Coordinator of Health Programs, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, Newark, NY (Academic) [2017)
Christopher W. Ayers, Assistant Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Harriman, TN (Academic) [2019]
Christine Carroll, President, Eastern Virginia Career College, Fredericksburg, VA (Administrator) [2017]
Walton Cobb, Retired Director, Orlando Technical Education Center, Westside Tech, Winter Garden, FL (Public Member) [2017]
Tara Combs, Academy Coordinator, Cabell County Career Technology Center, Huntington, WV (Academic) [2017]
Josh Cotter, Assistant Director, South Central Career Center, West Plains, MO (Academic) [2019]
Brandy Coward, CEO, Angeles Institute, Artesia, CA (Administrator) [2019]
Robert Crawford, Director, Atlantic Technical College, Coconut Creek, FL (Administrator) [2018]
Barbara Dawson, Principal, Akron School of Practical Nursing, Akron, OH (Academic) [2019]
Harvey Driscoll, Director, Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Norcross, GA (Academic) [2017]
Joel English, Vice President, Tidewater Tech, Virginia Beach, VA (Academic) [2019]
Carrie Fife, Director of Adult Education, Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center, Chillicothe, OH (Administrator) [2019]
Michael Gannon, Retired Provost, Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD (Public Member) [2018]
Amita Garg, School Director, Infotech Career College, Paramount, CA (Administrator) [2017]
Paul Hacking, Executive Director, Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District, Vernal, UT (Public Member) [2018]
Deanna B. Head, Director, Unitech Training Academy, Lafayette, LA (Administrator) [2019]
John B. Hodgson, Assistant Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Jackson, TN (Administrator) [2018]
Jill W. Kohler, President, Penrose Academy, Scottsdale, AZ (Administrator) [2019]
Steven B. Livtak, President, Jersey College, Hackensack, NJ (Administrator) [2019]
Jamie Barrett Lovern, Director, Barrett and Company School of Hair Design, Nicholasville, KY (Administrator) [2018]
Rhett Mathieu, President, Cloyd’s Beauty School #3, West Monroe, LA (Administrator) [2017]
Tina Mathieu, CEO/Administrator, Cloyd’s Beauty School, West Monroe, LA (Administrator) [2018]
Collette Mercier, Director, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, Ogden, UT (Administrator) [2017]
Roxanne Mihal, LPN Department Chair, Blue Hill Regional Technical School, Canton, MA (Academic) [2017]
Dana L. Miller, President (Retired), Southwest Applied Technology College, Cedar City, UT (Public Member) [2017]
Mark Milton, Academy Director, Good Careers Academy, San Antonio, TX (Administrator) [2018]
Phillip R. Moore, Director, Compass Career College, Hammond, LA (Administrator) [2017]
Michael Moye, President (Retired), Central Technical College, Macon, GA (Public Member) [2019]
David Osborne, President, Kenco Associates, Inc., Ashland, KY (Public Member) [2019]
Radiah Dent-Palmer, Assistant Director, Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater, FL (Academic) [2019]
Holly Peterson, Vice President, Mountainland Applied Technology College, Lehi, UT (Academic) [2019]
Neil Ramer, Director (Retired), Elizabethtown Technical College, Elizabethtown, KY (Public Member) [2018]
Joanie M. French-Reed, President/CEO, Blake-Austin College, Vacaville, CA (Administrator) [2017]
Ralph Robbins, Director (Retired), Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston, Livingston, TN (Public Member) [2018]
Amit Shorewala, Director, Ace Computer Training Center, Forest Hills, NY (Administrator) [2017]
Lori Spencer, President, Concorde Career College, Memphis, TN (Administrator) [2018]
Aritta Summers, Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Dickson, Dickson, TN (Administrator) [2019]
Jeff Sisk, Director, Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson, Jackson, TN (Administrator) [2017]
Faye Smith, President, Sumter Beauty College, Sumter, SC (Administrator) [2018]
Frank Sullivan, Director, Pro Way Hair School, Stone Mountain, GA (Administrator) [2018]
Laura Travis, Health Careers Coordinator, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Dickson, TN (Academic) [2018]
Elnora Wade, Director, PJ’s College of Cosmetology, Bowling Green, KY (Administrator) [2018]
Karen Wade, Instructor, PJ’s College of Cosmetology, Bowling Green, KY (Academic) [2017]
Mary Ellen Spennachio‐Wagner, Retired Director, Monroe 2 BOCES CWD, Rochester, NY (Public Member) [2018]
Leroy West, Chief Administrative Officer, Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis, MN (Administrator) [2019]

