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gail Gail Spangenberg – President, National Council on Adult Learning (Board Chair), Founder and Managing Director, Adult Learning Partners, LLC; Contributing Editor, UNESCO Lifelong Learning Institute; Founding Member and Manager, National Commission on Adult Literacy; Past President and Founder, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy; Operating Head, Business Council for Effective Literacy.
bahr Morton Bahr – Board President, Elderly Housing Development & Operations Corp.; President Emeritus, Communications Workers of America; Chair, Commission for a Nation of Lifelong Learners; Member, National Commission on Adult Literacy. Formerly Board Member, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy
crandall JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall – Emerita Professor of Education and Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus; formerly Center for Applied Linguistics.
brenda Brenda Dann-Messier – Recent Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Dept. of Education, and earlier President of Rhode Island’s Dorcas Place Adult and Family Learning Center, dedicated to serving low-skilled adults and disconnected youth.
darling Sharon Darling – founder and President, National Center for Families Learning (formerly National Center for Family Literacy); formerly Member, National Commission on Adult Literacy.
fleischman John Fleischman – Director and Manager of Technology Services, Sacramento (CA) County Office of Education, including the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) and Cybersteps, a national distance learning project. Columnist, Ed Tech Digest.
jones Debra Jones – Dean, Career Education Practices, Workforce & Economic Development Division, California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Sacramento; Member, Advisory Committee for the California Community Colleges Economic Philanthropy; former California State ABE Director.
king Cheryl King – KY State Education Consultant; past President of Kentucky Wesleyan College, Deputy Secretary and Commissioner of KY Adult Education and Workforce Development, and VP for Adult Education, KY Council on Postsecondary Education; Study Director, National Commission on Adult Literacy.
marshall Hon. Ray Marshall – U.S. Secretary of Labor (Carter); Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs, UTexas at Austin; Co-Chair, New Commission on Skills of the American Workforce and of New Commission on Skills of American Workforce in a Global Economy; Member, National Commission on Adult Literacy. Formerly board member, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy.
McHugh Margie McHugh – Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute; formerly Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Deputy Director of NYC’s 1990 Census Project.
mcnelly Jennifer McNelly – President, The Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers, and lead designer of NAM’s pioneering Manufacturing Skills Certification System.
reder Stephen Reder – University Professor in Applied Linguistics, Portland State University; Member of the PSU Literacy, Language and Technology Research Group (LLTR).
sarmiento Tony Sarmiento – Executive Director, Senior Service America; formerly Board Member, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, and Advisory Board Member, National Institute for Literacy.
smith Nicole Smith – Research Professor and Senior Economist, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Formerly faculty member in economics at Gettysburg College and University of West Indies.
steurer Stephen Steurer – Executive Director, Correctional Education Association, the sole national association for teachers working with incarcerated adults and juveniles. It is the largest affiliate of the American Correctional and American Jail Associations.



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