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Sharon Bonney, Executive Director
Phone: 888-44-COABE
Fax: (866) 941-5129

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Executive Committee

Ms. Sharon Bonney

Executive Director

Ms. Jackie Taylor


Mr. Tom Nash


Ms. Deborah Phillips

Vice President and Membership Chair

Ms. Renae Harrison

Past President

Ms. Kathi Medcalf

Chief Finance Office

Ms. Polly Smith



Regional Representatives

Ms. Deb Bomaster

Regional Representative #1

Mr. Don Finn

Regional Representative #2

Dr. Danielle Miles

Regional Representative #3

Ms. Jody Angelone

Regional Representative #4

Ms. Kim Olsen

Regional Representative #5

Ms. Kaye Sharbono

Regional Representative #6

Ms. Regina Suitt

Regional Representative #7 and Public Policy Chair

Dr. Nancie Payne

Regional Representative #8

Non-voting Positions

Ms. Julie Kornahrens

Awards, Incentive Grants, and Scholarships

Dr. Jim Berger

COABE Journal Editor

Ms. Sherrie Claiborne


Mr. Federico Salas-Isnardi

Professional Development Chair

Ms. Marilyn Schmidt

Strategic Planning and Special Projects Chair


2015 COABE Conference Committee

Don Finn—Co-Chair

Kaye Sharbono—Co-Chair

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Kathi Medcalf

Jeff Fantine

Tom Nash

Renae Harrison

Marilyn Schmidt

Charles Ludwig

Polly Smith

Hector Martinez


2015 COABE Conference—Nominations/Elections Committee

Renae Harrison, Chair

Tom Nash

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Federico Salas-Isnardi

2015 COABE Conference—Strategic Planning/Special Projects

Marilyn Schmidt, Chair

Jeff Fantine

Dahlia Allen

Kathi Medcalf

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio


2015 COABE Conference—Technology Committee

Nell Eckersley, Chair

Branka Marcetta (from membership-at-large)

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Hector Martinez

Barry Burkett (from membership-at-large)

Jackie Taylor

2015 COABE Conference—Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Julie Kornahrens, Chair

Renae Harrison

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Polly Smith

2015 COABE Conference—Professional Development

Federico Salas-Isnardi, Chair

Donn Finn

Dahlia Allen

Renae Harrison

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Hector Martinez

Jeff Fantine


2015 COABE Conference—Public Policy

Regina Suitt, Chair

Tom Nash

Jody Angelone

Nancie Payne

Sharon Bonney, Ex-Officio

Marilyn Schmidt

Jill Holloway

Jackie Taylor