Committees of the Commission

Commission Committee On Policies And Rules

Chair Russell Shelton, Executive Director (Retired), Community and Corporate Relations, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Bolivar, TN (2017)
Vice Chair Michael Bouwhuis, President, Davis Applied Technology College, Kaysville, UT (2018)
Members Michael Gannon, Retired Provost, Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, MD (2018)
Charles Johnson, Jr., Partner, Excellence Unlimited, Cedar Hill, TX (2017)
Al Salazar, Administrator, Home Life & Community Services, San Antonio, TX (2019)
Myra West, Director, Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston, Livingston, TN (2019)

Commission Committee On Finance

Chair Julie Ha, President, Mayfield College, 35325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 101, Cathedral City, CA (2017)
Secretary Gary Puckett (Ex-Officio)
Members Lois Gackenheimer, Director, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, West Palm Beach, FL (2019)
Al Salazar, Administrator, Home Life and Community Services, Inc., San Antonio, TX (2017)
James King, Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN (2018)

Commission Review Committee for 2017

(The Commission Chair and Vice Chair serve as the chair and vice chair of the Commission Review Committee.)
Erika Boardman, Instructor (Retired), St. Petersburg Junior College, Largo, FL
Wendy Brog, Vice President for Instruction, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT
Ellen Lange-Christianson, Vice-President, Tooele Applied Technology College, Tooele, UT
Dianne Clark, Interim Administrator, Northwest Louisiana Technical College, Minden, LA
Robert Clark, Retired Director, Orange Technical Education Center-Mid-Florida Tech, Orlando, FL
Christine Cothron, Retired President, First Coast Technical College, St. Augustine, FL
Nyce Daniel, Principal, Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center, Miami, FL
Noward E. C. Dean, Retired Principal, Miami Lakes Educational Center, Miami, FL
Daniel Dull, Retired Deputy Director of Training, Navy Personnel Development Command, Pace, FL
Michael Gannon, Retired Provost, Defense Information School, Ashland, VA
Gregory Garrett, Regional Director (Retired), South Central Louisiana Technical College, Oscar, LA
Paul Hacking, Executive Director, Uintah Impact Mitigation Special Service District, Vernal, UT
Jody Hawk, President, Texas Health School, Houston, TX
Warren Laux, Director, Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville, McMinnville, TN
Michael Moye, Retired President, West Central Technical College, Moultrie, GA
Richard T. Oliver, Retired Vice President of Instruction, Okefenokee Technical College, Waycross, GA
David Osborne, President, Kenco Associates, Inc., Ashland, KY
Ronald E. Pentiuk, Director (Retired), Lee County High Tech Center Central, Cape Coral, FL
Carol Puryear, Associate Vice Chancellor for Instruction and Special Projects, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN
Sheila Singletary, Director of Institutional Research, Northshore Technical Community College, Bogalusa, LA
James Taggart, Vice-President, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, Ogden, UT
Lee Tansock, Director – Tech Enhanced Instruction, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT
Johnny Williams, Retired Director, Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville, Smyrna, TN
Denise Willis, Director (Retired), Withlacoochee Technical College, (Cobb County, GA)
Kim Ziebarth, Chief Development/Quality Officer, Davis Applied Technology College, Kaysville, UT