Our Board & Executive Council

Our leadership teams meet regularly to decide the vision and direction of the NCHSE.
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Our Board

The NCHSE Board of Directors includes representation from health professions, hospitals and other healthcare employers, education, professional associations and state education agencies. The diverse perspectives of the NCHSE Board of Directors in a turf-neutral environment under a non-profit umbrella, opens the doors to innovation and quality results-oriented programs and products.

The Board of Directors’ members’ responsibilities are to bring suggestions and issues from the membership group they represent to the Board for consideration or action, assist with setting priorities for NCHSE pursuits, and implementation of the strategic plan.

Our Executive Council

The responsibility of the Executive Council is to manage the business and strategic priorities of the organization. Elected officers of NCHSE constitute the Executive Council. The Executive Council is comprised of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Membership Category Representatives also serve on the Executive Council.

Executive Council

Each year the Executive Council comes together for strategic planning and decision-making for the National Consortium for Health Science Education, according to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. As council members represent various areas of industry across the United States, our team meets both virtually and several face-to-face meetings per year.

Shelly Wehmeyer


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Angel Clark


    South Carolina Department of Education

      Lara Morris

      Past Chair

      Oklahoma CareerTech

        Nicholas Wells


        DEPCO Enterprises, LLC


          Denise DuBois


          Realityworks, Inc.

            Category Representatives

            Celena Mills

            Celena Mills

            Health Science State Leaders

            Michigan Department of Education

             Lissa Bartle

            Lissa Bartle

            Health Science Educators Association


            Kathy Cilia

            Kathy Cilia

            Professional Associations

            American Medical Technologists (AMT)

            Mallory Dufek

            Mallory Dufek

            Publishers and Educational Resources

            G-W Publisher

             Kela Cowan-Gant

            Kela Cowan-Gant

            Postsecondary and Secondary Institutions

            Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)

            Ex-Officio Members

            Nancy Allen

            Nancy Allen

            Executive Director

            Cindy Le Coq

            Cindy Le Coq

            Certificate Program Manager

            Karen Edwards

            Karen Edwards

            HSEA Past President


            Robbie Rauzi

            Robbie Rauzi

            Certificate Partner:

            Board Of Directors

            Health Science State Leaders

            Lisa McGrady

            Alabama Department of Education

            Andrea Gelvin

            Alaska - Gelvin Professional Training

            Wesley Wood

            Arizona Department of Education

            Daniel Muilenburg

            Arkansas Department of Education

            Cindy Beck

            California Department of Education

            Suzanne Vita Loud

            Connecticut Department of Education

            Sandra Martin

            Georgia Department of Education

            Erica Davis

            Hawaii Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center

            Stephanie Mai

            Idaho Division of Career Technical Education

            Shaista Saiyed

            Illinois State Board of Education

            Joe Collins

            Iowa Department of Education

            Eryn Knecht

            Kansas State Department of Education

            Joyce Parker

            Kentucky Department of Education

            Celena Mills

            Michigan Department of Education

            Jenny Neiss

            Minnesota Department of Education

            Deanna Dunaway

            Mississippi Department of Education

            Shelly C. Wehmeyer

            Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

            Jamie Corley

            Montana Office of Public Instruction

            Jami Denny

            Nebraska Department of Education

            Jennifer Fisk

            Nevada Department of Education

            Louise Bigando

            New York State Education Department

            Breezy Gutierrez

            New Mexico Public Education Department

            Melissa Leeds

            North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

            Tracy Becker

            North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

            Lara Morris

            Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education

            Liz Rain

            Oregon Department of Education

            Mindy S. Freidin-Mansfield

            Pennsylvania Department of Education

            Angel Clark

            South Carolina Department of Education

            Kristin Larson

            South Dakota Department of Education

            Jackie Uselton

            Texas Health Occupations Association, Inc (THOA)

            Maren Hansen

            Utah State Board of Education

            Michelle Spenser

            Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

            Ashley Torres

            West Virginia Department of Education

            Christina Patrin

            Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction