US Army Installation Management Command, G 357 Training Division, MG Robert M. Joyce School for Family and MWR
Dr. Kathleen Carroll is the Chief, Learning Solutions at the US Army Installation Management Command, Major General (MG) Robert M. Joyce School for Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (SFMWR). The SFMWR provides training to approximately 30,000 US Army Civilian Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) and Family Program employees world-wide. Dr. Carroll has been with the SFMWR since September 2011. She has a multi-faceted background with more than 37 years serving the US Army, both as Active Duty (24 years) and as a Department of Defense Army Civilian (13 years). Dr. Carroll has served in various position during her tenure: medic, licensed practical nurse, training instructor, instructional systems specialist, and educator. She continues to introduce innovative and effective ways to improve efficiency and productivity through curriculum revisions, quality management, and training.
Education: AA: Paralegal, San Antonio College; BS: Occupational Education, Wayland Baptist University (Magna Cum Laude); MED: Organizational Learning, University of the Incarnate Word; EDD: E-Learning, Northcentral University.
Memberships: ATD, E-Learning Guild, IACET Commissioner
Certifications: Conflict Management (MTI), Instructional Design and Delivery (Langevin), Master Training (Langevin), Performance Consultant (Langevin), Test Design and Delivery (ATD), Tom Peters WOW!, and ROI Methodology
Performance for Life Consulting
Dr. Norina L. Columbaro has over 20 years of experience as an award-winning talent and organizational development leadership partner and researcher. Besides heading up Performance for Life Consulting, she serves as an IACET lead reviewer, site reviewer, instructor, and has successfully completed the process to become an IACET Accredited Provider (AP) - so she knows what it's like to be an applicant!
Her background includes:
She is a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) and a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC). She also holds a Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in Urban Education, specializing in Leadership and Life-Long Learning.
Norina's research and work have been published in Adult Learning, The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and on Military.com.
Vanessa Almony has 20 years of experience in all aspects of training and development, with an emphasis on identifying and targeting creative solutions to performance needs. She has extensive experience managing development teams as well as independently producing instructionally sound products that satisfy customers' needs for timely, technically accurate, and cost-effective training that works.
Vanessa has designed, developed, and delivered training products addressing diverse topics such as executive leadership development, medical records confidentiality, and wastewater and drinking water plant operations. For the past ten years, Ms. Almony has focused on producing traditional and virtual classroom training and e-learning packages for federal, state, and municipal transportation engineers.
Vanessa Almony holds an M.Ed. in Training and Development and a B.S. in Behavioral Science. She is a member of the national and Vermont chapters of Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the e-learning Guild. She is a Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute Master Trainer and an NHI-certified instructor. Vanessa has served as an IACET Commissioner since 2014.
Anely has earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education (Florida International University), and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Educational Technology and Teacher Leadership for School Improvement (University of Florida).
Prior to education, Anely was a Human Resources Administrator for Royal Caribbean International, and an Insurance Agent for State Farm Insurance Co. Anely has worked in the field of education in some capacity for over 20 years. Part of her role as a teacher was to design curriculum and instructional experiences for Gifted and Talented students. She also served as the teacher fellows program leader for the University of Florida, a program which focused on teacher leadership for school improvement. Anely’s love for education led her to become an elementary school principal. During her first year as principal, Anely led her school to improve its rating by two letter grades under her guidance and leadership.
Anely is currently a Curriculum Specialist for private schools, an educational consultant, and serves as an accreditation verifier for the Florida Association for Childcare Management.
Memberships: Florida Association for Childcare Management (FACCM) Accreditation Verifier, IACET Commissioner
Learning for Work
Tim Azbill is the Principal Owner of Learning for Work (LfW), LLC. LfW designs intelligence analyst mission qualification training, facilitates leadership development, and designs Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEI&A) programs for the National Air & Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Since 1989 Tim has been delivering organizational learning and development solutions to the public and private sectors. He has built and led learning programs for the U.S. Air Force, United States Intelligence Community, and many commercial organizations. Tim has also led teams ranging from 5 to 125 personnel. In addition to his L&D career, Tim served our country for 28 years as an aircraft maintenance officer and technician in the 178th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, retiring in 2012.
