Dr. Hayes has been in education for 18 years. She has taught secondary and adult education. Dr. Hayes is an expert in many subject areas and speaks Spanish. She has three published books and a published research journal. Dr. Hayes is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She holds a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, and has a doctorate in business administration.
Mr. Thomas has over 25 years as a visionary educator and innovative marketing professional. Thomas has solid experience managing multiple data-driven community-based projects including budgeting, education and grants management, board development, regulatory compliance, risk management, product pipeline/distribution channels development, strategic planning, brand marketing, partnership development, community involvement, teaching/staff development, fundraising, and project site operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in special education and an MBA.
Duane has over 20 years as an educational and training professional. Duane has designed training programs and professional development courses to facilitate meeting organizational goals and individual professional needs, managed the development and implementation of a blended training program from instructor led training to a web based training model, developed and implemented a program to reduce student suspensions by 30% incorporating school social workers and psychologist to support student success, garnered community support for a supported work program for psychiatric patients, and developed and provided quarterly reporting on training and development metrics, including number of courses, participant profiles and evaluation results, to business line clients. Duane holds an MA.