2016 NVC Committee Members


Kim Yohannan (NVC Chair)

Academic Alliance Manager, EMC Corporation
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Kim Yohannan is responsible for the EMC Academic Alliance program in the Americas. Previously, she managed the global EMC Centera ISV Partner Program. Before EMC, she worked at Xplana Learning, an educational software company, as their Senior Director of Operations and at Nortel Networks where she was part of the certification exam team and was responsible for the NetKnowledge Program which provided curriculum to academic institutions. Before Nortel, Kim spent seven years as a primary school teacher with a focus in English as a Second Language (ESL).


Deborah Boisvert

BATEC Executive Director
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Deborah Boisvert is the Principal Investigator for BATEC, an NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education National Center of Excellence that is aimed at creating a coordinated IT education system, spanning area secondary schools, community colleges, and 4-year universities in four urban regions – Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas and Co-Principal Investigator for the Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership, which is rolling out computing education in high schools though the state. Through these projects, Deborah has extensive experience in developing and implementing educational programs for secondary school, community college and university faculty while creating enduring and effective connections at the academic and administrative levels among the network of community colleges and secondary schools. Her partnerships with industry and community provide her with a broad-level perspective on regional planning for workforce training. Deborah was honored as Workforce Development Leader of the Year by the Massachusetts Network Communications Council in 2006. She serves on many boards and committees including the National Advisory Board of IWITTS, ACM SIGITE Education Board, MA TechHub Collaborative, UMass Boston’s Advisory Committee on Academic Computing, UMass Boston’s Computer Science Advisory Board, Massachusetts Computing Advocacy Network (MassCAN) and Massachusetts K-12 Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards Committee.


Carolyn Corbin

President, Center for the 21st Century

Carolyn Corbin has recently retired after a 45-year career. She was the founder of the Center for the 21st Century, which she created to provide speeches, executive briefings, consulting, and organizational training in critical 21st century issues. Carolyn continues to hold the title of President of that corporation. Her current mission is to give back to the greater community by serving community organizations who wish to tap into her knowledge and expertise developed throughout her career. She is being asked to lead innovative projects, develop place marketing initiatives, and reorganize/rebrand organizations to enhance their donor bases. During her career as an internationally renowned socioeconomic futurist, author, and speaker, Carolyn’s work held a stellar reputation for its 95% accuracy rate and decisive strategies. She has been spotlighted in hundreds of TV, radio, Internet, and periodical interviews including ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates, CNN, the Gannett (owner of USA Today) newswire, and United Press International throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Carolyn has written five books, some of which have ranked #1 on several best-seller lists and have reached markets on every major continent. Her fifth book, Community Leadership 4.0: Impacting a World Gone Wiki, was launched in 2011, in both traditional and digital formats. It immediately became the Number 1 Top Rated Amazon.com Kindle eBook in Public Affairs & Administration and held that ranking for 18 months. Additionally, the book has ranked Number 3 in the Top Rated Amazon.com Kindle eBooks in the broad Government category. In the United Kingdom, Community Leadership 4.0 has ranked in the Top 50 Popular Books list in the category of Community Leadership. The book has also become a Book Pick of the World Future Society. In March, 2013, Community Leadership 4.0 was named Book of the Month by the Malaysian Foresight Institute of the Prime Minister's Department in Malaysia.

Carolyn’s clients and sponsors for her work include such diverse organizations as the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency; Yahoo; IBM; Ericsson; U.S. Department of Defense; Texas Economic Development Council; Texas Municipal League; Dallas-Fort Worth Area Tourism Council; North Texas Commission; Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Detroit Tigers; AMR Corporation; Johnson & Johnson; University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs; American Heart Association; National Kidney Foundation; Arizona State University; California State University; University of Zululand, South Africa; Caribbean Government Consortia; Leadership USA; Indiana University; Leadership Texas; Virginia Local Government Management Association; City of Dallas; and numerous chambers of commerce. Carolyn is active in the McKinney (Texas) community, serving on multiple education, civic, religious, and historical boards and committees.


