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

Advisory Board


Katherine Blasik

NAF, Vice President of Research and Evaluation

Paula Chaon

Ford Next Generation
Learning (Ford NGL)

Stephen DeWitt

Deputy Executive Director,
Association for Career & Technical Education

Kimberly Green

Executive Director, Advance CTE

Melissa Jaggers

President & Chief Executive Officer,
Alignment Nashville

Theresa McEwen

Executive Director, CCASN

Brad Stam

Vice-President, ConnectEd

Mark Thompson

Executive Director, 
National Education Program

Scott Warren

Director, State Initiatives
Southern Regional Education Board


Operating Board


James Bailey

Whites Creek High School (Nashville, TN)

Pedro Bermudez

Consultant, Professional Development Support

Dr. Dana Brown

Director of Student Services, 
Mountain Home Public Schools

Kari Cobb

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

John Doerge

Corporate Citizenship at Deloitte

Bridget French

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

Laura Hartman

Instructional Coach,
Polk County School Board (Lakeland, FL)

Keith Hayashi

Waipahu High School (Waipahu, HI)

Ilene Kantrov

Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Education Development Center

Jessica Mastromatto

Frank H. Peterson Academies (Duval Co, FL)

Cheryl Mayes

My Toolbox Consulting

Jean Miyahira

Hawaii Consortium of Career Academies

Chaney Mosley

Assistant Principal, Nashville Big Picture High School

Michel Sanchez

Cane Ridge High School (Nashville, TN)

Tom Sheaffer

Retired Director, Policy & Evaluation, City of Philadelphia

Robin Shrode

Executive Director, John and Deborah Gillis Foundation

Dana Shumate

Business Service Manager,
Rogue Workforce Partnership


Kenneth Spellman

Career Education Coordinator
Omaha Public Schools

Doug Wagner

Executive Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education
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-