Sarah holds a business degree from Keuka College, a Master’s in Intelligence Management, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Her work experience is certainly unique having served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician working with Electronic Intelligence. This is where her passion for training truly began.
After an honorable discharge, she began a role as a government contractor working with the United State’s Air Force’s 83 Network Operations squadron and was responsible for the development of technical and mission-oriented training for defensive cyber operations and weapon systems. She later transitioned from government work and found a new niche in the space and telecommunications industry. She worked as Intelsat’s Training and Documentation Manager in support of the company’s 75+ spacecraft.
Her most recent position brings her passion for training and innovation to a forefront as the Technical Training Manager for O3b mPOWER Services at SES. Continuing to support space, telecommunications and bridging the connectivity gap, Sarah’s current role is focused on reinvigorating technical training in a more modern sense with the idea that people learn from everyday occurrences, opportunities, and discussions. Through gamification and modern workplace learning, Sarah believes that technical and operational training can be revived while also motivating employees and supporting a learning culture that has in the past suffered from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
When she’s not researching and writing for her dissertation or working toward bringing new, exciting learning opportunities to SES, you could probably find her in a class about Hot Wheels cars or construction vehicles hosted by her 2 boys ages 3 and 1.
Jim Cook is a continuing education and training leader in both the government and private sectors.
His expertise includes creating, managing, and growing continuing education businesses through effective strategic planning, management, leadership, and budgeting.
Jim has prepared three organizations for IACET Accreditation before successfully completing Applications for Initial Accreditation for each company.
Jim has been an IACET Commissioner for four years, also serving on the IACET Accreditation Review Committee (ARC). Jim has reviewed dozens of Initial and Re-Accreditation Applications as a Lead Reviewer.
Jim enjoys training adults by getting them involved, showing them the value and relevance of the material in the course, and allowing everyone to share their experiences.
La Mesa, CA
Professional/Educational Background on William (Will) Curcio
I am originally from Nesconset New York (Long Island), moved to Queens after high school and now reside in San Diego California. My education consists of a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Forensic Psychology and English from John Jay. More information about my alma mater is available in the Links section of this Profile.
I have an extensive background in teaching a variety of different levels from high school, to college to ex-felons getting ready to re-enter society. Regardless of background and social status, I treat each student with the same level of respect and academic prowess.
While teaching at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, I spent a lot of time instructing adult learners and was a consultant to the development and design of using the online Blackboard platform (similar to how Instructure and Canvas are used by AU). I am proud to say that I have been an instructor for AU since April 2009 and love every minute of it. It is my firm belief that if an instructor is not passionate nor motivated, they should not be in the field.
Currently, I am the Manager of Safety, Training & Security for the City of San Diego - Public Utilities Department. In short, I oversee all things related to protecting the critical assets of our infrastructure as well as staff development. On the Security side, this includes electronic surveillance systems, a variety of access controls and working with local law enforcement officials as needed. We are proud to say we have been an IACET AP since the early 2000's and were recently re-certified under the new ANSI/IACET 1-2018 standard! Seeing the true value in what IACET brings to an organization, I have recently been appointed as a Site Supervisor! This is a great honor to me as I look forward to assisting other agencies in their quest for (re)accreditation and educational advancement!
I am also an Adjunct Instructor at Ashford University in the Social and Criminal Justice Program (2008). In July 2010 I was truly humbled by being selected into the "Provost Circle" at AU. In order to qualify for the Provost Circle, an instructor must meet the following requirements: Quality activity in discussion boards, Response time to student questions and issues, and Provide timely, quality feedback.
Although well-rounded in the field, the emphasize of my research was the relationship between prison accession rates and the decline of the military population. In addition I have participated in studies on the use of less-than lethal weapons.
We are proud to say the City of San Diego - Public Utilities Department Training Section has been an IACET Authorized Provider (AP) since the early 2000's and were recently re-certified under the new ANSI/IACET 1-2018 standard! In 2013, our Program won the Exemplary Internal Training Program Award (Honoree).
