Suela Cela, Senior Policy Associate
Suela supports various state policy projects, such as the Opportunity Gap Analysis, College in the High School Alliance network and the ReScale Project.
Nithya Govindasamy, Senior Advisor
Nithya leads and manages major organization-wide, highly visible initiatives that support, promote and increase equitable access to and success in high-quality CTE, which includes: workforce development, education and equity initiatives; technical assistance for CTE Without Limits, Stimulus Collaborative and the New Skills ready network; and Advance CTE’s external equity strategy. She also supports national and state CTE leadership, policy, and implementation.
Kimberly A. Green, Executive Director
Kimberly works directly with the Board of Directors to oversee the accomplishment of the Advance CTE and The Center to Advance CTE vision, missions and goals. Working with the Board, she helps set the direction of the organizations, execute the strategic plan and ensure the integrity and vitality of the organizations.
Dr. Johnson oversees and manages major organization-wide, highly visible initiatives that support, promote and increase equitable access to and success in high-quality CTE, including overseeing Advance CTE’s external equity strategy; the Postsecondary State Career Technical Education Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE – Sponsored by ECMC Foundation; and the Opportunity Gap Analysis Technical Assistance work within states.
Kate works with the Executive Director to oversee the accomplishment of Advance CTE and The Center to Advance CTE's strategic plan and carry out the mission and vision of the organization. She serves as an organizational spokesperson, and specializes in state policy and strategic communications.
Steve leads the organization's internal and external membership engagement, professional learning and strategic communications strategies. He oversees technical assistance, resource development and related supports for Advance CTE members, advances the organization’s strategic priorities and mission, and raises the visibility of and support for high-quality and equitable CTE throughout the country.
As Policy Associate, Brice directly supports Advance CTE's state policy initiatives. He leads state policy tracking for legislation impacting CTE while also contributing to projects including research and resource management associated with building high-quality career pathways. Brice also manages the Learning that Works Resource Center.
As Senior Associate for Communications and State Engagement, Stacy works to develop and implement communications and outreach strategies that support state leaders in their efforts, and advance Advance CTE’s mission, vision and priorities.
As Data and Research Manager, Candace leads Advance CTE’s data quality initiatives and conducts timely, salient research to provide direct support to state leaders as they work to advance quality and equity in CTE.
As Senior Policy Associate, Haley directly supports Advance CTE's state policy initiatives, implementation strategies and member engagement activities. Haley's projects include specific attention to equity and high-quality career pathways.
Steve Voytek, Policy Advisor
As Policy Advisor, Steve advocates for the organization’s federal policy priorities on Capitol Hill and cultivates relationships in support of Advance CTE’s federal policy agenda and national legislative goals and objectives.
Marie Barry, Independent Consultant
Marie formerly served as a State Director of CTE at the New Jersey Department of Education with years of experience in education, counseling, and workforce development.
Krissy Haynes, Finance & Operations Manager
Krissy supervises the execution of all Advance CTE events including, but not limited to, the Advance CTE Spring Meeting and the Advance CTE Fall Meeting. Krissy also handles accounts receivable and accounts payable for both Advance CTE and The Center for Advance CTE.