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2020-21 Executive Board
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President

Caroline Gear, International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Caroline has been at the helm of the International Language Institute of Massachusetts since 2016, leading the school 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 international as well as national fronts. Her current focus is how to shape the "new normal" within the context of the coronavirus pandemic for ILI and partner schools in the U.S. and around the world.

From 2005 to 2007, she served as EnglishUSA’s Board Secretary and held successively more responsible positions at ILI before assuming the role of executive director. She is also the Youth Exchange Officer for the Northampton International Rotary Club. 

 

President-Elect

Lisa Kraft, ELI, Pace University

Lisa Kraft manages academic development and recruitment efforts for the English Lanugage Institute at Pace University. She holds a Master of Arts in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University at Albany-SUNY. Lisa has served on several professional boards including NAFSA Region X, EnglishUSA, and NYSTESOL. She has presented at TESOL, EnglishUSA, NYSTESOL, NAFSA Region X and AIRC conferences. Twenty-five years in the field has taken her to teaching positions in South Korea, Turkey and the United States.

 



Immediate Past President                

Jane Robison, Executive Director English Language Institute, Missouri State University

Chair, EnglishUSA Governance Committee

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.


Treasurer

Jackie McCafferty, Director, Intensive English Language Program, Temple University

Chair, EnglishUSA  Finance Committee (FC)

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

Co-Chair, EnglishUSA Memberships Development and Engagement Committee (MDEC)


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.

 

At-Large Directors:

Alan Broomhead, Director, Student Services for Showa Boston, Lecturer for Northeastern University

Chair, EnglishUSA Advocacy & External Relations Committee (AERC)

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.

 

Mackenzie Kerby, ELS 

Mackenzie Kerby works for ELS Language Centers. Prior to serving in various leadership roles throughout her organization, she taught English at 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 levels. 


 

Jenny Nieveen,  President and CEO, OHLA Schools

Jenny Nieveen is a founder of OHLA Schools. With more than 22 years of work experience in the field of international education, she is the driving force behind the growth of the corporation. She also manages a large network of international agencies which has allowed students from over 70 different nationalities to attend OHLA programs. Additionally, she has secured direct pathway agreements with 67 universities in the United States allowing hundreds of students each year to pursue bachelor and master degree programs after their ESL studies at OHLA have been completed.


Daryl Bish, Assistant Director, University of Florida, English Language Institute

Daryl Bish is Assistant Director for the University of Florida English Langage Institute, responsible for admissions and SEVIS compliance. He has extensive experience as a teacher, program recruiter, and administrator, having taught in university and community college programs and managed international student recruitment activities in Japan, Poland, and Bulgaria for the International Education Exchange Community College Consortium. His master's degree is in Curriculum and Instruction, with TESL Certification. His minor for his bachelor's degree was in TESL. He as served as the NAFSA IEP Network Leader, a CEA site reviewer and on the EnglishUSA Membership Review Taskforce.



Engin Ayvaz, Director of Intensive English Center, Tennessee State University

Chair, EnglishUSA Professional Development Activities Committee (PDAC)

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.


 

Jennifer Phillips, Assistant Director, Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI)

Jennifer Phillips is the Director of WESLI (Wisconsin ESL Institute), based in Madison, Wisconsin. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA) and University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education (MATESOL), she has lived and worked in Ecuador, Thailand and New Zealand, working in the fields of Community Development, Curriculum Design, ESL Teaching and Faculty Development. She sits on the board for Study Wisconsin, as well as Leading Change. Through WESLI, Jennifer has the honor of traveling internationally to promote educational partnerships and witness firsthand how education has the power to empower individuals, transform educational institutions and change communities.


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

Co-Chair, EnglishUSA Memberships Development and Engagement Committee (MDEC)

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.


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.