VACE Committees

Much of the work of our organization is accomplished by dedicated, talented committees. Learn more about these opportunities for engagement in VACE through participation in standing committees.


Awards Committee:

This committee is responsible for soliciting from the membership nominations for recipients of VACE awards. Members of this committee review nominations to ensure they meet criteria for receipt of the award which is conferred at the Annual Conference.

  • 2020-2021 Chair: Debbie Lumpkin
  • 2020-2021 Members: 

Board Committee:

These committees are comprised of current VACE board members, to provide oversight for essential functions of the organization.

Board Nominations Committee:

  • 2020-2021 Chair: Amy Foster

Constitution and By-Laws Committee:

  • 2020-2021 Members: Amy Foster, Kimberly Phillips, and Debbie Lumpkin

Conference Committee:

This committee plans the Annual Conference held each spring; including the development of programs and publicity, registration management, local arrangements, and oversight of finances related to the conference.

  • 2020-2021 Chairs: Andy Park (College Director) and Christina Brooks (Employer Director) 
  • 2020-2021 Members: Carolyn Sutphin, Peggy Reed, Scott Robert, Andrea Cordray, Katie Beach, Debbie Murray, Nicole Shaw, Dannita Trice, Laura Hickerson, Chelsey Parsons, Megan Eckart, Don Snyder, Samantha Collier, Angie McAdams, Lorayah Lenore, Summer Steelman, Wendy Buie, Angie McAdams, Dorothy Hayden, Kimberly Phillips, Philip Wilkerson, Bev Reid, Toni McLawhorn, Sherry Talbott, Amanda Tintaya

Marketing & Membership Committee:

The Marketing and Membership committee is responsible for analyzing membership composition, and developing and implementing an action plan to promote VACE to non-member organizations with the goal to increase the membership and membership diversity. The committee is also responsible for welcoming new members and promoting retention and involvement.

  • 2020-2021 Director: Amanda Grantham
  • 2020-2021 Members: Faby Argandona, Amanda Tintaya, Kyle Hodges, Quintrel Lenore, Kyle Billetere, Carolyn Sutphin, Philip Wilkerson, Neva Bryan

Professional Development Committee:

The Professional Development Committee works to plan regional events throughout the year to help VACE members stay connected with one another and provide continuous learning opportunities. Events such as networking receptions, webinars and one day drive-in conferences will be planned. Members of the committee will assist in finding speakers, marketing opportunities and hosting events.

  • 2020-2021 Director: Samara Reynolds
  • 2020-2021 Members: Sheila Tria, Jessica Majkowycz, Jenna Rowlands, Carolyn Sutphin, Kate Bergey, Debbie Lumpkin, Jen Spataro-Wilson, Katie Kinniburgh, Victoria Suarez, Andy Park, Monique Sample, Michelle Bennett, Anne Afriyie, Lynn Seuffert, Quintrel Lenore

Site Selection Committee:

The Site Selection Committee works to find and negotiate proposals/contracts for future Annual Conference locations.

  • 2020-2021 Chair: Amy Foster
  • 2020-2021 Members: 

Technology & Communications Committee:

This committee is comprised of members who consider and propose ways in which VACE can best use technology to communicate with members and provide services. This committee collaborates with other committees to support their efforts through management of the VACE listserv, website, newsletter, LinkedIn account, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) accounts.

  • 2020-2021 Director: Amanda Tintaya
  • 2020-2021 Members: Philip Wilkerson, Quintrel Lenore, Carolyn Sutphin

Want to get involved?

If you would like to join a committee or have questions? Email [email protected]