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Executive Council Roster

Regional Steering Committee Roster

Key Talent Roster

CTE Deans Roster

Voting Members (1 vote per college)

Barstow Community College

Sandi Thomas
Dean of Instruction- CTE/Workforce & Economic Development
[email protected]
p. 760.252.2411 x7283


Chaffey College

Joy Haerens
Dean, Business and Applied Technology
[email protected]
p. 909.652.6840


Vanessa Thomas
Associate Dean, Strong Workforce
[email protected]
p. 909.652.6839


College of the Desert

Zerryl Becker
Dean, School of Applied Sciences & Business
[email protected]
p. 760.862.1328


Copper Mountain College

Melynie Schiel
Dean of Instruction
[email protected]
p. 760.366.3791 x5246


Crafton Hills College

Dan Word
Dean of Career Education and Human Development
[email protected]
p. 909.389.3214


Moreno Valley College

Melody Graveen
Dean of Instruction, CTE
[email protected]
p. 951.571.6291


Art Turnier
Dean of Instruction, PSET
[email protected]
p. 951.571.6320


Mt. San Jacinto College

Joyce Johnson, Committee Chair (Term: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020)
Executive Dean, Instruction
[email protected]
p. 951.639.5350


Norco College

Jason Parks
Dean of Instruction, CTE
[email protected]
p. 951.372.7017


Palo Verde College

Biju Raman
Dean of Instruction and Student Services
[email protected]
p. 760.921.5533

Riverside Community College District

Kristine DiMemmo
Dean of Instruction, CTE
[email protected]
p. 951.222.8265

San Bernardino Community College District

Albert Maniaol
Dean, Applied Technology, Transportation and Culinary Arts Division
[email protected]
p. 909.384.8904


Victor Valley College

Todd Scott
Dean of Health Science, Public Safety, Industrial Technology
[email protected]
p. 760.245.4271 x2412



Ex-officio Member(s)

Julie Pehkonen
Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium Chair
Riverside Community College District
[email protected]
p. 951.222.8026


Michael Goss
Director Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
Chaffey College
[email protected]
p. 909.652.7754


Staff

Diann Thursby
Support Staff to IE/DRC Chair
Riverside Community College District
[email protected]
p. 951.222.8023


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Economic Development/Contract Education Roster

Barstow Community College

Sandi Thomas
Dean of Instruction- CTE/Workforce & Economic Development
[email protected]
p. 760.252.2411 x7283


Chaffey College

Sandra Sisco, Committee Chair (Term: 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2020)
Director, Employment Development
[email protected]
p. 909.652.8484


Deborah Smith
Economic Development Administrator
[email protected]
p. 909.652.8483


Karena Jimenez
Grant Liaison
[email protected]
p. 909.652.8490


Jon Fox
Business Liaison
[email protected]
p. 909.652.8492


College of the Desert

Jon Caffery
DSN, Energy, Construction & Utilities
[email protected]
p. 760.862.1393


Fontana Unified School District

Tracey Vackar
Executive Director, College, Careers and Economic Development
tr[email protected]
p. 909.357.5000 x29180


Mt. San Jacinto College

Teri Safranek
Director of Community Education & Workplace Training
[email protected]
p. 951.506.6616


Norco College

Debra Mustain
Dean of Community Partnerships & Workforce Development
[email protected]
p. 951.739.7880


Palo Verde College

Maria Lopez
CWE/Vocational Career Specialist
[email protected]
p. 760.921.5534


Riverside Community College District

Mark Mitchell
Executive Director Business & Corporate Innovation at Customized Training Solutions
[email protected]
p. 951.571.6477


Christopher Earl
Director, Grants Office
[email protected]
p. 951.222.8932


San Bernardino Community College District

Deanna Krehbiel
Interim Director, Workforce Development and Corporate Training
[email protected]
p. 909.382.4066


Robert Levesque
Executive Director
Economic Development & Corporate Training
[email protected]
p. 909.382.4039


Victor Valley College

Frank Castanos
Manager, Contract & Community Education
[email protected]
p. 760.245.4271 x2152


Technical Experts/Ex-officio Member(s)

Alan Braggins
DSN, Advanced Manufacturing
[email protected]
p. 909‐652‐7695

Jon Caffery
DSN, Energy, Construction & Utilities
[email protected]
p. 760.862.1393

Wendy Deras
DSN Health
[email protected]
c. 909.269.5488

Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy
DSN, Business and Entrepreneurship
[email protected]
p. 760.245.4271 x2403

Susanne Mata
DSN, ICT & Digital Media
[email protected]
p. 909.382.4067

Vacant
DSN, Advanced Transportation and Logistics

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K-12 Selection Committee Roster

Kit Alvarez
909-252-4551
[email protected]
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Valerie Backus
951-696-1600
[email protected]
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Gina Boster
951-736-5149
[email protected]
Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD)
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Alan Braggins
909-652-7695
[email protected]
Chaffey College
(4) Representative of an industry that is prioritized by your region.

Jason Cordova
909-944-2201
[email protected]
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
(6) Other K–12 education stakeholder, or other stakeholder. Please describe: Director of Secondary Education (direct input from application: Director of Education and Workforce Development)

Nereyda Gonzalez
951-765-5100
[email protected]
Hemet Unified School District
(6) Other K–12 education stakeholder, or other stakeholder. Please describe: Director of Secondary Education

David Greiner
760-985-8374
[email protected]
Greiner Buick GMC
(4) Representative of an industry that is prioritized by your region.

Derek King
760-552-2013
[email protected]
Excelsior Charter Schools
(2) Charter school representative, including a representative of charter schools operating pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 47612.1.

Susanne Mata
909-382-4067
[email protected]
San Bernardino CCD
(5) Community college faculty or administrator

Roberta Pace
951-201-7578
[email protected]
Jurupa Unified School District
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Deidra Puentes
951-956-3091
[email protected]
CRYROP
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Craig Shiflett
951-509-5015
[email protected]
Alvord Unified School District
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator (direct input from application: Director of College and Career Readiness)

Maureen Sinclair
714-350-4755
[email protected]
Norco College
(5) Community college faculty or administrator

Debbie Thurston
951-225-7717
[email protected]
River Springs Charter/Empire Springs Charter
(2) Charter school representative, including a representative of charter schools operating pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 47612.1. (direct input from application: Director of High School Programs)

Stephen (Steve) Tyrrell
760-265-3298
[email protected]
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
(4) Representative of an industry that is prioritized by your region.

Leslie Valmonte
323-633-2525
[email protected]
CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
(6) Other K–12 education stakeholder, or other stakeholder. Please describe:

Sonia Verduzco
951-639-5352
[email protected]
Mt. San Jacinto College
(3b) Career community college guidance counselor.

Catherine Wallace
714-476-2235
[email protected]
Corona-Norco Unified School District
(3a) Career K–12 guidance counselor.

Alternate Committee Members

Annamarie Montanez
626-679-4196
[email protected]
Jurupa Unified School District
(6) Other K–12 education stakeholder, or other stakeholder. Please describe: Adult School Administrator

Marie Perotti
909-560-3558
[email protected]
Coachella Valley Unified School District
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Carol Tsushima
909-386-2978
[email protected]
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS)
(1b) Former K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

Adele Turner-McClain
760-985-7218
[email protected]
Apple Valley Unified School District
(6) Other K–12 education stakeholder, or other stakeholder. Please describe: Adult Education Administrator and CAEP field team member for Pathways for the State of California

Matt Wells
760-247-8001 x20811
[email protected]
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools & Mountain Desert Career Pathways
(1a) Current K–12 career technical education teacher and administrator

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