Communities of Practice

About Our Communities

Our learning communities, largely led by our Bay Region Key Talent Team, composed of Regional Directors of Employer Engagement, K-14 Technical Assistance Providers, Regional Joint Venture Leads, and Guided Pathway Coordinators, are comprised of interested stakeholders identifying opportunities and sharing best practices around a common sector and discipline.

Below is a list of the over forty (40) Bay Area networks, organized by sector, convening weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Membership includes K-12, adult school, and college faculty and counselors, industry partners, workforce development boards, and other key members tasked with preparing students for regional workforce needs.

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Machining

  • Welding

  • Industrial Maintenance

  • Electricity / Electronics

  • CAD

Mark Martin

Regional Director, Employer Engagement

Advanced Manufacturing

C: 650.248.7728 | mark.martin@design4x.com

Advanced Transportation & Logistics

  • Automotive

  • Aviation

  • Heavy Duty Diesel

Pamela Gutman

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | ATL

C: 925.872.9356 | pamela.gutman@peralta.edu

Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Technologies

  • Animal Science

  • Business

  • Forestry / Natural Resources

  • Mechanics

  • Water / Wastewater

  • Horticulture / Plant Science

Fred Sconberg

Regional Director, Employer Engagement Agriculture

C: 916.759.9627 | fredagdsn@gmail.com

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Marketing

  • Accounting

  • Real Estate

  • Business Law

  • Management

  • Entrepreneurship

Micah Merrick

Regional Director, Employer Engagement

Business & Entrepreneurship

C: 267.481.2246 | micah@meritmark.co

Xavier Nazario

Regional Director, Employer Engagement

Business & Entrepreneurship

C: 707.569.3622 | xavier@bayareadsn.com

Education

  • Early Childhood Education / Education

  • ECE co-sponsored by CCCECE and EDU part of TPP RJV

Kathleen White

RJV Lead | City College of San Francisco

C: 415.239.3891 | kwhite@ccsf.edu

Energy, Construction, & Utilities

  • Construction

Carlos Santamaria

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | ECU

C: 650.642.4516 | csantamaria@cees-advisors.com

Health

  • Nursing / Medical Assisting

  • Respiratory Therapy, Rad Tech, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, “Other Programs”: Physical Therapy (1 program), Surg Tech (2 programs)

Nanette Solvason

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | Health

C: 650.440.2890 | solvasonnanette@fhda.edu

Information, Communications, & Technology / Digital-Media

  • ICT-DM

  • ICT-DM Apprenticeships

  • ICT - Remote Labs

  • ICT - Professional Development

  • ICT - Cyber Security Pathways

  • ICT - Model Curriculum

  • ICT - Business Advisory

Olivia Herriford

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | ICT-DM

C: 925.899.3836 | olivia@baccc.net

Ray Kaupp

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | ICT-DM

C: 831.295.2590 | ray@baccc.net

Richard Grotegut

Regional Director, Employer Engagement | ICT-DM

C: 925.354.8785 | rgrotegut@gmail.com

Life Sciences / Biotech

  • Life Sciences / Biotech

Josie Sette

Regional Director, Employer Engagement

Life Sciences / Biotech

C: 510.742.3159 | jsette@ohlone.edu

Public Safety

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • Fire

  • Law

Natalie Hannum

Los Medanos College | nhannum@losmedanos.edu

Retail, Hospitality, & Tourism

  • Culinary

  • Hospitality Regional Advisory Meeting

Audrey Le Baudour

Regional Director, Employer Engagement

Retail, Hospitality, & Toursim

C: 707.292.5754 | audrey@bayarearht.com

Transitions

  • Counselor

  • COE / K12 Faculty

  • Dual Enrollment

Sharon Turner

K14 Regional Technical Assistance Provider

C: 415.786.0705 | turnersharon@fhda.edu

Mallory J. Stevens

Pathways Support Consultant

C: 650.576.2602 | malloryjstevens@gmail.com

Workforce

  • Earn & Learn (Work-based Learning)

Drew Douglass

RJV Lead | DDouglass@4cd.edu

Gina Del Carlo

RJV Lead | gina@earnlearn.us