Seeing the true value in what IACET brings to an organization, I have recently been appointed as an Commissioner - Site Supervisor! This is a great honor to me as I look forward to assisting other agencies in their quest for (re)accreditation and educational advancement.
On a less formal level, I remain a kid at heart as I have virtually every episode of The Simpsons committed to memory and try to bring some humor into the classroom as well (when appropriate of course). Then again, I am from NY so not all may get it.
Additionally, I am a huge baseball fan and have visited every current Major League Ballpark! It is with great joy this journey culminated on a Fourth of July as I watched the Yankees clobber the Twins at Target Field in 2013. I still make trips every year to some of my favorites stadiums, and am always hoping for expansion; can't wait to check out the new SunTrust Park in Atlanta!
As a dog lover and nature enthusiast, I try to enjoy all life has to offer and travel whenever possible. There are 10 states that I have yet to frequent, but I hope to change that soon as well.
DDM Professionals LLC
Social Circle, GA
Dr. deMarks has extensive work experience providing consultancy in technical, operations, & management services primarily within the environmental industry. Most of the workforce is required to achieve certifications and renew with CE/T as recognized by a state's licensing board. Therefore, training is rigorous and approved by state agencies according to their standards. Complying with instructional practices and training standards is a core aspect of deMarks' work tasks. Dr. deMarks also hold certified professional licenses.
Dr. deMarks has a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education, Masters of Instructional Technology, Masters of Business Administration, and a Bachelors in Biology.Her dissertation developed an operational management competency model for online education administrators. As of September 2021, over 1,144 professionals and organizations from 45 countries, including the U.S., have downloaded this model.
Laura Guillion has worked in education for more than 28 years, focusing on diversity, educating people with special needs and those from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Laura planned, directed, and coordinated special education programs in the Arlington Public School System targeted at students with high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities in various high school settings. She delivered educational content in math and science courses designed to meet the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning to special needs and English Learner students identified following established laws. She specializes in providing special education transition planning and English Learner support to youth and young adults.
In conjunction with her successful career in education, Laura established a consultancy with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). She specializes in federal disability employment practices and procedures with instruction and practice-based programs. This support enables AFGE diversity representatives to convey highly complex information regarding trends and practices in a federal program to diverse, dynamic groups. Through her efforts, the developed strategies remediate high-profile investigations regarding discrimination in the workplace and resolve discrimination based upon race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation in the workplace. Her services include detailed reviews of procedures for local and council level usage with a framework for agency violation identification and utilization of strategies developed by the EEOC's model agency concept.
Laura also works as a voice-over artist. She lends her distinctive, warm voice to various types of businesses - from commercials to eLearning to announcements of music events.
Laura is completing her candidacy in the Ph.D. program at Walden University. Her focus is on Special Education Leadership and Education Policy. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration and Human Resources Management from Trinity Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Xavier University of Louisiana.
She also holds numerous certifications, including Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Management Certification; Training Needs Assessment; Postgraduate Professional License Emotional Disturbance K-12, Intellectual Disabilities K-12, Specific Learning Disabilities K-12; Special Education (Mild/Moderate/Generic) K - 12 and Elementary Education K – 8 and numerous education credential supporting certifications.
Laura is a member of the National Educators Association, Virginia Education Association, Arlington Education Association, and Council of Exceptional Children. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Matt Joiner is the Vice President of Education at Energy Worldnet (EWN), headquartered in Decatur, TX. EWN is a global leader in providing training, evaluations, records and compliance management, and consulting services to the energy industry and beyond. EWN has been an International Accreditors for Continuing Education (IACET) Accredited Provider since 2011. Dr. Joiner has been an IACET Commissioner since 2021.
Previously, Matt was employed as the Career/College/Military Readiness and Career/Technical Education Administrator at the Region 11 Education Service Center in Fort Worth, TX, from 2017-2018. From 2005-2017, Matt was an Instructional Dean at Weatherford College in Weatherford, TX. Matt, a Stephenville High School, TX graduate, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX), a Master of Educational Administration Degree from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX), and a Doctor of Education Degree from Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX). Dr. Joiner has previous teaching and administrative experience with Decatur Independent School District, Northwest Independent School District, and Weatherford College.
