Sustainable NACADA Leadership Committee

Mission: The Committee on Sustainable NACADA Leadership is charged with identifying, developing, and sustaining NACADA leadership to ensure the future of the association and develop members' leadership potential. Through collaboration with the EO and other NACADA constituents, the Committee is responsible for strategizing, recommending, and implementing ways to identify potential NACADA leaders and educate them about leadership pathways within the Association.

Function: The Committee will identify gaps and recommend professional development activities and opportunities to embody leadership qualities in its members, values, materials, practices, and governance.

Membership: Committee members serve a two-year term and meet yearly at the NACADA annual conference.

How to become involved in the SLC : Those interested in becoming a member should contact the NACADA Executive Office liaison to the Committee, Jennifer Rush ( 

Current Committee Chair

Janet Spence, University of Louisville

The Chair of the Committee facilitates the work of the group by:

  • Appointing new members to the committee annually
  • Coordinating the various activities of the committee and communicating with members via the committee listserv
  • Leading committee meetings during the Annual Conference
  • Attending Division Leadership meeting at the Annual Conference
  • Submitting a post-conference Leadership report in the fall in which goals are established for the committee and activities planned for the coming year, indicating their relation to the specific missions in the NACADA Strategic Plan
  • Submitting an annual Leadership report in the summer to advise the Council and Board of the status of the completion of goals established and activities planned for the committee over the past year in relation to the NACADA missions and strategies.


Janet Spence, Chair (17-19), University of Louisville
Heather Doyle (16-20), in-coming Chair (19-21), Dalhousie University
Casey Self, Past Chair (17-19), Arizona State University
Rich Robbins (16-20), Bucknell University 
Ana Frega (15-19), University of Massachusetts Boston
Jonelle Golding (17-19), Michigan State University
Sherrie Jensen (15-19), University of St. Augustine
Joshua "JJ" Johnson (17-19), University of Central Florida
David Marchesani (14-19), University of Northern Iowa 
Jennifer McCaul (17-19), University of West Florida
Kyle Ross (17-19) (19-21), Washington State University
Charity MIller (Snyder) (17-19), Kent State University
Felicha Stanley (17-19), Richland College
JP Villavicencio (15-19), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Abbie Windsor (15-19), University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Mandy Balek-Stephens (18-20), Carroll University
Wanda Reyes-Dawes (18-20), Manchester Community College-Connecticut
Monica Jones (18-20), Alabama A&M University
Tara Warden (18-20), University of Cincinnati
Jared Burton (18-20), Emporia State University
Jo Anne Huber (18-20), University of Texas-Austin
Joanne Damminger (18-20), Wilmington University
Kathie Sindt (18-20), Johns Hopkins University
Neena Fink (18-20), Southern New Hampshire University
Jessica Staten (18-20), Indiana University

EO Liaison: Jennifer Rush