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Commission for Independent Education

Staff

Administration

Meredith Pelton
Executive Director

Samuel Ferguson
Executive Director emeritus

Rhesa Rudolph
Assistant Executive Director

Susan Hood
Educational Policy Analyst

Ann Poppell
Program Specialist IV

Tammy Kercher
Educational Policy Analyst

Suzanne Houchins
Regulatory Specialist I

Legislative

Brandon Eldridge
Educational Policy Analyst

Compliance

Joey Smith
Operations and Program Manager

Stephanie Hood
Educational Policy Analyst

Michael Santoro
Program Specialist Supervisor I

Austin Lee Ard
Program Specialist IV

Jason Bowman
Program Specialist IV

Monica Brooks
Program Specialist IV

Shun Brooks
Program Specialist IV

Barbara Davis
Program Specialist IV

Christopher DiSalvo
Program Specialist IV

Cheryl Miller
Program Specialist IV

Ashley Schenck
Program Specialist IV

Angela Shelby
Program Specialist IV

Victor Sorey
Program Specialist IV

Bloneva Dickson
Regulatory Specialist I

Michael Fitzpatrick
Regulatory Specialist I

Amy Lefstead
Administrative Assistant I

On-Site Visit Evaluators

Michael Santoro
Program Specialist Supervisor I

Joseph Garcia
Program Specialist IV

Information Management

Joey Smith
Operations and Program Manager

Arielle Truong
Program Specialist IV

Breanna Scarbrough
Program Specialist II

Richard Dible
Programmer

Nitza Ruiz-Taylor
Senior Clerk (OPS)

Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council – Administrative Support

Brady Lyon
Educational Policy Director

Sonia Browning
Administrative Assistant II