Matt makes his home in Decatur with his wife, Dawn, a classroom educator. Together, the Joiners have five children, Jackson, Trinity, Reagan, Leah, and Kendyl. Dr. Joiner is an active member of the Wise County community. He has served on the board of multiple educational, civic, and religious organizations, including the Decatur Economic Development Corporation, Wise Health System Foundation, and the Decatur Independent School District Board of Trustees.
Dr. Joiner's research interests include:
Delaney is passionate and enthusiastic about writing curriculum, content, and training material for a purpose. She is a facilitator and instructor who works with people, teams and corporations to develop and deliver specialized curriculum and training. Delaney has a Master's Degree in Adult Education & Global Change with a specialization in curriculum development and educational coaching for seminars, workshops and short courses. She also has over ten year's experience as an instructor and trainer working with adults in all types of environments and workspaces.
As an educator, Delaney is trained in...
She is also an accomplished training professional with an impressive history of driving organizational results with training and development solutions. As a versatile leader and educator, she has broad experience in areas such as needs assessment, instructional design, classroom/virtual training, training facilitation, and program assessment. Innovative thinker who uses training interventions/programs to enable an organization’s strategy and top priorities. Delaney is comfortable working with people from all cultures and has created training strategies to deal with adults who face multiple barriers and issues in their personal and professional lives.
Education: B.Ed, M.Ed,
Valley Health System
Marietta (Kim) LeMaitre is currently a Talent Development Specialist at The Valley Health System. She has a multi-faceted, diverse background with more than 30 years in training and development in a variety of healthcare settings. Her work experience includes 19 years with Fox Chase Cancer Center, where Kim held several positions, including Training Manager and Senior Project Manager within the Division of Population Science. Her work was recognized by the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service and earned her the 2008 Spirit award for the development of an exemplary training program. As senior project manager, Kim managed the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network, a statewide community education and outreach program working in more than half the counties in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining The Valley Health System, Kim served as senior project manager for the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. In this role she provided management and oversight for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act throughout the state of Delaware. She has extensive experience in health disparities, community outreach and education, and blended learning.
Kim holds a Master’s degree in Health Education/Public Health from Arcadia University and a Bachelor’s in Education from Temple University. She has certification in Instructional Design and Development.
Her work in behavioral research and education has been published in the Journal of Cancer Education, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and presented at The American Public Health Association and The Association for Community Health Improvement Conference.
Bernice Liggins has more than two decades of proven leadership and strategic solutioning in organizational development, instructional system design, knowledge management systems, business performance management, and governance risk compliance (GRC). She has supported diverse organizations focused in education, government, finance, and technology-based industries.
Dr. Robert Lyons currently serves at the Learning Strategist for Industrial Training Services, Inc., a provider innovative training products and best-in-class support to the energy industry. Dr. Lyons has an extensive background in both k-12 and higher education. Over the past 30 years, he was able to serve a wide variety of roles, ranging from high school teaching to higher education administration. The past 20 years in higher education provided the opportunity to gain extensive experience in adult education, instructional design, and program evaluation. Dr Lyons' work at the university was focused on the preparation of public schoool teachers and administrators, which led to an increased interest in workforce development, in general. This led him from academia into private sector training as a Learning Strategist for a progressive training development company that has been IACET-approved since 2005.
Dr. Lyons holds a Doctorate in Education from The University of Memphis (2001), a Masters in Education and Bachelor of Science from Murray State University (1989, 1993).
Kathleen M Maka
Kathy Maka has worked in adult education for more than 25 years. After a successful career in real estate sales, her first paid role was in 1995 as Corporate Sales Trainer for a Coldwell Banker franchisee with 20 offices in 3 states.
In 2018, Kathy retired as Staff Psychometrician after 10 years with National Inspection Testing and Certification (NITC). NITC is a personnel certification body with several examination schemes accredited under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024.
Prior to NITC, Kathy worked in education development for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the International Code Council (ICC). These companies are the primary developers and publishers of international standards for the building trades.
