Joint Council

The Michigan Association Joint Council is comprised of local chapter advisors within each region. The major responsibility of the council includes advising the state director and state executive council on the programs, procedures, and activities for the state association.

The council is comprised of two main committees. The regional advisor committee is responsible for coordinating regional events (i.e., fall conference and regional leadership conference). The advisory committee serves as the main liaison between the Michigan Association, joint council, and chapter advisors.

The CEAC representative is a primary member of the joint council. This individual, who is a local chapter advisor, will serve on the National Classroom Educators Advisory Council. This person is also responsible for the administration of the Workplace Skills Assessment Program during the state leadership conference. This person serves for a three-year term and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Our 2015-2018  CEAC Representative is Patrick Schultz.

The Executive Committee consists of:
Patrick Schultz, Bay-Arenac Career Center
Kelly Williams, DeWitt High School
Sue Lorey, Mona Shores High School (Retired)
Maurice S. Henderson, Business Professionals of America

RegionRegional Advisors
 Advisory Committee 


LuAnn Ruthkoski
Kristen Sailors
Mona Shores HS
Cindy Briggs
Fruitport HS

Jason Burghardt (assistant)
Bob Carl (assistant)
Hastings HS
Keith Hamming (assistant)
Thornapple Kellogg HS

William Dixon
Justin Michalowkski
Kimberly Rohr
East Kentwood HS


Shawn Varey
Marlette HS

Monica Winchester
Yale HS


Gia Holmes
Ranesa Reese

Cass Technical HS

Leslie Spain
M.L. King, Jr. Senior HS


Laure Gambaro
Karen Malsbury
Rochester HS

Tom Mavis
Adams HS


Diane Harrington
Heather Suggitt
Cathy Welton

Sault Area Career Ctr

Elsa Green
Lisa Twardzik
Calumet HS

Moses Lukwago
Kimberly Thomas

Oakland Schools SW Campus

Hallie Smith
Mercy HS

Judy Bargerstock
Clarenceville HS

Linda Valice
Farmington HS


Tina Bersano
Tammy Leavitt
Patrick Schultz
Bay-Arenac Career Ctr

Jennifer Ohlrich
Lake Orion HS


Andrea Jozwiak
Midland HS

To be determined (assistant)

Dawn Landis
Breckenridge HS


Tina VanSyckle
Charlotte HS

Laura Hyde
St. Johns HS

Marina McCullen
Eaton RESA Career Prep Ctr

Debra Lynch
Dana Plaxton

Williamston HS


Kris Leach
Sturgis HS

Joe Sobeske (assistant)
Susan Sobeske (assistant)
Branch Area Careers Ctr

Denis Huffman
Van Buren Technology Ctr