About NCAC

NCAC Board Members and Staff


Executive Board and Staff


Dr. Jay Steele
President, NCAC

Jessica Lopp
Operations Manager, NCAC

Pam Daly
Board Chair, NCAC

CMO & Managing Partner,
DK Brand Strategy

Connie Majka
Director for Professional Learning, NCAC


Timothy Johnston
Treasurer, NCAC

Program Coordinator, 
School Improvement/STEM Education Arkansas Dept. of Career Education

Susan Katzman
Secretary, NCAC

Retired Director,
Career & Technical Education St. Louis Public Schools

Angie Grasberger
Past President, NCAC

Retired SLC/Academy Program Manager

Robin Shrode
Vice Chair, NCAC

Executive Director, John and Deborah Gillis Foundation

Advisory Board







Stephen DeWitt

Deputy Executive Director,
Association for Career & Technical Education

Kimberly Green

Executive Director, Advance CTE

Dr. Tameka McGlawn

University of California, UC Berkeley
Executive Director, CCASN

Scott Warren

Director, State Initiatives
Southern Regional Education Board




Operating Board


James Bailey

Whites Creek High School (Nashville, TN)

Dr. Dana Brown

Federal Programs Director, 
Mountain Home Public Schools

Kari Cobb

Director, NHS Adv Applied STEM Academy
Northside High School (Jacksonville, NC)

Steven Cochran

Senior Director, Workforce Education
Polk County School District

John Doerge

Corporate Citizenship at Deloitte

Bridget French

Executive Director of College & Career Readiness,
Rockford Public Schools (Rockford, IL)

Keith Hayashi

Waipahu High School (Waipahu, HI)

Ilene Kantrov

Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Education Development Center

Cheryl Mayes

My Toolbox Consulting

Jessica Mastromatto

Frank H. Peterson Academies (Duval Co, FL)

Jean Miyahira

Hawaii Consortium of Career Academies

Michel Sanchez

Cane Ridge High School (Nashville, TN)

Tom Sheaffer

Retired Director, Policy & Evaluation, City of Philadelphia


Dana Shumate

Business Service Manager,
Rogue Workforce Partnership


Doug Wagner

Deputy Superintendent, School District of Manatee County


Board Emeritus


Judy Stein

Retired Exec. Director
NOVA Southeastern University
Fischler School of Education &
Human Resources

Susan Tidyman

Reg/State Coordinator
College and Career Acad Support Network,
Univ. of California-