Since retirement, besides enjoying grandchildren, bicycling, and gardening, Kathy has kept busy in the adult education industry. Besides the honor of serving as an IACET Commissioner, she served as SME during 2019 for Pearson Vue's national Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers examinations. During 2020 she completed work as a consultant with CCIM*, helping to expand the item bank for one of their principle designations. CCIM offers training and credentialing in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. (*Certified Commercial Investment Member)
Kathy holds a Master of Science degree in Training and Development from the University of St Francis in Joliet Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the College of Engineering at SIU in Carbondale Illinois.
Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development
During my career I have been involved with Nursing Approved Provider Units, Accredited Provider Units, Accredited Approver Units and currently a Joint Accreditation Provider Unit and an IACET Authorized Provider Unit. I have served as a nursing appraiser who functions in the role of TL and TM; a Joint Accreditation surveyor serving as TL and TM; additionally I am an IACET commissioner .
My masters is in Adult Education which provides me with a theoretical base for continuing education. I have honed my skills by working in the continuing education world for the majority of my career as a nurse educator.
Jennifer A. Naughton, MEd, CAE, SPHR, is the Principal and Founder at Naughton Consulting. Her passion is around maximizing learning and performance in organizations and closing skills gaps. She has 25+ years of experience in the testing and training industries and has consulted with 100+ Fortune 500, not for profit, and government organizations.
Prior to Naughton Consulting, she was a human capital and competency modeling consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and HumRRO (Human Resources Research Organization). She also spent more than a decade as a senior leader at ATD (Association for Talent Development) starting up a portfolio of certification and certification prep programs, building industry competency models, and conceptualizing an extensive stackable credentialing ecosystem. She has a unique combination of research and business perspectives, as well as education and testing expertise. She is a frequent contributor to the creation of industry-wide standards and partnerships, a vocal proponent of using innovation and technology to improve current practices and has delivered several dozen industry keynotes and conference presentations during the course of her career. She holds a Master’s of Education (Human Resource Development) from The George Washington University.
Escuela de Empresas USFQ
Professional experience in lifelong learning, innovation and organizational research. Ph.D. in Education with specialization in Training & Performance Improvement and Master in Technological Administration. With 16 years of experience in management of corporate education, I lead professional performance improvement projects. With achievement orientation, innovation, and leadership, I have the skills to analyze systems and visualize strategies agilely, negotiate expectations, identify improvement opportunities, align solutions, and implement results-oriented projects. My purpose is to create professional wealth through the passion for learning, self-leadership, and personal growth.
City of Detroit
Sterling Heights, MI
Tamiko has earned an undergraduate degree in Management and Organizational Development (Spring Arbor University), a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management (Marygrove College), a Master’s degree in Education (Wayne State University), and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at The University of the Cumberlands.
Tamiko’s love for education led her to become a team leader/management specialists reviewer for ACCSCT as well as an education administrator in the post-secondary environment. Tamiko has worked in the field of education in some capacity for the last 22 years. Part of her role in post-secondary education has been to manage schools with multiple locations as well as open several new campuses, including branch and satellite campuses. Tamiko is also a human resource professional with a focus on talent development and instructional design. Tamiko is a published author with several titles, including Campus Operations Workbook, Medical Assisting Basics, A Guide to Federal Funding, Mom’s Hands, and many more.
J. Kevin Perry is a continuing education & training consultant specializing in the non-profit environment serving technical industries and higher education. His expertise includes growing a continuing education business through effective strategic planning, management, leadership, budgeting, and acquisitions. He also helps training organizations explore and launch open digital badging programs.
At the end of 2018, Kevin retired as Director of SAE International's Professional Development division, a position he held since 2001. In this capacity, he led a staff that plans and delivers public training courses, in-company training, and a variety of multimedia/distance learning products for engineers who serve the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. In 2014, he assumed management of Effective Training, Inc., a firm that SAE acquired, which focuses on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing training products. Also in 2014, he established Probitas Authentication, a new SAE business that certifies aerospace auditors and training providers. In 2015, Kevin led an effort to acquire the aerospace auditor and training provider business from the principal competitor to Probitas and in 2018 he led the acquisition of CALISO, an online ISO-standards training company.
