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

  • Kim Graves

    Board CHAIR

    • Business & Industry Representative
    • Travel Portland

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  • Karen Alexander

    Past Chair

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


  • Gayla Randel


  • Theresa Golis


    • State Adviser Representative (Pacific)
  • Deborah Will


    • State Adviser Representative (Southern)
    • Virginia State Adviser
  • Nancy Bock
    • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Executive Director
  • Bobbi Comer
    • Local Adviser Representative
  • Kaden Fox
    • Past Vice President of Finance
  • Katie Harfmann
    • Vice President of Finance
  • Mary Jo Kohl

    program committee chair

    • LEAD FCS Representative
    • Ohio Department of Education
  • Tre Maxie
    • Business & Industry Representative
    • Child Development Associate Council
  • Brenda Osman
    • Local Adviser Representative
  • Supriya Patel
    • Past National President
  • Hunter Prinz
    • National President
  • Randi Richards-Lutz
    • Local Administrator 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

Board Announcements & Board Meeting Schedule

AUGUST 10, 2021

Reston, VA

November 4, 2021

Washington, DC
Hybrid meeting in conjunction with Capitol Leadership and National Fall Conference

January 20, 2022

Virtual Meeting

March 10, 2022

Virtual Meeting

May 19, 2022

Virtual Meeting

June 28, 2022

San Diego, CA
Meeting in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference


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