Program Advisory Committees

We involve our community in the creation and administration of our academic programs.

Program Advisory Committees (PACs) provide community input for our academic offerings and help to develop curriculum, monitor program progress and serve as ambassadors for the program. PACs are made up of people from our local communities in the businesses, industries and services that our students are preparing to work in once they complete their education.


Bryan Ashby (Parkside Career and Technology Center)
Katharine Campbell (J. M. Tawes Technology and Career Center)
Mark Granger (Granger & Co.)
Joseph Ingolia (Jr., Bayshore Group)
Andy Kim (Kim & Associates)
Lee McCabe (PKS & Co.)
Rob Richerson (Salisbury University)
Kimberly Ruark (TGM Group)
David Ryan (Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, Inc.)
Diana Staley (Edward Jones)
Stephanie Valdivia (Perdue Farms, Inc.)
Christopher Wilde (Catalyst Investment Advisors)
Jennifer Willing Twilley (Rommel & Stephens)

Chemical Dependency Counseling

Christina Bowie-Simpson (Wicomico County Health Department)
Heather Brown (Eastern Shore Psychological Services)
J. David Collins (J. David Collins & Associates)
Jim Freeman (Second Wind, Inc.)
Kevin Meenan (Hudson Health Services)
Curtis Paul (Recovery Resource Center)
Christina Purcell (Worcester County Health Department)
Keith Richardson (Warwick Manor)
Jessica Taylor (Seth Hurdle Health Center)

Computer Studies

Rick Anderson (Advanced Computers)
Aaron Finney (TR Group)
Jeremy Heslop (Omni Tech Pro)
Thomas Mascara (Worcester Technical High School)
Dana Seiler (Vantage Point Solutions)

Criminal Justice

Robert E. Almon (Retired , Wor-Wic Community College)
Ivan Barkley (Sr., Delmar Police Department)
Donna Bounds (Worcester County Detention Center (retires 3/21))
John Bounds (Caroline County Sheriff’s Office)
Ross Buzzuro (Ocean City Police Department)
Wade Chambers (J. M. Tawes Technology and Career Center)
Ruth Colbourne (Wicomico County Department of Corrections)
LaMonte E. Cooke (Queen Anne’s County Department of Corrections)
Arnold Downing (Berlin Police Department)
Barbara Duncan (Salisbury Police Department)
Joseph Gamble (Talbot County Sheriff’s Office)
Gary Hofmann (Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office)
Pete Landon (Maryland Governor’s Office)
Edwin Lashley (Salisbury University Police Department)
Michael Lewis (Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office)
Albert Liebno (Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission)
Matt Crisafulli (Worcester County Sheriff’s Office)
Andy McGee (Snow Hill Police Department)
James W. Phillips (Jr. Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office)
Paul Simon (Parkside Career and Technology Center)
Brian Swafford (Fruitland Police Department)
David A. Spencer (Easton Police Department)
Walter West (Eastern Correctional Institute)


Janet Benamati (Parkside Career and Technology Center)
Linda Brannock (Stepping Stones Learning Academy)
Diane Carey (Worcester County Public Schools)
Marsha Jarman (Friends Forever Learning Center)
Wendy Kemmet (Snow Hill Christian Nursery School)
Suzanne Ruark (Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Childcare)
Ashleigh South (Northwood Early Learning Center)
Casey Taylor (Asbury Child Development Center)

Emergency Medical Services

Bryan Ashby (Wicomico County Public Schools)
John Barto (Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems)
Jarod Cooper (Fruitland Fire Co.)
Greg Melvin (Maryland State Police Aviation Division)
Michael Parsons (Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems)
Chris Schaeffer (Ocean City Fire / EMS)
William Todd (TidalHealth - Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Lawrence Towles (Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company)
Christopher Truitt (Salisbury Fire Department)
Douglas Walters (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)

General Studies (includes A & H and M & S Departments)

Krista Baker (James M. Bennett High School)
Janice Cottman (Washington High School)
Charlene Creese (Pocomoke High School)
Faith Daum (Crisfield Academy and High School)
Katie Griffin (Parkside High School)
Kasi Lyndaker (Salisbury Christian School)
Jinawa McNeil (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
Samantha Pilchard (Wicomico High School)
Valerie Riley (Stephen Decatur High School)
April Shiles (Mardela Middle and High School)
Beth Skoglund (Salisbury University)

Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Management

Phil Cropper (The Palette)
Caitlin Evans (Worcester Technical High School)
Salvatore Fasano (La Quinta)
Raymond A. Hilligoss (Parkside High School)
Susan Jones (Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association)
Gary Leach (Ocean City Convention Center)
Lisa Ludwig (Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council)
Mark S. Mayers (Harrison Group)
Ruth Waters (Harrison Group)
Anne Webster (Country Inn & Suites)
Charlene Zinnel (Dorchester Career and Technology Center)


Deborah Benton (Hartley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)
Karen Bunn (Parkside Career and Technology Center)
Katherine M. Cvach (University of Maryland Shore Regional Health)
Debora Farlow (Worcester County Health Department)
Paula Fisher (J. M. Tawes Technology and Career Center)
Nancy Flurer (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Paul Klaverweiden (Jr., Inspirational Health Services)
Jeannine LeMieux (University of Maryland Shore Medical Center)
Penny J. Makuchal (Worcester Technical High School)
Bonnie Mannion (Atlantic General Hospital)
Cheri Porcelli (Deer’s Head Hospital Center)
Mary Beth Waide (Deer’s Head Hospital Center)
Debra Webster (Salisbury University)
Denise Wells (Wilmington University)
Sheri Whitt (Atlantic General Hospital)

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Beverly Beckett (Deer’s Head Hospital Center)
Teresa Blem (Shore Rehabilitation Services)
Danielle Cervantes (Chesapeake Woods Center)
Janice Cortis (Eastern Shore Hospital Center)
Ashley Desjardins (Encompass Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital)
Tracy Dissinger (Occupational Therapy of Delaware)
Alesia Griffith (Easter Seals)
Karen Holmes (Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center)
Kerry Howeth (HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital)
Sarah Neall (Wicomico County Board of Education)
Sara Pender (University of Maryland Shore Medical Center)
Jill Stone (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Nancy Vinroot (Deer’s Head Hospital Center)

Office Technology

Bryan Ashby (Parkside Career and Technology Center)
Rose Carey (Bay Area Center for Independent Living)
Shannon Webster (Wicomico County Health Department)

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jason Baynard (Pivot Physical Therapy)
Melanie Blankensop (Aquacare Physical Therapy)
Robert E. Dawson III (Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates)
Scott Gardner (Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers)
Brook Hudson (Encompass Home Health)
Craig L. Joachimowski (Tidewater Physical Therapy)
Eric Layton (Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services)
Janean Mauzy (Harrison House of Snow Hill)
Sarah Oleksak (Easter Seals)
Jill Stone (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Jill Toadvine (Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center)
Bryan Twigg (HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital)
Nancy Vinroot (Deer’s Head Hospital Center)
Martin Weinstein (Eastern Shore Physical Therapy)

Radiologic Technology

Michael Hatcher (Riverside Memorial Hospital)
Jacquelyn Hughes (Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates)
Peter A. Libby (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Mary Lou Melhorn (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)
Courtney Phillips (Beebe Healthcare)
Thomas Spencer (Peninsula Imaging)
Brooke Williams (Atlantic General Hospital)
Megan Wheatley (TidalHealth – Peninsula Regional Medical Center)