Our Staff

Staff

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 technical assistance for CTE Without Limits 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, executes the strategic plan and ensures the integrity and vitality of the organizations.

Dan Hinderliter, Senior Policy Associate
Dan supports Advance CTE's state policy initiatives and implementation strategy, with specific attention to the New Skills ready network, the National Career Clusters Framework and the development of various reports and resources.
 
Dr. Tunisha Hobson, State Policy Manager
Dr. Hobson supports the New Skills ready network, an initiative under the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Career Readiness investment. Dr. Hobson also manages and supports the state policy team 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.
 
Amy Hodge, Policy Associate
Amy directly supports Advance CTE's state policy strategy and data initiatives as well as the Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship at Advance CTE - Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. She also contributes to Advance CTE’s member engagement and outreach activities. 
 
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.
 
Jodi Langellotti, Communications Associate 
As Communications Associate, Jodi owns and implements all digital communications strategy and content, the Advance CTE website, and the member newsletter. She also supports organization-wide initiatives, including the Postsecondary State CTE Leaders Fellowship and the Launch college and career pathway network.
 
Tanya Powers, Administrative Associate 
Tanya works with Advance CTE staff to provide administrative support and coordinate logistics for organizational events, including biannual meetings and virtual learning. 
 
Sonia Slone, Director of Operations
Sonia works to ensure Advance CTE has the operational and financial management systems, as well as organizational processes, policies and infrastructure to support Advance CTE, its staff and members.  
 
Brice Thomas, Policy Associate
Brice 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
 
Stacy Whitehouse, Communications Manager
Stacy manages the organization's communications portfolio to advance the mission, vision and priorities of Advance CTE.
 
Candace Williams, 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.
 
Haley Wing, 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
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.

Consultants

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.