Linnea Fletcher

Austin Community College

Linnea Fletcher received a BS in Biology, BA in Chemistry, MS in Biochemistry from the University of California at Irvine, and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Texas. In 1999 she started the Biotechnology Program at Austin Community College, and joined the Bio-Link team. Since that time, she has been involved in several NSF grants, served as a rotating NSF program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation, and is now the Texas CSBI Workforce Development delegate. Presently, she is PI of the NSF-funded ATE Center known as AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center. She also served as an editor for discipline-based education research journal, CBE: Life Sciences Education.


Matt Glover

CTO, Le-Vel

Matt Glover is a technology executive with 25 years of industry experience. He is the CTO for Le-Vel, a mid-market health and wellness company in Frisco, Texas. He currently serves as Chairman of the Business Industry Leadership Team for the National Convergence Technology Center. He serves as a member of the White House CTO Round Table and is the Founder of GlobalCIO LLC. His non-profit organization is dedicated to sharing thought leadership with CIO’s around the world.

Mr. Glover was previously the CIO and CISO for AMX, a global hi-tech company. He served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Bank of America and has helped lead technology for industry giants like HP, Intuit, MetLife. He started his technology career on Fast Attack Submarines and served his country with distinction for nearly 10 years.



Gerhard Salinger


Gerhard Salinger became a program officer at the National Science Foundation in September, 1989 in a program to fund the development of materials for science and mathematics education K-12. His interest in technology education led also to the funding of instructional materials in technology and engineering education. His interests have been in materials and teacher professional development that support students developing increasingly sophisticated understandings of STEM concepts and practices. As a result of this work, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association established an award in his name for those enhancing STEM education through technological/engineering design-based instruction. He also was awarded the Kreindler-Rowe award from Its About Time publishers for contributions to science education.

Because of this interest in technology education, in 1992 he was asked to establish and lead the Advanced Technological Education program along with Elizabeth Teles. As co-lead program officer, he set policy, wrote Program Solicitations and recommended funding of regional and national centers. He also contributed to the planning of the annual meetings of Principal Investigators. He retired from the Foundation in May, 2014.

Before going to the National Science Foundation, Salinger was a member of the Physics Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York for twenty five year and the chairman of the department for eleven years. His research interest was the thermal properties of disordered materials at very low temperatures.

Salinger received his B.S. in Physics from Yale University in 1956 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois in 1958 and 1961 respectively. Before going to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964, he spent two years establishing a low temperature physics laboratory at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.


Jeff Wacker


Jeff Wacker is a professional futurist and lecturer. He is the Principal Futurist at JLWFutures. He recently retired as a Senior Fellow from Hewlett-Packard after 36 years where he worked with emerging and advanced technologies. He is currently working on his book defining technology, culture and societal trends now through 2100.


Glenn Wintrich

Director of Innovation, Dell

Glenn Wintrich has more than 40 years of international delivery, marketing, service line management and innovation experience. Glenn leads numerous innovation initiatives within Dell Services Chief Innovation Office. In early 2006 Glenn joined Perot systems as the Enterprise Network Service Line Manager and progressed to the Global Director of Information Systems Product Management. Previously, he developed and launched EDS’ converged network solutions and led all market facing activities for their Communications Service Line. As an Air Force leader, for 24 years, he led the development of standardized communications architecture and business practices in the Asia-Pacific region and was a delivery leader in both Germany and the United Kingdom for over eight years. Additionally, he taught Systems Engineering/Evaluation for three years. His global business experience, systematic approach, and leadership in system architecture allow clients to take full advantage of current and emerging opportunities in their IT environments. Glenn currently chairs the Collin College Business Advisory Council for technology curriculum, is a member of the Interlink board of directors, and is a business council advisor for the National Science Foundation.



Evaluator


Gordon Snyder


Gordon F Snyder jr is past director of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center, formerly the National Center for Telecommunications Technologies or NCTT) atSpringfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts and current associate director at the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education. These centers are both National Science Foundation funded Advanced Technological Education Resource Centers of Excellence.He's authored four engineering and engineering technology textbooks and have over 20 years of consulting experience in engineering technology education, communications and information technology.