Prior to his role as Director, Kevin worked as an Education Program Developer where he invented SAE's Engineering Academy format, which earned the Award of Excellence from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
Before joining SAE, Kevin worked in the continuing higher education field for nearly 12 years at both Penn State University and Duquesne University where he held positions as program developer, administrator, and marketing director. His educational credentials include a B.S. in Education and M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Penn State University, and Ed.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies from University of Pittsburgh. He also holds an MBA Essentials Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business and Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Digital Badges from IACET.
His service work includes Board of Regents member for Baker College's Graduate School and Online College, Governing Board Vice-Chair of the Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA), and Education and Training Track Committee member for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE). From 2014 to 2018, he served on the IACET Board of Directors during which time he also chaired their Awards Committee and helped develop their Digital Badging Taxonomy. In 2019, he became an IACET Commissioner.
Mark Posada serves as Assistant Agency Director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). As part of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX focuses on public safety, security, critical infrastructure and economic growth through workforce training, technical assistance, and emergency response programs which serve over 190,000 individuals a year around the world. Within his role as Assistant Agency Director, Mr. Posada serves as the Director of Strategic and Education Services and is responsible for directing a staff of over twenty individuals dedicated to providing veterans services, student records, educational initiatives, curriculum oversight, international student services, ethics and compliance, export control and legislative affairs.
Prior to serving as Director of SES, Mark served as Manager for Education and Training Initiatives where he oversaw an $8.5 million curriculum review and revision project which included the overhaul of over 550 training courses. Additionally, his primary responsibilities included acquiring college credit for TEEX developed curriculum through articulation agreements or American Council on Education review, managing continuing education accreditation efforts in a variety of professional fields, and analyzing and reporting agency performance measure data to the state Legislative Budget Board. In 2008, Posada was first selected to serve as a Commissioner for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). He has over 23 years of experience working in curriculum and training development.
Before being appointed Education and Training Initiatives Manager, Mr. Posada served as Training Project Coordinator for the Director's Office within TEEX. As Coordinator, Posada provided operational management support for the development of the agency's capabilities in the areas of training, technical assistance, and technology transfer. Posada also served as a field engineer for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a consortium comprised of six universities and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce that serves Texas manufacturers with training and technical assistance. Finally, Mr. Posada served as project manager for the Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center, a NASA-sponsored center focused on the delivery of technology commercialization services in a 12 state region.
Mr. Posada is a graduate of Texas A&M University, earning his Masters of Science in Educational Human Resource Development and his Bachelors of Arts in English. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, a Certified Training Professional (CTP) and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).
Ranken Technical College
Saint Louis, MO
Doctor in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Manager/Program Chair of General Education and Bachelor of Science in Applied Management program. Innovative curriculum designer. Recipient of the "Best Paper" award via World Future Forum Conference 2019.
Amazing literacy director, nonprofit mentor and business consultant, educational facilitator, and grant writer with award winning results. Independent college counselor visiting over 75 colleges and universities within the United States. Adjunct facilitator for several institutions of higher learning and literacy director for a nonprofit literacy center. Accreditation Counsel of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Site Evaluator. Associate Fellow for Future Research Institute and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ena Primous has more than 20+ years combined experience in finance and Higher Education.
Currently, she oversees the Budget for the Operations Sector of a multi-campus community college in the Midwest. She assists departments in making financial decisions about major resources for the college. She analyzes and recommends enhancements of business processes to conform with the Board Policy and Administrative Procedures. As well as, compliance with government and state regulations.
She is an Adjunct Faculty Member – Teaching College Orientation Classes. She has completed the Project Management Course – seeking to complete certification soon. Ena holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration both from Webster University.
“An Investment in Knowledge pays the Best Interest”… Benjamin Franklin
I am an accredited master coach and trainer with ICF, EMCC and BCC, co-founded Coacharya in 2012. We have graduated over 1000 credentialed coaches, of whom 40 are MCC coaches. I have had a long CEO & serial entrepreneur stints, and a deep interest in cross cultural spirituality. My passion is to integrate Eastern wisdom with Western sciences to coach corporate leaders in their transformational leadership journey of ‘Mindless Barefoot Leadership’. My wife of 45 years and I are Singapore citizens with permanent residence in Bangalore, India with our rescue dog, spending part year with our grandchildren in USA.
