AACPM OFFICER AND DIRECTOR NOMINEES BIOS View Online Ballot Here>>
Jana Huffaker. - "I have been involved with the CPM program since 2016. I currently manage the Idaho CPM program. I have a Bachelor's in Marketing and International Business and a Master's in Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership.
I have been engaged with local non-profit and education programs for about the last 15 years. I care deeply about my community, am passionate about continuing education, and believe to my core that it takes a village approach to creating the tomorrow that I envision. I am an energic, ""idea"" person and would love to be a part of the AACPM leadership team."
Amber Ortiz - Idaho CPM Program graduate Class of 2019; Tax Auditor 3. Holds Bachelor's degrees in Human Biology, Accounting, Finance and Business Administration. Job responsibilities include: Conducting complex tax audits and serve as a team leader; Research and resolve difficult tax issues; Identify and resolve problems; analyze financial data; prepare, present and defend the report to management and the taxpayer; Plan, perform and communicate audit findings; Conduct training and mentor employees
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Staci Mason - Staci Mason, CPM, is currently an Administrative Officer for the District of Columbia Government, where she serves as a Human Capital Liaison for a 600+ employee administration. Staci also serves as the administration’s Workmen’s Compensation Coordinator and the Sexual Harassment Officer. Staci is a Certified Public Manager®, coach, and agile practitioner applying her knowledge and skills for the growth of individuals, teams and organizations to reach their fullest potential.
Before returning to public service, Staci was an Assistant Vice President at a professional credentialing organization, focusing on continuous improvement activities to streamline customer service processes and implement programs that had continuing long-term benefits across the organization. She also spent time as a business and management consultant supporting various licensing and credentialing organizations in the Washington, DC area.
Staci began her career in public service in the early 2000s, spending over a decade as the Program Officer for the District of Columbia Government, where she provided strategic direction to over 20 non-health licensing boards, commissions, and programs.
An avid proponent of continuous learning, Staci earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from VCU, a professional degree in Allied Health from Howard University, a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Management at Walden University. She also completed the Executive Leadership Program for Regulators from the Council for Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR), the Certified Public Manager® and Strategic Project Management programs from George Washington University, and the Professional Scrum Master certification in support of her professional growth.
Additionally, Staci is currently serving her second 2-year term on the CLEAR Board of Directors, where she collaborates with the international professional regulatory community on education, training, and the exchange of ideas, information and best practices in consumer protection. She began attending CLEAR conferences in 2009 and has served as a moderator for conference sessions, chaired the Regulatory Agency Administration Committee, and, most recently, participated on several committees including CLEAR Awards, Board Member Training, National Certified Investigator and Inspector Training (NCIT), and Regulatory Agency Administration. Staci began attending CLEAR conferences in 2009 and has served as a moderator for conference sessions, as Vice Chair of Regulatory Agency Administration Committee, and, most recently, as a member of the CLEAR Awards Committee.
Staci is a native New Yorker now residing in Washington, DC. She serves her community by volunteering with her church and her sorority. Staci also spends much of her time mentoring, coaching, and supporting others on their individual path to personal and professional development. Whenever her schedule allows “free” time, Staci enjoys reading, binge watching crime dramas, and visiting with family and friends. But make no mistake, she is never too busy to find time, or a reason, to laugh!
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Alan Shoemake - Alan has served successfully for the last 10 1/2 years the city of West Tawakoni as a Councilman and later as Mayor. During his years of services, Alan succeeded in helping train and work with Citizens and employees with education opportunities they would qualify for within the city. During his time serving as the Mayor, the cities Administrator went out for Medical leave due to Cancer. Alan stepped up and took on the responsibilities she held assuring the city kept moving in the forward direction. Alan holds certification as a Certified Public Manager in good standing with your organization, along with Public School Teacher certification and ICS certification.
Tracy Watterson - For the past four years, Tracy has been the Multi-tiered System of Supports program manager and team lead at the Vermont Agency of Education. The team's mission is to support district and school leadership to improve and expand their system to ensure equity and sustainability of services provided to meet the social, emotional, and academic of every student PreKindergarten-Grade 12.
As a recent graduate of the Vermont Certified Program Managers program in June 2020 and currently a member of the 2020 VT LEAD Cohort, Tracy welcomes the opportunity as a new member of the Academy to understand the ongoing educational needs of fellow members.
As the AACPM Director of Education, Tracy will apply their expanded skill set as a program manager, while drawing from a 32-year career as an educator and professional learning provider, to recommend to the Board virtual and in-person professional learning events during the next two years in office.