In addition to his work with the NSF Centers, he's served as the Verizon Next Step New England telecommunications curriculum leader and on several technology boards around the United States including the Microsoft Community College Advisory Council, the Massachusetts Networking and Communications Council and the National Skill Standards Board.

In 2001, he was selected as one of the top 15 technology faculty in the United States by Microsoft and the American Association of Community Colleges and in 2004 was selected as the Massachusetts Network and Communications Council Workforce Leader of the year.


Catherine Oleksiw


Dr. Catherine Oleksiw works with higher education and philanthropic leadership in assessing change. With over 30 years in leadership roles in state government, higher education and private industry, Catherine has led research and evaluation projects, including government-funded education projects on career technical education and community college noncredit programming. Her primary expertise is in evaluation of PreK-12 and postsecondary education programs. In her consulting and coaching practice, Measured Transitions, she continues to work with clients and partners on creating systems to assess performance goals and program outcomes. Dr. Oleksiw earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University in New York. She is a member of the American Education Research Association (AERA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach, Catherine also is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dr. Oleksiw has over ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology and education courses in research, statistics, and assessment.

Kim Yohannan is responsible the EMC Academic Alliance program in the Americas (North, Central and South) and the Caribbean. Previously, she managed the global EMC Centera ISV Partner Program. Before EMC, she worked at Xplana Learning, an educational software company, as their Senior Director of Operations and at Nortel Networks where she was part of the certification exam team and was responsible for the NetKnowledge Program which provided curriculum to academic institutions. Before Nortel, Kim spent seven years as a primary school teacher with a focus in English as a Second Language (ESL).Deborah Boisvert is the Principal Investigator for BATEC, an NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education National Center of Excellence that is aimed at creating a coordinated IT education system, spanning area secondary schools, community colleges, and 4-year universities in four urban regions – Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas and Co-Principal Investigator for the Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership, which is rolling out computing education in high schools though the state. Through these projects, Deborah has extensive experience in developing and implementing educational programs for secondary school, community college and university faculty while creating enduring and effective connections at the academic and administrative levels among the network of community colleges and secondary schools. Her partnerships with industry and community provide her with a broad-level perspective on regional planning for workforce training. Deborah was honored as Workforce Development Leader of the Year by the Massachusetts Network Communications Council in 2006. She serves on many boards and committees including the National Advisory Board of IWITTS, ACM SIGITE Education Board, MA TechHub Collaborative, UMass Boston’s Advisory Committee on Academic Computing, UMass Boston’s Computer Science Advisory Board, Massachusetts Computing Advocacy Network (MassCAN) and Massachusetts K-12 Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards Committee.
Matt Glover is a technology executive with 25 years of industry experience. He is the CTO for Le-Vel, a mid-market health and wellness company in Frisco, Texas. He currently serves as Chairman of the Business Industry Leadership Team for the National Convergence Technology Center. He serves as a member of the White House CTO Round Table and is the Founder of GlobalCIO LLC. His non-profit organization is dedicated to sharing thought leadership with CIO’s around the world.
Mr. Glover was previously the CIO and CISO for AMX, a global hi-tech company. He served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Bank of America and has helped lead technology for industry giants like HP, Intuit, MetLife. He started his technology career on Fast Attack Submarines and served his country with distinction for nearly 10 years.


Dr. Catherine Oleksiw works with higher education and philanthropic leadership in assessing change. With over 30 years in leadership roles in state government, higher education and private industry, Catherine has led research and evaluation projects, including government-funded education projects on career technical education and community college noncredit programming. Her primary expertise is in evaluation of PreK-12 and postsecondary education programs. In her consulting and coaching practice, Measured Transitions, she continues to work with clients and partners on creating systems to assess performance goals and program outcomes. Dr. Oleksiw earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University in New York. She is a member of the American Education Research Association (AERA), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach, Catherine also is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dr. Oleksiw has over ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology and education courses in research, statistics, and assessment.