Board and Councils

The governance structure for Workcred is comprised of a Board of Directors, with subsidiary advisory councils and ad hoc expert advisors focused on particular areas of interest.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the organization. Members of the Workcred Board of Directors include:

  • Chairman of the Board: S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO, ANSI
  • David Byer, senior group manager, worldwide education advocacy, Apple
  • Beth Carlson, corporate vice president of talent, Raytheon Technologies
  • Stephen Crawford, Ph.D., research professor, George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP)
  • Peggy Jensen, CPA, senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), ANSI
  • John Kessler, global certification lead, Accenture
  • Fran Schrotter, senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), ANSI
  • Andrew Updegrove, partner and co-founder, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  • Cynthia Woodley, Ed.D., COO and psychometrician, Professional Testing, Inc.

Credentialing Body Advisory Council

The Credentialing Body Advisory Council is a neutral body to advance the industry of certification and certificates. This council serves as a conduit for information flow among the credentialing community, Workcred, industry, education bodies, workforce development groups and other stakeholders. This council includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • Council Chair: Cynthia Woodley, Workcred Board of Directors
  • Advance CTE
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification
  • Association of Test Publishers
  • AVIXA (Formerly InfoComm International)
  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Building Performance Institute, Inc.
  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International
  • Certified Financial Planner Board
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification
  • EC-Council
  • Green Business Certification Inc.
  • Inteleos
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
  • (ISC)²
  • National Apartment Association Education Institute
  • National Association of Workforce Boards
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • National Healthcareer Association
  • National Registry of Food Safety Professionals
  • National Restaurant Association
  • NSF International
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Project Management Institute
  • Society of Certified Senior Advisors
  • U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

Government Credentialing Network

Participants of this network represent government agencies with active or developing credential programs, and work to identify credentialing issues within government that Workcred can help to resolve. The objectives of the network are to:

  • Identify where, how, and why the federal government uses credentialing
  • Identify the various roles of industry and professional organizations in the creation of workforce credentials and the working relationships between industry and the federal government
  • Review the purpose, mission, and legislation mandate of a government agency and its alignment with its credentialing role
  • Identify federal credentialing models and share best practices to build more consistency among federal agencies in regard to specific credentials (i.e., terminology, validation)
  • Keep abreast of legislation and regulation affecting credentialing, and provide input to ensure consistency in credentialing terminology and concepts
  • Identify new credentialing initiatives in the federal government
  • Identify trends and practices through the analysis of big data and new statistics from federal surveys including the Current Population Survey and the Adult Training and Education Survey
  • Identify the need for and create workshops/conferences focusing on federal agencies and credentialing
  • Communicate findings and information with the broader community
  • Identify and share metrics for evaluating program effectiveness

Expert Advisors

Nationally-recognized workforce experts provide guidance to Workcred on activities to advance quality workforce and credentials:

  • Alexander Alonso, senior vice president of knowledge development, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Jan Bray, independent consultant, Bray Strategies
  • Deb Cohen, independent consultant
  • Bob Jones, independent consultant, Management and Training Corporation; former Assistant Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mary Alice McCarthy, director, Center on Education and Skills, New America
  • Jane Oates, president, WorkingNation; former Assistant Secretary Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Jason Tyszko, executive director, Center for Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Nationally-recognized research experts provide guidance and input on Workcred’s research concepts and proposals:

  • Mary Gatta, associate professor, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, City University of New York
  • Catherine Imperatore, research manager, Association for Career and Technical Education
  • Steve Lynch, director, workforce and economic development services, Burning Glass Technologies
  • Andrew Reamer, research professor, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy
  • Bob Sheets, research professor, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy
  • Jeff Strohl, director of research, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Michelle Van Noy, associate director, Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers University