Sarah Heath has worked in Career and Technical Education (CTE) her whole career as a high school business and computer science teacher, state program director for Business and Computer Science in Georgia, a local system CTE and concurrent enrollment administrator in Jeffco Public Schools in Colorado, and now as the State Director of CTE in Colorado. In her current position, she supports all secondary and post-secondary CTE programs in Colorado. Colorado is fairly unique in that all CTE programs for secondary and post-secondary are managed and supported by one state agency, the Colorado Community College System. This provides Sarah and the Colorado CTE the ability to work with programs and students along their career pathway from 7th grade into the workforce either through direct placement after their high school CTE program or a post-secondary CTE program. Increasing workforce education and preparation is her life’s passion and she is fortunate to have a team of people who feel the same way helping her serve Colorado. She has served as the National President of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), which has a mission is to increase support for Career and Technical Education and general career development across the country. She also is proud that all three of her degrees are from the University of Georgia – Go Dawgs!
Dr. Fleming supports all Career & Technical Education programs at Norco College as well as CTE curriculum development for multiple state and federal grants. He also serves as the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Supply Chain Automation. Dr. Fleming’s professional background includes experience working in higher education at community colleges as well as both public and private 4-year universities. Beginning his career in academia within student services, he has experience in classroom instruction, fundraising/foundations, economic development, academic affairs, and professional speaking/training. He most recently analyzed industry and workforce needs providing customized labor market research for the California Community College system through the Centers of Excellence.
Kevin Fleming earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University; a Master of Arts in Educational Policy & Leadership at The Ohio State University, a Master of Business Administration at the University of Redlands, and a Ph.D. in Education at Claremont Graduate University.
Jennifer Cleary performs a variety of research, evaluation, and capacity-building activities. Her current work is focused on understanding and improving the responsiveness of higher education to the emerging needs of the labor market and assisting policymakers and educators to build industry-focused workforce strategies. Several recent projects have been focused on addressing workforce challenges in the nation’s transportation industry, including the National Transit Virtual Career Network and the Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution Talent Network in New Jersey. She has also authored several studies on the workforce and education issues associated with emerging industries, including clean energy and other green sectors and she managed New Jersey’s Ready for the Job initiative, a multi-year project to ensure New Jersey educates qualified workers for the state’s key industries. Cleary has also evaluated adult literacy and dislocated worker programs, managed customer satisfaction surveys for several states, and coordinated work on the New Jersey Consumer Report Card System, an interactive directory of training providers.
Cleary has over 10 years of experience managing social service programs and spent 5 years coordinating events and projects for nonprofit organizations. Her previous experience includes working as the executive director for a shelter for homeless families in New Jersey. She also served as an events coordinator for the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation. Cleary earned her master’s degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and has completed over 30 credits of additional coursework in evaluation methods and public policy areas.
Lee D. Lambert has been Chancellor of Pima Community College since July 1, 2013.
Chancellor Lambert is a strong believer in the transformative power of education and the central role community colleges must play in our highly competitive 21st century economy. He sees community colleges as centers of opportunity for students of all ages and backgrounds, and knows they can be a critical stepping stone to a better quality of life for our families, friends and neighbors.
Chancellor Lambert’s vision for PCC is shaped by his commitment to set of fundamental principles: open access, community engagement, prudent fiscal stewardship and consistent measures of accountability. He believes that by embracing diversity, creating a student-centered learning environment and aligning resources to the needs of the community, PCC can become one of the premier community colleges in the United States.
Chancellor Lambert’s involvement in national and state organizations means PCC is in a position to influence important educational and workforce policy discussions. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and in 2013-14 he served on AACC’s Executive Committee. He is a former chair of AACC’s Committee on Program Initiatives and Workforce Training.
He has served as board chair of the National Coalition of Certification Centers and, in July 2014, received the group’s Founders Award for Vision and Leadership.
In April 2014, Chancellor Lambert was named to the Executive Committee of the Arizona Manufacturing Partnership. He also is a founding member of the Manufacturing Institute Education Council, and a member of the Founders Circle and Board of Directors of Tucson Regional Economic Development (TREO).
Chancellor Lambert received a Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.
A U.S. Army veteran, Chancellor Lambert was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up on three continents, and graduated from high school in the Olympia, Wash. area.
He often is asked to speak at national and international conferences. He recently spoke at the International Conference on Community Colleges and at AACC’s 20th Annual Workforce Development Institute, where he presented on “The Keys to Collaboration: K-12 and Workforce Relationships.”
Marc Anderberg currently is the chief analyst for research and data development projects being conducted by the Center for Employability Outcomes, a think tank housed at the Texas State Technical College. The research is focused on identifying and validating the technical and soft skills employers deem essential to worker engagement, productivity and performance across all sectors of the economy. He served as the director of applied research in the Labor Market Information Division of the Texas Workforce Commission for twenty years. His duties there included identifying and profiling emerging demand occupations and managing the state’s automated student and adult learning follow-up system. Prior to working for the TWC, Mr. Anderberg was the state labor market analyst for JTPA programs administer by the Texas Department of Commerce. Previously he’d been the Director of Quality Workforce Planning serving the thirteen counties of the Texas Coastal Bend. He began his professional career teaching policy analysis and statistics at Macalester College.