Sherard Jones Staff Liason

International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training
Sterling, VA

Sherard Jones is the President of Strategic Futurist Consulting, an organization whose mission is to provide global leadership in Credentialing, Accreditation and Standards Development. Sherard has over 15 years of experience with IACET Accreditation in various roles and is committed to applying his expertise to support IACET in meeting its strategic goals. Sherard is currently a Lead Assessor for the ANSI-CAP program, has worked as Vice President of Education and Training for IAPMO, and was a past Chair of the IACET Commission. Sherard has 10+ years of experience in strategic program development and has partnered with clients having business needs varying from creating international workforce development programs to build capacity through training and credentialing — to creating and overseeing organizational restructuring plans.

Karen Darby Member
October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2023

Southwestern Child Development Commission, Inc.
Kings Mountain, NC

Cecily Dodge Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

ASTM International
W. Conshohocken, PA

Allison Goff Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services
Mobile, AL

Maja Hukic Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

Rotary International
Evanston, IL

Mark Krefman Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

Norton Shores, MI

Yeisan Matthew Member
January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2027


Barbara Primm Member
March 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025

Ranken Technical College

Doctor in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Manager/Program Chair of General Education and Bachelor of Science in Applied Management program. Innovative curriculum designer. Recipient of the "Best Paper" award via World Future Forum Conference 2019.
Amazing literacy director, nonprofit mentor and business consultant, educational facilitator, and grant writer with award winning results.  Independent college counselor visiting over 75 colleges and universities within the United States. Adjunct facilitator for several institutions of higher learning and literacy director for a nonprofit literacy center. Accreditation Counsel of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Site Evaluator.  Associate Fellow for Future Research Institute and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Sandy Schwarz Member
October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2023

Emerson Automation Solutions
Marshalltown, IA

Sandra is currently the Sr. Manager of Quality Standards & Consulting, Emerson Automation Solutions.. Emerson specializes in process flow products and solutions to digitally transform a business' capabilities through automation in industries such as oil and gas, chemical and water, to name a few. 

With over 20 years of experience in the learing and development field, Sandy has helped to transform the quality of Emerson practices and standards that impact all aspects of the learning process with their customers. She also worked as a contractor prior to Emerson helping global companies deliver engaging content to their employees.  She is a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt and has enhanced processes at various companies to improved effectiveness and to reduce costs through efficiences and eliminating rework.

Sandy attended Iowa State University (ISU) where she earned an Instructional Design Certification and her Master of Education M.Ed.with an emphasis in Technology. Prior to this she attended Upper Iowa University and majored in Business Administration obtaining her Bachelor of Science. She is an active member of IACET as a Commissioner (2021) and Standards Council member (2021). She also participated in writing IACET White Paper - Guidelines for Competency-based Learning. In addition to serving on IACET and community-based boards (County Planning Board, Soccer Association and Pre-School), she enjoys bicycling, writing and painting in her spare time.

Brandon Smith Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Kansas City, MO

Caroline Van Howe Member
April 1, 2023 – December 31, 2026

Assistive Technology Industry Association
San Rafael, CA

Caroline Van Howe is Chief Operating Officer with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) and is responsible for the organizational aspects of the ATIA international conferences and online education programs; partner and alliance programs with national and international assistive technology organizations; member support including overall management for the association web site; production support for ATOB - ATIA's online, open-source research journal and providing technical assistance to federally awarded grant programs.

Under Ms. Van Howe's leadership, the educational program has expanded its content leadership with international organizations including: ACVREP, AOTA, ASHA, CEC, g3ict, IAAP, JAN and RESNA.  The Continuing Education program has also expanded with ATIA becoming an approved CE Provider for: Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Prior to joining ATIA, Ms. Van Howe worked in the assistive technology K-12 industry for six years and was responsible for professional development and marketing programs.  She joined the ATIA Board of Directors in 2001 holding positions of Conference Chair and President before joining the Executive Staff in 2006.  

Ms. Van Howe has worked in international software for over 15 years in both the UK and US and held management positions in sales, training and marketing.  Ms. Van Howe originally trained as a teacher of students with learning disabilities in the U.K. She obtained her M.A. in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Certificate in Software Product Marketing from UC Berkeley.

