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ACE Leadership

Meet ACE Leaders.

The Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is a group of individuals who are dedicated to American College of Education’s mission: Serve. Lead. Achieve.

Jeri Nowakowski, Ed.D

Thomas B. Evans

Deborah Nugent

Nimisha Savani

Bill Barke

Dennis Cariello

Mary Elizabeth Mancini, RN, Ph.D.

Rod Paige, Ed.D


 The Advisory Boards

As ACE has grown since its founding in 2005, it has surpassed its focus on education and now encompasses other important industries like nursing, healthcare, business and more. Its advisory boards are here to ensure that programs within these industry verticals continue to be thought-leaders in the field.


Nursing Advisory Board

Andrew M. Stern

Kathleen Davis, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-B

Kimberley Harper

Therese Shipps, DNSc, RN

Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, FAAN


Healthcare Advisory Board

Dr. Donna Vaughan, DBH, LMHC

Melody Warfel, PHR, PHRA

Peggy Chalker, PhD

Teresa Harbour, RN, MBA, MHA


Business Advisory Board

Amanda L. Bonilla

Evita M. Salles, MBA

Jeffrey P. Miller, Ph.D.

Martin R. Krause

Mario M. Guerendo

Michael P. Thompson, Ph.D.

Sherry Fischer, MBA


Our Administration

Without these leaders, ACE would not be the world-class education provider that it is. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations and ensure ACE is always embodying its values.

Geordie Hyland, MBA

Monica Carson, M.Ed.

Bryce Peterson, MS, CPA

KK Byland, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

William Liu, MBA

Jodi Feikema, Ph.D.

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