About NCAC

NCAC Board Members and Staff


Executive Board and Staff


Dr. Jay Steele
President, NCAC

Kelly Henderson
Director of Professional Learning, NCAC

Jessica Lopp
Operations Manager, NCAC

Connie Majka
Director of Leadership Programs, NCAC

Dr. Michelle Wilcox
Review Coordinator, NCAC


Executive Board


Pam Daly
Board Chair, NCAC

CMO & Managing Partner,
DK Brand Strategy

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

Dana Shumate
Treasurer, NCAC

Business Services Manager,
Rogue Workforce Partnership

Operating Board


Dr. Aimee Brown

CTE State Director, 
MS Department of Education

Dr. Dana Brown

Federal Programs Director, 
Mountain Home Public Schools

Steven Cochran

Senior Director, Workforce Education
Polk County School District

John Doerge

Corporate Citizenship

Blake Freeman

Executive Director of Early Postsecondary Success,
Hamilton County Schools

Bridget French

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

Dr. Paul Gansemer
Executive Director for Adult, Career and Technical Education
Manatee School District

Alex Harris

Vice President of Programs
Harold KL Castle Foundation

Dr. DeLayne Havlovic

Coordinator, Secondary Education
Omaha Public Schools



Veronica Hurd

Director of the Academies,
Hampton Hampton City Schools

Dr. Ilene Kantrov

Director, Pathways to College and Careers
Education Development Center

Dr. Alan Marnett

Benchfly Consulting

Dr. Josh McDowell

Crete Public Schools

Donald Meyers

National Manager for School and District Development
Cambridge International Education

Jean Miyahira

Hawaii Consortium of Career Academies

Dan Phillips

Director of Innovation for Career & College Readiness
Grand Island Public Schools

Dr. Marty Pollio

Jefferson County Schools

Dr. Theodore Thompson

Chief Program Officer
One Million Degrees

Dr. Ron Woodard

Executive Director of Secondary Learning
Springfield Public Schools


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-

Tom Sheaffer

Retired Director, Policy & Evaluation, City of Philadelphia

Jan Struebing

Retired Exec. Director
Director of the Career and Technical Education, Arkansas Public Schools