Pamela Wiggins Member
October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023

Wiggins Management & Consulting, LLC
Jacksonville, FL

A native of Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Pamela Wiggins is a #1 Best-Selling author, speaker, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Certified Arbitrator, Adjunct Professor, and Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Wiggins is CEO & Owner of Wiggins Management & Consulting, LLC, specializing in Leadership Development and Professional and Management Development Training. She is an outspoken advocate with a message of empowerment to live your purpose today, not tomorrow. Dr. Wiggins has been interviewed by WJXT4 Television-The Local Station/ News4Jax in Jacksonville, Florida. She has been featured in Courageous Woman Magazine, Today's Purpose Woman Magazine, the Jacksonville Business Journal, “Women on the Move,” and Folio Weekly Magazine, “Honored Business, Jacksonville’s Finest 2016 Business Profile Series.” Dr. Wiggins has facilitated programs she authored (Crushing Limiting Beliefs, Top 10 Soft Skills You Need: In the Workplace and Beyond, Increasing Your Happiness, Business in Review, and What is Your Return on Investment (ROI). Dr. Wiggins consistently inspires hundreds of individuals through one-on-one consultations, workshops and webinars to develop and live their purpose.

Dr. Wiggins earned her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Arts in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marymount University.  

Dr. Wiggins diverse professional career spans from corporate business to higher education to social services with over 14 years of corporate executive leadership experience as Chief Executive Officer; 15 years of experience in staff training, coaching, and mentoring; 12 years of experience in quality management and auditing; 12 years of experience in social services and Family Safety programs; over four years of executive leadership in higher education as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Faculty Team Lead. In addition, she has 15 years of teaching experience in higher education online, hybrid, and ground courses, as well as developing and revising course curriculum. 

Dr. Wiggins diverse career has led to over 15 years of effectively developing plans of action from program inception to completion; successful achievement of higher education institutional re-accreditation; analyzing program results and presenting findings to leadership; seeking out new, creative program ideas to implement into existing programs; fostering ongoing professional growth and development; setting goals for programs; tracking progress, set-backs, and overall performance; managing quality improvement programs and projects; providing strategic vision and strong leadership while directing programs, and ensuring programs and staff are fully supported while advancing organizational vision and mission statements.    

In addition, Dr. Wiggins publications include: “Women of Purpose” Chapter title: “Breaking Down Barriers;” “Getting to You: Increasing Your Happiness;” and Top 10 Soft Skills You Need: In the Workplace and Beyond.”

Dr. Wiggins professional accolades include:

  • Recipient of CEO Today Magazine, “CEO USA Award” for 2018.
  • Nominated for “Prestigious Author Academy Award in Business” for 2018.
  • Recipient of CEO Today Magazine, “Management Consulting Award for 2018.”
  • Recipient of CEO Today Magazine, “Business Women of the Year Award 2018.”
  • Recipient of Cox Media Group, “Business of the Week” for the week of January 29, 2018.
  • Featured in “Women on the Move,” Jacksonville Business Journal, 2016.
  • Recipient of “Honored Business, Jacksonville’s Finest 2016 Business Profile Series,” featured in Folio Weekly Magazine, April 27, 2016.

Dr. Wiggins holds professional memberships with:

  • Co-Founding Member, National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses (NAWOSB), Jacksonville, Florida Chapter
  • Member, Florida Sterling Council Board of Examiners
  • Member, Better Business Bureau
  • Member, National Association for Professional Women
  • Member, The Sloan Consortium
  • Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member, Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI)  

Dr. Wiggins community involvement includes:

  • Treasurer, Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.
  • Certified Arbitrator, Present, Better Business Bureau.

Dr. Wiggins presentations and lectures include:  

Wiggins, P. (2018, December). “An Attitude of Gratitude.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2018, November). “Leader, Guide, Guardian.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2018, October). “Introduction of Business.” Talk presented at National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses.

Wiggins, P. (2018, September). “Look Up.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2018, June). “How to Pray.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2018, April). “Lead by Example via Transformation.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2018, January). “A Plan for Life.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2017, December). “Reason for the Season.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc. Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2017, October). “Faith & Trust.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2017, June). “Lift Up.” Talk presented at Greater New Hope Ministries, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.

Wiggins, P. (2017, April). “Business in Review.” Talk presented at International Westside Church of God of Prophecy, Jacksonville, FL. 

Wiggins, P. (2015, April). “What is Your Return on Investment (ROI)?” Talk presented at Cedar Creek Christian School, Jacksonville, FL.




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