Governance

The National Board of Directors is the legal governing body of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven members elected by related organizations and groups, six members ex officio, four youth members, and two members at-large elected by the board. The total number of board members shall not exceed 19. The primary functions of the Board of Directors are to set policy related to program, personnel, and fiscal matters and to be responsible for sound management. FCCLA’s Executive Director serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization. The board receives and acts upon the recommendations of the Executive Director relative to the management of personnel, program, and fiscal matters. FCCLA’s Executive Director also serves on the Board of Directors but does not have the power to cast a vote.

Board of Directors Directory

  • Karen Alexander

    Board Chair

    • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA) Representative
    • Texas Tech University 

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  • Jason Skidmore

    PAST Chair

    • Secondary School Administrator
    • Jordan School District
  • Kim Graves

    VICE CHAIR

    • Business & Industry Representative
    • Travel Portland
  • Gayla Randel

    TREASURER

    • Lead FCS Education Representative
    • Kansas State Department of Education
  • Shannon Roberts

    Secretary

    • Adviser Representative
    • Mason County High School
  • Bobbi Comer

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

    • Adviser Representative
    • Page County High School
  • Kaden Fox
    • Vice President of Finance
  • Theresa Golis
    • State Adviser Representative (Pacific)
  • Carolyn Jackson
    • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Executive Director
  • Tyler Lemley
    • Past National President
    • Texas FCCLA
  • Tre Maxie
    • Business & Industry Representative
    • Child Development Associate Council
  • Supriya Patel
    • National President
  • Linsey Shockley
    • Lead FCS Education Representative
  • Sandy Spavone
    • FCCLA Executive Director
  • Robin Utz
    • U.S. Department of Education Representative
  • Carol Werhan

    Communications & Membership Committee Chair

    • Vice President of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
    • Purdue University
  • Deborah Will
    • State Adviser Representative (Southern)
  • Madeline Wittstruck
    • Past Vice President of Finance
    • Nebraska FCCLA

Board Announcements & Board Meeting Schedule

AUGUST 17, 2020

Virtual Meeting

January 27, 2021

Virtual Meeting

May 26, 2021

Virtual Meeting

June 26, 2021

Nashville, TN
In conjunction with the National Leadership Conference  

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