Advisory Council

  • Buck, Phillip

    Advisory Council – Curriculum
      Phillip Buck has taught literature at California State University, the University of Colorado (Boulder). Regis University (Denver) and, more recently, at Pierian Spring Academy, Sarasota. He was academic dean at Front Range College (CO) from 1987 to 2004. His present area of research is Realism and Naturalism in American Literature.

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    • Cohen, Janis

      Advisory Council – Vice Chairwoman/Membership/Nominating

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      • Cotton, Julie

        Instructor and Advisory Council – Strategic Program Planning/Co-Chairwoman
          Julie Cotton has over 30 years of experience as a human resource executive, an organizational development professional, and an executive coach, both within corporations and as an external consultant. She has demonstrated success in managing human resources functions and leading individual and organizational development efforts to achieve business goals. Industry experience includes biotech, telecom, network […]

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        • Eckl, Victoria

          Advisory Council – Membership

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          • Freedman, Holly

            Advisory Council – Curriculum Committee Chairwoman
              Holly has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management in New York. Before retiring in 2010, she was a Regional Director and Consultant to nonprofits for the Executive Service Corps in NYC. Prior to that she was President and CEO of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director of the County of Rockland […]

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            • Gallagher, Louise

              Instructor and Advisory Council – Strategic Planning Program/Co-Chairwoman
                Louise Gallagher is a certified life coach who retired from a 25-year psychotherapy practice in Modesto, CA. She has a master’s in counseling from Cal State Fullerton and attended the University of Southern California and the University of the Pacific for doctoral work.

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              • Goldis, Al

                Instructor and Advisory Council – Strategic
                  Al Goldis was a professional baseball player, teacher, and coach. He worked with the Angels, White Sox, Brewers, Cubs, Reds, and Mets in various capacities, including director of scouting and player development, vice president, and special assistant to the general manager of the Mets. Al is a Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame inductee.

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                • Harms, Beverly

                  Advisory Council – Development
                    Beverly Harms began a career in broadcasting and communications in the programming department of NBC television. Her entrepreneurial interests were realized when she and her husband began building, buying and operating radio and cable television properties in New Hampshire and upstate NY. Upon divesture of broadcast and cable interests, she became Senior Vice President of […]

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                  • Idzik, Daniel

                    Advisory Council – Development/Strategic

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                    • Samelson, Sam

                      Advisory Council – Council Chairman – Development/Nominating
                        As well as serving as the Chairperson of the Lifelong Learning Academy’s Board, Samuel “Sam” Samelson is a member of the Greater Washington Coalition on Jewish Life and serves as Treasurer for the Seeds of Peace Board of Directors. Now retired, Mr. Samelson is the former CEO of Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc., where he worked […]

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                      • Samelson, Susan

                        Advisory Council – Curriculum/Development Committee Chairwoman
                          Susan has a B.A. degree in Spanish and a Masters degree in Education. She also earned her certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the New School in New York City. During her career, Susan has worked as Guidance Counselor and Case Worker in the North Carolina and New York City public school systems. Since […]

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                        • Stryker, Charlie

                          Advisory Council – Volunteerism

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                          • Sukin, Jack

                            Advisory Council – Development

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                            • Swick, Joanne

                              Advisory Council – Secretary/Volunteerism

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                              • Tierney, Colleen

                                Advisory Council – Curriculum

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