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2018-19 Executive Board
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Nadine Baladi

ILSC Education Group's GlobalFoundations Division

Nadine Baladi, the current Vice-President of Academic and Student Operations for ILSC Education Group's GlobalFoundations Division, has been passionate about learning, teaching and building successful ESOL teams for over 20 years. In 2000, she joined the ILSC Education Group as an ESL and FSL (French) instructor and soon became the School Director of the Montreal campus. During these years, Ms. Baladi volunteered on Languages Canada’s Standards Committee. In 2010, Ms. Baladi opened ILSC’s first American campus in San Francisco and since then, she’s become an active member of EnglishUSA, ACCET and NAFSA, and just completed a 3 year cycle as commissioner for ACCET. Nadine holds an M.A. in Second Language Education from McGill University.



Jane Robison
Executive Director English Language Institute
Missouri State University

Dr. Robison serves as the Executive Director of the Missouri State University English Language Institute, and has been actively involved in International Education generally, and Teaching English as a Second Language specifically, for over 25 years. As well, she has served on the EnglishUSA board as VP for Standards (2011‐2013), as a Commissioner for CEA (2015‐2017), as Co‐Chair for International Initiatives with Study Missouri (2010‐2013), and as Chair on two TESOL International Convention Committees.


Immediate Past President

Jack Sullivan

Director of Programs, English Language Programs
University of Pennsylvania

Jack Sullivan is the Director of Programs at the University of Pennsylvania English Language Programs (ELP). Originally from Illinois, Jack holds a B.A. in Playwriting from Loras College and an M.S.Ed. in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. Jack has extensive teaching and administrative experience across the ELP's programs. His areas of interest include English for Specific Purposes, Online Learning, and Advocacy. Before arriving at Penn, he taught English to children for five years in Omiya City (now Saitama City), Japan. Jack has been a site reviewer for the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) and is a past member of TESOL International Association's Standards Committee.


Vice President for Advocacy


Marcel Bolintiam

Director, English Language Center
Georgetown University

Marcel Bolintiam is currently the Director of the English Center at Georgetown University. Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, he was Director, ESL Academy at the University of Colorado-Denver where he was also on the leadership team in the Office of International Affairs. His teaching and program administration experience spans private and secondary schools, and university-based IEPs in Mexico and Spain, as well as in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. Marcel grew up in Sicily and Spain, and attended high school in the U.K. After graduating from Hobart College, he went on to pursue a Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. In his early career, he worked inside the beltway executing strategic communications and public affairs campaigns for nonprofit, government, and corporate clients. He transitioned to the field of international education 16 years ago and earned an MSEd at City College of the City University of New York.


Vice President-Elect for Advocacy

Alan Broomhead

Director, Student Services for Showa Boston
Lecturer for Northeastern University

Dr. Broomhead currently serves as the Director of Student Services for Showa Boston and as Lecturer for Northeastern University. He has served in both proprietary and university‐based IEPs for the past 20 years, with a demonstrated commitment to IEPs. He has served as a Commissioner for CEA and on the board of UCIEP.


Immediate Past Vice President for Advocacy

Bill Wallace

Director, English Language Institute
The University of Alabama

Bill Wallace currently serves as Director of the English Language Institute (ELI) at The University of Alabama (UA). Prior to becoming involved in IEP administration in 1989, he spent 10 years as an ESOL classroom teacher in a variety of settings and institutions, both public and private, in Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Korea. Dr. Wallace holds a master's degree in TESL from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1980) and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama (2003). He has a strong record of service to the field of TESOL and IEP administration, including serving as CEA Commissioner (2011-13), President of UCIEP (1996-97), Chair of ATESL for NAFSA Region VII (1992-93), and President of Alabama-Mississippi TESOL (1991-92). Bill has extensive experience with IEP student recruitment and in dealing with EducationUSA as well as embassies and agencies which provide funding and/or scholarships for IEP students.


Vice President for Standards

Lisa Besso

Lisa Besso has worked in international education for more than 15 years. Currently she is Director of University Relations for University Track Preparation (UTP) High Schools, a high school pathway provider. In this role she works at establishing partnerships with universities to expand university offerings to international students. Lisa has worked with several large education high school providers. With Study Group, she served as Vice President of Operations and Academics for their North American Higher Education division, overseeing all programs and taking their programs through initial accreditation. She managed Study Group's Embassy English division in Australia and New Zealand and served as National Academic Director for Embassy English in the US. Having lived, taught and managed language programs in several countries, Lisa is passionate about the transformative effect of international experiences for both students and faculty.


Vice President-Elect for Standards

Emma Tudor

Senior Operations Manager
EF International


Ms. Tudor serves as the Senior Operations Manager, for EF International,
and has been an active participant in EnglishUSA, having both presented at conferences and volunteered as a PDC Proposal Reviewer and most recently on the Online Forum Task Force. Ms. Tudor is certified as an ACCET On‐Site Evaluator‐‐a reflection of her responsibilities within EF overseeing compliance and quality assurance.


Vice President for Outreach


Joy MacFarland

Product Marketing Manager – US ELT
National Geographic Learning

Joy MacFarland is originally from the Boston area, lived in Madrid, Spain for many years, and has also spent time in Mexico and France.  She got her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University and her M.Ed. from Boston College. She started out her career as an ESL teacher overseas and then started a school in Spain.  She eventually moved back to Boston where she served in various roles in academics and directing centers for both GEOS Sprachcaffe and FLS International as well as the Director of Outreach for FLS International. Her current role is as Product Marketing Manager for the US for National Geographic Learning. Joy is also the founder of the Private Language School Special Interest Group and the IEP Conference for MATSOL in Massachusetts.  She is extremely passionate about our industry and professional development (if she could she would be a professional conference-attendee!).


Vice President-Elect for Outreach

Rachel Wells

Director of Operations, North America
Stafford House International

Ms. Wells serves as the Director of Operations, North America, for Stafford House International, leading six IEP locations across the US and Canada. Rachel holds an MBA in International Education from the University of Keele, UK and has over 17 years' experience in academics, student services and operations. Rachel has lived and worked in the UK, SE Asia, Europe and the US, and is passionate about providing transformational experiences to international students.



Jackie McCafferty

Director, Intensive English Language Program
Temple University

Dr. McCafferty serves as the Director of the Intensive English Language Program at Temple University, with previous and similar positions at Rowan University. Dr. McCafferty is an accomplished manager and leader, and is active within professional associations, currently serving on the EnglishUSA Professional Development Task Force.



Karin Sandler

Director, Intensive English Program
North Carolina State University

Karin Sandler is the Director of the Intensive English Program at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Spanish and Masters of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education both from Georgetown University. In her previous position, she was the Associate Director of the English Language Institute at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. In the United States and overseas, Karin has taught all academic skill areas and proficiency levels. Her areas of interest include program management, second language writing, and cross-cultural communication.



Executive Director

Cheryl Delk-Le Good

Executive Director

Cheryl Delk-Le Good has been an active member in the field for more than 20 years. She served as President of EnglishUSA in 2011-12 and as Communications & Promotions on the UCIEP Board from 2006-2011. She served as IEP Network Leader for the International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community for NAFSA through 2016 and completed a term as CEA Commissioner/Treasurer in 2015.  For 15 years, Cheryl served as director and faculty of the Intensive English Program at Georgia State University. Prior to moving to Atlanta, she taught at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. She earned her BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and MA degrees in French and TESOL at Michigan State University. Her areas of specialization include program administration, curriculum and materials development; she has authored two ESL textbooks and has conducted multiple program and curriculum reviews, nationally and internationally.

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