COABE Board Nominations 2024


The Coalition on Adult Basic Education represents the system of 79,000 adult educators across the United States. COABE has over 50,000 active members, and serves nearly 51,000 individuals annually through programming and special events. COABE membership benefits include professional development opportunities such as webinars, virtual and national conferences and regional institutes, access to the COABE Journal, participation in our legislative advocacy initiatives, the six time award winning “Educate and Elevate” national public awareness campaign, and the award winning Move Ahead with Adult Ed campaign to help local programs increase enrollment.

The COABE election process is underway, providing current members the opportunity to review the ballot of prestigious leaders and cast your vote for the candidate(s) of your choice! Click the link below for more information on the candidate’s profiles, and submit your ballot by 3/18/24. All votes will be tabulated and certified by the elections committee, and the results will be posted on 3/20/24. Please contact with any questions.

Meet the Candidate Meeting

Join us on March 1st at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to meet the candidates. You will have the opportunity to hear the candidates’ platform as well as why they chose to run for office, and of course, the opportunity to ask questions.

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2024 Candidates

Vice President of Membership: Dr. Adrienne Fontenot & Michael Matos

Region 5 Representative: Callie Allred, Lily Beth Brazones, & Jamie Trujillo

Region 6 Representative: Jennifer Gagliardi, Jennifer Keiser, & John Werner

Candidate Profiles