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

  • Jason Skidmore

    Board Chair

    • Secondary School Administrator
    • Jordan School District

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  • Reno Palombit

    Past Chair

    • National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS) Representative
    • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Career & Technical Education
  • Karen Alexander

    Vice Chair

    • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA) Representative
    • Texas Tech University
  • Patricia DiGioia-Laird

    Treasurer

    • State Adviser Representative (North Atlantic)
    • John P. Stevens High School
  • Shannon Roberts

    Secretary

    • Occupational Adviser Representative
    • Mason County High School
  • Kim Graves

    Program Committee Chair

    • Business & Industry Representative
    • Omni Hotels
  • 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
  • Dan Brown
    • Business & Industry Representative
    • DB Leadership
  • Bobbi Comer
    • Comprehensive Adviser Representative
    • Page County High School
  • Patrick T. Grady
    • State Adviser Representative (Southern)
    • Today and Tomorrow Enterprises
  • Tyler Lemley
    • National President
    • Texas FCCLA
  • Julia Peake
      • Past Vice President of Finance
      • Georgia FCCLA
    • Gayla Randel
      • National Association of State Administrators for Family and Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS) Representative
      • Kansas State Department of Education
    • Kennedy Strickler
        • Past National President
        • Virginia FCCLA
      • Madeline Wittstruck
        • Vice President of Finance
        • Nebraska FCCLA
      • Carolyn Jackson
        • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Executive Director
      • Robin Utz
        • U.S. Department of Education Representative
      • Sandy Spavone
        • FCCLA Executive Director

      Board Announcements & Board Meeting Schedule

      September 30, 2019

      Washington, D.C.
      In conjunction with Capitol Leadership

      January 29, 2020

      Virtual meeting

      May 20, 2020

      Virtual meeting

      July 3, 2020

      Washington, D.C.
      In conjunction with the National Leadership Conference

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