Our Staff


Brittany Cannady, Senior Associate, Digital Media
Brittany leads Advance CTE’s digital media strategy. She oversees the organization's day-to-day communications, social media networks, monthly Member Newsletter, website and marketing for Advance CTE’s reports, papers and resources.

Austin Estes, Data & Research Manager
Austin oversees Advance CTE's strategy to improve state data quality and use. He supports state efforts to improve equity and quality in CTE by developing tools and resources and providing technical assistance to help state leaders collect, validate and maximize the impact of their CTE data.  

Sara Gassman, Senior Associate, Member Engagement & Professional Learning
Sara leads engagement with Advance CTE membership, connecting members to resources and to each other. Sara also oversees virtual and in-person opportunities for Advance CTE members, including the New State CTE Director Leadership Program.  

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 will also support 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.

Dan Hinderliter, Policy Associate
Dan supports Advance CTE's state policy initatives and implementation strategy, with specific attention to the Area Technical Centers Project, Global Career Readiness Initiative and the National Career Clusters Framework.
Dr. Tunisha Hobson, State Policy Manager
Dr. Hobson will support the New Skills ready network, an initiative under the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Career Readiness investment, while working to provide equitable opportunities for each learner. Dr. Hobson will manage and support the state policy team at Advance CTE; she will lead state policy strategy, overseeing efforts to provide technical assistance to states, track state policy and elevate best practices for high-quality, equitable career pathways under Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits).
Dr. Kevin Johnson, Sr., Senior Advisor
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 Kreamer, Deputy Executive Director
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.
Stacy Whitehouse, Senior Associate, Communications and State Engagement
As Senior Associate for Communications and State Engagement, Stacy will work to develop and implement communications and outreach strategies that support state leaders in their efforts, and advances Advance CTE’s mission, vision and priorities.
Candace Williams, Senior Associate, Research
As Senior Research Associate, Candace supports Advance CTE’s data quality and research initiatives, conducting cutting-edge research and providing direct support to state leaders as they work to advance quality and equity in CTE.

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.