Steering Committee

The Steering Committee serves at the primary decision-making body regarding annual plan and budget and ACCEL-wide topics. The committee’s roles include:

  • Leads the overall planning and capacity building process
  • Develops draft plans and reports
  • Guides the work of the Collaborative Action Teams
  • Champions the outreach process

Committee Members

Alex Kramer Director of Career & Workforce Program, Cañada College
Amy Wooliever Superintendent, La Honda-Pescadero School District
Andrea Vizenor Director of Career & Workforce Program, Skyline College
Anniqua Rana Interim Dean, Academic Support and Learning Technologies, College of San Mateo
Art Taylor JobTrain Chief Program Office, CBO Representative
Ashley Phillips Director of Career & Workforce Program, College of San Mateo
Eric Saavedra Assistant Director, San Mateo Adult School
Francisca Wentworth Director, Jefferson Adult School
Jennifer Castello ESL Professor, Department Coordinator, Cañada College
Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza Vice President of Instruction, Skyline College
Jonathan Fu Instructor, Sequoia Adult School
Ka’Ryn Holder-Jackson, Ph.D. Executive Director, ACCEL
Leigh Anne Shaw Professor, ESOL, Skyline College
Lionel DeMaine Director, Sequoia Adult School
Majken Talbot ASE Instructor, Jefferson Adult School
Marina Kravtsova Student, San Mateo Adult School
Mary Gutierrez Dean, Language Arts, Skyline College
Nadya Sigona Basic Skills Academic Counselor, Cañada College
Patricia Brown ESL Instructor, San Mateo Adult School
Rajan Bechar Director, La Costa Adult School
Richard Baugh Workforce Development Instructor, Jefferson Adult School
Sandra Stefani Comerford Vice President of Instruction, College of San Mateo
Seema Prasad ESL Coordinator, South San Francisco Adult School
Stephen Redmond South San Francisco Adult School
Tim Doyle Director, San Mateo Adult School
Vera Jacobson-Lundeberg CTE Program Coordinator, SMCOE