The 2012 Class of Academy Fellows

The 2012 Fellows include leaders from community colleges, state and local public agencies, community based nonprofits, labor-management partnerships, and universities. They are based in urban, suburban and rural locations throughout the country, and work in a range of sectors, including health care, hospitality, energy, manufacturing, construction, restaurants and more.

That diversity promises to make for a rich and rewarding Academy in 2012-13.

Nicholas Alexander City of Richmond, Califo- Employment & Training Dept. California Hazardous Materials
John Balchunas North Carolina Biotechnology Center North Carolina >Biotechnology
James Barry Building Service 32BJ Training Fund New York Green Operations and Maintenance
Christopher Bernhardt Madison Strategies Group Oklahoma Transportation and Trucking
Cathy Dang Restaurant Opportunities Center-United New York Restaurant
Sheknita Davis Macon-Bibb Office of Workforce Development Georgia Advanced Manufacturing
Ben Espitia Goodwill Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County California Loss Prevention and Security
Shelly Fano Miami Dade Community College Florida Hospitality
Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham JobsFirstNYC New York Restaurant
Desi Franklin Workforce Investment Network Tennessee Advanced Manufacturing
Marc Goldberg Mt. Hood Community College Oregon Advanced Manufacturing
Martha Guzman Taller San Jose California Customer Service and Administrative Assistance
Rebecca Hartlzer Seattle Community Colleges Washington Manufacturing
Mark Hays Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Oklahoma Advanced Manufacturing
Makeeda Holley District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Pennsylvania Health care
Karen Jones Kentucky Office of Employment and Training Kentucky Energy
Angela Lampe Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas Kansas Aviation and Advanced Manufacturing
Mary Manzoni Humanim Maryland Retail, Hospitality & Food service
Jose Medrano South Texas Adult Resource and Training (START) Center Texas Health care
Chelsea Meldrum Indianapolis Private Industry Council Inc. Indiana Information Technology
Rick Merdan Incourage Community Foundation Wisconsin Advanced Manufacturing and Food Processing
Ron Modesty Capital IDEA Texas Health care
Shana Peschek Construction Center of Excellence Washington Construction
Lisa Rawlings University of Maryland BioPark Maryland Biotechnology
Lidria Romero WorkLife Partnership (Colorado Nonprofit Development Center) Colorado Manufacturing

2012 Academy Meeting Dates

  • September 10-12, 2012 • Wye, Maryland
  • January 28-30, 2013 • Seattle, Washington
  • May 20-22, 2013 • Grand Rapids, Michigan