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Board of Directors

NACAC is governed by a Board of Directors, experts elected by an Assembly of delegates who are voting members of the national organization or one of its 23 affiliated organizations.  The Board of Directors, led by the Executive Committee of the board, has full power, direction, and authority over the affairs of the Association. 


The board is advised by professionals who serve on a NACAC committee of the board, a national standing or special committee, commission, or task force appointed by the  members of the board, to support well-informed and strategic decision-making.

2016-17 Board of Directors

2016-17 Board of Directors

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  • President

    Nancy T. Beane, Associate Director of College Counseling, The Westminster Schools (GA)

  • President-elect

    David Burge, Vice President of Enrollment Management, George Mason University (VA)

  • Immediate Past President

    Phil Trout, College Counselor, Minnetonka High School (MN)

  • Coordinator of the Affiliate Presidents Council

    Tara Lebar, College Counselor, Blue Valley West High School (KS)

  • Director

    Bob Bardwell, School Counselor and Director of School Counseling, Monson High School (MA)

  • Director

    Ramon Blakley, Director of Admission, Georgia College and State University

  • Director

    Jayne Caflin Fonash, Director of School Counseling, Loudoun Academy of Science (VA)

  • Director

    Amy Jarich, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director of Admission, University of California-Berkeley (CA)

  • Director

    Gwen E. Kanelos, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment, Concordia University Chicago (IL)

  • Director

    Janet Marling, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management University of North Georgia and Executive Director for the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

  • Director

    Chris Reeves, Counselor, Beechwood High School (KY)

  • Director

    Kent Rinehart, Dean of Admission, Marist College (NY)

  • Director

    Douglas Shapiro, Executive Research Director, National Student Clearinghouse (VA)

  • Director

    Tamara Siler, Sr. Associate Director of Admission & Coordinator of Minority Recruitment, Rice University (TX)

  • Director

    Zakiya Smith, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation (DC)

  • Ex Officio

    Joyce E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, NACAC (VA)