Hands On Early Childhood Consulting
Proud IACET Accreditor!
Founder of Hands On Consulting, specializing in providing technical assistance and support to educational organizations. Has over 25 years of experience in training, accreditation and overseeing quality programs in the private and public sector. She currently serves as a validator for the National Accreditation Commission and Professional Development Specialist for the CDA Council. Her experience includes, human resources, business development and administration, training and accreditation. She holds a Business Management Degree.
Ms. Schnaider is a seasoned talent development professional with experience building programs that meet business objectives: growing leaders, improving performance, and increasing engagement all built on best in class structure. She helped her organization create a corporate university which first achieved IACET Accreditation in 2009. She has over eighteen years of experience in corporate, higher education, non-profit and research.
Sandra (Sandy) Schwarz has 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of training and development, with an emphasis in training operations and technology. She has extensive experience managing design and development teams as well as independently producing instructionally sound products that satisfy customers' needs for timely, technically accurate, and cost-effective training that works.
Sandy has designed, developed, and delivered training solutions addressing diverse topics such as leadership development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Control Valve basics. For the past ten years, Ms. Schwarz has focused on bringing quality practices into all aspects of educational services such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), design and development, and Administration Operations.
Sandy holds an M.Ed. in Education & Technology from Iowa State University (ISU) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. She is a member of the IACET Standards Council, Mental Health Resource Group (MHRG), and has served on various Boards including pre-school and Newton Soccer Association. In her free time Sandy enjoys, writing, painting and bicycle riding. Sandy has served as an IACET Commissioner since 2021.
With a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Education and a Doctorate in Early and Middle Childhood Education, Wendi’s career has spanned direct service, administration, training, college instruction, grant writing, consulting, and program evaluation. She has assisted several organizations in developing the policies and procedures necessary to achieve industry accreditations, including IACET.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Christine Spangler has over 20 years of experience successfully managing higher education and professional training programs for diverse adult audiences to include: low literacy health messaging, dual diagnosed work training, immigrant integration, public health graduate programs, emergency management and first responder professional development, physician continuing education, IT, and federal contracting. Experienced instructional designer, program/project manager, team lead, supervisor, and facilitator.
Christine has been employed by the federal government for over 10 years. Currently, Christine is an Instructional Systems Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She designs and manages adult education and training through resident, off-campus, and distance modalities using sound instructional design methodology based upon the ADDIE framework to ensure that objectives and outcomes are consistent with the advanced cognitive levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Kirkpatrick evaluation development levels 1, 2, and 4. Prior to working for FEMA, Christine worked as an Analyst with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to oversee and evaluate contract and project management training and various IT systems training efforts.
Prior to federal service, Christine spent over 10 years at The Johns Hopkins University, both in the School of Public Health and in the School of Medicine. Christine has managed graduate training courses and programs in clinical investigation, environmental health science, epidemiology, health behavior, and health policy. In addition to the design of academic courses and programs, tracking student progress, and advising graduate students, Christine was also an experienced faculty member, national programs administrator, and was responsible for implementing university, school-wide, and national policies and procedures.
Christine holds a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts and a graduate certificate in Health Education from The Johns Hopkins University. A graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin and undergraduate degree in Social Science from Towson University. Christine is a certified program and contracts manager through the federal government.
PTG International, Inc
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Keith Ussery is the Training Project Manager and Ethics & Compliance Officer (ECO) for Automated Logic and AdvanTE3C organizations. Keith has been with Automated Logic for 18 years. Starting in engineering, he designed Building Automation/Energy Management solutions and provided technical training to customers world-wide. With his current role, Keith is responsible for managing projects that enhance and expand the growth of Automated Logic's learning and development initiative, such as implementing e-learning solutions, providing quality assurance, and managing onsite and international training programs. Keith is also a United Technologies certified instructor for quality assurance courses and provides training/certification for those seeking to be corporate trainers. As the ECO, Keith provides employees with guidance, support, and training on any ethics and compliance policy related subject matter. This role also incluldes performing enterprise risk analysis, as well as, implementing risk mitigation programs and strategies.
