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2019-20 Executive Board
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President


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.

 


President-Elect

Caroline Gear
International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Caroline has been at the International Language Institute of Massachusetts since 1986. Since then, Caroline has led ILI in creating a long- term strategic guide and action plan, strengthening the school’s programs and fiscal and operating procedures, securing ILI’s first-ever foundation grants, and extending outreach efforts on many fronts. She has written several articles on assessment and evaluation and regularly makes presentations on the operation of successful language schools. From 2005 to 2007, she served as EnglishUSA’s Board Secretary.

She is also a Trainer of Trainers for the School for International Training’s TESOL Certificate Course.  She continues to teach ESOL and Spanish to various adult populations.  Caroline has lived and worked in Peru, Mexico and Spain and has a Masters in Spanish Literature from Michigan State University.  She is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Northampton International Rotary Club and is the Intensive English Programs MIG Network Leader for NAFSA.


 


Immediate Past President

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.

 


Vice President 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.

 
 


Vice President-Elect for Advocacy


Mackenzie Kerby

Center Director
ELS Language Centers - Boston

Mackenzie Kerby serves as the Center Director for ELS Language Centers Boston. Prior to serving in various leadership roles throughout her organization, she taught English of all levels: IEPs, high school, community college, and university. She has presented at EnglishUSA PDC, TESOL, SE TESOL, and the Allerton English Articulation Conference. She has been published in Oxford University Press’s The Year’s Work in English twice. Ms. Kerby has a particular interest in advocacy at both the local and national level where she has participated in NAFSA’s Advocacy Day and organized advocacy efforts in Boston.
 


Immediate Past 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 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-Elect for Standards

Engin Ayvaz
Director of Intensive English Center
Tennessee State University

Engin Ayvaz has worked at higher education institutions as an EFL instructor, administrator and reviewer for more than 20 years and is currently the Director of Intensive English Center at Tennessee State University. Prior to that, he was the Director of School of Foreign Languages at Yasar University for 12 years. Engin has served on several boards on national and international level undertaking many roles on standard development, compliance and review. He has chaired, presented and attended at many international conferences and events. On its 50th Anniversary, TESOL International Association recognized Engin as one of the 30 emerging leaders.


 


Vice President 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.

 


Vice President-Elect for Outreach


Franklin Pesantez

Assistant Director of International Enrollment Management
University of Denver's English Language Center

Franklin Pesantez has worked in international higher education for eight years. He is currently the Assistant Director of International Enrollment Management at the University of Denver’s English Language Center. Franklin began his career in higher education at Boston University. He previously worked Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) as an Admissions Coordinator and then Partnership Manager. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Franklin grew up speaking both English and Spanish. He graduated from Stony Brook University and is enrolled in the Masters in Higher Education program at the University of Denver.
 


Treasurer

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.


 


Secretary


Becky Challenger

Associate Lecturer and Academic Coordinator
OPIE, Ohio University


Becky Challenger is an Associate Lecturer and the Academic Coordinator at the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE), Ohio University. Over the past nine years in OPIE, Becky has been teaching English for international students and pedagogy for both international and domestic teachers-in-training. In addition, she has been involved in a variety of administrative tasks including curriculum development, recruitment, accreditation, and program coordination. She has her B.S. in Special Education and her M.A. TESOL and has been involved in the field of education for twenty years.

 

 


Executive Director


Cheryl Delk-Le Good

Executive Director
execdirector@englishusa.org

 
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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