Advance CTE Board of Directors

The Advance CTE Board of Directors is comprised of our Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Past President), 11 regional representatives and an associate member representative.

Executive Committee members are each elected for a one-year term that runs July 1 through June 30. Regional representatives and the associate member representative are elected for a three-year term that runs July 1 through June 30. The terms for Boardmembers are staggered, with one-third of the Board members’ terms expiring each year. Only State CTE Directors can serve on the Executive Committee or as a regional representative. Any non-organizational, associate member is eligible to serve as the associate member Board representative.

Advance CTE is in the middle of a two-year transition to a new governing structure, which is re-organizing the 11 regions into five and adding new At-Large representatives. The new structure will be implemented fully starting in July 2019.

The members of the current Board of Directors are listed below by region. Click here for biographies of the 2018-2019 Advance CTE Executive Committee members.

Executive Committee

  • PresidentMs. Bernadette Howard, State Director, Hawaii
  • Vice PresidentDr. Sarah Heath, State Director, Colorado
  • Secretary/TreasurerDr. Marcie Mack, Oklahoma
  • Past President - Dr. Pradeep Kotamraju, State Director, Iowa


  • Region I – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
    Vacant (Term expires: June 30, 2020)

  • Region II – New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
    Vacant (Term expires: June 30, 2021)

  • Region III – Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
    Dr. Lee Burket, Pennsylvania (Term expires: June 30, 2019)

  • Region V – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
    Ms. Jeralyn Jargo, Minnesota (Term expires: June 30, 2019)

  • Region B - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
    Dr. Barbara Wall, Georgia (Term expires: June 30, 2021)

  • Region D - Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
    Ms. Thalea Longhurst, Utah (Term expires: June 30, 2021)

  • Region E - Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam
    Mr. Dwight Johnson, Idaho (Term expires: June 30, 2021)

  • Associate Member RepresentativeDr. Sheila Ruhland, Wisconsin (Term expires: June 30, 2020)

  • At Large State Director - Dr. Charisse Childers, Arkansas (Term expires: June 30, 2021)