Prior to Automated Logic, Keith worked for Siemens Building Technologies as a project engineer. In this role, Keith designed, implemented and trained on building automation and energy management solutions for SBT's southeast region.
Keith holds an Electrical Engineering Technology degree from Southern Polytechnic State University and an MBA from Shorter University. Keith is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and Sigma Beta Delta international honor society for business, management, and administration.
Outside of work, Keith spends his time with his beautiful wife, playing with his four wonderful daughters, and hanging out with friends.
Assistive Technology Industry Association
San Rafael, CA
Caroline Van Howe is Chief Operating Officer with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) and is responsible for the organizational aspects of the ATIA international conferences and online education programs; partner and alliance programs with national and international assistive technology organizations; member support including overall management for the association web site; production support for ATOB - ATIA's online, open-source research journal and providing technical assistance to federally awarded grant programs.
Under Ms. Van Howe's leadership, the educational program has expanded its content leadership with international organizations including: ACVREP, AOTA, ASHA, CEC, g3ict, IAAP, JAN and RESNA. The Continuing Education program has also expanded with ATIA becoming an approved CE Provider for: Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Prior to joining ATIA, Ms. Van Howe worked in the assistive technology K-12 industry for six years and was responsible for professional development and marketing programs. She joined the ATIA Board of Directors in 2001 holding positions of Conference Chair and President before joining the Executive Staff in 2006.
Ms. Van Howe has worked in international software for over 15 years in both the UK and US and held management positions in sales, training and marketing. Ms. Van Howe originally trained as a teacher of students with learning disabilities in the U.K. She obtained her M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Certificate in Software Product Marketing from UC Berkeley.
Retired Educator Dekalb County School District
Recently reitered Educator. I worked hard at becoming a student-focused, goal-oriented, and culturally competent Assistant Principal and Middle School Teacher with experience chairing high-level student achievement by fostering a positive environment of intellectual curiosity, creative expression, and academic excellence. Educational advocate with an uncompromising commitment to empowering lifelong learners to achieve targeted learning objectives while maximizing their full potential.
* Orchestrated educational and administrative activities for 600+ scholars ensuring all students have the foundation for success by cultivating a community where all learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators, and critical thinkers.
* Engineered and incorporated mentoring programs to shape self-confidence, develop resilience, and raise aspirations in a safe and structured environment.
* Instituted a school-wide progressive, organized, and data-driven discipline plan that enhanced learning outcomes for students.
* Supported and sponsored Male Student Initiatives that mentored young men while providing academic coaching and instilling professional skills.
Jerome M Yeong is a seasoned human resource professional with more than 26 years of extensive corporate experiences in high-technology, professional services, FMCG & public sector.
With more than a decade of CET related experiences, he is a Specialist Adult Educator in competency based programs, Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) courses in Leadership and Service Excellence and workshops on application of Skills Frameworks for Manufacturing, HR and TAE sectors. As a trainer and assessor, he conducts training and assessment for the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)/Advanced Cerrtificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) at the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL). For the past 18 years, he is also an adjunct lecturer in HR & Business modules (Management/Organizational Behavior/capstone Business Strategy) in various institutes of higher learning including Singapore University of Social Science's Business School for a decade, Singapore Institute of Management and an Indonesian University.
Previously,as a key HR business partner, he helped to setup a major CET center for Training and Adult Education (TAE) sector including staffing the research faculty with well-known VET professionals from UK, Australia, New Zealand. In addition,he was involved in staffing the projects with experienced curriculum developers to create Skills Frameworks for a few industry sectors in Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing, ICT,etc.
As an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), he currently also provides consultancy services in HR & workplace learning projects including coaching services especially in career management. His past experiences with major high-tech US MNCs also required him to help out with start-ups of HR departments in overseas subsidiaries,primarily in Malaysia & Indonesia.
He holds a MBA, Advanced (Financial Management) from University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce (HRM) from Curtin University of Technology as well as Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE), ACTA, Certified Workplace Learning Specialist (CWLS). He is also a recognized compensation professional by World at Work as Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) since 2008.